Marley Spoon Australia Review 2020
Our honest review of Marley Spoon Australia!
By Caddie & Kei
If you are thinking about giving Marley Spoon a go, then you are considering a good option. Why? Because Marley Spoon offers one of the highest quality, options and meal box experience for those who loves to cook.
Before you read on, this is going to be a bit lengthy review because I’m going to cover everything you need to know about Marley Spoon. Here’s breakdown of this content:
- Price comparison
- Pros and cons
- My cooking review
- Promo Code
- Marley Spoon’s this week’s recipe
- Delivery Area
The bottom line: This review will save you lots of time and research. Let’s start.
Marley Spoon Review 2020
We are first going to compare prices for Marley Spoon. As per price comparison table below, Marley Spoon cost is similar to its main competitor, HelloFresh but bit more expensive for 2 people box and slightly cheaper for family sized boxes. Compared to budget service provider such as Dinnerly, the cost is significantly higher for Marley Spoon and HelloFresh. This is because these two services are high end provider that provides customers with higher quality meals and options. Through trying all three meal boxes, I definitely think Marley Spoon offers highest quality meal boxes.
Whilst it is not the cheapest meal box service available, you will get value for money on Family Meal Boxes. We will cover more on quality of Marley Spoon in the next section. For information on exclusive Marley Spoon discounts (Total of $35 off), please scroll down to Promo Code section on this page.
1. Wide range of high quality meals to choose from
The best part of Marley Spoon is that you get to choose weekly menu from 20 recipes! I had a difficulty trying to choose 4 meals… they looked all look so delicious! You get to choose from Vegetarian, Meat & Fish, Healthy, Fast, Family Friendly and Gluten-Free.
2. Great taste, restaurant quality meals
Marley Spoon recipes we’ve cooked were all designed around seasonal fresh ingredients and directly sourced from the Australian farms. The recipes gave us new meal ideas (especially pasta ones) as we could remake them again in the future with our own ingredients! We’ve found Marley Spoon to be a great way to get back into cooking.
3. Perfect service for the time poor
Meal box services are designed for those who love cooking but have no time to do grocery shopping or plan for meals. Unlike prepared meal box, people do enjoy finishing the day cooking with fresh ingredients without the hassle of going to the supermarket or having have to think what to cook for dinner. We would also recommend getting meal boxes before or after going on a holiday (e.g. holiday trip) when you want to keep ingredients in the fridge to be clean with no leftover veggies!
4. Easy to cancel or skip your orders
It’s important for me to remind you that when you sign up with Marley Spoon or any other meal box services, you are singing up to an ongoing weekly soft-subscription service. Good news is that it’s really easy to skip or cancel your weekly subscription. You can do it all online (through “my settings”) with just a click of a button! Just remember that you will have to cancel your subscription 6 days before your next delivery (VIC, NSW, ACT) or 7 days before (SA, NT, QLD).
1. Occasional delivery blips
Just like any other meal delivery services, Marley Spoon is no exemption to occasional delivery mistakes. Logistics is provided by a third party partner, which make it difficult fix for Marley Spoon Australia. For our box, we were missing two red onions, which we were lucky to have spare ones in the pantry.
2. Plastic wrappings and marketing materials
To keep the ingredients nice and fresh, a lot of plastic wrappings and marketing papers are included in weekly meal box. They are all reusable, but the boxes do accumulate quickly gets a little annoying over time. This is the same case for HelloFresh. If you are looking for minimum packaging, then Dinnerly is the clear winner in this space.
3. Cooking time may take longer than 30 min
Depending on your cooking skills, some dishes may take 30 min or longer to cook and washing time is not included. But think of the time you are saving from the supermarket queues!
4. Refund is based on store credit
When you are not satisfied with Marley Spoon’s service, they will happily provide you with refund, but standard is store credit. Make sure you discuss what form of refund you will getting.
Unboxing Marley Spoon
Now that you know the pros and cons, you are wondering about the quality of ingredients. Alright, let me show you inside the box and my thoughts about them!
Inside the box, ingredients are all nicely packed & sorted!
Unpacking the box, we got high quality fresh Australian produce!
I was quite pleased with the packaging, where ingredients are all sorted as per recipe, which makes it easy to store in your fridge. The brown recyclable bags are not very strong, so it will break easy if it gets wet from the ice-pack. I ordered four people sized meal box, so there were quite a lot of ingredients which did take up lot of fridge space (not that I’m complaining about generous portions!).
The best part about Marley Spoon is their freshness of the ingredients. The ingredients I received were qualities you expect from local fresh market stores. My box did however have missing ingredients (two onions), which we were lucky to have spare ones in the pantry.
My Cooking Review
Next, I’m going to answer your most important question… “is it tasty?” Drum roll please… I’m gonna show you Chimichurri Minute Steaks with Wedges and Baguette Toast we cooked. Also, just a quick but important reminder that you will need to have essential pantry items such as flours and cooking oils for any meal box services (these are always mentioned in your recipe card).
We cooked Chimichurri, thin beef steaks served with an uncooked condiment of chopped herbs, chilli, garlic, vinegar and oil, evolved in meat-loving Argentina among ex-pat Basques. Endlessly versatile, it can be used as a marinade, sauce or even brushed on bread for grilling!!
Nutrition per serving
Calories 590kcal, Fat 23.1g, Proteins 46.7g,Carbs 44.3g
Gluten, Soy and Sulphur dioxide and sulphites. May contain traces of other allergens.
Ingredients & Recipe Card
First, let’s unpack and digest the recipe steps.
Simply follow the recipes and prep the veggies.
Cook the veggies and bake banquette and roast potatoes.
Boombayah! Here’s our Chimichurri Minute Steaks!
I must say that cooking process was really simple to follow. All you had to do was prep the veggies, cook or bake them and plate it all together! What I enjoyed most about cooking Marley Spoon was trying out different spices and ingredients. This was my first time cooking Argentinian or Chimichurri spice, which was super delicious. The meal looked just like the recipe card and tasted like I was eating at local restaurant.
Exclusive Promo Code
Now that you are willing to give Marley Spoon a go, check out meal box options and costs below. Let’s order it through our site using the exclusive coupon below!
Marley Spoon Discount Code – C3F15EEVIE10F total of $35 off for first 3 boxes ($15 + $10 + $10) exclusive to Bestmeals
Marley Spoon’s This Week’s Recipe
Let’s find out exactly what meals Marley Spoon is offering this week! Simply click on the image below!
Marley Spoon Delivery Area
When you sign up to Marley Spoon using $35 off, remember that you are singing up to weekly delivery plan. You can easily cancel the plan anytime, but you must do it in timely manner. Remember to read their FAQ on subscription before you sign up:
VIC, NSW & ACT: 6 days before your next delivery
SA, NT & QLD: 7 days before your next delivery
To cancel, simply go to your account area under “My Settings”.
Remember, when you come back and reactivate your Marley Spoon account, you are automatically singing back to the weekly soft-subscription service.
Other Promo Codes
If you are looking for something else, then we strongly recommend you check out our meal service reviews. If cost is most important to you, then check our Dinnerly (most affordable meal box). For family with young kids, then I would strongly recommend HelloFresh (family friendly menu).
If you are looking for other exclusive discounts check our exclusive promotion codes:
> Dinnerly – C3BSTMEAL15F (Get total of $45 off – discount of $15 off the first three boxes)
> HelloFresh – FEEVIE40 (Save 40% off your first HelloFresh box with BestMeals)