We saw one of those group buy deals for 50% off a week of frozen homemade vegan meals delivered to your house (from Gobble Green), and since we knew Sarah would be extremely busy in the week before her final project for school was due we thought it would be fun to try.
The first wrinkle was that when we ordered our food, it was scheduled to arrive a month later. They indicated that you can get it next week instead by ordered $25 of extra food, so we did so thinking it would arrive on Monday or Tuesday. After a week of not being able to get in touch with them by phone and having a few cryptic and unhelpful email exchanges it finally arrived on Saturday, without the extra food we ordered (hopefully we don't get charged).
Anyway, aside from the customer service issues (perhaps they are overwhelmed by the response to their group buy offer), here's the rundown on day one of the food.
"Hash Browns" & Mushroom Tofu Scramble w/ Cheese (not pictured: strawberry oatmeal and peanut butter cookie):
The hash browns were really tasty (although not crispy like hash browns usually are), but the tofu scramble was inedible (it tasted like plain tofu with vinegar, and adding salt did not help). Definitely the worst tofu scramble either of us had ever had; I really hate wasting food but couldn't finish it. Perhaps the tofu had gone bad?
We also ate a strawberry steel cut oatmeal (which Sarah liked, but I thought was too sweet and funny tasting, although the texture was good) and a delicious peanut butter cookie (it looked like fake meat when it arrived, but was quite good nonetheless).
Tortilla Soup, Southwestern Salad, Signature Vegetable Soup
I thought that the Southwestern Salad was OK, but bland and too sour (so I added some agave, salt, and Sriracha). Sarah thought it tasted vinegary and "indescribably wrong" and "chemically."
The Signature Vegetable Soup tasted to me like it had spoiled a bit, although to Sarah it just tasted like soup made from canned vegetables.
The tortilla soup was definitely the best of the three, but was (yet again) too sour / vinegary for our tastes, and pretty salty as well. I still sort of enjoyed eating it, but by the end I was ready to quit and couldn't handle another bite.
So lunch was definitely not a winning meal.I got a solid stomachache afterwards, so we ate normal food for dinner instead. It seems likely that several of these dishes were left out too long before being frozen since they mostly tasted "off."