I can’t even remember how I heard about Butcher Box but my guess is it was a Facebook ad, isn’t that how we learn about everything? An ad on social media?
For a few years, I had been buying organic meat at the grocery store but then after watching the documentary Food Inc., I knew I couldn’t ever buy anything else. If you’ve never seen it, it’s a must watch.
So 10+ boxes in, I thought it was a good time to share my thoughts in my own Butcher Box Review.
If you’ve been looking for alternatives to the grocery store or you have been contemplating Butcher Box, this review is for you.
Disclosure: Butcher Box has a referral program for all customers. If you make a purchase via a link on this blog post, you’ll receive a discount on your first purchase and I will receive a credit on my next purchase. Cool beans! Once you buy, you can grab your own referral code.
Note: This is not a sponsored post.
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What is Butcher Box
Butcher Box is a subscription service that delivers grass-fed/grass finished beef, free range chicken, heritage breed pork and wild caught salmon (plus a few other things) straight to your door.
They aren’t the farm or a grocery store, they are a distributor.
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What is the Mission of Butcher Box
It’s pretty simple, according to their website, they strive to bring high quality meat to customers while ensuring the humane and sustainable treatment of animals. Isn’t that what we all want?
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Where Does the Meat Come From
The beef comes from Australia, the chicken and pork come from the United States and Canada and the salmon comes from the United States.
Quality of the Meat
Our experience has been that the meat and salmon are delicious.
The beef is 100% grass-fed and grass-finished which means the cows are grazing in their natural habitat which leads to a tastier cut of meat. The cows dine on natural grasses and may be fed other grasses or minerals in the winter months. They are not given antibiotics or added hormones.
The chicken is free range, humanely raised, certified organic and not given hormones or antibiotics (Federal regulations prohibit using hormones or steroids in poultry). It is also GAP-3 certified. GAP is an animal welfare partnership.
The pork is Heritage Breed, humanely raised, vegetarian fed, never given antibiotics or added hormones (Federal regulations prohibit use of hormones in pork). According to the Butcher Box website, Heritage Breed pork has a flavor profile with high fat marbling throughout the meat, which equates to a rich, juicy, deep flavor.
The seafood is wild-caught, sustainably harvested and not given any additives, antibiotics or hormones. Butcher Box offers salmon, scallops, halibut, lobster and cod. We have only tried the salmon and it’s been delicious.
How Much Does Butcher Box Cost
When it comes to the cost, boxes start at $129 (based on current rates) and go up to $270 (before any Add-ons or Exclusive Deals).
From what I can tell, they typically have specials for new customers, for instance, when I joined they were offering 2 pounds of ground beef free with each box for the life of my subscription. So that’s in addition to what’s already in the box type you choose.
They offer Add-ons like bacon, breakfast sausage, etc in addition to extra packages of chicken, ground beef, etc. that can be added to every box.
There are also Exclusive Deals like lobster, cod, spare ribs, a burger and hot dog bundle, etc. that just get added to your next box (if you choose them as an add-on). In our last box we added on a chicken breast and top sirloin steak bundle.
Around prime grilling holidays like Memorial Day, July 4th and Labor Day, I have seen grilling bundles. Around Thanksgiving and Christmas, there have been bundles of meat specific to what is traditionally eaten on those holidays.