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Old 02-12-2016, 08:31 AM
 
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I checked out the website - no thanks. Too much prep work involved. I want something simple - like going out to eat! LOL
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Old 02-12-2016, 08:40 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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I've been getting groceries from Schwan' s, but only frozen food and also use Amazon pantry. I still have to go to the store someday, but has sure worked good this winter. So glad I don't have to drive this winter.
Wow Schwan's is still around? I remember as a kid the Schwan man would pull up to all the houses around me and delivery these mystery boxes and I was always so intrigued. I felt so special when I'd go to my friend's house for dinner and his mom would pull out a Schwan box!

Is / was Schwan's really expensive? I'd imagine they'd have to have changed their business model recently. Back then they probably had a monopoly, now they have tons of competition.
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Old 02-12-2016, 08:41 AM
 
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Wow Schwan's is still around? I remember as a kid the Schwan man would pull up to all the houses around me and delivery these mystery boxes and I was always so intrigued. I felt so special when I'd go to my friend's house for dinner and his mom would pull out a Schwan box!

Is / was Schwan's really expensive? I'd imagine they'd have to have changed their business model recently. Back then they probably had a monopoly, now they have tons of competition.
I get Schwan's occasionally. I missed him yesterday! And yes it is more expensive, but their ice cream is yummy. I also prefer their frozen vegetables to anything else sold in the stores.
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Old 02-12-2016, 10:20 AM
 
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I've been doing it and like it enough to do it sporadically. You can skip weeks and I've proved you can skip months as well as long as you go onto your account and tell them. I do agree with the comment about prep time being longer than they claim, at least for me. There's a lot of bowls and prep but I feel the meals are good and it certainly gets us to try different foods than I ever would on my own. The price is high but it comes down to about $10/person per meal so I look at it as cheaper than eating out. I like it in retirement but honestly don't know if I would have while working given the time it takes me to pull it together. I also learned there is a learning curve, as in read all directions well before beginning, then check the website for people's comments and suggestions. Those have been helpful.
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Old 02-12-2016, 10:24 AM
 
Location: Texas
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If I'm paying $12 per entrée, it should already be cooked.
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Old 02-12-2016, 10:50 AM
 
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If I'm paying $12 per entrée, it should already be cooked.
that's what i'm saying!
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Old 02-12-2016, 12:44 PM
 
Location: too far from the sea
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https://www.blueapron.com/recipes/bu...eans-gremolata --The roasted butternut squash recipe. It sounds good.

However, you can buy butternut squash at the grocery store already peeled and cut. Carrots? Buy a bag of carrots, not just two. You can use carrots all the time in soups and stews or just steam them. The white beans? Open a can of white beans. OR keep dried beans on hand, soak them overnight and cook them.

I think if I lived alone and the food came already cooked, or at least already chopped up and ready to cook, it might be worth it. But otherwise, the only value I can see is that some of the recipes sound good. I'd just buy the food from the grocery store and use their ideas. It would be cheaper, faster, and easier.
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Old 02-12-2016, 12:55 PM
 
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I still think Bountiful Baskets is the best bang for your buck!
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Old 02-12-2016, 12:59 PM
 
Location: Myrtle Beach
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I have friends with families that love it. They get the kids involved in food prep. Yes you can buy a whole bag of carrots, but for many of us by the time we go to use them they have spoiled. It's a great option.
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Old 02-12-2016, 01:14 PM
 
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Sounds like it might be good if one is housebound, ill, unable to shop, etc. Is there a contract for a time commitment?
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