Meal Time Box Subscription Review + Coupon – November 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 (or $105 for a one-time box), and $171 for the 20 Meal Box (or $190 for a one-time 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. The Starter Box is $75.
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.
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: Meatloaf with Potatoes and Green Beans
Our first meal was meatloaf with potatoes and green beans. 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, but the potatoes and green beans were the sides for three of the entrees, so we received six of those. 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. None of us is a big fan of meatloaf, but this month Daddy took one for the team and tried it. He said as meatloaf goes, this one is second only to his mother’s. High praise!
Meal #2: Kimchi Fried Rice
This is the frozen kimchi, the only entree with no side. It is a complete meal.
Here it is prepared. This was my dish for frozen food night and I really enjoyed it. The spice blend was perfect, with just the right amount of heat.
Meal #3: Herb and Garlic Chicken with Potatoes and Green Beans
This is the frozen herb chicken.
My ten-year-old tried the herb chicken this month. He ate it, but he did remark that it was a little bland. I say if he ate it at all, it must be pretty good.
Meal #4: Pesto Chicken with Potatoes and Green Beans
This is the frozen chicken pesto.
My eight-year-old chose the chicken pesto this month, and he didn’t really like it, but he literally will not eat anything but mac and cheese right now, so it was a losing proposition, to begin with. He loved the potatoes, though, so that was a win for sure. I have had Meal Time’s chicken pesto before, and I think it’s pretty tasty myself.
Meal #5: Roast Beef with Potatoes and Asparagus
This is the frozen beef with potatoes and asparagus. This is a little odd since the invoice we received said it was asparagus with brown rice, but the potatoes are really good so we didn’t mind.
My husband is a big fan of roast beef, so he ate this on a separate occasion. He said it tasted really good but a little underseasoned. That’s easy enough to fix.
The two free desserts are back! Hooray! This month each of us got half a piece of this delicious amazing pumpkin nut loaf from ABV Sweets. It tasted so good! Everyone liked it.
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?