Are gel packs good for transporting meal kits?

In today’s fast-paced world, meal kits have become increasingly popular due to their convenience. These pre-portioned ingredients and recipes delivered straight to your door make cooking a breeze, giving you tasty, varied meals without a load of the hassle. However, ensuring the freshness and quality of ingredients during transportation can be a challenge, and needs to be carefully controlled. In this blog post, we’ll explore why gel packs are excellent for transporting meal kits, and how they keep the goods in tip-top condition.


Why is temperature control important for transporting meal kits?

When it comes to perishable ingredients, maintaining an optimal temperature is vital to preserve their freshness, taste, and quality. Temperature fluctuations can accelerate the spoilage process, compromising the safety and flavour of the ingredients. Ensuring proper temperature control during transit is essential to prevent bacterial growth and keep the meal kit ingredients in perfect condition.

Temperature controlled gel packs for food shipping and delivery

How do cold gel packs work?

Cold gel packs are a simple yet effective solution for maintaining the desired temperature in meal kit deliveries. By freezing them beforehand, the gel packs absorb and store cold energy, which is gradually released, keeping the surrounding environment and ingredients cool.


How long do cold gel packs last?

We make sure that our gel packs and packaging maintain a box temperature range of 2°C to 8°C for 48 hours, ensuring the safe transportation of meal kits to customers’ doorsteps. However, the temperature and duration depend on factors such as initial goods temperature, packaging insulation, and the number of gel packs used. Using more packs and thicker insulation, even frozen goods can be kept at sub-zero temperatures for the same time frame.


Cold gel packs play a crucial role in, preserving the integrity of the ingredients, and providing customers with an enjoyable cooking experience. Their temperature stability, versatility, reusability, and ease of handling make them an excellent choice for meal kit transportation. So the next time you order a meal kit, rest assured that those cold gel packs are working hard to keep your ingredients fresh and delicious from the kitchen to your doorstep.

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