Gousto Box Review
Fitness / health, Food, Lifestyle

Gousto Box Review

Today, I am sharing with you my experience with online dinner ordering and reviewing the Gousto Box.

For those of you that have never heard of them, Gousto are an online company based in the UK and they deliver fresh food to your door in the form of ingredients to make your chosen recipe. They invited me to review the service and products, so that I could feature them on my blog. I love cooking healthy whole foods, so I was delighted with the opportunity and immediately agreed.

They sent me 3 different dishes that each fed two people. As there is 4 in our house I made two meals on the first evening for dinner and then the next day cooked the left over meal for lunch.

Here is what they sent:

  • Sausage Cassoulet
  • Chinese Pork Rice
  • Jewelled Chicken Freekeh

Though these were sent at random, when you order online you have choice of around 10 meals. They change weekly recipes and with the portions starting at just ยฃ4, it’s great value for a fresh meal with free delivery.

One of the great things about this concept is only buying the exact amount of food you need for each meal. Food wastage in the UK, as well as globally, is a huge problem and it’s great to be able to only buy exactly what you need.

The box arrived at my door in perfect condition I couldn’t wait to see what was inside. I opened it up and it was full of lovely healthy fresh food. None of it was damaged as it was so well packaged. The meat was inside a sealed bag which contained ice and a wool cool pack so it was perfectly chilled and ready to transfer to the fridge. Here’s what was inside.

Inside a Gousto Box

Gousto Box

It also contained a lovely note saying who packed the box (Phillip packed it with love) and three recipe cards with step by step instructions on how to cook the meals. Each ingredient is measured and labelled so it’s really easy to sort into the different recipes.

Gousto also feature the recipes on YouTube if you need that extra bit of help which is a neat and clever idea.

I cooked the Sausage Cassoulet first with my daughter who loved reading out the step by step instructions and passing me everything I needed. We all had a small plate of that each and it was delicious. For two the portion size would be perfect.

We then went on to cook the Chinese Pork Rice where my son took the lead. He loves cooking and even won a baking competition at school this year so a budding chef in the making! The portions sizes are really generous and would make 2 large dinners but again we shared it between the 4 of us so we could all have a try.

The children loved the idea of the Gousto Box as we had never tried anything it was totally new to them that you could just be sent everything all ready to cook and we had really good fun making and eating.

I cooked the Jewelled Chicken Freekeh the day after for lunch for me and my partner and again went well and generous portions. Lets put it this way he didn’t moan that he was still hungry which is a bonus!

Here is what the finished dishes looked like when I served them.

gousto Sausage CassouletSausage Cassoulet


Gousto Chinese Pork RiceChinese Pork Rice


gousto jewelled chicken freekeh Jewelled Chicken Freekeh


I hope you enjoyed reading my Gousto Box review. Overall I was really happy with the delivery and quality of products and the customer service I received was really top quality. Thank you Gousto sending my love back at you!

Let me know what you think as I love to read every one of your comments. Would you buy online meals like this? What do you think of the concept?

Gemma xx


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  • http://www.jacquardflower.uk Jacquard Flower

    What are your thoughts on the concept? I would love to hear.

  • http://www.thestylecontour.com Jalisa

    Wow, such an interesting program! This would be perfect and a life savor for those nights you just can’t fuss around trying to come up with something to make!

    Thanks so much for sharing and have an awesome weekend ๐Ÿ™‚



    • http://www.jacquardflower.uk Jacquard Flower

      Hi Jalisa, Thanks for sharing your thoughts. It’s a great idea and exactly as you say no fuss! Which is what I like ๐Ÿ™‚ Have a lovely day! Gemma xx

  • http://jenniferjayne.blogspot.co.uk Jennifer Jayne

    Wow that sounds fab. The dishes do look amazing.

    Jenn | jenniferjayne.blogspot.co.uk

    • http://www.jacquardflower.uk Jacquard Flower

      Hi Jennifer, Thanks it was so much fun. Have a lovely Sunday xx

      • http://www.jacquardflower.uk Jacquard Flower

        BTW Jennifer I am doing a twitter competition to win one of these boxes if you are interested search #jfgiveaway on twitter xx

  • Lenkadot

    Hey Gemma! I think your blog is awesome!! So I nominated you for the Liebster Award ๐Ÿ™‚ Details are on my blog. https://foundationdot.wordpress.com/2015/09/05/liebster-award-2-round-two/

    Hope youยดre having a great night, Lenka xx

    • http://www.jacquardflower.uk Jacquard Flower

      Hi Lenka, Thanks very much xx

  • http://analuisadejesus199.wix.com/fadedspring Ana De Jesus

    Although I am a vegetarian my friend tried Gousto and he said it was great!

    • http://www.jacquardflower.uk Jacquard Flower

      Hi Ana, Thanks for your comment. I’m sure they must cater for vegetarian meals too. Will have to check this out. Gemma xx

  • http://www.chicuturnonglitz.blogspot.com Michele M

    Great review.This is an interesting concept. It looks really delicious. I like how it is health conscious and that they keep the wastage component in mind. ๐Ÿ™‚


    • http://www.jacquardflower.uk Jacquard Flower

      Hi Michele, Thanks for your comment. Yes this is what I like too healthy and no waste. Have a lovely Sunday Gemma xx

  • http://tellmeyblog.com/ Yvonne Kong

    Looks yummy! These ready-to-go cooking kits are so popular these days, perfect for busy people who still want to stay on track with their healthy diets.


    • http://www.jacquardflower.uk Jacquard Flower

      Hi Yvonne, Thanks I totally agree great for busy people who still want to eat fresh healthy food. Gemma xx

  • Maggie Lee-Roberts

    That’s so interesting. I would never have bought one, but they look amazing and delicious and they are things I wouldn’t think to cook. I am really dedicated to healthy eating. I’d love to try these out now.

    • http://www.jacquardflower.uk Jacquard Flower

      Hi Maggie, I know it’s something you don’t necessarily think about but when you think about it a great idea! They change the dishes too each week so always something different to try. Thanks so much for visiting the blog. xx