Primarily, what's the QUALITY of the food?? As winter approaches, I know that we'll be doing some 'money shifting' and the food budget can/should take a hit.<br><br>
Any thoughts about the program, the food, etc??
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<div style="font-style:italic;">Primarily, what's the QUALITY of the food?? As winter approaches, I know that we'll be doing some 'money shifting' and the food budget can/should take a hit.<br><br>
Any thoughts about the program, the food, etc??</div>
IME the quality is good, but the value is low. The "full price" numbers that they cite and base your "savings" off of are prices that you can most definitely beat on your own by shopping sales. I've often beaten their $25 box price by $5-10.
I wasn't impressed. I don't do meat but DH said the cuts were obviously the cheap cuts. Plus they include a lot of stuff I don't like my family to eat like bags of pizza poppers and frozen french fries and such. The chicken nuggets are really like little gross wobbly things of chicken in breading and the dessert item was a small box of cheapo HFCS chocochip cookies.<br><br>
The best part were the frozen veggies, and I can just buy them myself for cheap at the Publix or wherever.<br><br>
I was bummed since it seemed like a great deal for the money and had heard great things about it.<br><br>
I'd heard both good things and bad, so we decided to try it this month for ourselves just to see if it would be a good resource. We pick up at the end of the month and then I'll report back with what it was like and if we'll be doing it again. I'm also going to make a list of what was in the box and then price check at our cheap grocery place to see how much more or less the total is. If it's a bust, it wasn't too much money and then we'll know. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1">