Exterior of Box - Doors on the Side
Drawer Two (click on photos to enlarge)
If you are like me, you are quite surprised at the impressive packaging for the Terra's Kitchen subscription box! Look above at the photo of their cute mini refrigerator with five drawers! As soon as I found out about this subscription, I had to subscribe immediately! After I found a coupon code, I did just that. One of the common complaints subscribers of food subscription boxes have is all the packaging and having to find ways to recycle them. For this subscription you are actually required to return the box and the mini refrigerator to them. All you have to do is check your invoice for the pick up date and place it where you receive packages from FedEx prior to 8 am that day. The recycling part of this subscription is so simple, easy and free. The city I live in doesn't offer recycling at this time, so this is very important to me. Not to mention the space the competitions' shipping materials take up in our trash can. The refrigerator, which they call the vessel, has thirteen little boxes which keep everything cold during the shipping process. I imagine they had frozen water in them, but when they arrive it's melted yet still cold enough to keep the food fresh. They reuse each vessel one hundred times.
Another difference in this subscription is that some of the vegetables are already cut up for you, so you'll have less preparation time. This is especially important on those days you are cooking after a long day at work. They claim their recipes can be made in thirty minutes or less. In this shipment the pico de gallo is already prepared, the shallots diced and the asparagus has been cut into small pieces. The recipe cards are 8 1/2" x 11" on thick, matte cardstock and have holes so that you can store them in a binder. They offer vegetarian, paleo and gluten free recipes. They will chose three recipes each week for you and if you don't fancy any of them you can swap them out for a different one on their website. They currently have twenty-eight recipes to chose from. They range from $9.99 per serving to $17.99. They also offer small salads and vegetable & fruit snacks that you can add on to your order. For our first shipment I ordered the following recipes:
- Grilled Salmon, Dijon Shallot Smear & Asparagus Salad - $27.98 (2 servings)
- Turkey Spinach Meatballs in Skinny Sunday Gravy - $21.98
- Grilled Chicken Tacos with Avocado Goat Cheese Sauce - $25.98
The total for my box prior to the discount is $75.94. That includes three recipes and all the ingredients for two people for a total of six servings. They also offer four dinners for two people and two dinners for four people. You can skip your weekly shipment easily on their website and if you change your mind you can do so within five days of the shipping date. You can also cancel your subscription online.
Their customer service is extremely prompt. Each time I contacted them they replied within the hour or a little over an hour. Once was via email and once via private message on their Facebook page. So what's your impression of this subscription box? If you have subscribed, I'd love to hear about your experience. If you haven't, grab my coupon below and give it a try today. There is a very short wait to receive your first box, I ordered on the 18th and received it on the 23rd. Stay tuned for my review of the above recipes that we will be cooking in the next three days.
Bargain Alert - $40 off your first box!
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