Disclaimer: GIFTED – I was offered the opportunity to review two meal kits of my choice from Tastesmiths, in exchange for social media coverage. However, I have decided to also write a blog post about my experience.
Tastesmiths was founded by a mother daughter duo, who believe cooking brings people together and wanted to share their passion for home cooking, by encouraging others to do the same. That’s when the fresh ingredient meal kits were created. By doing the shopping for you, Tastesmiths make home cooking even easier. I was asked to pick two meal kits of my choice to review, so here you go!
Jamaican Jerk Marinade
Upon opening the pack, the instructions of what to do, what’s included and what else you may need to buy e.g. chicken or tofu are included on the packaging. With easy to follow instructions, I found the process so much more simple than I imagined it would be. I’d never tried a Jamaican Jerk marinade before, so I was really intrigued. The bonus of Tastesmiths meal kits is you can make your meal as spicy as your prefer, so if you aren’t a huge spice fan, you could also leave it out. I prepared each ingredient and then followed the easy to follow instructions, to create my tasty Jamaican Jerk marinade. I did wish I’d used a little bit more chicken as it was so delicious.
I chose Tikka Masala as it’s one of my ultimate favourite curries. I have cooked other Tikka Masala’s from scratch in the past, but none of them have been as good and tasty as this one was. Again, the instructions were extremely easy to follow and the whole meal was super simple to prepare. The beauty of cooking for yourself is you can make your meal exactly to your own taste.
As I’m not the best with spice, I only used the “weakest” chilli in the pack, for flavour mostly. Due to the spiciness, I also added natural yogurt to add a more creamy texture to the tikka masala. I found both kits really fun to make! It made me realise how much I do enjoy cooking, as there is nothing quite like eating your own food after you’ve spent time preparing and cooking a meal yourself.
Both kits were extremely simple to make and there was no waste, as you are given the exact amounts which you need in each kit. The Tastesmiths meal kits range from £2.75 to £3.50 for one. The taste of both kits was authentic and flavoursome. Each pack happily served the both of us (me and Kiel), but you could easily serve up to 4 people. You can find out more information about Tastesmiths and their ingredient meal kits by visiting the Tastesmiths website.