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What I Learned From Two Weeks of Daily Harvest’s Overnight Oats and Chia Parfaits, A Review

Like many New Yorkers, I often stare mindlessly at the many advertisements plastered to the subway walls during my commute. It certainly beats awkward subway eye contact.

Over the past couple of weeks, a company called Daily Harvest has hit New York subways hard. It’s difficult to find a subway car that doesn’t have one of their ads. So I decided I’d try it out. It was 1/2 price with the trial, so I figured it would at least be worth it to try.

Personally I’m big on breakfast. As such, I thought I would focus on the oatmeal offerings. At the time of my trial, Daily Harvest was offering the following 3 overnight oatmeal options: Cinnamon Protein + Banana, Mulberry + Dragonfruit, and Pumpkin + Chai. Since there were only 3 oatmeal choices, I added some of the chia parfaits. The following 3 were available: Blackberry + Majik, Chocolate Protein + Almond, and Mango + Turmeric. Over the next 2 weeks I tried 5 out of the 6 (all except the Mango and Turmeric).

Overall, I would rate Daily Harvest’s overnight oats and chia parfaits 3.5 out of 5 stars. The bowls were hit or miss. I found that the bowls with mostly fruit garnishes were the best, while others fell short. My personal favorite was the Mulberry + Dragonfruit, which I considered lengthening my subscription for.

From my perspective, Daily Harvest comes in handy if you’re extremely busy, need something quick and easy to grab on your way out of the door, and don’t mind dropping a lot of cash. Orders are reliable and come according to their delivery schedule, so you don’t have to worry about interruptions. The bowls are also packaged well, with warnings about the dry ice they use to keep items fresh and how to handle disposal of the boxes. Taking into account the full Daily Harvest experience, I would bump up their rating to a solid 4.0.

Feel free to leave your thoughts behind on your experience with Daily Harvest! I haven’t tried their smoothies or new line of drinks so I’d be interested to hear impressions of these and their other products.

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