So, what’s the deal with all this meal delivery?
As each day passes, home meal delivery grows in popularity, and it seems there’s a new one entering the category daily. They show up on TV in every other commercial. The general idea is based on providing the consumer a carton with pre-portioned, pre-cut ingredients. It’s primarily convenience but there’s another appealing aspect.
Open it. Prep it. Plate it. Eat it!
It removes the need to come up with recipes to various types of meals and of course it does save time and effort in the primary preparation. Since Blue Apron, HelloFresh and Plated entered the U.S. market in 2012, dozens of other companies have started selling meal kits that shoppers can order online and cook at home.
Why Do People Use It?
Most people drove to the grocery store, purchased a variety of ingredients that a recipe book calls for, then drove it all home, started the prep for each ingredient. Keep in mind this comes after a recipe was researched either from a cookbook or looking online. So, time should be considered part of the recipe.
Then it moves to baking in the oven or cooking on stove top. Any mom knows the details and time involved to achieve this. Today, people tend to be so busy at life that they wind up buying take-out meals. With home delivery meals you usually have about 30 minutes to invest and you’re off to a nice dinner. (In reality, it rarely only takes 30 minutes.) However, you still achieve some level of satisfaction in the process of making a home cooked meal.
Some of the obvious benefits:
• You’ll save time.
• You’ll improve cooking skills.
• You’ll try new meals.
• You’ll explore new recipes.
• You’ll waste less food.
On the other side of the plate
Home meal delivery is expensive. From time to time you will not be pleased with a certain ingredient or spice in the meal. Then there’s a limited menu from which to choose. Plus, you’ll have longer cook times when the food arrives frozen. A typical meal kit contains a lot of packaging material. Some groups are concerned with the increased carbon footprint produced by these services. As it is with most things, you need to decide what works best for you, but it’s clearly a good thing to have choices. Bon Appétit!
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