Supermarket bills are on the increase, and we are all looking for ways to save some money. Many companies are now offering a meal planning service, where you select the number of meals and number of portions needed, you then choose your dishes from an extensive list, a convenient delivery slot and there you go: your meals for the week arrive straight at your front door.
Whilst avoiding the supermarkets is a bonus, people are wondering if these services are really value for money, or are they just promoted to make us think they are saving us cash? Let’s explore.
How they work
You usually can choose up to 4 or 5 meals per week, feeding 4 people per meal. The whole selling point of these companies is that they take out the stress of difficult cooking. They are designed to be easy-to-make and quick to prepare, allowing customers to have meals they wouldn’t usually make for themselves whilst following an easy recipe card.
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