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Monday, 16 May 2016

Gousto Box Review

We were asked to review a Gousto box and I am not one to turn down food so gladly said yes. The idea is, you choose a few recipes from a choice of 12 and all of the ingredients are delivered to your door in the correct portion sizes with an easy-to follow recipe card.

What I liked about the Gousto Website

  • Super easy to use.
  • The calorie content of every meal is displayed making it easy for you if you are counting calories like me.
  • There is a wide selection of meals from Mexican Pork Chilli with Apple Salsa to Smoked Mackerel Nicoise and you can choose which meals you would like. The recipes change weekly.
  • Delivery is free.
  • You can choose family sized boxes or boxes for 2 and they are flexible with how many meals you choose.
  • There is no commitment.
Gousto Box Review - an easy to order recipe box that's ideal if you're too busy to meal plan and counting your calories.

We selected two meals to test out and they were delivered in a special cool box which will actually keep your chilled food at the optimum temperature until midnight on your delivery day.

Meal One - Thai Pork Salad with Lemongrass Rice


Gousto Box Review - an easy to order recipe box that's ideal if you're too busy to meal plan and counting your calories.
Everything is provided

Gousto Box Review - an easy to order recipe box that's ideal if you're too busy to meal plan and counting your calories.
The correct size portion of Thai Curry Paste

Gousto Box Review - an easy to order recipe box that's ideal if you're too busy to meal plan and counting your calories.
Our vegetables were in perfect condition

Gousto Box Review - an easy to order recipe box that's ideal if you're too busy to meal plan and counting your calories.
Easy to follow instructions on the back of the recipe card


Gousto Box Review - an easy to order recipe box that's ideal if you're too busy to meal plan and counting your calories.
Nutritional information has already been calculated

Gousto Box Review - an easy to order recipe box that's ideal if you're too busy to meal plan and counting your calories.
Easy enough for an amateur to prepare

Gousto Box Review - an easy to order recipe box that's ideal if you're too busy to meal plan and counting your calories.

Gousto Box Review - an easy to order recipe box that's ideal if you're too busy to meal plan and counting your calories.
This was the first time I've cooked 'proper' rice and it was very easy!

Gousto Box Review - an easy to order recipe box that's ideal if you're too busy to meal plan and counting your calories.
Absolutely delicious

Gousto Box Review - an easy to order recipe box that's ideal if you're too busy to meal plan and counting your calories.

Wow we absolutely loved the Thai Pork dish - it was so easy to make, delicious and very filling. We couldn't believe it was under 800 kcals. The good thing about Gousto boxes is if you don't want to use them every week, if you use them on an ad-hoc basis they are great for getting you out of a cooking rut and giving you ideas for future meals. 

Meal Two - Pork with homemade apple sauce and cheddar


I managed to hurt my shoulder just before cooking dinner so Steve (find him at BigSteveCool) prepared this dish for us so there aren't as many pics. We would never think to make our own apple sauce but it was ready in minutes and as it was homemade we didn't need to add any sugar/additives ect... so it was much healthier for us. The green beans with mustard were also fabulous and again, an idea we will replicate in the future.

Gousto Box Review - an easy to order recipe box that's ideal if you're too busy to meal plan and counting your calories.



Would I recommend Gousto? 100% yes. It is ideal for those weeks where you don't really have time to recipe plan but still want to cook from scratch and prepare a meal that is healthy (and you know the calorie content of). If you are a new customer you can receive £15 off your first order (follow the link on the Gousto homepage). Our two person recipe box retails at £27.49 and the more recipes you buy, the cheaper it becomes. It is only £41.99 for 4 recipes for 2 people which I think is ideal for mid-week suppers and around the same I would probably spend if I went to the supermarket anyway. 

I don't think I could order every week (as I do like planning our own recipes too) but will definitely re-purchase every few weeks, especially when we are busy and don't have time to make dinner plans. 

Thanks to Gousto who sent us a complimentary recipe box in return for this review. All thoughts and words are our own. 

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4 comments

  1. They look like good value boxes. I'll have to look into them!

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  2. I love these kind of meal services... I've tried a few before and it's brilliant the way they send you the exact amounts of the ingredients so it's super easy to throw together. I like the fact that you can choose your meals with Gousto as not all of these services off that. I know loads of busy working families who love these meal boxes so they're clearly onto a winner!

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  3. I really love the idea of these boxes. I often have a look on their website to see what boxes are of offer.

    Katie x

    www.katiejaneonline.com

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  4. I love these sort of food boxes. So nice to have everything just ready to go and you get a perfect meal at the end

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