21. Gousto Review 

*Note: I did get a discount code to use and the option to review the following product, which I have chosen to do.

Hello all! It’s been a month since I last posted. I had to take that time out to tackle 8 university deadlines, but it’s the summer and I’m back now! To celebrate this, I’m back with a review of Gousto, a cooking service that provides both recipes and ingredients delivered straight to your door nationwide in the UK.

I’ve always been curious about these services as a picky eater, particularly one with allergies. I have both an intolerance to dairy and a nut allergy to contend with, making it somewhat challenging to order food. In spite of that I still wanted to try Gousto, especially as I could check the ingredients prior to ordering the recipes in question. For my first try of Gousto’s recipes, I ordered the teriyaki chicken and the sweet potato and spinach curry.

It comes in this box which is designed to stay cool for 24 hours:

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The ingredients are neatly packed inside, with the dry, fresh and meat products separated accordingly. It was great to see that specific proportions of ingredients were provided, as this prevents contributing to the food waste epidemic in the UK. Here’s how the ingredients looked once they were taken out of the box:

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The first recipe I tried was the teriyaki chicken, which I made on the day that the box arrived. The instructions were incredibly clear, detailing exactly how much of each ingredient was required, along with pictures of each step of cooking the meal. For this recipe I enjoyed the addition of sugar snap peas in the rice, along with having to physically make the teriyaki marinade. It took the predicted time to make, and came out looking like this, which was pretty close to the original!

teriyaki chickenteriyaki chicken 2
I then made the sweet potato and spinach curry a couple of days later. This recipe I altered slightly purely down to preference, as I didn’t want to eat quite so much spinach. I enjoyed how simple this recipe was along with once again altering the rice (this dish involves making lemon rice), along with its ability to yield 3 portions. This is how it looked when it was made:

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curry 2

Would I use Gousto again?

Absolutely! In fact I just ordered another box tonight containing the cod and parsley potatoes (I won’t be using the nuts) and the blackened chicken, which I will show the outcome of on my instagram.

If you ever feel stuck for ideas on what to cook and would like some inspiration along with the ingredients, I couldn’t recommend Gousto enough. I’m not just saying that because of the discount either; their food really is that good! The ingredients are fresh, tasty and healthy for you, and can serve between 2 and 4 people.

If you’re interested in trying out Gousto, I have a link just for you! It will get you £25 off of your first box, making it a very affordable meal, much better than a restaurant too! You can access the link here.

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