I’m allll about monthly subscriptions. If you use and love the products, it makes life so much simpler. And when I can place something on autopilot and mark it off of my to-do list, knowing it will just happen every month without worry? Well, sign me up. Thankfully, I can now do that with my meat too, let me introduce you to Butcher Box.
I’ve seen Butcher Box for over a year now cross my social media feeds. It was always something that when I saw it I thought, “I should really check that out, it looks like a great program.” But then life happened and I’d forget.
This was one of the reasons I was so excited when Butcher Box reached out to me and offered to send me a box to try out their service. First off, that this amazing company thinks I’m cool enough to send a box to still floors me. But secondly, I didn’t have any more excuses not to give it a try.
Of course, like every company that approaches me, before I choose to sample their product or work with them I do a lot of research. After reading many reviews, deep diving into the Butcher Box website and their humane animal practices, I came to the conclusion this company is trying really hard. Trying hard to not only provide quality, organic meats at great prices to everyone, but they care about the animals and farmers they work with deeply. And growing up with farmers in my family, that is supper important. Farmers work long hours and never get enough credit. Partnering with a company that appreciates who they work with matters.
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My First Butcher Box
My box arrived and I was immediately notified by email. I thought this was such a nice touch. You know if you’re out and about there’s a box of perishable items at your door that you should grab. And even though I did bring it inside after I received the email, I got distracted and left it on the kitchen counter for five hours. Even then, when I went to open it up the meat was rock solid frozen. The fully encased dry ice in the bottom of the box did the trick.
What’s in the box
You can customize your box by size and meat choice. We go through so much beef and pork I decided to experiment with a duo box of both first.
This post is in partnership with Butcher Box. All opinions are my own. For more information on my policies and disclosures, see here.
If you’ve been following me over on Instagram lately, (and you totally should!) you’ve watched in real time as I’ve been working towards expanding my pantry and also stocking up on a two week emergency food kit.
If this spring taught me anything, it’s that stores will not always have what we want, when we want or need it. And with all the back and forth on if the meat prices will rise, and what will and will not be available, I didn’t want to place being able to get the quality meats our family needs up to chance.
I still remember when CORONA had just started and the store shelves were bare. It felt apocalyptical. Walking through the empty isles was like I was in one of those bad Zombie movies. Never in my life did I think I’d experience something like that! The meats our family usually purchased were gone. And we all know about the toilet paper issues! What really got me was when I went to grab my daughters fever medicine and found out it was gone . . . everywhere . . . I felt so darn helpless.
After leaving the store that day I realized how naive and frankly, how irresponsible I was being, just “assuming” an outside source would always have what my family needed and I could get it whenever.
Butcher Box to the rescue
While the medicine for my daughter I can stockpile and has a long shelf life, perishable items like meats don’t last as long. A service like Butcher Box that I can count on, even when the world goes crazy, gives me such a sense of peace.
Prices are comparable
My husband works in the food industry, and when he saw the quality meats we received and heard about the prices, he was impressed. They are very comparable to similar quality in store. However, I would say that taste is better! We’ve used several of their products so far and I’m impressed! Already looking forward to our second box!
Do what’s best for your family
In the end, do what’s best for your family. Maybe meat isn’t a huge staple in your home and you are concerned about other products and need to look into how to make sure you don’t have a problem accessing them when you need. Maybe you want to look into purchasing half a cow from a local farmer, or maybe you use Butcher Box solely or in conjunction with the other option. Cow from a local farmer, chicken and pork from Butcher Box. You get the picture. Just make sure you have a plan and a source for your most consumed foods! Being prepared and enjoying quality meats is something that can’t be overvalued.