REVIEW: Purple Carrot Vegan Meal Kits

Deborah and I (but mostly Deborah) signed us up to receive these mail order vegan meal kits from Purple Carrot. It was a bit of a pain in the arse at first, because once you sign up, they'll keep automatically sending you boxes of food kits unless you tell them to stop. It's pretty easy to tell them to stop (or reduce) the mailings online, but you have to remember to go do it. And if you only want to reduce, you have to select what recipes you want.

So those are the down sides. The product itself is actually pretty cool. They send you the recipes along with all the necessary ingredients to make the recipes (except salt, pepper, garlic powder, olive oil, and nutmilk, which are considered kitchen staples everyone should have, according to the PC developers). The ingredients have been consistently very fresh and the recipes are not ridiculously difficult for amateur cooks.

We had to reduce the frequency of shipments and the number of meals per shipment (the minimum is three), because 1. we are often too busy or too tired to go through the effort of making the meals (30-60 minutes required to make AND eat them) and 2. we (but mostly I) sometimes like to cook my own meals with my own store-bought groceries. That being said, we are going to take some of the meal kits up to the cottage with us sometimes, so we can make and eat them there and share with family.

4/5 stars.