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Review: Gobble

My first shipment of Gobble came in mid-February. The three meals I got were:

  • Wagyu Beef Swiss Cheeseburger with Mushrooms & Truffle Aioli
  • Pan-Roasted Barramundi with Yukon Potatoes and Lemon Caper Sauce
  • Chicken Au Poivre with Demi-Glace & Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes

I would give them all 4 out of 5 stars. I guess my favorite was the chicken. The Coriander and Black Pepper spice that you put on the chicken was amazing.

Chicken Au Poivre
Chicken Au Poivre with Demi-Glace & Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes

It’s the only one that I didn’t have an issue with, however small. What I didn’t like:

The burgers were delicious, but suuuuuper greasy! My stomach hurt the rest of the evening.

Wagyu Beef Swiss Cheeseburger with Mushrooms & Truffle Aioli
Wagyu Beef Swiss Cheeseburger with Mushrooms & Truffle Aioli

The fish was good, but I got really sick of the fish flavor about halfway through. It wasn’t fishy though, thank goodness. Maybe I just don’t love barramundi. This is the first time I’d had it.

Pan-Roasted Barramundi with Yukon Potatoes and Lemon Caper Sauce
Pan-Roasted Barramundi with Yukon Potatoes and Lemon Caper Sauce

But the main reason I don’t give these full stars is this:

  • There’s really not much cooking involved. Even the potatoes came precooked, in a pouch. There’s no chopping either. It’s basically like warming up restaurant meals. They’re delicious, but they’re not cooking.
  • Some of the dishes require you to use a microwave. I don’t have a microwave in the kitchen I cook these in.
  • Some use a lot of dishes, for there being so little actual cooking involved.
  • While they give you a “recipe” card, it’s nearly impossible to remake these recipes without ordering the kit from them again because some ‘ingredients” are actually precooked foods. Such as a pouch of mashed potatoes, or a pouch of beurre blanc. You can make your own, but it likely won’t taste the same.

If you are a foodie/chef type these probably aren’t for you. Unless you want to have a few nights where you don’t have to think about anything and can throw something together quickly and easily (this is the camp I fit into).

If you are someone who loves to eat interesting meals, can boil water and sauté, but doesn’t love chopping and prepping, this is for you.

I’m ordering a second week coming up soon so I’ll be interested to see how those come packaged and what is involved, I’ll report back!

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We are a participant in the Gobble Associates program an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Gobble.com. However, I do pay (full price) for the meals I get and cook.

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