Since I prefer the gift of experiences, K and I were gifted the chance to try out Blue Apron.
Although I like the idea of having all of the cooking ingredients measured and ready for me, I was skeptical of the amount of packaging waste something like this would produce.
Our box arrived on Friday.
We shall see about that..
Waste was obviously my biggest concern, so I laid out everything we received in the box. There are even little packets of flour, sugar, butter, etc. in the paper bags. I thought that was unnecessary.
Blue Apron’s vision is to build a better food system by doing the following:
- Developing better standards to grow higher quality ingredients.
- Supporting regenerative farming practices to replenish our land.
- Eliminating the middleman to deliver fresher food.
- Reducing food waste to create better value.
While I applaud the attempt at reducing food waste, there is still excessive packaging waste. Like what am I supposed to do with those 2 giant ice packs? They don’t even fit in our freezer.
From a tastiness standpoint, our meals we made were fine. That’s really all I have to say about them, but I definitely do not think it was worth it.
Have you ever used anything like Blue Apron and discovered all the waste it provides?
I think I would rather just shop at the farmers market.
Maybe something like this would be nice as a house warming gift, after a new baby, or for illness/disability. For regular use for most people, it seems like a waste to me too.
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