Read This Before Subscribing To Freshly

When you're forced to live through incredibly busy days, it's likely that you find yourself struggling to eat something healthy. When cooking nutritious meals is not an option, you probably end up pulling up to the drive-thru or scroll through food delivery apps to get through another hectic day. But as all of us know, this isn't a great long-term solution and can have an adverse impact on health. But there's no need to fret, thanks to super-trendy meal delivery services such as Freshly, which provide you with ready-made meal boxes.

As per Freshly's site, its meals are quick, convenient, and healthy. All you need to do is heat them up either on your stove top, in the microwave, or in the oven. Freshly claims to offer meals that are natural and fresh. Its mission statement reads, "Our meals aren't just ready in minutes... or just delicious... or just nutritious. They're all three." It also offers gluten-free meals. 

However, is Freshly's delivery service and quality too good to be true? Here's what you need to know.

Some reviews of Freshly aren't encouraging

One extremely disappointed customer took to Reddit and posted an update about a mediocre meal from Freshly their family member was given. Commentators were taken aback by the quality of the meal. A Redditor who was a former Freshly subscriber wrote, "They definitely struggled, good meals kept disappearing in favor of 'salty vegetable slop.' Texture is always hard with meals that have to be microwaved, but geeze, I was dying for anything that wasn't watery slurry." They also commented that there was hardly any onion or garlic in the meals, leaving them devoid of strong flavors. Ultimately, they didn't think these meals were worth it for the price.

Another Redditor had similar concerns and they wrote that paying more than $7 for each meal is just not feasible. They added that the portion sizes don't feel satisfying either. They also wrote, "In general, most of them are pretty oily, especially pasta meals. Also, since the method of cooking is microwave, you end up with pools of sauce or oil at the bottom while other areas were too dry." Too bad!