Truth bomb: I hate to grocery shop. The combination of the crowds, lines, and all the time it takes to grocery shop makes me nuts. I dread it and put it off to the last possible second.
It’s one of those things that I can’t NOT do, so avoiding it isn’t really an option.
That’s where delivery services come in.
I’ve been a fan for years of delivery services that make getting food to my fridge and freezer easier and more enjoyable than doing the shopping myself. Fruits and vegetables, pantry items, and meat have all found its way to my door step from various online sources.
Butcher Box is an online meat delivery service. I’ve been using it for a year and wanted to give you my honest opinion of the meat and my experience so far.
When I came across Butcher Box a year ago, I was looking for an easy way to get my hands on quality meats. After learning about the company, how they obtain their meats, and the type of meats they offer I wondered why on earth I hadn’t been ordering from this company before.
The type of meat you eat is an entire topic in itself. For now the short story is that if you choose to consume meat, buying and consuming quality meat is essential to your health. You’ve heard the saying, “You are what you eat.” Think of that saying in the context of your meat. Yikes, kinda puts things in perspective doesn’t it?
Butcher Box offers only the most ideal sourced meats we (as in, humans) should be consuming. The beef is grass fed and grass finished, the pork is Heritage breed, and the chickens are pasture raised. Go here if you’d like to read more about how they source their meat.
Meat can be a controversial topic. I was a vegetarian for years because I wasn’t educated on the facts about the dangers (or lack thereof) of consuming meat.
In short, IF you’re consuming meat that is high quality (grass fed and finished, heritage bread, and pasture raised) studies have shown that meat doesn’t have a negative impact on your health.
To give you my honest opinion and experience with Butcher Box, I’ll lay out the pros and cons.
-You select the meats you want online and it gets delivered to your front door.
-There’s no membership fee.
-You can decide how often you’d like your meat delivered.
-You can choose the type of meat you want. All beef, all chicken, all pork, or a mixture.
-They offer a variety of cuts of meat.
-Shipments can be suspend or cancelled at any time, no questions asked.
-The customer service is responsive, friendly, and helpful.
-The meat is high quality. There’s a distinct difference in taste and texture from grocery story meat.
-The packaging the meat is delivered in is kind of a pain in the rear. The meat is frozen and comes delivered in dry ice. The annoying part is the tiny peanut-like-things that keep the meat centered in the box. They get everywhere. BUT, everything is recyclable. You’ll probably just need to do some sweeping to get all the peanut-like-things off the ground.
As you can see I don’t have many negative things to say about Butcher Box. If you want to give it a try, Butcher Box is offering a $20 off coupon and free bacon (woohoo) on your first box. Use this code to get the special offer. If you have other questions about Butcher Box, comment below or shoot me an email. (firstname.lastname@example.org)