BurgaBox is a meal kit subscription box by Boston Burger Company that specializes in... you guessed it, burgers! When you subscribe to the BurgaBox of the Month Club or purchase one of their themed kits, you'll receive a different angus beef burger for two or four people, plus 2 lbs. of gourmet mac n cheese, 1 lb. of specialty fries, plus an 8 oz. side of baked beans, and 8 oz. side of coleslaw (double the beans n' slaw for four). Phew!
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This review is for the $65, two person All American Feast Kit.
The Subscription Box: BurgaBox
The Cost: $65 per 2 person kit, $75 per 4 person kit, or subscribe to the BurgaBox of the Month Club for $59 per month. Save with 3 or 6-month subscriptions. You can also order a slightly smaller trial box for $45!
OR link here to get a trial kit for $45 (regularly $65)!
The Products: With each two person kit you will receive two 8 oz. 80/20 certified Angus beef burgers, 1 lb. of specialty fries, 2 lbs. of gourmet mac n cheese, an 8 oz. side of baked beans, and an 8 oz. side of coleslaw. The four person kit comes with four burgers, and an extra 8 oz. side of both baked beans and coleslaw.
Good To Know: They even have two veggie burger options!
Ships to: Continental U.S. for free!
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Like most meal kits, BurgaBox comes to you packed in a cooler-bag situation within a cardboard box. It also includes directions on how to cook your meal.
BurgaBox has opted to use paper takeout containers for a lot of their ingredients. As you unpack further, you'll find most ingredients in plastic bags, and a handful of plastic containers.
Ice packs are essential! I happened to be around when it arrived, so I put it all directly into the refrigerator.
There are multiple cards included in my All American Feast Kit. The only problem with having several cards instead of one is that it doesn't break it down as closely as other kits saying "while that's cooking, start this other thing". However, if you read the top of the burger sheet, it does say to prep the mac n cheese and fries first. This is where the importance of reading through a recipe's entirety helps.
Here is the overwhelming TWO POUNDS of gourmet mac n' cheese. When I ordered this kit, it allows you to choose which mac n' cheese you want! I chose buffalo, but they also have regular, bacon jalapeno, chili, honey BBQ, pulled pork, and sausage and peppers. Wow. That's a lot to choose from! It's already made, so all you have to do it preheat your oven, and put it in for the cook time specified. Mine wasn't frozen, so we went for 40 minutes.
Ok, so now we get to the burger sheet.
The flip side of this one has an ingredient list, tools you'll need, and step by step directions on how to prepare your burgers.
Here all are the needed burger components.
The first step is to cook the bacon that will top our burg. The cuts were really thick and four slices were included.
Next, my roommate Tony and I used the spice packet to season both sides of each patty and added them to a hot grill pan on the stove (about 4 minutes each side).
We then added the cheese to melt on top.
While the mac n cheese was cooking and the burgers were waiting to be assembled, Tony made the fries, which are cut into thick wedges (my fave!).
I chose garlic parmesan when I ordered, but you also have the option to receive: buffalo, cajun, chili, and pizza. Cajun probably would have been my second choice.
The third direction sheet included is for the fries. It gives you two choices of how to prepare them. Tony opted for the stovetop/deep frying method, and in the words of Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman, Big Mistake.
Unless you are an experienced fryer or have an actual deep fryer, I suggest just going the oven route. We clearly didn't use enough oil, and then they ended up kind of a big pile of mush. Lesson learned (I feel like I say that a lot).
Once that mess was over, we pulled out the mac n' cheese.
Bask in its cheesy buffalo-sauce glory.
Lastly, BurgaBox includes 8 oz. of each baked beans and coleslaw. I'm not really a fan of either, so I could have been fine without them.
We assembled the burgers with the blue cheese dressing and BBQ sauce on top. Clearly, this is a TON of food for two people.
The burgers were crazy good! They were large and in charge, and included everything we needed to make it over-the-top! The buffalo mac n' cheese was my second favorite part. It was super cheesy and I loved the buffalo flavor mixed in. Luckily, I have more leftovers for a midnight snack, or to pair with another meal. Like I mentioned, the fries could have been better, but that was on us. I implore you to just bake them if you end up ordering a box! They still tasted pretty good, to be honest though.
Verdict: BurgaBox is certainly a unique take on meal kits, and definitely doesn't aim to get you eating healthy, like most. I couldn't eat this meal even once a week, but I could see receiving the BurgaBox of the Month to go all out once every 30 days with a surprise burger, or mailing a themed kit to a friend who loves burgers, as a gift. However, I feel like the price point on this is a bit high. If you purchase one of their themed kits, it's $65 ($32.50 per person). If you subscribe to BurgaBox of the Month, it comes to $59 per month for two people, which is $29.50 per person. I could certainly get my favorite burger with a side and a cocktail at a restaurant in town for that much. Unlike other meal kits, I have leftovers, but felt like the sides were overkill for two. I'd prefer to have half or a third of the mac n'cheese, less fries, and cut out the beans and 'slaw for a cheaper price. Compared to the other meal kits out there, you can get two more full meals on a two-person plan for roughly the same price (Blue Apron is $59.94).
What do you think of BurgaBox? Will you be subscribing?