Last month I was very kindly sent a Gousto box to review. If you’ve never heard of Gousto, it is a food subscription service, where you are delivered delicious ingredients to make some incredible-sounding meals that you usually wouldn’t have the chance to do so: It’s a great way to try new cuisines, sample new herbs and spices and get back into cooking.
I for one am not a massive fan of cooking: I get quite bored easily, end up eating most of the ingredients before anything has even touched the plate and my presentation skills are non-existent. So when Gousto got in touch and asked me to participate, I thought, why the hell not – I have nothing to lose!
I was offered the chance to chose two recipes from 22 on the website and have the box delivered straight to my front door: The great thing about this too is that the box is filled with ice packs to ensure your ingredients stay cold just in case you are not there to accept the delivery – although you can choose your delivery slot as well, which just makes life so much easier.
I found it really hard to choose because all of the recipes looked so good, but I went for the hoisin meatballs and Chinese sesame rice and Indonesian chicken rendang because they sounded hella fancy.
One of the things I really liked about the recipes is that the ingredients stayed in date for about a week so you weren’t in that much of a rush to make them.
I think out of the two, I preferred the chicken rendang because it was simpler to make, and tasted absolutely amazing; saying that though, the hoisin meatballs were probably the best meatballs I have ever had.
If you are interested in trying new recipes and gaining some confidence in the kitchen, I would definitely suggest giving these boxes a try because all the hard work is done for you.