My First Introduction To Gousto And Meal Delivery Services

My First Introduction To Gousto And Meal Delivery Services

Over the past few years’, there has been a surge in food-based delivery services promising to send you ingredients for all the dinners’ you need but it’s not something which I ever really looked into but recently the team at Gousto* got in touch to see if I’d like to try out their service. I’m not one to turn down free food so seconds after firing back the email I was browsing on the website to see what recipes I could pick.

The concept of Gousto works that each week you can choose from 22 delicious yet healthy recipes and once you pick them they’re delivered to you fresh on your chosen delivery day (including Sundays). You’re sent all of the ingredients you need along with recipe cards and then it’s down to you to cook, serve and enjoy. Unlike a lot of subscription services you can alter how often you want the deliveries, every week/ every other week/ once a month, and you can pause and skip deliveries so easily if you know you’re going to be away.

Gousto Rosemary

After searching online I opted for the Chicken Cacciatore with crispy potatoes and the Posh open burger with rosemary chips because I’m a creature of habit and chicken and burgers seemed like a nice easy option to go for. You can choose your recipes to be for 2 or 4 people depending on your household so I chose the two meaning it was two tasty meals me and my other half could have together.

Making the order was so easy and I was pleasantly surprised that they offered Sunday deliveries which is so handy being the day I’m least likely to go out. On the morning of my delivery, I was sent a text giving me the one-hour time slot that it would be delivered. I did have a slight blip with the delivery and that’s because you leave an option for an alternative place to put the item if you’re not in so I put a neighbour down but on the box, it just showed that as delivery instructions so the item went to my neighbours without them even trying me. A few hours later when we realized what had happened and our neighbours came home we had the box of goodies.

Chicken Gousto

When I opted the box I was so impressed at the attention to detail, every single item was individually wrapped from a little pot of tomato paste to garlic cloves and the right amount of herbs. The only you need to provide is things like salt, pepper, and oil. We even had a good quality branded wooden spoon included inside. As we had no dinner plans we made the Chicken Cacciatore which is basically chicken in a tomato based sauce with carrots, onions, garlic and herbs. I’m no Nigella but I have to admit thanks to the amazing details of the cards the meal came out incredible. I don’t know whether it was the fresh ingredients, the attention to detail or just the chef inspired recipes but it was one of the best things we’ve ever cooked.


I have to hand it to Gousto; the portion sizes were perfect, the meal planning card was so specific and easy to follow and the food came out incredibly. At the point of writing this I haven’t tried the open burger but I am so excited to give it a whirl.

If you fancy giving Gousto ago for just £7.49 then click here, just make sure you quote my Rhian Westbury somewhere on there and use discount code TORNADO.

Have you tried any meal delivery services?


  1. Jenni Grainger
    April 28, 2017 / 9:49 pm

    We had a gousto box last week and I was really impressed with it. I enjoyed making something I wouldn’t normally have x

  2. April 30, 2017 / 10:59 am

    I have been wanting to try Gousto as I liked the look of some of their veggie recipes and couldn’t wait to try it! This looks lovely x

  3. Hannah Latoya Bond
    May 1, 2017 / 1:17 pm

    I’ve never heard of this before. It does sound very good

  4. Alison Rost
    May 1, 2017 / 3:23 pm

    My husband and I have just begun to try meal services! We’re on our third week and haven’t had a bad experience yet. The meals have been unique and interesting .. and it’s so nice not to ask my husband to make a grocery run because I’m out of an ingredient!

  5. PrettyLusciousThings
    May 1, 2017 / 6:58 pm

    I’ve never used these kits that come with everything in them but I’ve only heard good things. They could turn anyone into Nigella – curves ‘n’ all.

  6. May 2, 2017 / 9:42 am

    I’ve not used these kind of kits before but I’m so intrigued by them x

  7. May 2, 2017 / 2:57 pm

    I’ve heard a bit about Gousto of late and it sounds like a really good way to make something different every month.

  8. May 2, 2017 / 3:08 pm

    Everyone seems to love Gusto and after reading your post, I definitely want to try it for myself. Your chicken dinner looks so yummy!

  9. Mellissa Williams
    May 2, 2017 / 3:37 pm

    I tried Gousto a while ago and thought their service was fantastic! Love how the food is so fresh and easy to make

  10. Jessica Hughes
    May 2, 2017 / 4:11 pm

    Meal services like this are so fantastic, especially for busy moms like me! There are so many days where I just don’t have the energy by the end of the day to think about what to make for dinner and having a service like this would make my days so much easier. Gousto sounds like a great one and the food looks delicious.

  11. Shannon Ritchie
    May 2, 2017 / 5:15 pm

    That dinner looked so nice! I have heard of Gousto before and would love to try it!

  12. Kara
    May 2, 2017 / 5:54 pm

    It looks fab, sadly we live out in the sticks so don’t have many delivery options 🙁

  13. May 2, 2017 / 8:54 pm

    I keep hearing great things about Gusto, I didn’t know they offered a Sunday delivery slot though, so helpful as like you that tends to be the day I’m around. Looks like you did a great job, and good luck with the Posh Open Burger

  14. May 3, 2017 / 9:22 am

    These delivery services sound like a great idea – home cooked food but with less faffing around! Your meal looks fab!

  15. Jennifer Eastwell
    May 3, 2017 / 12:03 pm

    They are a great idea. I get leafets posted through about gousto

  16. May 3, 2017 / 12:11 pm

    This sounds brilliant, not tried a meal delivery service before will have to have a look into it

  17. Angela Milnes
    May 3, 2017 / 4:35 pm

    Absolutely looks great and such a good dinner for us, I bet my hubby would love this too.

  18. May 4, 2017 / 11:04 am

    I love the concept of this, especially as I am a bit of a foodie. I am going to give Gousto a better look and see what the other half thinks too! xx

  19. May 4, 2017 / 2:38 pm

    I really like the concept of this, I keep hearing about Gousto but never looked in to it. Sounds good! xo

  20. francesca
    May 5, 2017 / 9:13 am

    Oh this sounds fun and much easier when you are kind of unsure about what meals to cook! I’d be interested in giving them a go for sure!

  21. May 5, 2017 / 9:42 am

    I’ve just tried Gousto for the first time too, it’s such a time saver especially when you’re feeling like you’re lacking creativity and have fallen too much into a meal routine!
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  22. May 5, 2017 / 9:55 pm

    We loved our trial of Gousto – Perfect for when we were eating at different times to the kids. I loved how everything was individually wrapped too.

  23. May 6, 2017 / 8:05 am

    I heard really good things about this service and I want to try it!!

  24. fashion-mommy
    May 8, 2017 / 8:32 pm

    I love your choices, I always opt for chicken if I can, it looks delicious too.

  25. Mummy's Monkey
    May 9, 2017 / 6:02 am

    They look delicious. I almost always go for chicken too. Love the fact that you can change how often you get the boxes too

  26. Harriet @ Toby&Roo
    May 10, 2017 / 11:13 am

    This looks so SO good! I always go for chicken or prawns 🙂

  27. Hayley
    May 12, 2017 / 9:00 am

    This box sounds so good, I’ve heard loads about it. Your meal looks great!

  28. May 12, 2017 / 9:35 pm

    Looks really nice! And surprisingly fresh for a delivery service

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