Your browser isn't supported
It looks like you're using an old web browser. To get the most out of the site and to ensure guides display correctly, we suggest upgrading your browser now. Download the latest:

Welcome to the MSE Forums

We're home to a fantastic community of MoneySavers but anyone can post. Please exercise caution & report spam, illegal, offensive or libellous posts/messages: click "report" or email forumteam@. Skimlinks & other affiliated links are turned on

Search
  • FIRST POST
    • Middlestitch
    • By Middlestitch 11th Apr 18, 12:57 AM
    • 1,306Posts
    • 2,402Thanks
    Middlestitch
    0 WOW
    Anyone tried Parsleybox ready meals?
    • #1
    • 11th Apr 18, 12:57 AM
    0 WOW
    Anyone tried Parsleybox ready meals? 11th Apr 18 at 12:57 AM
    An elderly friend of mine (without internet access) has seen an advertisement in Radio Times for a cut price deal on 10 meals from Parsleybox and asked if they were worth trying.

    The website is a bit irritating - several 'page not found' when I tried clicking on a couple of information buttons, and extracts from reviews where it seems you can only read the first part of a sentence or so.

    If you have actually tried the meals (and it's flavour that counts, not website functionality, although helpful to have both!), please let me know your thoughts so I can pass on your views.
Page 1
    • dlusman
    • By dlusman 12th Apr 18, 2:22 PM
    • 2,245 Posts
    • 4,415 Thanks
    dlusman
    • #2
    • 12th Apr 18, 2:22 PM
    • #2
    • 12th Apr 18, 2:22 PM
    Appears to get good reviews
    https://uk.trustpilot.com/review/parsleybox.com
    • Brynsam
    • By Brynsam 14th Apr 18, 11:14 PM
    • 763 Posts
    • 478 Thanks
    Brynsam
    • #3
    • 14th Apr 18, 11:14 PM
    • #3
    • 14th Apr 18, 11:14 PM
    Unfortunately that seems to be the case with most Trust Pilot reviews: https://www.webbedfeet.uk/news/dont-trust-trustpilot
    • kuratowski
    • By kuratowski 15th Apr 18, 9:36 AM
    • 1 Posts
    • 1 Thanks
    kuratowski
    • #4
    • 15th Apr 18, 9:36 AM
    • #4
    • 15th Apr 18, 9:36 AM
    Yes - I have tried a few of them. My mum buys them (she is almost housebound) and I was staying with her a while following surgery recently. They are all right, a bit like your supermarket's cheap-and-cheerful range as opposed to the premium range (I'm thinking of Asda ready meals). The main selling point for my mum is they can be stored at ambient temperature, which saves on fridge/freezer space.

    You would want to serve them with some extra veg on the side for the sake of nutrition IMO, but that's the case with most ready meals.
    • kingfisherblue
    • By kingfisherblue 15th Apr 18, 10:59 AM
    • 7,675 Posts
    • 16,665 Thanks
    kingfisherblue
    • #5
    • 15th Apr 18, 10:59 AM
    • #5
    • 15th Apr 18, 10:59 AM
    (I'm thinking of Asda ready meals).
    Originally posted by kuratowski
    That would be enough to put me off! Asda are some of the worst ready meals available. We've tried a few different brands for my elderly mum, and Asda were dreadful.

    OP, I haven't heard of Parsleybox, so I can't comment on them. However, if you have freezer space, Aldi have a very small range of frozen meals that are decent. They have fish pie (a bit sloppy, according to my mum, but tastes ok), chicken curry with rice, lasagne, and spaghetti bolognese, all at 75p and tasting fine. There's another one as well, that my mum doesn't eat, and I thin k it might be sweet and sour chicken (she doesn't like sweet and sour from anywhere). They're only 75p each.
    • Middlestitch
    • By Middlestitch 15th Apr 18, 11:59 PM
    • 1,306 Posts
    • 2,402 Thanks
    Middlestitch
    • #6
    • 15th Apr 18, 11:59 PM
    • #6
    • 15th Apr 18, 11:59 PM
    Thank you all for your answers - sounds as if these are probably a bit expensive for what they are, although the 'non frozen' aspect is probably what appealed to my friend. The Aldi meals at 75p look a much better bet if they taste OK.
Welcome to our new Forum!

Our aim is to save you money quickly and easily. We hope you like it!

Forum Team Contact us

Live Stats

3,760Posts Today

8,782Users online

Martin's Twitter