Thinking Inside the Box: Sun Basket

Andy and I really enjoyed our Blue Apron subscription last month, so much so that I decided to continue the meal delivery subscription theme a while longer. After doing some research on various options, one name kept popping up, Sun Basket. The service has received many wonderful reviews, and after the ups and downs of Blue Apron, I thought it would be nice to go with something that was supposed to be “sure” bet.

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The first thing that really impressed me was that my delivery was not only on time, it was waiting on me when I got home at 2:30!
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The box and its contents were in great shape, nothing dented or damaged, and all of the different items were still safely ensconced in their packages.
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The other thing I thought was pretty cool was that you can send your insulated packing material back to the company for re-use; they provide postage and everything.
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The other thing I though was pretty cool was that there was less superfluous packaging of ingredients. The waste generated by the meal prep was noticeably less.
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Grilled shrimp and corn with watermelon-feta salad
Our first meal was probably my favorite; the watermelon salad was incredible. My only criticism was that it was titled “Grilled” Shrimp and Corn, but the directions were to pan fry everything.
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Fresh corn and black bean tacos with Cotija cheese
The black bean and corn tacos were pretty good. Andy and I whipped this up together on Saturday afternoon. With a couple of tweaks, I could absolutely see us making this regularly. It was probably the easiest meal I’ve made from either meal service.
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Summer flatbreads with herbed Greek yogurt
I wasn’t too sure about the flatbreads when I initially saw the recipe, but I was pleasantly surprised. Not one of my favorite recipes, but it was good, and I could see myself applying the concept to other meals in the future.
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All and all a pretty positive first experience. I am looking forward to seeing what the next few weeks will bring.

About Julie

My name is Julieanna Bucior, but I go by Julie (unless I'm in trouble). I'm thirty one. I am a bookkeeper by day, rogue fashion designer/crafter/amateur baker by night. I spend most of my time feeling like a kindergartner trapped inside an adult's body. I love reading, hanging out with my crazy cats and being silly. I'm pretty much the girl next door, with a twist.