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Factor 75 Meal Delivery Subscription Box Review – October 2018

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Factor 75 shipping box

Factor 75 is a meal delivery subscription service that sends meals that are organic & fully-prepared. All their food is also non-GMO sugar, soy, antibiotic, hormone, gluten-free and they make it easy to see what meals are ketogenic and paleo. Their name comes from the idea that 75% of your fitness level comes from your diet, and they have designed their meals to make that 75% easy with their service.

This is a review of a 6-meal box which costs $77.

Factor 75 packaging

Factor 75 meals come sealed in individual, completely BPA-free CPET individual plastic containers that are safe for food storage and heating in the oven. The shipping boxes are insulated and packed with gel-packs that come with instructions for recycling the packaging.

Factor 75 ingredient info

About Factor 75

The Subscription: Factor 75

The Cost: $60/week for 4 meals, $77/week for 6 meals a week, $99/week for 8 meals a week, $138/week for 12 meals a week, and $198/week for 18 meals a week.

The Products: Factor 75 delivers organic meals, made with non-gmo, sugar, soy, antibiotic, hormone, and gluten free ingredients. Their meals come fresh (never frozen) and fully pre-made.

Ships to:  US (all 48 contiguous states; no delivery to Alaska or Hawaii)

Factor 75 October 2018 Review

Factor 75 meal sleeve

Their menu changes weekly – here’s a look at their current menu as of 10/6. You can see they have icons to indicate ketogenic, low slow carb, dairy-free, paleo, and spicy.

Factor 75 current menu 1

Factor 75 current menu 4

Factor 75 current menu 3

Factor 75 current menu 2

Now, for the meals!

Factor 75 Grass Fed Burger in tray

Factor 75 grass fed burger info

Factor 75 grass fed burger plated

Grass-fed Burger with Tomato Bacon Chutney

570 calories, 39g fat, 44g protein, 14g carbs, 4g fiber

This burger was so very good! This was the first meal I tried from this delivery and the burger patty was a nice size and I was really happy that the broccoli was cooked to a perfect texture. The ball of seasoned butter that was on top in the microwavable tray added a lot of fat and flavor, but the winner of this dish was the tomato-bacon chutney. Seriously – I may have to try to find a recipe for something like it! It was sweet and savory, the acidity cut the fat of the beef perfectly, and it really made this dish. I will say that I think 570 calories is a little high for a beef burger patty and side of broccoli but it was a nice sized portion and has a good amount of fat, so I think that must be where it adds up.

Factor 75 keto bowl in tray

Factor 75 keto bowl info

Factor 75 keto bowl plated

Beef & Zucchini Keto Bowl with Cauliflower Rice 

510 calories, 39g fat, 35g protein, 14g carbs, 4g fiber

This bowl was also really good! It was flavorful and the cauliflower rice was done well and was a good replacement for typical rice. I loved the zucchini in this dish, though I wish there had been more. Also, I added some sour cream to this because I felt like it added to it! This is a Keto (ketogenic) dish and comes to 10g net carbs for the whole thing.

Factor 75 chicken burrito bowl in tray

Factor 75 chicken burrito bowl info

Factor 75 chicken burrito bowl plated

Chicken Burrito Bowl with Quinoa 

560 calories, 21g fat, 46g protein, 51g carbs

Burrito bowls are a common meal at my house so I wanted to try Factor 75’s version, too. It includes quinoa instead of rice to keep it gluten-free, and has sides of house-made salsa roja and pico de gallo. At first glance I was a little underwhelmed, thinking the portion was small, but once it was plated there was actually a large portion here. This is something I actually found to be true of most of the meals – they looked smaller to me in the trays than they did when plated. The chicken was not even a little dry, this dish was flavored well, and the salsa was truly fantastic. I loved that salsa. It wasn’t spicy and had fresh flavors and completed the dish perfectly. I wish there had been more bell peppers because those are my favorite, but overall this meal was great.

Factor 75 chicken vesuvio in tray

Factor 75 chicken vesuvio info

Factor 75 chicken vesuvio plated

Chicken Vesuvio

530 calories, 28g fats, 38g protein, 30g carbs, 7 g fiber

I’ve never tried chicken vesuvio before, so I selected this for my shipment. I feel like a bit of a broken record saying this again but this dish was better than I expected, and was truly delicious! The chicken is made with olive oil and Italian herbs and they included a lemon wedge to squeeze over it when plated, and the sides are peas, artichoke hearts, and locally-grown purple potatoes. The peas & artichokes were my favorite part of this dish. The chicken was moist and flavorful. The potatoes were cubed a little small and felt like a size more appropriate for a hash or something, but that’s a super minor gripe.

