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Dear Blue Apron,
First let me say that I love your service! My family and I have enjoyed multiple deliveries of your family plan ($8.74 a person is far more reasonable than hitting up our local burger joint) and I appreciate the convenience of your front door delivery. The ingredients you’ve sent me have always arrived fresh in their refrigerated box and perfectly portioned.
Though I cook fairly often, I have been pleasantly surprised at the number of new techniques your service has taught me. Cooking rice in coconut milk was especially cool and you helped me get over my hesitation about making mashed potatoes (the heavy cream addition really sealed the deal).
I like that you don’t require any long term commitment and that the dishes can be made in 40 minutes or less.
Basically, I want you to know how much I enjoy what you offer.
However, after my most recent delivery, I did notice a couple areas that you may be able to approve upon. Knowing that you are an in-touch, consumer-friendly company that listens to your customers, I hoped that you might consider my following recommendations.
1. Consider an adult beverage add-on option. Is it legal to mail moonshine? I ask because I can’t be the only mom cooking with the “help” of young children.
No, no, of course the moonshine isn’t for them (unless… no, no… I digress). OK, so maybe not moonshine, but perhaps a nice bottle of wine? And while we are at it, perhaps you could even work it into your beautifully illustrated step-by-step instructions so my husband understands it is a crucial step.
Example: Step 1: Unscrew wine (because ain’t nobody got time for real corks) and pour 4-6 ounces into a wine glass. Consume a generous gulp before advancing to the next step. Repeat to desired taste.
2. Consider a cooking-with-kids ingredient sampler add-on. I love that you include such fresh, delicious ingredients, I really do. However, if you are going to include pineapple (or fresh cheese or candied ginger or delicious sauces) again in the future, can you provide a little box for me to click to request that you send 3x the amount of that single ingredient? With the last dish I made that included pineapple, I ended up with only one tiny cube of it on my entire plate once my sweet little “helpers” had their way.
PS- Koda also wanted me to add that any leftover bones could be forwarded to our address as well. She also is nudging me right now about adding a doggy-scrap-add-on, but I told her that’s just too much to ask. (…or is it? Just a thought!)
3. Soap and a hose. I’m one of the fortunate customers that already has the floor cleanup covered thanks to my four-pawed pal. However, though my enthusiastic eaters devour your recipes, their hand eye coordination could use a little work and we often end the meals like this:
The filling really is the best part of the empanada, no?
Unless you can provide a nanny to teach better table etiquette than I can, please consider including the aforementioned… or an additional delivered box full of wipes.
In closing, I really appreciate you taking the time to review my feedback. I’ll keep an eye out for these changes in my future orders and will be sure to alert my friends that they can get their first two Blue Apron meals FOR FREE by clicking this link AND that you are launching in Texas in early June- whoop!
PS- can I get this delivered next time? YUM!!