Marley Spoon Reviews

March 25, 2020

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By Alison Chew

Marley Spoon

Marley Spoon is bringing the joy of cooking into your home by delivering a variety of meal kits with trusted recipes and quality seasonal ingredients, making dinner a little easier (and a lot tastier).  Read on for our full Marley Spoon review and unboxing video.

What We Like

  • 22 weekly recipe choices
  • Delicious recipes
  • Optional Protein, Breakfast, Dessert, and Family-style Side add-on’s

What We Don’t Like

  • Shipping is an additional $8.99
  • Some meals can take 40+ min to prepare
  • Packaging could be more environmentally friendly

Marley Spoon Reviews

For our Marley Spoon reviews, we ordered 4 portions of the Bacon Cheese Smash Burger, Pan-Roasted Steak & French Fries, and the Teriyaki Pork Tenderloin.

All of the meals tasted great.  Our favorite this week was the Bacon Cheese Smash Burger.  We especially loved the addition of taco seasoning to both the cheeseburger as well as the crispy breaded brussel sprout tots and will be using this great idea for burgers in the future.  The brussel sprout tots weren’t as crispy as we hoped, but we did have a bit of trouble coating them evenly.  The sauce on the Teriyaki Pork Tenderloin was super flavorful and I could definitely see us making this recipe again in the future.

We are a family of 3 and ordered the 4 serving meal kits this week.  These offered plenty of food with leftovers for lunch.  We have purchased the 2 serving meal kits in the past and add a vegetable side or salad to add a little more to the meal.  I would recommend doing either if you are a family of 3 or a family of 4 with 2 young children but would note that when you purchase the 2 person kit you will have much smaller portions of protein and might be fine on carbs like rice and pasta.

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Marley Spoon Reviews: Bottom Line

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We would absolutely order again!  The recipes from Marley Spoon were easy to follow, provided enough food to feed our family of 3 with leftovers, and tasted great.  We also love the variety of recipe choices, all of the add-on items like proteins and desserts, and dietary options that Marley Spoon offers each week.  The only downside that I see is that Marley Spoon is in the mid-range for price depending on your order, which could deter some people, but for the quality of the recipes and ingredients, it’s definitely worth a try.  Marley Spoon, like most meal kits companies, offers new customer promotions which make trying them out fairly inexpensive.

At the time of posting, new customers could receive $80 off your Marley Spoon subscription using this link or you can always find up to date offers on the MealFinds Marley Spoon page.

Read on for more details on the Marley Spoon ingredients, packaging, and instructions.

How much does Marley Spoon cost?

The total price of your Marley Spoon meal kit box will depend on how many servings you select as well as the number of recipes and add-on items.  Prices range from $6.39 per person per meal to $10.25 per person per meal.  There is a minimum order of four portions per box.

Marley Spoon Reviews:  Packaging, Quality and Quantity of Ingredients

All of our ingredients were fresh upon arrival and lasted until we cooked the last meal 5 days later.  We are a family of 3 and there was plenty of food for us in the 4-serving meal kits.  These recipes could easily serve 4 adults.

The box, liner, and paper meal kit bags are recyclable.  The empty ice packs, cool pouch, and plastic bags Marley Spoon says can be recycled, but we do not recycle #4 plastics in our area.  I would be happy to have all of my ingredients in 1 bag or no bag at all versus all of the individual plastic bags reducing waste and potentially reducing costs.

COUPON: New customers save $80 on your first 4 boxes with code A4COMPON20W

Marley Spoon Reviews: Ease of Instructions

Instructions were easy to follow and the skill level required, in our opinion, would be entry-level.  The recipes do require prepping, chopping, and several pans, but the step-by-step instructions walk you through everything.  We loved the tip around putting the sheet pans in the oven while it is preheating so that the french fries come out nice and crispy.  This is something that we will continue to do with homemade fries and other crispy baked veggies.  See below for the Steak and Fries recipe.

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Marley Spoon Reviews: Quick Facts

  • Serving size options: 2 or 4 people
  • Recipe selections per week: 2, 3, or 4 recipes per week
  • Recipe choices: 22 recipes across 5 categories Health & Diet, Vegetarian & Vegan, Meat & Fish, Under 30 Minutes, and Family-Friendly
  • Dietary options: Dairy-free, gluten-free, low calorie, low carb, vegetarian, vegan
  • Price:
    • 2 people/4 recipes are $76.91/week or $8.49 per person per meal
    • 4 people/4 recipes are $120.83/week or $6.99 per person per meal
  • Shipping: $8.99
  • Ships to: the Continental United States
  • Minimum Order: 4 portions

Enjoy!

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