Factor 75 pork tenderloin in tray

Factor 75 pork tenderloin info

Factor 75 pork tenderloin plated

Applesauce Pork Tenderloin

350 calories, 7g fat, 38g protein, 37g carbs, 7g fiber

This dish was actually my least favorite, but I still liked it. The pork wasn’t fatty or dry, and the asparagus wasn’t overdone. My favorite part of this dish was the sweet potatoes, actually.

Factor 75 bbq salmon in tray

Factor 75 bbq salmon info

Factor 75 bbq salmon plated

Paleo BBQ Grilled Salmon

450 calories, 17g fat, 38g protein, 34g carbs, 5g fiber

When I saw a fish dish offered I had to try it to see what it would be like from a pre-made meal service. I used to work at a seafood restaurant and I’m picky with my salmon. This was the last dish I tried this week and it was a perfect end to my Factor 75 experience! The salmon was not overcooked! The green beans were cooked to the right texture, though they needed a little salt. The sweet potatoes are the same ones that were my favorite part of the pork dish, and the real stand-out here was the homemade, paleo BBQ sauce. The BBQ sauce is made with zero added sugars and apple cider vinegar. Fantastic!

The Verdict:  It’s possible I approached my Factor 75 box with lower expectations, but I was really pleasantly surprised with my experience! The meal portions, flavors, and quality were all excellent. Nothing tasted off, no vegetables were mushy, no meat was dry. Also, I have to say that Factor 75 is nailing it with their sauces and toppings here: the tomato-bacon chutney, salsa, and paleo BBQ sauce were all fantastic and really completed their respective dishes very well. I think the fact that they’re house-made with quality ingredients and minimal to no added sugar made a big difference. I think that the high standards Factor 75 has for their ingredients (organic, grass-fed, pasture-raised, non-GMO, preservative-free, soy-free, gluten-free, and antibiotic- and hormone- free) was evident, and I felt good about eating these meals.

T0 Wrap-Up: 

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? The Factor 75 menus change weekly and you need to lock in orders before shipments go out.

Value Breakdown: This box costs $77 for 6 meals, which averages to $12.83 per meal. I think this is quite a decent value considering the high quality of the meals with healthy, organic, and fresh ingredients and the convenience of at-home delivery with no prep work or cooking!

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What do you think of Factor 75?

Written by Haley Faye

Haley Faye

Haley Faye first discovered Beauty Army and Birchbox in 2012 and instantly fell hard and fast for the world of subscription boxes. Over the years of writing for MSA she has found many subscriptions to fuel her addiction, but her favorites include fashion, geeky, beauty, and mom/baby boxes to share with her son.

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. If you buy something, MSA may earn an affiliate commission. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.

10 Comments

  1. This sounded really good till I got to the microwave part. I wonder if they have other heating options. I will only occasionally microwave in a pinch.

    • There are heating instructions for using an oven underneath the microwave instructions. I prefer using my oven over the microwave most of the time.

      • Me too! I don’t know how I missed that, glad you noticed! Thank you. 🙂

    • Apricot – on the labels of each meal they show instructions for microwave heating AND oven heating right below it! 🙂

      • Oh! I didn’t see that, that’s good! Ty for pointing that out. 🙂

  2. My previous comment must have been eaten, but it’s worth it to note that the base price listed here does not include the 20 dollar delivery charge. I also found even the smallest plan to not be vegetarian friendly when I went to their site.

    • Honestly, as a vegetarian my diet consists of large amounts of gluten-containing products (bread, pitas, tortillas, seitan, non-GF oats, whole wheat pasta, the occasional wheat berries or barley as a grain) and soy so this wouldn’t work for me from that perspective (and keto/paleo diets are not vegetarian friendly anyway).

      FWIW regarding the review, rice IS gluten free. But I suspect quinoa has a nutrition profile more in line with the target audience for this box.

  3. When you refer to the veggies as being cooked to the right texture are you referring to Northern standards or Southern standards? LOL

    • Haha, by southern standards do you mean mushy? I think the South likes mushy veggies, don’t they? It’s been a while since I lived in NC. xD To clarify, I meant they had some crunch/bite to them and they were NOT mushy, whichever standards that falls under! lol

  4. I went to this site out of curiosity and two things jumped out at me; not many selections available for vegetarians and you have to guess which ones are veg-friendly and a $20 dollar delivery charge added onto the base meal price for my zipcode! No thanks.

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