I Tried Thrive Market For a Month, and I'm Happy With the Results
Eating healthy has always been a big focus for me. It's a resolution I made a few years ago, and part of achieving this involves educating myself on nutritious foods, researching ingredients, vetting my local grocers, and sourcing produce from organic farms whenever possible. This of course takes consistent effort and occasionally more time than my schedule allows.
When my colleague recommended Thrive Market, I grew extremely curious. If you're not familiar, it's an online grocery store that offers a variety of healthy and natural foods. Any socially responsible and sustainable grocery service that can cut down on errands time is worth considering in my book. I immediately signed up and started exploring the website.
I first answered a series of questions about my diet needs and other preferences. There are food items for a range of diets, including keto and Paleo. I was also offered a free gift for signing up (likely something they do for every new customer). The service works on a membership basis, and trying a 30-day free trial is an option if you're unsure it will be a fit for you.
As a member, you have access to an inventory of healthy snacks, spices, ingredients, home, bath and body products, and the list goes on. Many of the items are either discounted or come at a lower price than your average grocery store. While this editor is more mindful of what she puts in her body, she'll eat everything as long as it's healthy and cooked well. I had no issue finding a few of the meats and seafoods I typically shop for, though many of the offerings are pre-built, so I found myself wishing for more custom options. Still, you pay for the convenience of having everything delivered right to your door, hassle-free.
My order arrived in three separate boxes and within four days: the non-perishable items came first, the wine bottles (why yes, wine is always a good idea) second, then the meat and seafood bundles. Everything was nicely wrapped so as to prevent spilling, breaking and other frictions.
My husband and I have so far cooked pasta and salmon from the foods in our order, and we enjoyed both meals. You can tell from the taste that the products are good quality. My only wish is that there was a larger inventory as some items quickly ran out, so we couldn't get our hands on everything. I also would love to see some fresh produce being introduced in the future because I like getting my groceries all in one place.
All things considered, it's a convenient service that delivers on quality items. If this sounds like a fit for you, explore just a few of the products I selected, then consider signing up for an account.