Hello and welcome to our review of Sunbasket! This is a meal-kit box that I’ve been dying to try out, so I’ve spent the last 3 weeks trying to really get some bang for my buck with this subscription.
Before we dive in, I want to mention that I have been subscribed to the Gluten-Free menu on Sunbasket, however, I have confirmed with their customer service team that while they have a gluten-free menu, they are not gluten-free certified. Meaning: these recipes are manufactured in the same place where allergen-containing recipes are put together. If you have Celiac disease, I would pass on this box.
I had a suspected “gluten attack” while testing these boxes, but to this day I cannot pinpoint what could have caused it. If you’re on the fence due to having a severe Gluten Intolerance, then I’d pass on this one.
So Many Subscription Boxes–What Makes This One Special?
If you even do a simple search of meal-kit boxes, you’ll have pages and pages of options. These services are popping up all over the place! I don’t blame them. This pandemic is helping with that, I’m sure. Rather than reviewing services that are very much alike, I like to find ones that stand out.
Sunbasket does stand out because it includes a variety of menus that are both eye-catching, easy to make, and really delicious. Also, their “add-ons” are much more interesting than other services I’ve tried. There are a handful of options to choose from like snacks, breakfast, lunches, pasta sauces, and protein. Other services sold protein (chicken, beef, salmon) on top of their meal kits, but the addition of the other options really set this subscription box apart. In fact, as part of signing up, Sunbasket included a “gift” of one of these add-ons with all three of my boxes. My favorite had to be the green juice!
New customers: Get $90 Off and 4 free gifts (spread out over 4 boxes).
If you’re going to try out this meal-kit subscription, then I’d recommend sticking around to get the full benefit of the discount. I have to say that I did not have any issues with the recipes that arrived. Everything came securely packaged. There were no leaks, and everything tasted incredibly fresh. Couldn’t have asked for a better experience. Not a single bad experience in my time testing their service.
What Meal-Kit Types are Included?
Sunbasket continues to prove that anyone can cook and it doesn’t matter if you have 10 minutes or an hour to get dinner on the table. Sunbasket has a variety of meal-kit options such as Meal Kit, Meal Kit: Speedy, Meal Kit: Pre-Prepped, and Fresh & Ready. To give you an idea, I was able to get a Fresh & Ready meal on the table in under 10 minutes. That’s incredibly fast. Plus, the quality of their pre-prepped and Fresh & Ready recipes is the best that I’ve tried. Despite being pre-prepped and only really needing a little bit of heat, the meals were fresh and tasted great after a long day at work.
If you’re working long hours, I guarantee you that if you have a few of these pre-prepped or Fresh & Ready meals on hand from Sunbasket–you’ll find yourself ordering out a lot less. This will save you money as well as satisfy you knowing that you put together a home-cooked meal as a reward for a productive day of work. Talk about a confidence booster!
Is It Worth The Price?
Out of all the meal-kit subscriptions I’ve checked out over the course of the last 3 years, Sunbasket has the most appetizing recipes. The meals look just as good in person as they do in the pictures. I often found that to be the issue with other meal kits. The pictures look great, but sometimes the end result doesn’t look good at all.
Sunbasket uses high-quality ingredients and you can absolutely taste that. If any changes need to be made, you are informed when you receive the box. Mind you, most of the changes I’ve had included a simple note in my bag stating that an ingredient was swapped out for the conventional type instead of the organic. Again, not a huge deal, but it’s still nice to know.
If you’re looking for a particular menu that will satisfy your lifestyle, just check out the picture I posted above. Sunbasket includes a wide variety of menus perfect for many lifestyles.
As pointed out at the beginning of this post, please keep in mind for those who have Celiac Disease that this meal-kit box has a gluten-free menu, but it is not certified Gluten-Free. Better safe than sorry.
So…Is Sunbasket a Winner?
I’d say so.
This meal-kit subscription service caters to customers with different lifestyles. Sure, there are some limitations, however, the service still covers a lot of ground. Not only do the recipes look good; they taste great too. They cater to those who have plenty of time and those who may only have enough time to eat standing up at the counter. Whether you have 10 minutes to cook or an hour–Sunbasket has options available for all those in between!
For the month that I’ve had Sunbasket, I enjoyed each and every recipe that was included in the boxes. I’ve enjoyed the add-ons, and I’ve been so pleased with their customer service.
This box ends up being a little bit more expensive, but that’s often before adding any of the extras. Absolutely worth it, in my opinion!
If you check this service out, let me know your thoughts! I’d love to hear about your experience!
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