Amazon Go Box Reviews, Reviews

Food Review: Amazon Meal Kit Chicken & Shrimp Paella

I love to eat seafood but not a big fan of paella. Have never really enjoyed it too much but I decided to give it a try anyway. Because it was only about $20 and it seemed like it could taste good, right?

Basic Info about Amazon Boxes:

  • Feeds two adults.
  • All ingredients are included except the Olive Oil, Vegetable Oil, Salt and Pepper.
  • Prices vary between $17 to $22
  • Directions are included with picture of the final meal
  • Some ingredients are already chopped for you but there are also other ingredients that need to be chopped or cut/sliced while something else is cooking. The ingredients that are usually pre sliced or chopped are onions (thank goodness!)

Now on to my review of the Chicken & Shrimp Paella (with Green Olive – Tomato Salad):

  • Cost $19.99
  • Net Weight of 2 pounds 8 ounces (1.13 kg)
  • Lasts up to 2 to 3 days in the fridge before it expires. Expiration is always on the box.
  • Made the dinner in about 30 minutes, plus or minus 5 minutes.
  • 6 ounces of chicken was provided. I felt it wasn’t enough chicken so I would an additional 2 to 3 ounces.
  • The tomatoes that were provided were too ripe and much too soft.
  • Not enough parsley so I recommend buying extra.
  • Didn’t think there would be enough arborio rice but in the end it was enough (even for a little bit of leftover).
  • Scale of 1 to 10 for a Meal regarding taste: 8; with 1 being the lowest and 10 being the highest.
  • Scale of 1 to 10 for an Amazon Meal Kit regarding taste: 8. To be honest with you, this was pretty delicious. I went back today to purchase two new boxes and I saw the Paella meal was sold out.
  • Scale of 1 to 10 on level of difficulty: 2; 1 being the easiest and 10 being the most difficult. Quick and easy to make.


I would purchase this again but I would skip the Green Olive – Tomato Salad. Maybe it was due to the tomatoes being too soft and I suggest slicing the olives in half or in quarters to eat easier. Other than that, the meal was pretty simple and easy to replicate even without the kit.

3 thoughts on “Food Review: Amazon Meal Kit Chicken & Shrimp Paella”

      1. I’m making Cuban sandwiches with black beans and rice and tostones on Thursday for my daughter in law’s birthday dinner (it was her request). And then paella will be my next venture when I go back that way.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s