We were impressed that all the packaging was recycled and reusable, and that each ingredient was clearly labelled. You get a recipe card for each meal, which are also really clear and concise. Each ingredient is clearly measured, but the measurements are all on the cards too so that you can make it again by yourself.
It really took the stress out of the week that we knew what we were eating all week, we were both really busy with work and stuff so it was helpful to have meals at our fingertips. Each meal was a complete meal by itself with sides included. I wondered how the portions would be, but I was pleasantly surprised - certainly neither of us was hungry.
The second week I got a discount again so Lee helped me to choose what to eat. There's a big choice of stuff, and a lot of different dietary requirements are catered for. The box again arrived on time, well packaged and everything clearly marked.
So, what did we eat? Well, the stand out dish was a Sri Lankan curry, which was one of the best curries I've ever had and is a recipe we will definitely use again. We also really liked the baked fries we had. Everything was nice, I really didn't dislike anything except the peas that came with the fish fingers and chips.
The recipes are really clear, some of them are quite fiddly but the output was worth it. Lee was grateful for the photos on the recipe cards a couple of times. Here's some photos of what we made:
The box was well insulated and had chill packs in it, so if it was left outside for a few hours it would be okay
Pulled chicken burgers with baked sesame fries and cucumber salad - this was really good!
Chicken katsu curry with slaw - this was really fiddly but really yummy
Fish goujons with chunky chips and minted peas - this was okay but fiddly for what it was and I didn't like the peas
Sri Lankan curry - definitely the stand out dish - yummy
Smoky Spanish chicken with patatas bravas and aioli, this was simple but really nice
Cheesy chipotle chicken enchilada - again simple but nice.
We had a couple of other dishes which I didn't take photos of.
So what are my pros and cons of Gousto Box?
- delicious food
- wide choice of meals
- exact ingredients arrive ensuring no waste
- easy to follow recipe cards
- fresh ingredients clearly marked with use by dates so you eat stuff up first
- good if you're busy and don't want to think about what you want to eat or go to the supermarket
- cost - I got 60% off and then 50% off, but I wouldn't pay full price for a box
- some of the recipes were really fiddly and could have been simplified
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I purchased Gousto myself and was not compensated in any way for this post.