Factor meals are available in all 48 contiguous US state, so no need to enter your zip code on the site to see if delivery is available in your area. A few of the carriers used include: UDS, Blue Streak, AxleHire, Lasership, UPS and FedEx. My order arrived via UPS. Luckily, I was standing outside when my order arrived, so it didn’t have to sit in the direct sun of our southern facing Colorado porch. It turns out that fear was unfounded.
The order arrived in a medium sized box, heavily lined with repurposed denim insulation. There were a few gel ice packs keeping the meals cold. After unpacking the meals and placing them in our fridge, I nonchalantly placed the box near our front door. A few days later my wife opened the box to discover that the inside of the box was still very cold. So, if you have concerns about whether your meals will arrive cold, I am here to tell you it, that will not be a problem. Deliveries from factor come between Monday and Wednesday, arriving somewhere from 8am to 8pm.
All Factor meals arrive in a BPA-free CPET plastic container that’s safe for food storage and heating in the microwave. The container is wrapped in a non-recyclable plastic film plastic and a cardboard sleeve label, to so you know which meal is which. The sleece also contains the ingredient list and nutritional information. After you enjoy your meal, the container and sleeve may also be recycled.
I’m not generally one to get excited about packaging materials, but we received gel ice packs in our Sunbasket order and have used them countless times since. So, I was excited to have another gel pack. We use the gel icepacks when camping, going to the Asian grocery store 40 minutes away, and to keep drinks cold in our cooler when we have more than a few friends over. Unfortunately, since you receive a pack or two each delivery, you’ll eventually have too many to be useful. Luckily, you can empty the contents into the trash and got to plasticfilmrecycling.com to find a close plastic film recycler.