Here's a piece by Money magazine which rates the various meal-kit delivery options:
A summary of what they found:
2. Blue Apron
3. Sun Basket
4. Green Chef
5. Martha & Marley Spoon
Here's my take on them: VERY EXPENSIVE!!!!
Our friend at ESI Money did an analysis on Blue Apron and found these kits cost a fortune:
- The cost of Blue Apron is $9.99 per meal. Let’s round it off to $10 to make the math easy.
- Let’s assume you had Blue Apron for every meal for a year for a family of four. That’s 4 people * $10 cost * 3 meals a day * 365 days = $43,800.
- Let’s assume you had Blue Apron for every supper (evening meal) for a year for a family of four. That’s 4 people * $10 cost * 1 meal a day * 365 days = $14,600.
Exactly. We spent $11k on ALL our meals (at home and eating out) last year. Just one Blue Apron meal a day would put us $3k over that. Yikes!!!
And yet these meals are growing in popularity. Anyone out there using them? If so, why do you do so?