On Your Mark, Set, Cook! Juici Jerk Caribbean DIY Meal Kits

London-based Caribbean kitchen and pop-up business, Juici Jerk has launched UK-wide deliveries of its’ home cooking kits, offering restaurant-quality ingredients – inspired by contemporary West Indian cuisine. 

Juici Jerk’s DIY meal kits have arrived just in time for those who want to try Caribbean cooking whilst at home, but are unsure about which ingredients to use, or traditional culinary techniques. 

Even when restaurants reopen, the prospect of dining out for many seems daunting. 

So Juici Jerk has designed a fun, simple and easy-to-follow home meal kit which enables anyone to recreate authentic Caribbean dishes from the comfort of their own home, with all the required ingredients in new kits which are freshly prepared by Juici Jerk’s in-house kitchen team.

The meal kits will give households an authentic taste of the Caribbean, transporting their taste buds to the Islands, at great value for money. 

Each box has sustainable packaging with no single use plastic and comes with Juici Jerk’s ‘Island Vibes’ Spotify playlist. 

Juici Jerk DIY Meal Kit includes the following ingredients:

  1. Marinated boneless / skinless chicken thighs
  2. Rice and peas
  3. Plantain fries
  4. Festival dough
  5. Macaroni cheese
  6. Dry coleslaw mix
  7. Horseradish mayo
  8. Fruit punch 500ml
  9. Jerk BBQ sauce
  10. Rum & honey sauce (contains alcohol)
  11. Jerk mayonnaise
  12. Spring onion
  13. Red chilli 
  14. Flat parsley

The DIY meal kit can feed up to five people, with prices starting at £30 for ‘The Juici Jerk’ box, which covers meals for two to three people, and £60 for ‘The Kingston Platter’ feeding between four and five people. 

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Both boxes are available Halal and contain a diverse range of Caribbean cooking ingredients including pre-marinated meat, classic sundries such as plantain and festival dough, homemade sauces, and fresh fruit and vegetables. 

Juici Jerk is a black-owned family business founded in 2017 in a household kitchen in Tooting (South West London) by two brothers, Troy and Jarrell Johnson who hung up their gloves in the retail & hospitality industry to chase their passion for Caribbean cuisine. 

Combining a British and West-Indian heritage, the duo aims to offer a Contemporary Caribbean dining experience with an urban twist. 

Director of Juici Jerk, Troy Johnson said: “Eating amongst friends and family is a massive part of our tradition and food in general is what brings our whole family together.’

He added: ‘With the Covid-19 pandemic and lockdown, many families have been unable to dine together so that’s why we have launched our cook at home DIY kits – to bring traditional elements of our culture to people all round the UK, giving them a taste of our West Indian heritage and flavours they can usually only find at their favourite Caribbean restaurants.’

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