Everdine pride themselves on producing clean and wholesome gourmet meals, which are developed by chefs trained in Michelin-starred restaurants – so you really are getting restaurant-standard food prepared right in your own kitchen. The meals come ready cooked and frozen, and Everdine recommend that the majority of their meals are reheated in the microwave, from frozen; most only take around 10 minutes to heat, so you can be sitting down to a flavoursome meal in a very short time. The meals are delivered by courier, and if you are not going to be home, the box can be left in a safe place. The food was excellently packed, with wool packs around the food and frozen gel packs ensuring it arrived really cold. It’s great to know all the packaging can be recycled (the wool is great for lining trenches for growing runner beans!).
All Everdine meats and fish are sustainably sourced and they use only the best ingredients from suppliers they know well and who meet their strict quality standards; this all means that the quality will remain consistent. Being frozen means there is no waste and no rush to eat up the meals – they are all dated and the dates were well ahead; freezing locks in all the natural goodness with no need for artificial preservatives. You can choose from Classic or Veggie boxes, and either 8 or 12 meals (they are single portion, which is great to accommodate different tastes in a family). Deliveries are made on Fridays and Saturdays, and what really sets these meals apart is that you can choose from 1, 2, 3 or 4 weekly schedules, so no worrying about remembering to cancel a delivery, or getting too much food to cope with. There are lots of different meals to choose from, and you can make up your own selection. We received a classic 8 meal box which included slow cooked beef and vegetable bourguignon, shitake and tofu teriyaki, roast duck breast and blueberries, rainbow vegetable pad thai, parsnip and paneer curry, Mediterranean cod, lentil and quinoa moussaka, and courgette and feta quinoa cakes; as you can see, a great variety of tastes and textures and there are plenty of vegetables included with each meal to help you towards your five-a-day.
Your box includes a list of the meals included. Each one of the meals was very tasty – my personal favourite was the cod, and my husband very much enjoyed the duck. The meals were definitely out of the ordinary, and not what I would normally cook – I really enjoyed the opportunity to try out new foods and flavours. The meals all looked very appetising and colourful, both before heating and once served. The labelling was clear and all the ingredients listed. We really enjoyed these meals and especially the convenience of individual frozen meals – it was like having our own restaurant menu as we choose what to eat each night.
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