Finally, Meal Kits Are Coming to This Big Box Store
And two-person dinners cost as little as $8!
Thai-style coconut curry rotisserie chicken? How about slow-cooked pot roast with mashed potatoes? And doesn't the cheesy ravioli bake with parsley pictured here look delightful?
Well, these meals and more tantalizing options are all part of Walmart's new push to compete with popular meal kit services like HelloFresh, Plated, and Blue Apron. Yesterday, the retail giant (which also own's warehouse chain, Sam's Club) announced they will be introducing new meal kits to 2,000+ stores in 2018. Currently available in around 250 stores, the "kits" come in three types: Pre-portioned cooking kits with items chopped and measured out for you (sweet chili chicken stir-fry, pork florentine), kits centered around Walmart's popular rotisserie chicken (Thai curry chicken, chicken fried rice), and one-step meal kits where basically all you have to do is heat them up (spaghetti and meatballs, chicken enchiladas)
"Customers are busier than ever and we know getting a delicious dinner on the table can be a chore. We’re here to help," said Tyler Lehr, senior vice president and general merchandise manager, Deli Services, Walmart U.S, in a company press release. "These delicious meals give the best or worst of cooks a fresh, easy option for dinner tonight, or later this week."
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In addition to purchasing the kits in-store, they will also be available through Walmart's Online Grocery Pickup for same-day pickup. The meal kits serve two people and cost between $8 and $15. With this convenient new offering, the toughest part of dinner prep may very well be deciding between basic-garlic chicken and steak dijon. We're hungry already.