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Meal Time Box Subscription Review + Coupon – September 2016

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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 four options. You can choose 5 meals in a one-time box for $60, 10 meals in a one-time box for $95, 10 meals on subscription for $85, or 20 meals on subscription for $155.

COUPON: Save 15% off your first delivery with code MSA15!

The Products: Chef-prepared frozen meals

Ships to:

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Good to Know: Subscribers can 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. The meals arrive in an insulated container as seen above, with plenty of ice packs inside to keep them cool. By the time I pull them out of the box they are no longer frozen solid, of course, but so far they have been just fine.

Meal #1: Baked Penne

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Our first meal was baked penne. We received two of each meal. For all of these, I put them in the refrigerator and let them thaw, then cut one end open and microwaved for four minutes.

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Here’s how it looked prepared. Since we’ve been subscribing to Meal Time, we have a “frozen dinner night” once a month and everyone gets to try something. My eight-year-old chose this one, and he is a super picky eater. He really liked it!

Meal #2: Stewed Chicken

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This is the frozen stewed chicken, rice and black beans.

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Here is the meal prepared. My husband chose this meal, and he thought it was delicious. He doesn’t even really like beans, but he ate the black beans anyway!

Meal #3: General Tso’s Chicken

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This is the frozen general tso’s chicken, rice and Chinese broccoli.

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This dish was my ten-year-old’s selection. I think this is the only meal that didn’t go over very well. He didn’t eat much of it. I sampled it and thought it tasted fine, but it’s not very visually appealing. On the other hand, I think attempting to serve a frozen version of General Tso’s Chicken is really ambitious! The real thing is just so good.

Meal #4: Pork & White Bean Soup

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This is the frozen soup that includes tomatoes, kale, onion, pork and white beans.

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I didn’t really know what this was all about when I photographed the food, but the soup came with a side of brown rice. Unfortunately, there were no instructions on what to do with it!

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Of course I had the thing with kale in it, as I am the only member of my family who has embraced the “eat healthier” program I’ve been trying to enforce for the past few months. It was delicious! I would love to see Meal Time make more super healthy dishes like this.

Meal #5: Classic Meatloaf

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This is the frozen meatloaf, broccoli and potatoes.

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No one in my family really likes meatloaf, so I tried this dish out on a different occasion. It was pretty good for meatloaf. I think the inclusion of ground pork made it juicier and more flavorful. The potatoes were outstanding!

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In addition to all our meals, our box always comes with a bonus dessert. This month we got two Mexican Chocolate Brownies from ARV Sweets, which is the same as what we received last month. I absolutely love spicy chocolate, and they were just as delicious this month!

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. Regardless of what the individual verdicts above on each meal may say, they are all much, much tastier than your average frozen meal fare. I really like that there aren’t a bunch of added preservatives, colors, artificial flavors, sugar, etc. They are also super convenient, so if you eat frozen meals they are definitely worth checking out.

Have you tried Meal Time Box? What do you think?

Written by Anna Rodriguez

Anna Rodriguez

Anna has been a fan of subscription boxes since joining Birchbox in 2013, but didn’t become a true addict until discovering subscriptions she could share with her children. Her favorites include Kiwi Crate and Fab Kids.
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.

4 Comments

  1. FYI..I was unsure for a minute for the purpose of the side of rice at first, then thought perhaps for the soup. I looked the meal/instruction sheet while unpacking and it is listed as part of the soup meal.

  2. I have been getting MTB for months and LOVE the meals. I too thought it was weird at first. But I gave it a try based on MSA’s first review and I am so glad I did. The meals taste great and are are so much healthier and taste WAY better than a store bought frozen meal. It is REAL FOOD cooked by a REAL CHEF–NOT A FACTORY! In response to the above comment about it looking like leftovers frozen and re-heated..MANY people plan and prepare meals for the week then freeze them for use during the week, not leftovers, purposely planned meals for freezing and re-heating. I used to do that too. These taste way better and are DESIGNED for the reheating process so everything comes out way better than I could do. And the price point comes out the same w/ purchasing, prep, cooking and most important, TIME. And to another response- If the frozen soup looks OK, why wouldn’t the regular meals? Same ingredients basically, protein, starch, veggie, sauce/seasoning, different format. They have a trial, no commitment box to try, which is what I did and then fell in love! And I have subbed since. Give it a try! I think you might change your mind. My favs are the Roasted Chicken, Stewed Chicken, Pot Roast, Baked Penne, Jambalaya, Beef Stroganoff, Salisbury Steak,Pesto Chicken..Oh.. I could go on. And don’t get me started about the desserts! YUM!! Thanks Anna and MSA for the review! I hope more people will try it. I know I am so glad I did thanks to you.

  3. Except for the soup and the brownies, all the meals look like freezer leftovers. I am glad Anna tried these out and they tasted fine, and I appreciate they are healthy while being appealing to a group of family members, but isn’t there some way they can package them so they don’t come out looking so institutionalized? The price point is fine but the follow-thru is lacking–may be a work in progress? Will have to watch the next few reviews to see…

  4. Those meals (minus the soup) are so visually unappealing I don’t think I could eat them! No offense to you Anna, you are just reheating them.

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