Review Summary: Gobble

by Denielle B

After five weeks of deliveries and 14 recipes and 4 sides tried, I have some thoughts on my experience with Gobble. Unfortunately, I don’t have photos of all the meals. Regardless, this Gobble review should still give you an insight to whether you should try it or not.

This is not a sponsored post. If you are interested in trying Gobble, you can use my referral link here to get 2 meals for two for $18. When you receive your first delivery I will receive $20 in credits.

Overview

Gobble is a meal kit subscription service where you choose a meal plan that works for you, and they send you what you need every week. You decide how many meals per week and for how many people. Besides the recipe cards with the cooking instructions, they take care much of preparation by including partially-cooked sauces, grains, and pasta, or pre-sliced vegetables and meat. Their dinner kits are designed to go from kit to table in 15 minutes! The only things they assume you’ll have are salt, pepper, and oil.

All ingredients are really pre-portioned for just what you need. For example, liquids (heavy cream, wine, etc.) are in little reusable bottle-like containers, similar to travel-sized toiletry containers. It’s super nifty because you can wash the bottles afterwards and re-use for whatever else you might need them for.

As with other similar services, you can skip a week if you feel like you don’t need it.

The Meals

You can choose either a 2-person or 4-person plan from their full menu of Classic, Vegetarian, and Lean & Clean dinners.

  • Classic: between 700-900 calories, with a wide variety of dietary choices, cuisines, and unique ingredients
  • Vegetarian: apparently their founder and CEO personally maintains a vegetarian lifestyle, so their vegetarian options are anything but basic
  • Lean & Clean: feature lean proteins, healthy fats, and under 600 calories per serving

They offer some meals every week that are dairy-free, nut-free, or gluten-free. Alternatively, some can be prepared as dairy-free, nut-free, or gluten-free by not using certain ingredients that are be packed separately in the dinner kit. In addition to the regular menu, they also have selection of different sides that you can add to your weekly Gobble box, including soups, salads, breakfasts, cookies and more. Finally, they usually have about two recipes every week meant for four people–they call these specialty kits.

I have LOVED almost everything from Gobble so far! It’s like having restaurant-quality meals, but made in significantly less time! You can also personalize some of the meals by substituting the protein. Depending on which protein you want instead, it may or may not cost a little bit extra. For more info on some of the specific recipes, they’re linked under the pricing section.

The Pricing

The minimum order is 2 dinner kits (4 meals) in order to schedule a delivery. Ordering only four meals for a week, the price per meal is $13.99 ($55.96 total, plus $6.99 for shipping).

For transparency, I do want to point out that I used a discount for Gobble, which made my first delivery free.

For my particular deliveries, here’s the breakdown of cost:

  • Delivery 1 – total: $0 ($55.96 with credit applied)
  • Delivery 2 – total paid: $62.95 ($55.96 + $6.99 shipping); $15.74 per meal per person
  • Delivery 3 – total paid: $119.85 ($117.86 + $6.99 shipping – $5 credit); $9.99 per meal per person
    • Panko-crusted chicken parmesan with penne pasta and marinara sauce
    • Peruvian-style steak with patatas bravas, vegetables and red chili pepper sauce
    • Garlic pesto salmon with rosemary mashed potatoes and sautéed spinach
    • Bacon, egg, and cheese sandwich (breakfast) – $6.99/person
    • Petite breakfast quiche Florentine (breakfast) – $3.99/person
    • Baked garlic bread (sides) – $6.99/person
    • Tomato bisque (sides) – $6.99/person
  • Delivery 4 – total paid: $98.91 ($91.92 + $6.99 shipping); $12.36 per meal per person
    • Classic beef bourguignon with mashed potatoes
    • Italian sausage rigatoni Florentine with spinach salad and garlic bread for four (specialty kit) – $10.99/person
    • Pan-roasted chicken with green bean casserole and mashed potatoes
  • Delivery 5 – total paid: $110.89 ($103.90 + $6.99 shipping); $11.09 per meal per person
    • Swedish meatballs with maple-glazed carrots and spaetzle
    • Chicken piccata with broccolini
    • Tuscan sirloin steak with braised lentils and red wine demi-glace
    • Roasted chicken with Yukon gold potatoes and sautéed autumn apples
    • Petite breakfast quiche Florentine (breakfast) – $3.99/person

The Verdict

So this costs a bit more than your usual HelloFresh and similar meal kit subscription services. However, Gobble is more superior in terms of convenience, minimized waste, meal variety, and taste. Being able to cook a delicious, elevated meal in 15-20 minutes is a game-changer. I’ve actually settled on using Gobble long term. The hubby is also very satisfied with our experience with Gobble so far!

chicken parmesan and pasta in a pan

Wanna Try Gobble?

This is not a sponsored post. If you are interested in trying Gobble, you can use my referral link below to get 2 meals for two for $18. When you receive your first delivery I will receive $20 in credits.

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