Earlier this year I bit the temptation to try out these food delivery services from their ads popping around online. Well, they do look appetizing from the photos, right?
I won’t be mentioning the name of the meal delivery service here just because I didn’t like their service. They were very accommodating with my requests, actually. But really, I looked for our previous conversation and I can’t find it anymore. Maybe they changed their name, went out of business or just disappeared. Ewan.
So there I was lazily browsing facebook, post after post after post. Then these ads appear, videos start to autoplay when I got to that part. Next were the unnecessary “sponsored”/paid advertisements from food deliveries. Many of these food related ads were related to healthy meal deliveries; ugh it’s not even fastfood like I wish they shown to me! Hahaha!
It’s better to surf facebook on a phone than on a browser, that’s what I’ve noticed. If I don’t like your ad I’d scroll past it with ease, whereas if I do it on my laptop I’d have to wait for my ancient browser to do so LOL.
I saw this ad with “affordable and pocket friendly costs” with free deliveries around Metro Manila.
I read the T&C and all the details I could find before filling up their form, and thinking of my special requests for the food.
Okay, okay, okay… Let’s see if I can afford it.
Next I confirmed my order and talked to the owner about the rates, my requests, delivery time to expect it (bec I won’t be here on Mondays, Thursdays, and Saturdays). Okay here we go.
*days passed by* At this point I was excited to receive it and start binging on the meals. I expect they would be as yummy as the photos they have on social media. Unexpectedly a delivery came around nighttime and it looks like these were the meals I was expecting.
Sadly, they weren’t close to what I saw online that they served to people. 😞
So maybe it is I who should be blamed for expecting too much, for requesting too much (lesser salt on meals, not too oily, less meat, ). However the meals I received felt like food from the hospital. I was expecting like “Instagram worthy” look of photos, the type you can instantly take a photo of and post on Instagram and you can go ahead and have a good hearty meal right after.
- The miswa soup I received was too oily and I can taste the ginger
- The rice included was mamantika
- More ginger and pepper infused dishes especially the lugaw
I’m really sorry, but this first experience with food meal delivery services has completely turned me off from trying new ones no matter how appetizing they look online.
I guess for my diet restrictions, what I’ll only get are pale tasting and looking food. 😐 I have to get used to eating less whatever food til then and only on my cheat days will I have them restricted salty and fattening food. I can’t even eat potatoes and bananas normally because everyone in the medical field keeps reminding me that my phosphorus levels will get higher. And the number one effect that it has gotten up is 24/7 itching. JFC!
I hear chocolates and nuts are also bad for us dialysis patients. Sure, eat in moderation. But on the other hand, chocolates and nuts give me acne in just a matter of hours after. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ So yeah, not on my “must eat” list.
Though.. looking at Davita’s Kidney-friendly recipes gives me a little bit of hope for tasting actual delicious-looking food with less oil, salt, and fat. 😉
I just feel disappointed and turned off from all of this. Many thanks again, social media, for disappointing me again.
Disclosure: This is not a sponsored post and I was not paid to write about this. I just wanted to write about my experience since it’s fairly new to me. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.