Walmart to Introduce Budget-Friendly Meal Kits

Walmart to Introduce Budget-Friendly Meal Kits

Sarah Rae Smith
Mar 6, 2018
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It seems like everyone these days has a meal kit. There are the big ones, like Blue Apron, Hello Fresh, and Plated, but then Martha Stewart launched her own. And then (to no one's surprise) Amazon did too. Now Walmart has set out to change the meal kit game, with meals that take 15 minutes to cook and cost $8 to $15 for two meals.

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Walmart understands the needs of the ever-changing world we live in and has created their own meal kits that are made fresh daily and will soon be available for purchase in the deli section of 2,000 Walmart stores this year.

The kits will come in three different styles.

1. Pre-measured ingredients: These kits promise to have dinner on the table in 15 minutes and will feel very similar to meal kits we've already seen on the market. (Options include basil garlic chicken, steak Dijon, sweet chili chicken stir-fry, and pork Florentine.)

2. Rotisserie upgrades: These meals will include pre-cut and curated ingredients that will upgrade a basic chicken. (Options include Thai curry chicken or chicken fried rice.)

3. Ready-to-heat options: Running short on time? These meal kits allow you to simply heat things up in minutes for a super-fast meal. Bonus: They are made fresh and chilled instead of being frozen. (Options include pot roast, chicken Marsala, chicken enchiladas, curry chicken, pulled beef, chicken Parmesan, spaghetti and meatballs, meatloaf, cheesy ravioli bake, and chicken Alfredo.)

Unlike a lot of meal kits I've seen, especially grocery store ones, I like that Walmart is offering three different kinds of kits based on different needs. The rotisserie chicken especially seems like something I'd want to pick up for my family when I'm short on time and energy.

Would you try one of these meal kits?

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