Meal Time Box Subscription Review + Coupon – September 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.
Check out all of our reviews of Meal Delivery Services to see every meal kit subscription box option!
This box was sent to us for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
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
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.
Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!
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
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.
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
This is the frozen stewed chicken, rice and black beans.
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
This is the frozen general tso’s chicken, rice and Chinese broccoli.
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
This is the frozen soup that includes tomatoes, kale, onion, pork and white beans.
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!
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
This is the frozen meatloaf, broccoli and potatoes.
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!
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?