Walmart clearly has busy parents in mind with its latest attempt to stay ahead of its biggest rivals. Walmart plans to launch a new meal kit service, with promises that they can deliver on you need to get dinner on the table fast. “Customers are busier than ever and we know getting a delicious dinner on the table can be a chore. We’re here to help,” Tyler Lehr, Walmart’s Senior Vice President and General Merchandise Manager of Deli Services, told Business Insider.

Some lucky Walmart shoppers may have already taken home and fired up one of Walmart’s new meal kits, as they’re currently available at 250 stores, according to the company’s website. The big box retailer will roll out their new meal-kit service to all 2,000 of its stores nationwide sometime this year.

Photo: Walmart via Flickr

Walmart’s meal kits will be offered in three varieties depending on how much cooking you have time for (or want to do). The first meal kit type is fully prepared and cooked and only needs heating. These One Step Meal options include Spaghetti and Meatballs, Chicken Enchiladas and Meatloaf among others.

A second meal kit offering requires some cooking and is meant to be paired with Walmart’s rotisserie chicken to create a full entrée, like Thai Curry Chicken.

The third kit is very similar to the kits offered by Blue Apron or HelloFresh. They come with all ingredients, prepped and measured, but you need to do all of the cooking yourself. The kits include dishes like Basil Garlic Chicken, Chicken Fried Rice and Steak Dijon.

The kits serve two people and range in cost from $8 to $15.

Do you use meal kits? Would you try the new meal kits from Walmart? Share your thoughts in the comments.

—Shahrzad Warkentin

Meal kit photos courtesy: Walmart 


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