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Which meal kits will cost you the most and which will taste best?

Posted at 8:05 PM, Jun 03, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-04 09:23:43-04

Your mission... Make a home cooked meal that's affordable, easy, and of course delicious. So where do you start?

Fortunately, you don't have to start from scratch. 

Meal kits can be delivered directly to your home, and now grocery stores are making it easier too.

Fry's Food has a case full of assorted "Prep-Pared" meal kits.  

But how do they compare to popular delivery services like Home Chef and Blue Apron?  

At Home Chef the smallest plan is two meals per week for two people. 

You'll pay $7.99 per serving plus $10 for shipping, a total of $49.80.  

It's a little cheaper; at Blue Apron, a two-person plan for two meals per week cost us $9.99 per serving plus $7.99 in shipping for a total of $47.95.

For both services, you can cancel the week before your delivery, so no monthly commitment.

At Fry's Food, just grab and go.

Each kit feeds two people for $14 to $20 each. 

The majority of the kits we found were $16 so for two meals you're looking at the cost of around $32. 

Even their highest priced meal will cost you less than the competitors. 

So if we're just looking at a price, hands down Fry's is cheaper.

But consider you are still driving to the grocery store and this service is not valid at all locations -- so it may not be as convenient as delivery.

For variety, Home Chef was our favorite because they had more food choices.

They also have a deal if you sign up right now that gets you $30 off. It will pop up on your screen as you sign up.

Then a few seconds later you’ll get another surprise… a $10 bonus credit. But you only have an hour after the deal pops up to use it.

Blue Apron has a deal right now that gets you $25 off each of your first two boxes!

As for quality, we were impressed with all three kits so you'll have to do the taste challenge and let us know.

Keep watching ABC15 News as we follow this trend because the competition is getting spicy.

Other stores including Whole Foods, Costco and Albertsons, will be selling meal kits in their stores by the end of the year.