Subscription boxes have become so extremely popular over the past 5 years, it started with the beauty boxes, then the snack boxes and you can now even get razors delivered weekly!
I have always been intrigued by the food delivery boxes but I have never actually taken the plunge and ordered one, the reason? Probably because I didn't want to pay full price for something that may not be worth it so when I was contacted and asked if I would like to try out the Gousto Box (a food delivery service) I was all too happy to say yes to this kind offer!
"Gousto provides you with all the ingredients in the right proportions to cook delicious meals at home. The produce is fresh and seasonal. Gousto’s recipes are developed by a team of passionate chefs and tested by all our friends and families first (very picky people). You get to choose the recipes online and every week the selection is updated to make sure there’re plenty of new recipes for you. The recipes are delivered right to your doorstep once a week so you decide when to cook. Whenever you’re on holiday or just don’t have time, simply place the subscription on hold – it’s easy."
My boyfriend is a vegetarian and sometimes is it really hard to think of, and create, delicious meals to cook so I was very excited to pick from a selection of delicious sounding meals. Each meal you select comes with everything you need to make it and it is all measured out for you, the only thing you need to do is a bit of chopping of the fresh ingredients.
I would class myself as an average cook, but the meals I created following Guosto's recipes were absolutely delicious!
I was sent two different meals which served two people and the results looked and tasted incredible.....
Aubergine Parmigiana & Pesto Bruschetta
This was everything I needed (minus a pinch of salt and olive oil) to test out my culinary skills and the results went down a treat with my other half.....
This meal took approximately 30 minutes to cook and the recipe was super simple to follow.
Crispy Mushroom Dal & Coriander Chutney
This is a meal I would have never dreamed of making or even choosing at a restaurant but it was so tasty and filling. There was no bread or potatoes just deliciously filling lentils!
Again, this went down extremely well with my partner who was grinning from ear to ear while eating it. He loved it so much he has decided to sign us up!
The main thing I like about this service is it's all in your control. You can decide how often you want a box, every week, every month or just a one off box you, and can even pause it until you want another one. You can decide what day you want the delivery, how many people you would like it for and you get to choose the meals, so you will never receive something you don't want.
The prices vary depending on how often and how many people you are feeding but the kind people at Gousto have given me a code for my readers for £20.00 OFF your FIRST AND SECOND box!!! To sign up use go to https://www.gousto.co.uk/ and enter the code TORNADO at the checkout to apply the discount and remember you can pause or cancel your order at anytime whatsoever.
So, is it worth it? I would say YES, definitely!
What do you think? Have you ever tried a food delivery service?