September 20, 2013 09/20/13 By Subscription Box Mom 0 Comments 0
Peach Dish Review
I was excited to try Peach Dish. I am not a good cook, at all. I can grill and do a few basic things, but nothing fancy. Peach Dish sends everything you need to make a 3 course meal for 2 people, all for $20.00 a week. I was given a 2 week review to try out.
Cost: Plan 1: You Choose: $20.00 a week for 2 people and a 3 course meal. You get two choices. This is on wait list right now until they grow.
Plan 2: Adventure 500: $20.00 a week for 2 people and a 3 course meal. You get 2 servings and a free gift.
Plan 3: Standard: $40.00 a week for 4 people and a 3 course meal
When do boxes ship? Boxes ship on Tuesday from Atlanta, Ga and arrive Wednesday or Thursday
How am I billed? Billing is done through Amazon.
What is my meal is damaged or wrong? Your next meal is on Peach Dish
I received my first box on a Thursday, it was shipped on a Tuesday. The box felt warm and when I opened it, I saw some liquid on the meal card.
All the food was a in a foam container in a priority shipping box
The menu for this week was Endive Salad, Salmon in a Dijon-Dill Sauce, Sundried Tomato Orso, and Fresh Strawberries
|The look inside|
I was disappointed when I got to the ingredients. Everything was very warm and the strawberries and salmon has leaked over the food.
All the ingredients were in their own bag and labeled. I washed everything off, but I was concerned about cooking meal because of the warm salmon.
The strawberries had heated up in the box and begun to spoil
|The salmon looked good, but was warm. It was packaged in a cooler bag with 2 small ice packs (melted)|
Week 1 Thoughts: I was really disappointed in week 1. The food was warm and starting to spoil. I was concerned with eating any of the produce, since it had been with the salmon and strawberries. I wanted to err on the safe side, so I didn't prepare this meal. I would have liked to have some chocolate sauce with the strawberries but fresh strawberries are good too. The meal sounded good and wished I could have tried it.
I was excited for week two and was happy when I first opened the box. I could feel coolness in the box and everything was packed nicely.
The menu for this week was Mango-Tomato Salad, Steak & Snow Pea Stir Fry, Cilantro Basmati Rice and Nutella and Crackers. This sounded great!
I was pleased that all the ingredients were fresh and nicely packaged
I was happy to see new packaging. The meat was packaged in the same cooler, but was wrapped in plastic.
I was also pleased that there was a bigger ice pack. The ice pack was melted but still a bit cool
The steak was a little cool, but not cold.
I was going to take pictures of my process, but cooking is hard for me, so it didn't happen. The directions were pretty easy to follow. I did run into a couple problems. I was not sent the white wine vinegar or the shallots, so I wasn't able to make the appetizer as directed. We ended up having the tomato and mango separate. I am not a fancy cook, so I didn't know what else to substitute.
The other problem came with the rice. It said to use 1 tablespoon of salt in the rice. I followed the instructions and the rice was much too salty. I was disappointed I was not able to eat it. I think the directions should say teaspoon. Since I don't cook often, I didn't know that was too much.
The meat was pretty easy to make and turned out fairly well. My kids 4 and 18 month tried the meal too. There was lots of food and we had enough for everyone.
|Nutella and Crackers|
I had never had Nutella before this meal. To be honest, it looked weird. I tried it and it was pretty good!
Week 2 Thoughts Week 2 was much better than week 1. I liked the meat, peas and mangoes. The tomatoes went a long way and my 4 year old ate most of them. The rice didn't turn out well and that was a disappointment.
Final Thoughts: I love the idea behind this box. The price ($20.00 for a 3 course meal for 2 people) can't be beat. This is a new company, and they have a few things to improve on. The cooling process needs to be improved so meals stay cold until delivery. I was pleased with the customer service contact after my first meal. They were very apologetic. I am hoping my missing ingredients were just a fluke. I wish Peach Dish the best. I had arranged to do a 2 week giveaway, but I want to wait to run it, once the company has a chance to grow. If you are interested in trying Peach Dish, check them out at http://www.peachdish.com/.
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Disclosure: I received this subscription free for review. All my opinions are my own and I was not influenced /compensated in any way.