I recently partnered with ButcherBox to test and review one of their monthly boxes, and so here’s my honest thoughts about their service. I signed up for their Beef and Pork box, which included bacon, 85/15 grass-fed ground beef, NY strip, top sirloin steaks, pork chops and baby back ribs. At first, I was a bit skeptical about shipping all of that through the mail. In fact, my first box came and all of the dry ice had melted and the meat was no longer cold to the touch. I was instructed to throw out the box and was assured that this does indeed happen, but typically less than 1% of the time. Customer service was on top of it immediately, sending out a new box right away which arrived a few days later. It was sad to waste what looked like some damn good eats, but the second box was a success.
I started with the bacon, which had great flavor, and cooked up easier than most that I’ve bought recently at the local grocery. The fat versus meat content was perfect, and the cut was even better, allowing for even and flat cooked pieces that will impress any bacon connoisseur. From there, I made a couple of meals with steaks on the grill which were immaculate. Some of which may fairly be attributed to my mad skills, if I don’t mind saying, but truly, it is the quality of the meat that came through in the absolute mouth-watering flavor. The steaks turned out juicy and tender, yet charred to perfection on the outside. No ketchup, A1, or additional spices needed, though a good steak spice will add a helluva punch!
For November, ButcherBox has a couple of pretty cool specials running…
–Nov 1st-30th: They’re offering ‘Bacon for Life’ to new members, who will get a free pack of bacon in every order for the life of their subscription.
–Black Friday-Cyber Monday, Nov 23rd-26th: They’re offering the ‘Ultimate Steak Sampler’ to new members, who will receive 2 free ribeyes, 2 free NY strips, and 2 free filet mignon in their first order!
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