Best food subscription services to try: HelloFresh, Blue Apron and more

Sorpresitas Box, photo by Sandy Casanova
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Universal Yums
Universal Yums, photo taken by Sandy Casanova /


The recipes are simple and the meal options are great! HelloFresh offers a large variety of meals for you to select from. One thing to know is that, while the recipes truly are simple to follow, they’re not as easy as advertised.

The instructions appear as six or fewer steps, but each “step” has several other instructions. You can’t jump in from step one. I suggest you read it all carefully once or twice before beginning so you are aware of what’s coming next.

That said, the recipes are 30 minutes or less (in my experience) and meals can be delivered up to four times a week. If you need to skip a week, you have that option. Subscribe HERE and get $20 off your first four boxes.

Universal Yums!

In this list, we’re including something for everyone! If you aren’t searching for spices or new meals, how about snacks? With Universal Yums!, you get a box of new candies and treats from a different country each month. This also comes with a booklet that includes facts about the snacks you’re sampling. This one is budget-friendly as subscriptions start at $16.

The one I sampled was from Scandinavia, it came packed with 13 snacks and it was absolutely delicious! Great variety and very tasty yums.