Review: Amazon Meal Kits Offer Easy Dinners

Amazon’s new ready-to-eat meal package is the perfect recipe for someone who doesn’t have enough time to shop and cook, yet has a healthy appetite and a need for balanced meals.

These meal kits come with just about everything you need to prepare dinner for two. You can choose from a variety of vegetarian and meat options. For now, Amazon’s meal kits are available only in limited markets, including Seattle.

There’s no major commitment, the way rivals require you to order an entire week of meals at a time. But you pay dearly for the convenience and flexibility, and you must plan ahead, at least for now.

Ordering the Meal

As a competitive athlete who trains a lot, I find generous portions are almost as important as lots of protein. I usually don’t eat red meat, and the chicken dish got a few bad reviews, so I went for Togarashi-spiced salmon with soba noodles. It was $20 for two servings, plus $10 for delivery.

When I tried to place my order Tuesday, Amazon said the only delivery times left that day were for 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Before confirming the order, though, those slots were gone.

It was only 11 a.m.

I could have gone to Amazon’s pickup location in another part of town, but who has time for that, especially in Seattle traffic? Instead, I chose delivery before 7 a.m. on Wednesday. It arrived before 5:30 a.m., as I headed out for a long morning run.

From Door to Kitchen

The meal kit was the size of a loaf of bread, but it came in a heavy bag that resembled a large paper grocery bag. Inside was a silver insulated bag, nestled inside a cardboard frame, and six ice packs. That’s a lot of packaging. I chose the delivery option that allowed the driver to leave it…
Source: Mobile Tech Today

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