Monday, 15 June 2015

Coori Monthly Box Review: First Impressions


It's been ages since I've shared any food here on Where Is Harriet, and the main reason for that is I have been in a bit of a cooking rut. Long days at work and a lack of inspiration has meant I've really just been digging the same old thing out of the freezer, and not thinking too much about what exactly I'm eating.

I was offered the opportunity to try a monthly food box from Coori, which is a 'free from' monthly food delivery service, and although I am lucky enough to have no food intolerances, I do have a lot of friends who do have various allergies. A combination of wanting some ideas for food to cook for them, and just wanting to cook something a bit different for myself and James meant I was up for the challenge of giving it a go!

This is a first impressions post, and I will talk in detail about the food once I've had a bit more chance to try it out. Firstly here is what was in the box, in its entirety!


This is the monthly box, which costs £75.50, and as you can see there is a lot in it! Mine was delivered to my neighbour as I was out at the time and I could barely lift it to carry it home! It's mostly dry staples like pasta and rice and bread mixes, which makes sense given its got to come through the post. They also do a smaller weekly box with twelve items. 

I know that free from stuff is usually pretty expensive, so I think this is probably pretty good value, and will definitely keep us going for at least a month. The only thing I was a little disappointed about was that the suggested recipes which came with the box didn't necessarily match up very well with the items I was sent. I had initially thought you would get all the ingredients to cook the recipes, but instead the recipes felt pretty separate, as you'd obviously have to buy all the fresh ingredients separately, and the Coori ingredients they did contain didn't even really match up to what the recipes needed.

I don't think that matters too much, as there were so many store cupboard staples in the box I can see myself easily working most of them into my everyday cooking. Stay tuned for another week or two to see what I have ended up making with everything!


Maria Fallon said...

I like the idea of this although I would have expected the recipes to match better!

Maria xxx

Katie Frank said...

it looks lovely and practical! i like the idea.

Fran said...

Wow Haz, that was some hamper, for some reason I had in mind like 4-5 items!! No wonder it took you a while to work your way through it!!

Le Coin de Mel said...

Tat's an impressive selection of 'free from' items. I would love my allergic toddler to have so much choice when it comes to convenience foods.