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You know the drill: you’ve planned to cook dinner once you (finally) get home from work. Going through your cabinets you realize that you need to slog back out (in rush hour), and hit up five stores for the six ingredients you don’t have. The recipe only requires seven. Your significant other staggers through the door and asks “What’s for dinner?” Once again, you give in to the siren call of Seamless and your bank account groans in protest.
Tired of this scenario?
It doesn’t have to be this way. Blue Apron’s 2-person plan is a convenient, delicious, and healthy way for you and your favorite assistant chef to enjoy cooking together, without the hassle of shopping. Once a week, fresh ingredients for a diverse selection of dishes arrive at your doorstep. That’s 3 meals for 2 people each week. And if you sign up now, you’ll receive two meals free with your first order. So put down the delivery menu, and read on to find out how Blue Apron will get you back into the kitchen.
Instead of spending hours rushing from store to store, you can expect to spend just 35 minutes on cooking. Ingredients are all pre-measured, so you don’t have to hunt for a place to put the leftovers. And even though you can choose a delivery day to work around your schedule, boxes are refrigerated just in case you aren’t at home when they arrive.
If you think that Blue Apron’s fresh, seasonal ingredients would cost more than schlepping to get them yourself, you’d be wrong. In a recent test, the average cost of buying these ingredients at a local market was 60% higher than you would pay through Blue Apron — and that was when the shoppers were actually able to find the ingredients. At $9.99 per person, 3 meals per week end up costing less than $60. And cooking on a budget needn’t be endless boxes of ramen noodles either; you won’t get the same recipe twice in the same year.
Feel good about your food
Blue Apron’s ingredients don’t just pop off of an assembly line. You’ll be getting gourmet goodies from small, organic, and family-run farms across the country. Think artisanal Japanese noodles from Hawaii, savory stocks from Wisconsin, and traditional tortillas from NYC. And there’s no need to worry if you’re a novice chef, as Blue Apron recipes are perfect for both new and experienced cooks.
To find out how you and your partner can get cooking, and how to receive two free meals with your first order, check out Blue Apron’s website.