Hello Fresh vs DIY - What's Cheaper? | LIFESTYLE



Before we start... I AM NOT SPONSORED BY HELLO FRESH or WOOLWORTHS. AND I DO NOT WORK FOR HELLO FRESH or WOOLWORTHS. Okay! Fab now that we have that sorted let's get to it!

So being the bargain gal I am, I wanted to know what the price difference would be between ordering Hello Fresh vs buying the same ingredients, in the same portion at the supermarket. So I price checked 3 of the Hello Fresh recipes, checking each ingredient through Woolworths online. Hello Fresh doesn't deliver 'household items' such as oil, butter, eggs etc so I'm not including those in the price checks. I am also basing these Hello Fresh meal prices off The Classic Box with 5 Recipe / 2 Person (10 servings) box which is $109.95 (including postage) per week. This comes to $10.99 per serving.


PRICES ARE CORRECT AS OF 10TH APRIL 2018 VIA WOOLWORTHS AUSTRALIA!

(BTW The cheapest option through Hello Fresh is to buy The Family Box with 5 Recipes for 4 people (20 servings), this is $169.75 a week, at about $8.48 per serving.)





RECIPE #1

Ingredients for the Honey Mustard Chicken

Honey Mustard Chicken 

with Rosemary Roasted Pumpkin & Greens
recipe here

INGREDIENTS-

  • 1x Bunch of Fresh Rosemary= $3.00
  • 3x Garlic Cloves= $0.90                        
  • 1x Bunch of Silverbeet= $5.00
  • 250g of Butternut Pumpkin= $1.50 (for 500g)
  • 40g Whole Grain Mustard= $2.00 (for 200g)
  • 300g Chicken Thigh= $6.00 (for 500g)
  • 1x Zucchini= $0.74
Total Cost for 2 servings with Hello Fresh = $23.98
Total Cost for 2 servings with Woolworths = $19.14

Conclusion-

Savings from doing it DIY= $4.84
However, if you DIY this recipe, you will have leftover Butternut Pumpkin, Whole Grain Mustard, Chicken Thigh & Garlic as you can't buy these items in the proportion needed for the Hello Fresh recipe.
Bunch of Fresh Rosemary

Small Garlic Cloves


Bunch of Silverbeet
Butternut Pumpkin
Zucchini
Wholegrain Mustard


Chicken Thigh

RECIPE #2





Speedy Baja Fish Tacos
with Pickled Onion & Creamy Coconut Chili Mayo
recipe here

INGREDIENTS-

  • 1x Red Onion = $0.48
  • 300g of Ling Fillets = $9.00
  • 1x Cos Lettuce = $2.00
  • 1x Cucumber = $2.00
  • 50g of Coconut Chilli Mayo = $3.00 (for 250ml)
  • 2x 28g Sachet of Mex Blend Spices = $4.00
  • Pack of 6 Mini Flour Tortilla = $2.00
Total Cost for 2 servings with Hello Fresh = $23.98
Total Cost for 2 servings with Woolworths = $22.48

Conclusion-

Savings from doing it DIY= $1.50
However, if you DIY this recipe, you will have leftover Mayo as you can't buy this item in the proportion needed for the Hello Fresh recipe.


Red Onion
Ling Fillets


Cos Lettuce
Cucumber
The closest thing I could find too Coconut Chilli Mayo
Mini Tortilla

RECIPE #3


Pan Fried Gnocchi

with Ricotta, Caramelised Pumpkin & Toasted Walnuts
recipe here

INGREDIENTS-

  • 250g of Butternut Pumpkin= $1.50 (for 500g) 
  • 1x Red Onion = $0.48
  • 2x Garlic cloves = $0.90
  • 1x Bunch of Parsley = $3.00
  • 1x Lemon = $0.65
  • 375g of Gnocchi = $5.00 (for 500g)
  • 125g of Spreadable Ricotta = $5.00 
  • 1x Packet of Spinach Leaves = $3.00
  • Small handful of Walnuts = $3.00
Total Cost for 2 servings with Hello Fresh = $23.98
Total Cost for 2 servings with Woolworths = $22.53

Conclusion-

Savings from doing it DIY= $1.45
However, if you DIY this recipe, you will have leftover Butternut Pumpkin & Gnocchi as you can't buy these items in the proportion needed for the Hello Fresh recipe.
Butternut Pumpkin
Red Onion
Garlic
Parsley
Lemon
Gnocchi
Ricotta
Spinach
Walnuts


So as you can see, there's not really a huge price difference between ordering Hello Fresh and doing it DIY. With Hello Fresh, the tiny bit extra you're paying is for the convenience of all your week's ingredients/recipes being delivered in a box, not having to step into a supermarket and the lack of wasted food. Which are three of the main reason's why I love Hello Fresh so much and continue to do it every week! I think It's totally worth doing Hello Fresh over doing it DIY! You can read more about whether I think Hello Fresh is Affordable or Expensive here!


If you're interested in trying Hello Fresh you can $50 off your first HELLO FRESH box by using the code CHELSEAAB at check out! Or you can just click this link- https://www.hellofresh.com.au/offers/dlwffd/?c=CHELSEAAB !

I AM NOT SPONSORED BY HELLO FRESH OR WOOLWORTHS. AND I DO NOT WORK FOR HELLO FRESH OR WOOLWORTHS.

Until next time,
Chels x

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