Gobble Meal Subscription…the Good, the Bad and the Ugly
I recently tried Gobble, one of the MANY meal subscription services that deliver fresh ingredients and recipe cards directly to your home insuring that you have an easy and wholesome meal any day of the week. They all may seem the same but after extensive research and eating my way through various versions of Chicken Marsala and Pecan-Crusted Salmon I can attest to each company offering a slightly different approach. So what’s Gobble’s deal? In a nutshell…smallish portions, simple recipes and the easiest and fastest of all meal subscriptions.
To give you some more details, the portions typically vary enormously depending on the company. For example, Marth Stewart’s Marley Spoon offers enormous portions. Their 4 servings fed 6 of us and we were satisfied. By contrast Gobble claims a serving of 4 but skimps tremendously on the protein and instead bulks up the produce and starches. Not necessarily a bad thing but when I had a knock-out drag-out fight go down because their Shrimp Stir Fry meal left my kids wanting more than their 2-3 shrimp per person I was tempted to run to the store and buy more shrimp just to keep it balanced. (Which sorta negates the whole convenience thing.)
Don’t expect exotic fare and unique ingredients, were talking simple classics that you’d see on the local menu at any ho hum Café in America. This can pose a problem for those adventurous types who want to hone their culinary skills but it’s great for families with picky eaters because really can you argue with good ol’ spaghetti and meatballs. Finally, the prep…let me just say that this is one step more complicated than a frozen meal, no really its ridiculously simple. Most sauces and sides are premade and only require heating. Even the produce rarely requires more than a rinse as they usually come pre-cut. From box to table in 15-20 minutes if that.
Try them out for yourself and fine your fav. https://www.gobble.com/