I don’t know about you, but it seems both my email and my snail mail inboxes have been flooded with meal kit subscription trials. They are everywhere—cards have even shown up with other unrelated purchases. I finally decided to take the plunge on a few of them and see what all the fuss was about. After trying a variety, here are the top 5 reasons why the new “To The Table” fresh meal kits from CobornsDelivers was my favorite.
- Less waste. Unlike the other meal kits, Coborns uses reusable plastic totes and coolers. I was very surprised at how much cardboard and plastic the other meal kits wasted! Even though the others have a mail-back option, I still ended up with tons of boxes and freezer packs stacked up in my garage. Coborns uses the same totes and ice packs as their grocery delivery. You just have to schedule a pick up online or by phone and they come get it! The small amount of condiments and spices you need are in small multipurpose containers that were filled from larger bottles, not specially made single-serve containers.
- More kid-friendly options. Other meal kits have very exotic or spicy ingredients, which I usually like, but my picky kids—not so much. Coborns has healthy and kid-friendly options for everyone. They even have a Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese. This is the best way to sneak veggies into my kids’ beloved mac!
- More flexibility. With other meal kits, you have to subscribe to a weekly delivery and can only choose two out of four meal options. With Coborns, I can get as many or as few meal kits I need for that week. I can also get the favorites more than once! I do not have to remember to skip the week, or face being automatically charged for meals I may not like or have time to make.
- Combine with groceries…and wine! Instead of having to place a meal kit order, go to Target, go to Costco, go to the liquor store—with two screaming kids in tow—I can do it all with Coborns! I can get my meal kits, regular groceries, wine, and even household products all in one delivery.
- Support local! Not only is Coborns a local Minnesota company, but it also has the refrigerated warehouse in New Hope—so the food is not traveling very far—and not on a FedEx truck. They also source local ingredients from local restaurants and farmers. The chicken we had in the Chicken Curry was definitely fresh and had not been frozen. It cooked really easily and tasted incredibly tender.
While shopping for groceries online at CobornsDelivers, customers may choose from 22 meals, each carefully packed in a box the same day they’re delivered with everything required to prepare dinner, including new full-color recipe cards. The new kits are chef- and dietitian-designed, created in response to customer requests and incorporating favorite ingredients of CobornsDelivers shoppers. The kits require no subscription, unlike shipped meal kit services.
The latest offerings bring easy meals with increased variability and sophistication to CobornsDelivers’ customers who seeking choices that reflect their interest in ethnic flavors and healthy, great-tasting family dinners. Summer meals include many grill-friendly favorites, gluten-free options, vegetarian offerings, and even quick choices for breakfast and dessert.
I got to try the delicious Chicken Curry with broccoli & cauliflower rice, but they also offer:
- Beef slider burgers with corn on the cob and deluxe potato salad;
- Certified Hereford beef top sirloin steak with grillin’ medley potatoes, asparagus and French baguette;
- Chicken fajitas with pico de gallo, sour cream and guacamole;
- Grilled margherita pizzas;
- Lemon pepper chicken with vegetable kabobs, pasta salad and rustic Italian bread;
- Pork chops with baked potatoes, baby carrots and asiago garlic bread;
- Teriyaki pork tenderloin with grillin’ medley potatoes, broccolini and French baguette;
- Street tacos with Mexican street corn salad;
- Zoodles (veggie spiral noodles) primavera;
- Grilled pork chops and peaches with cauliflower risotto;
- Grilled portobello mushroom burger with grilled romaine salad;
- Quinoa protein bowl;
- Sriracha baked chicken tenders;
- Sloppy Joes with sweet potato fries;
- Butternut squash mac and cheese with roasted broccoli;
- Mediterranean salmon burgers with kale salad;
- Blend Burgers with blue cheese and onions with Caesar salad;
- Egg muffins;
- Breakfast burritos;
- Black bean brownies.
The meal kits serve two or more people, with most of the new offerings suitable for a family of four. Breakfast and dessert kits are portioned with six or more servings. CobornsDelivers does not apply a single standard price to its meal kits, rather, it prices them to reflect the expense of ingredients (vegetarian meals are priced differently than the steak dinner, for instance!), with an average price per serving range of $6-9, far below the national and regional subscription services.
Save your time, save your gas, save your sanity! Try Coborns “To The Table” fresh meal kits!
As a special perk for our readers, you can save $5 on any one CobornsDelivers To the Table Meal Kit (valid thru 7/1/17) with promo code TCMB5 at checkout! New customers also receive free delivery for the first 60 days (otherwise $5 delivery fee).
CobornsDelivers is an online grocery ordering and home-delivery service offering convenience to thousands of loyal households and businesses across the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro. CobornsDelivers operates out of its huge, state‐of-the-art SuperStore in New Hope, Minn., delivering farm‐fresh produce, restaurant‐quality meats, fresh dairy and a full line of name-brand grocery and household products – plus a hand‐picked selection of wine, beer and spirits. St. Cloud-based Coborn’s, Inc. is a 95-year-old employee-owned grocery retailer with approximately 8,000 employees and 55 stores across Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, Illinois and Wisconsin under the Coborn’s, Cash Wise Foods, Marketplace Foods and Save-A-Lot banners. Coborn’s, Inc. also owns stand-alone convenience, liquor, video and pharmacy locations. To support its 120 retail locations, Coborn’s, Inc. operates its own central bakery, gluten-free bakery, dry cleaning facility and grocery distribution center.