Meal Time Box Subscription Box Review + Coupon – April 2016
Meal Time Box is a subscription service that delivers chef-prepared frozen meals to your door every four weeks. Meal Time’s focus is on providing delicious meals made of wholesome, real food.
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The Subscription Box: Meal Time Box
The Cost: There are five options. You can choose 10 meals in a one-time box for $95, 10 meals on subscription for $85, 20 meals in a one-time box for $175, or 20 meals on subscription for $155. Meal Time Box also just launched a 5 Meal Box one-time, which you can pre-order for $50.
COUPON: Save 15% off your first delivery with code MSA15!
The Products: Chef-prepared frozen meals
Good to Know: Subscribers call choose to select each meal they would like in their box, or they can save their food preferences and allergies and let the chef surprise them.
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This is the information sheet that came with my family’s package. We let the chef choose our meals, and this is a list of what we received. It also has instructions on how to prepare the meals.
This is the chicken and shallots in its frozen form. The bags are BPA-free and microwave safe. The food stays in the pouch during microwaving.
This dish was my husband’s choice for our frozen dinner night. He said it tasted good. It was definitely better that normal frozen meals. It didn’t quite fill him up, though, and he’s not a big man. The instructions for all dishes say to microwave for 4 minutes and then let it rest for 1 minute. None of the dishes were cooked in that timeframe, but I know that my microwave is on the weak side. This dish took about 8 minutes to prepare.
My younger son chose the roast pork for his meal.
This is the cooked roast pork dinner. It took eight minutes to prepare. My son hated it, but he hates everything. My husband finished it for him, and he liked the pork better than the chicken and shallots!
My older son chose the spicy meatloaf for his meal.
He said it was absolutely delicious! He loved it! He didn’t finish it all, though, which speaks more to the size of the meal than the taste. This was more than enough food for the kids. This took about seven minutes to prepare.
I chose the lemon pepper chicken.
This is the completed lemon pepper chicken.
I took this picture to show that even after heating for 9 minutes in the microwave, my chicken was still raw in the center. I would have assumed that the chicken would have been cooked before being frozen for food safety issues. I continued cooking this in the microwave for 2 more minutes until the chicken was cooked through. It tasted fine, and definitely better than your typical frozen dinners. It was also surprisingly filling!
The next day my husband had the penne pasta for lunch.
He thought this dish tasted amazing! He loved it! He also thought it was very filling. It took 6 minutes to microwave.
In addition to all our meals, our box came with a bonus dessert for two, these strawberry krispys. They looked really good! I was tempted to try, but I’ve sworn off sugar, so my husband and my older son volunteered to do the taste testing. My son didn’t like it, but he is picky, so I’m not surprised. My husband thought it was really tasty.
Verdict: Meal Time Box is a little more expensive than the frozen meals you typically find at the grocery store, but they taste much better and seem to be much healthier. Just be careful to make sure your chicken and seafood are fully cooked! The cooking times make this a bad option for a family meal – I could have made something from scratch in the time it took me to microwave all these. On the other hand, these would be a quick and easy solution for a single person or to take to work for lunch. I tend to shy away from frozen meals because of all the salt, sugar, and preservatives that they usually have, but this service seems like a reasonably healthy way to go if you are super busy.
Have you tried Meal Time Box? What do you think?