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Hello Fresh for Quarterly Subscription Box Review – #FSH01

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Hello Fresh for Quarterly Review - November 2013

I love the weekly healthy meal subscription Hello Fresh, so when I found out Hello Fresh was doing a Quarterly box subscription as well, I decided to try it out. (If you want to try the weekly Hello Fresh meal subscription, use coupon code ADDICTIONOVEMBER to save $20 off your first box!)

The Subscription Box: Hello Fresh for Quarterly

The Cost: $100 a quarter.

The Products: sends users every pre-measured ingredient to cook award-winning recipes. For Quarterly, they mail their favorite cooking, kitchen and lifestyle products.

Ships to: Everywhere! Shipping is free to the US. (Canada +$30; rest of world +$40)

Check out my Hello Fresh reviews, my other Quarterly reviews,  and the Food Subscription Box Directory!

Hello Fresh for Quarterly Review - November 2013

Each Quarterly box comes with a letter from the curator detailing the items in the box and why they selected them. This quarter’s box included items selected by Hamish Shepard of Hello Fresh, and the theme was items that elevate your cooking experience.

Hello Fresh for Quarterly Review - November 2013

Quirky Mercado Bag – Value $24.99

I don’t go to the farmer’s market enough to justify keeping this bag – but I have someone on my holiday gift list that will love this bag!

Hello Fresh for Quarterly Review - November 2013

Marianne’s Porcini Spices – Value $9

Nudo Extra Virgin Olive Oil – Value $12

I’m so excited to try both of these items – this olive oil is supposed to be amazing for drizzling and dipping bread!

Hello Fresh for Quarterly Review - November 2013

Colori Paring Knives – Value $17.95

I can always use new knives, and these get great reviews!

Hello Fresh for Quarterly Review - November 2013

Rinse & Chop Cutting Board – Value $15

I normally don’t get excited about cutting boards, but this is the smartest design ever. The board snaps into a colander so you can rinse your vegetables before your chop them! And it’s BPA-free and dishwasher safe – I’m surprised this item retails for only $15!

Hello Fresh for Quarterly Review - November 2013

afire Northern White Cedar Mini Grilling Planks – Value $12.99

Jonathan’s Wild Cherry Spoons Spatula – Value $16

In the letter from Hello Fresh, they recommend braving the cold to use these planks on your grill. Nope! These will go to use in the Summer of 2014! It’s already too cold for my liking!

Verdict: I paid $100 for this box and it had a value of $108. Since it’s such an expensive box I was expecting the value to be higher. (Quarterly made no promises of any value – that’s just what I was personally hoping for!) All the products are great, and they will definitely help make cooking easier or more delicious – so I’m very happy with the curation of the box.  I just wish there was one more item!

It’s a pricey box, so I may cancel this subscription for now and try out a different Quarterly box. What do you think of the first Hello Fresh for Quarterly box?

Written by Liz Cadman

Liz Cadman

Liz is the founder of My Subscription Addiction. She’s been hooked on subscription boxes since 2011 thanks to Birchbox, and she now subscribes to over 100 boxes. Her favorites include POPSUGAR Must Have, FabFitFun, and any box that features natural beauty products!
All views in this review are the opinion of the author. My Subscription Addiction will never accept payment in exchange for a review, but will accept a box at no cost to provide honest opinions on the box. This post may contain affiliate/referral links. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.


  1. I also received the box and although I liked some of the items I wasn’t that impressed for the cost of the box. I know quarterly isn’t supposed to be a high value. Also I have seen some of those items in the other quarterly boxes (I believe the Food 52 and the home one) which disappoints me a little cause it feels less curated by Hello Fresh. I went ahead and canceled, it’s just a bit too much money for what I got. I am hoping I enjoy the Nina Garcia (which I am also getting) box more.

    • I also canceled my Hello Fresh sub after receiving this box. So far the best ones I’ve received have been the “BEST OF” boxes which are curated by Quarterly at the end of every year. The $100 boxes just don’t seem to be worth it.. I can go buy those items myself and save money if I use Amazon I feel…

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