Ummm... sure looks delayed to me. This is text version of the email I had FedEx send me and reflects basically what's on their site. I removed my city.
I picked Wednesday for Tovala delivery. That was also FedEx's estimated delivery date for awhile. My only choices were Wed and Fri from Tovala.
I'm still waiting for my delivery. By the time I saw the progress the night of 12/8 and the morning of 12/9, I knew it was unlikely to arrive in time on 12/9. Sacramento is quite far a bit over a 2 hour drive away.
12/10/2020 5:28 am On FedEx vehicle for delivery [my city was here], CA
12/10/2020 5:22 am At local FedEx facility [my city was here], CA
12/09/2020 8:31 pm Departed FedEx location SACRAMENTO, CA
12/09/2020 8:57 am Arrived at FedEx location SACRAMENTO, CA
12/08/2020 8:30 pm In transit SPARKS, NV
12/08/2020 12:01 am Left FedEx origin facility NORTH SALT LAKE, UT
12/07/2020 5:51 pm Arrived at FedEx location NORTH SALT LAKE, UT
12/07/2020 Picked up NORTH SALT LAKE, UT
12/04/2020 11:21 am Shipment information sent to FedEx
update: As of 5:13 pm, Pacific time, it's still not here. I sure hope that the box was in a cold environment during some of its transit/storage time.
update 2: The Tovala shipment finally showed up a bit past 7:30 pm. Fortunately, the food was still cold and the 2 gel packs were still solid. I tried the item that had the earliest expiration date (12/14/20): Southwestern Chicken Pot Pie with Freshly Baked Biscuits. Was quite good.
The biscuits would've been impossible w/a microwave. All of Freshly's meals you put in the microwave.
The meat (I received 3 sealed packets of those: 2 chicken breast pieces + 1 steak) for some of the other items seemed to go in the basically individual open-bottom boxes but tended to be kinda floating around under them. I am a bit concerned that they could get punctured in shipment but mine were ok.
Update: Ok, I've had 3 meals, so far. They were all pretty good. I can see why people say that it's worth the slight price premium vs. Freshly.
I just had Parmesan-Crusted Steak with House Steak Sauce & Roasted Ratatouille Rice Pilaf. It's a "premium" meal so it costs extra, in this case $4.99. The steak was surprisingly quite good. I liked the breading and sauce. The rice pilaf was ok.
From the ones I've had so far and glancing thru the directions of my remaining meals, the prep time is minimal. The most minimal is just peeling off the plastic film off the trays, putting them in the oven, scanning the QR code then pressing start. Some have a bit more like: cut open a vacuum sealed piece of meet, put it in a supplied tray and spread something on it.
The tacos (Pork al Pastor Tacos with Pineapple Salsa & Lime-Pickled Veggies) required me to actually put the tortillas in the oven for a bit to warm them afterward and put the filling in the tacos.
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