Meal Time Box Subscription Review + Coupon – October 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: The pricing has changed! The 10 Meal Box subscription is now $94.50, and $171 for the 20 Meal Box. They also offer single meal purchases starting at $13.50 per meal, and quantity discounts of 8+ at $10.50 and 16+ at $9.50.
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.
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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: BBQ Ribs
Our first meal was ribs with rice and collard greens. Another change with Meal Time is that they now package the entree separately from the sides. I think that makes it a little nicer as you can mix and match the sides to the entree you like. 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 microwave for two to 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 ten-year-old has been curious about ribs for a while now, so he jumped on the chance to try them. He liked them!
Meal #2: Jerk Chicken
This is the frozen jerk chicken with green beans and potatoes.
Here it is prepared. This was my dish for frozen food night and it was super tasty. I am a big fan of Meal Time’s potatoes!
Meal #3: Salisbury Steak
This is the frozen Salisbury steak with asparagus and potatoes.
This dish was my husband’s selection. He thought it was exceptional for frozen food! Another nice thing about Meal Time is that not everyone has to eat the same thing, unlike our usual family dinners. I cannot stand asparagus, so I never prepare it. This was a nice way for my husband to have some.
Meal #4: Roast Pork
This is the frozen roast pork with mac and cheese and collards.
My eight-year-old chose the roast pork this month, and he is a super picky eater. He liked it okay, but he truly loved the mac and cheese. He usually does love mac and cheese, though, so I would have been surprised if he hadn’t enjoyed this.
Meal #5: Pernil
This is the frozen pernil with rice and collards. I had no idea what pernil was before now, but it is slow roasted pork shoulder.
I tried the pernil on a separate occasion. It was so juicy!
If you have been reading my Meal Time reviews in the past, you may be expecting to see pictures of a dessert here. However, there was no dessert this month! Desserts are now an add-on for new subscribers and are no longer included regularly.
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?