Saturday, April 18, 2015

Gobble Box - Weekly Meal Delivery Service

Gobble is a new company entering into the weekly meal delivery business. I had found a Groupon which made this package half off so I snatched it up. 

What makes Gobble a little different from the other companies is they are 10 minute meals. They advertise that you go from kit to table in 10 minutes or less. Each meal is 500-700 calories making them a healthy choice. Gobble also sources their ingredients from local (to them) places in some cases the same farms and purveyors as local michelin star restaurants. The standard dinner kit comes with 3 different recipes each serving 2 people. Those total cost for that service is $71.70. If you want each recipe to serve more people then it's an additional $11.95 per meal in increments of 2. Meaning you can order a serving for 2, 4, 6, 8 or 10 and each increment adds $23.90. Sounds confusing but it's not once you order. 

Price: For standard meal delivery of 3 recipes/2 servings each $71.70 per week. 

This service only ships to California and Nevada at this time. 

The good:

Busy: This is great for busy people. The ingredients are fresh, on hand and the meals take on average 10-15 to prepare.

Don't cook?: The included recipe cards are easy to follow and a some of the ingredients are already cooked. 

Eating Healthy: Each meal is 500-700 calories.

Ingredients: fresh ingredients from local (to them) purveyors. 

Need a specific delivery day: You can choose between Wednesday, Thursday, Friday. Also the food is well packed on ice packs in an insulated box.

The not so good:

Price: It's a bit pricey and in most cases less than a restaurant but you're paying for convenience. 



This is the packing box. It's insulated with cold packs inside. 

Here is the complete box. I ordered 6 meals with 2 servings each. 






















The first recipe I made were the Korean Bulgogi Tacos. I thought they were delicious!





The Fettuccine Alfredo with Chicken. 


This week I made two of the 6 recipes I got. The website says the ingredients will last 5 days in the fridge or longer if frozen. Of course some of the ingredients can't be frozen so my suggestion is to cook what will spoil early first.

The recipes:

Korean Bulgogi Tacos with Radish Slaw - delicious! I would make it again for sure. 

Fettuccini Alfredo with Chicken & Broccolini - very good and would be so easy to make. 

Miso Glazed Salmon with Soba Noodles

Turkey Meatballs with Asparagus & Bhutanese Red Rice

Quinoa Vegetable Chili with Corn Muffins

Black Pepper Tofu with Jasmine Rice

The website says the meals are 10 minutes and I found that to be true with the tacos. Those were done in no time. The chicken took a little longer - maybe 15 minutes. The reason for the short cooking time is some of the ingredients are pre-cooked. For instance the rice in the taco recipe was already cooked, it just needed to be warmed up. Also the pasta in the chicken alfredo was fresh pasta which cooks quicker than dried pasta. I would've wait to post after I tried the other recipes but I received an email from Gobble giving me a free box to giveaway. But it's only good until Sunday. 

FREE BOX - If you're interested in receiving a free box with 3 meal kits send me your email address. First come first serve. Only available to NEW Gobble customers. Offer only good until Sunday April 19th at 11:59pm PST. I will update this post when this offer is claimed. ****OFFERED CLAIMED****

If you don't get in on the free box use my link to get a free dinner kit. I'm assuming it's just one kit that serves 2 people. 

Verdict: I enjoyed the quickness of these meals but it's a more expensive option than other similar services. 


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