I backed Cheese Posties – billed as the World’s First Grilled Cheese Sandwich Subscription – on Kickstarter a few months ago. Billed as a gourmet toastie, delivered through your door each week, I couldn’t not. More on that here.
I hadn’t had the chance to try out my first delivery from last week, so ended up with two boxes to test out. You can pick which part of the week they arrive (beginning, middle or end) – and I just miscalculated my available toasting time for the first order.
Actually, this turned out to be pretty useful, seeing as the Cheese Posties guys suggest two ways of toasting; one in the toasting bag provided, which you pop in a regular toaster, or just simply using a pan.
Attempt one; French Onion Soup. Sourdough bread, Gruyere, Caramelised Onion & French Mustard.
The bread needs a bit of forcing into its little toasty bag; and for this particular sandwich, there was a worrying overhang that I thought might cause problems, plus a big hole that may leave the bread vulnerable to burn.
Turns out, we had bigger issues. Sadly, even though we went for the minimum 3 minutes (of 3-5 suggested toasting time), our toaster got the better of our bread.
However. The filling was mega tasty, and had we grilled this using the pan method, I feel it may have been perfection.
I only used half of the pesto and cheese provided in the second sandwich, since it just would have been far too much, but the result was lovely.
This is the first batch of deliveries; so I’ve really taken that in to consideration when reviewing this. The bottom line is that I love the idea; and things like a weak box and tricky to get in to packaging can be fixed, but I bought in to this for the ingredients – and that’s the glaring hole in these early stage boxes.
I want to know exactly what I’m eating, where it came from, and why it was picked. I like the fun branding and quirky collectors cards, but if we’re going for ‘gourmet’, there’s need to be a greater focus on that. After all, if they’re going to the trouble of hand selecting producers, they should show that off to those ordering – like Flavourly does so well.
Looking forward to seeing stage two 🙂