OK, I’ve decided it’s high time to do a pantry challenge. Mostly because MY pantry has become extremely challenging, full to the point where we sometimes don’t know what we have because we can’t see it. This has lead to buying duplicate items, which is not only annoying but makes the problem worse!
After my deeply disappointing trial of the Purple Carrot meal kit service (my tastebuds still shrink in horror when I think of it), I was cautiously optimistic when I signed up for a trial of Hello Fresh a few weeks ago. I’m happy to report that the two experiences could not have been more different.
My curiosity about meal kit delivery services recently got the best of me, and I decided to start by trying out Purple Carrot, the vegan meal delivery service that Mark Bittman left The New York Times for last fall. Ironically, on the day my order was delivery, I saw the news that Bittman had left Purple Carrot. When I tasted meal number one later that evening, I was pretty sure I knew why.