Have you heard of Zaycon Foods? I learned about this “drive-thru meat market” a few months ago and was intrigued. I am constantly looking for ways to lower my grocery bill, spend less time at the grocery store and provide better quality food for my family. Zaycon Foods has accomplished ALL THREE!
You can read more about Zaycon Food in my last post.
What is Zaycon Foods?
Zaycon Foods provide quality food at unbelievable value, fresh from the farm to your families table. Zaycon Foods can sell its products at bulk rate prices to individual consumers and families because their unique sales event business model brings lots of people together, adding all their purchasing power into a combined bulk food purchase. And when you buy as part of a group that’s committing to such a large purchase, the power is in the hands of the purchaser! It’s the ultimate group buy in terms of both price and consumer empowerment.
How it Works
I had the opportunity to participate in the Chicken event last month. So the first thing I did was go to the website to see where the closest event was taking place. There was one at a church in Gurnee, IL, which is about 25 minutes away. If there is not an event in your area they suggest signing up and they will contact you if enough people are interested in the area.
On the site it will list all the upcoming events and the locations closest to you. So I signed up for the next chicken event and checked out. Pick up was supper easy too. I arrived at the church parking lot during the event hours. I didn’t even have to get out of the car. I drove up to the truck and gave my name and the gentleman placed my 40 lbs of chicken in the back.
I was pretty anxious to get home to see what was in this big box. I really was not prepared for what I found. Not only have I never seen 40 lbs of chicken but I have never seen chicken that size!
How to Store Your Chicken
The chicken was separated into 4 bags. Each bag contained approximately 10 lbs of chicken. The chicken is not trimmed, so to make things easier when time to use I cut the chicken into 2 breasts and trimmed a bit.
Next I placed the individual breast into a Ziploc Perfect Portions bag so I would be able to take out the right amount of chicken. I then placed 2 breast in a quart size freezer bag. I expected to be able to put more in per bag but wasn’t expecting the chicken to be as large as they were.
I placed the majority of the chicken in my chest freezer. There is 12 bags in there. It should last me a while. Especially since I only need to use 3 breasts per dinner since the kids are able to split one.
I think I have already established the ease of ordering from Zaycon. But what really sold me was the quality of the chicken. The chicken is 100% natural with no added hormones, additives or artificial ingredients. It comes directly from the processor and has never been frozen.
Here is the meal that we actually had tonight. All I had to do was marinate it for a few hours and throw it on the grill. It was so good that even my husband, who is a beef only type of guy, comment a few times on how great dinner was. I never get excitement out of a chicken dinner. But this was moist, fresh and yummy!
As I said earlier, keeping my grocery bill down is always a priority. However many times I have to sacrifice my budget for convenience or for healthier options. Zaycon Foods in the exception. My low, low stock up price for chicken is $1.99 a pound. I have to say that I have not been able to find chicken breast even close to that over the last year. So I was extremely shocked to see that I could stock up on high quality, hormone free chicken for only $1.84 a pound! SOLD, SOLD & SOLD!!!!
If 40 lbs of meat seems intimidating to you or you do not have extra storage area then you can always find a friend to share the order with.
- Fresh Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts
- Fresh Premium Hickory Smoked Bacon
- Fresh Strawberries
- Natural Non-Homogenized Whole Milk
- Orchard Peaches
- Pork Sausage Links
- Raw Wildflower Honey
- Rotisserie Seasoned Turkey Breast Roast
- Bacon-Wrapped Pork Filets
- Fresh 93/7 Super Lean Ground Beef
- Fully-Cooked Breaded Chicken Tenders
- Gold Medal Beef Franks
- Polish Kielbasa Sausages
- Pork Loin “Meaty” Back Ribs
- Premium Catfish Fillets
- The CarveMaster Old Fashioned Ham
- Wild Alaskan True Cod Fillets
- Wild Alaskan-Caught Sockeye Salmon Fillets
I will be definitely ordering again. In fact I just placed my order for the Ground Beef event next month.