Sun Basket, you’ve earned yourself a customer for life.
Let me explain.
I would typically spend my Sunday at the supermarket where I would purchase any ingredients I felt suitable to put together a good meal. After that, for the following week, I would use different cooking recipes online to come up with an appropriate meal. This has always seemed to be the norm for me but I had become tired of not having the right ingredients for the meals that I wanted to cook, or having food that would spoil simply because I couldn’t fit it into a meal. What was my breaking point? Well, two months ago I was cleaning out my kitchen drawers, and I noticed a sack of potatoes that had completely spoiled. I must have spent the next 2 hours cleaning out that drawer because of how badly the potatoes had spoiled.
How did I find out about Sun Basket? Well I saw an advertisement that Sun Basket was offering 3 free meals on your first orders, so I took the plunge. You can click here if you want three free meals with your first order or click on the button below:
I want to point out that there is a considerable difference in the price you pay if you decide to use the promotional URL. Here is the price difference:
You’ll save $34.47 on your first order by making sure to order via the promotion URL. So make sure to add the promotion code to your order by clicking here.
So a little bit about Sun Basket. This is a company that originated in California and was started by a reward winning chef – Justine Kelly. Chef Kelly is responsible for every single meal that is prepared by Sun Basket. In a market where Sun Basket has many competitors, they have been able to set themselves apart in two ways:
Now that I’ve explained why I chose Sun Basket, let’s jump into my review.
When you’re first selecting your meal plan with Sun Basket, you’ll see such a page:
The meals available will always be changing, so you would literally never run out of options.
Once I ended up placing my order, I was notified that I would receive my shipment next week on Wednesday.
Next week rolled in, and I received the following:
So a few things to point out, each of their delivery boxes holds enough ingredients for 6 meals (aka. 3 recipes). You may notice that that the meals themselves are very well insulated within the box with a bit more than an inch of foam.
One of my meals contained lamb, so once I removed these three bags from the box, and a flat cardboard underneath them, I found the following:
The meat was vacuum sealed in plastic and resting on top of ice. When I say that Sun Basket goes far and beyond when it comes to quality of care of their food, it’s an understatement really.
Let’s now take a look at the three meals that were delivered:
Within each bag, you will find all the ingredients necessary to prepare your meal. Do keep in mind that some kitchen necessities are required to be stocked by you such as pans, salt, pepper and oil. Along with every meal, you will also receive a recipe guide on how to prepare your food, all the ingredients that take part in the meal, estimated time to complete, total calorie count and nutrition facts.
Here’s how the Rigatoni with pecan parsley pesto and white beans was turning out towards the end:
Quite gorgeous honestly, and it tasted even better!
I ended up cooking all three meals the same week and I absolutely LOVED it. The instructions to cook the meal were very easy to follow, and each dish came out magnificently. Now keep in mind, it is likely that your food won’t come out as pretty as it looks like in the images, but I know that I got pretty darn close. Even then, I was more concerned about the taste, and my expectations were blown away in regards to that.
Allow me to tell you this first, Sun Basket isn’t the cheapest option out there when it comes to delivery boxes. You can save $1 or $2 per meal by buying from competitors but the reason why I remain a loyal customer to Sun Basket is because of their direction. This is the only food delivery company that ships 100% organic product, non-GMO and free of persistent and systemic herbicides and pesticides. We are talking about a company that doesn’t want to increase business by shipping to all 50 states just because they want to have more facilities closer to their customers before doing so. The cherry on top would be that they donated 1000s of pounds of food weekly to charities. So while I may be paying an extra buck or two, I know that I am ingesting healthy products, and also providing business to a company with good moral standings.
If you’re still on the fence as to whether or not Sun Basket deserves your business, I suggest taking a look at their cookbook. This is will give a better idea on the type of meals they have available, especially if you are looking for a gluten-free or a vegetarian option.