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Do you get any subscription boxes?

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Emcont Mon 27-Apr-20 19:16:43

If you do, what are they and are they worth what you pay?

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mrsmalcolmreynolds Mon 27-Apr-20 19:20:58

We get Hello Fresh but probably skip at least one in three because none of the recipes grab us. It's £39 for three meals for two people which is more than we'd spend on food for three meals at the supermarket but the produce is v high quality (especially the meat) and there's value in the new recipe ideas. We definitely eat more veg now than we used to and have a wider range of go to meals than before.

Theyweretheworstoftimes Mon 27-Apr-20 19:21:13

Worth every penny.

c0ffeeandcake Mon 27-Apr-20 19:24:35

I subscribe to birch box and I absolutely love it. I get a wee flutter in my tummy when I arrive home and see the box. It's like a mini Christmas morning every month!
Some of the stuff they send isn't what I would normally choose but overall I love it

GrumpySwivelHead Mon 27-Apr-20 19:25:46

We used to do hello fresh but switched to Gousto and I have to say I far prefer the recipes and quality of ingredients. Packaging is less plastic too

MichaelBoobins Mon 27-Apr-20 19:27:33

I get a Toucan Box for Dd and she loves it. I’ve always wanted a Korean skincare one but they’re so expensive and I can’t justify spending that every month.

Minesril Mon 27-Apr-20 19:29:42

Gousto, love it. So glad we signed up months ago, especially now they're closed to new customers. Means less time spent in the food shops.

Newernewist Mon 27-Apr-20 19:29:54

Gousto subscriber here, it works out 47.75 for 4 meals for 4 people.
Really good quality ingredients, really good range of menus too.

Soubriquet Mon 27-Apr-20 19:32:05

Toucan box for dc

PrincessMaryaBolkonskaya Mon 27-Apr-20 19:32:15

Does anyone get a gin box? I fancy the craft gin because of all the fancy extras. But i wondered if there’s a cheaper one.

Hadjab Mon 27-Apr-20 19:32:37

I get a couple.

Glossybox - a beauty box, £8.50 per month. Lately I’ve found myself giving more stuff to my DDs, so will probably cancel it.

Tokyo treat - a box of Japanese snacks and treats - £30 per month, definitely worth the money.

Mel science - £30 per month, science projects for my DD - she’s 13 and she loves it.

EveryDayIsADuvetDay Mon 27-Apr-20 19:34:44

I used to get Abel and Cole - it did get me eating a greater variety of vegetables, and most of the 'add ons' were great - I stopped when they refused to publish an accurate but not 100% positive review of something.
I felt that if they manipulated reviews to that extent, I couldn't really trust anything on the site.
Shame, because I did like it.

EveryDayIsADuvetDay Mon 27-Apr-20 19:35:53

It was a few years ago, and my cats' favourite bed is still an abel and cole carton that came lined with sheeps fleece at thermal packaging.

Lincslady53 Mon 27-Apr-20 19:36:00

I had a 3 month gift from Cocoa Runner. 4 different bars of specialist chocolate with tasting notes, once a month. Really enjoyed trying the different choccys, but too expensive for permanent subs, but good for a gift.

1Morewineplease Mon 27-Apr-20 19:36:18

I balked at £18.45 for a bunch of grapes, a bunch of bananas and six apples. Needless to say I didn’t order it... from a very well known veg box delivery scheme.

littlecrocodiles Mon 27-Apr-20 19:37:07

I get the craft gin box 4 times a year. It's great, always a really nice gin, several different tonics, snack and usually a syrup or other garnish to add to the gin.
Not signed up yet but someone on a previous post recommended

lynzpynz Mon 27-Apr-20 19:38:02

We get the simply cook boxes, you get the spices or sauces etc. and a recipe card so just buy fresh ingredients on your next shop. 4 meals with each box and it's about £7 per box. We like it because they keep for ages as it's dry ingredients so don't have to use them the week they arrive.

Code below if you want your first box free:

(and you get a free box for every person you refer even if they cancel after the free box).

19lottie82 Mon 27-Apr-20 19:40:47

I subscribe to glossy box and it’s great!

lynzpynz Mon 27-Apr-20 19:42:23

It's gone up to £9.99 now for newbies apologies, we still on the £7 odd price from when we signed up ages ago! Still would recommend simply cook and be getting them at the current price.

ChaoticCatling Mon 27-Apr-20 19:42:48

I've subscribed to Simply Cook for almost a year now and it has certainly been worth it. I prefer to buy my own fresh ingredients like vegetables so I can buy what my family will eat. I can also keep the box in the cupboard and make a recipe when I want, no rush. With Simply Cook you get recipe cards and all pastes, sauces and spice mixes included, so you are only buying about five fresh ingredients for a recipe. You can try a free box of four recipes at the moment with a share code. Here's mine if you (or anyone else) wants to try them.

FrankieGoesToLiverpool Mon 27-Apr-20 19:43:18

Craft gin box subscriber here.

Worth every penny and really good value.

rempy Mon 27-Apr-20 19:44:54

Not a box as such, but I subscribe to pact coffee. Lovely and proper fair trade.

Grobagsforever Mon 27-Apr-20 19:47:40

Craft gin club here. Excellent value and bloody love it

madamehooch Mon 27-Apr-20 19:47:51

Would also recommend Simply Cook. Really good recipes.

CarlottaValdez Mon 27-Apr-20 19:52:36

I love the look of Mel science but DS is too young. I’ll have to try to remember it for when he’s a bit older!

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