Looking for really honest Butcher Box reviews or searching for ways to save money on high-quality meat? This is a really comprehensive post on what you can expect from Butcher Box and how to get the best deal when ordering. Plus, be sure to scroll to the bottom of the post for a Butcher Box discount code that helps you score FREE meat in your first box!
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Have you been wanting to try out Butcher Box but are wishing someone would do an honest review for you beforehand. Well, I gotcha covered today!
Butcher Box reached out and asked if I’d be willing to try out the service and write an honest review of my experience. As you well know with my honest review posts, I try to do my very best to give you a comprehensive overview of the product and service and my truthful thoughts on whether it is a good deal.
For those who might be unfamiliar with Butcher Box, they are a subscription service that sends a box of high quality meat to your door every month.
How Butcher Box Works
When you first sign up with Butcher Box, you can choose what kind of box you’d like for them to send. We’ve tried out a few different boxes in order to get a good feel for the type and quality of meat they offer.
You can choose between five different types of boxes:
- A custom box
- A mixed box (includes chicken, pork, and beef)
- A beef and pork box
- A beef and chicken box
- An all beef box
I recommend doing a custom box because it allows you to customize the meat that they send and you are able to get exactly what you know you will use.
Once you choose which box you’d like, then you pick your monthly box size. You can choose between a Classic Box ($128-$149/month) or a Big Box ($238-270/month). The price varies depending upon which type of meat box you chose.
After you’ve chosen your box size, then you can customize exactly what they will send you. I like that you can see exactly what your options are and you can figure out how to get the best bang for your buck!
Then, just input your payment information and you’re done. (Psst! You might wait a bit on the payment page, because an offer should pop up to add free bacon to your box if you do!)
Is The Meat High Quality?
Butcher Box is very committed to offering some of highest quality meat on the market. They pride themselves on having some of the highest standards for sourcing, sustainability, and taste.
No meat from Butcher Box will ever have added hormones or antibiotics. (Note: Federal regulations prohibit the use of hormones in pork and the use of hormones or steroids in poultry.)
In addition, Butcher Box animals are only humanely raised. Here are some more details on the packaging in our latest box…
Is The Meat Fresh?
I have gotten three different boxes from Butcher Box and, each time, the box has showed up in good condition and the meat is still frozen almost solid when it arrives.
As you can see from the box below, Butcher Box sends their meat in very sturdy boxes and it’s packaged well with dry ice.
My Overall Thoughts on Butcher Box
We really loved the meats we tried out from Butcher Box and were very impressed with our experience. We especially thought that beef seemed exceptionally better than store bought beef.
That said, we typically buy our meat at Kroger when it is on a great sale and/or is marked down. And, as you likely know, we currently only spend $70/week on groceries for our family of 5.
From this vantage point, the price of Butcher Box is really expensive for us compared to what we typically pay for meat. However, we also usually stick with very inexpensive meat cuts that are definitely nowhere near the quality of Butcher Box meat.
While Butcher Box is much more expensive than buying meat when it’s marked down at the grocery store, the overall quality is much higher. If you are looking for a source for quality, humanely-raised meat, Butcher Box might be a good option for you to consider.
Is it Easy to Cancel Butcher Box?
If you want to cancel your subscription or pause it, you can easily do so at any time. You don’t need to call or email them about it. You can just go into your account and do it — easy-peasy!
Looking for a Butcher Box discount code? I have a very limited time offer for you that you won’t want to miss!
Through January 16, 2020 only, if you sign up for Butcher Box through this link, you will automatically get the following meat added to your first box — completely free!
- One pack of delicious uncured, no-nitrate bacon
- 2 lbs. of wild-caught Alaskan sockeye salmon
- 4+ lbs. of heritage-breed pork butt
That’s right, you’ll get 6+ pounds of bacon, salmon, and pork butt added to your first box at no additional cost. Just order by January 16, 2020 to get this deal.
To get this Butcher Box discount, just click on this link, type in your email address, and order your first box.
Have you tried Butcher Box before? If so, I’d love to hear about your experience with it!
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