Disclaimer: this is not a sponsored post, just a review of the services based on my experiences using them.
In 2015 I wrote an assessment of meal delivery kits that first appeared on my old personal site and blog (you can now read it here, too, as I've been transitioning some of my food-related posts to this site over time.) This was a follow-up to my review of Plated, the first meal kit service that I tried in 2014, arguably just as these programs were really starting to gain some popularity. I routinely subscribed to Blue Apron since the time of writing that article, which I preferred of the few that I tried (but, more on that later...)
Helpful alternatives to meal prep and an easy answer to the question "What's for dinner this week?", meal kits are ideal for nearly everyone, especially people that like to try new recipes or loves to cook but doesn't always have time to shop. Fundamentally, that has not changed.
Flash forward to 2019, and a lot has changed as far as the businesses themselves.