Gousto is a subscription recipe box service with home delivery
Easy, tasty ingredients to make nutritious meals straight to your door. No brainer. So when they contacted me to ask if I would like to try a recipe box for myself and the family I didn’t need much persuading.
Gousto offers 6 different subscriptions.
- 2 recipes for 2 people – £27.49 per week
- 2 recipes for 4 people – £41.99 per week
- 3 recipes for 2 people – £34.99 per week
- 3 recipes for 4 people – £51.99 per week
- 4 recipes for 2 people – £41.99 per week
- 4 recipes for 4 people – £59.99 per week
The great thing about the subscription is that although the default is set to a weekly delivery you can cancel, skip or pause deliveries at any time.
Once you have chosen your delivery schedule you can pick from large number of meals. The menu changes weekly and contains a huge range of meat, fish or vegetarian based meals to suit most palettes.
I love cooking. That’s why I sat this one out
Mr G and I decided that given the option we would rather try 2 meals for 2 people than 1 meal for 4 people. I do all of the cooking in our house and have done for most of the 15 years we have cohabited.
There was 1 occasion where Mr G removed a frozen chicken pie from its metallic case and attempted to grill it but the less said about that the better. Probably.
With this in mind we agreed that to really see if Gousto recipes are easy, Mr G should be the one to have a go at cooking them. What was the worst that could happen?
I was impressed with how the Gousto box arrived. The packaging was extraordinary – the chicken for example was packed with ice and wrapped with plastic covered sheeps wool.
Gousto Lemon & Pepper Chicken With Rosemary Potatoes
This was the first meal I chose. I have to be honest and say that my expectations were not high. I had been concerned that the portion sizes might not be very generous but as you can see from the photos I had nothing to worry about!
Curried Chicken & Sultana Rice
This one was something MrG would never have chosen to cook in a million years. Completely out of his comfort zone (lets face it, that zone pretty much resides in the cereal cupboard) but he did seriously well. Once again, the portion sizes were spot on and the meal was absolutely delicious although Mr G did comment that the method could have been made a bit clearer to follow.
Would We Choose Gousto Again?
Without a doubt. Ok so perhaps for us it wouldn’t be a viable option for everyday meal planning but as a replacement for a takeaway when we want a special meal I could imagine this being something we would look at. At roughly £7.50 per portion it is something we could have fun cooking together and would be cheaper than eating out.
Besides, now I know Mr G has these hidden culinary capabilities I would be a fool not to!
Mummy & Moose.
Disclosure: We were invited to try these meals in return for writing a review. As always, all opinions are our own.