Back in June I was able to tell you all about Zaycon Foods when I learned all about their wonderful services that they offer to purchase meat and other foods in bulk. I was really excited when I found out that I would be allowed to review one of their 40lb boxes of Boneless Chicken Breasts so that I could sample their service as well as their meat. It took many months before they had the chicken out here in Michigan, but it was well worth the wait.
For the past 10 months we have been purchasing all of our meat from the meat market because we can find it cheaper than at the grocery store. Zaycon Foods prices all seem to fall into the same general price range as our local meat market though the prices could vary with your local meat markets. The benefit that I found with Zaycon is buying the food in bulk. We go through a lot of meat in our house. What with three adults here all the time and two teenaged boys here a few days a week.
The pickup was nice and easy. I was told that the truck would be waiting at the Century Bowl here in Waterford. I pulled in and immediately saw the truck sitting there with cars already lined up by it. I decided to snap a quick picture before I got in line. I knew I was going to have to wait and I was only 5 minutes away from my home so what would a couple extra minutes matter?
Getting up to the truck I just showed them my receipt on my phone instead of printing it out for ease and to save paper and money in the long run. They immediately grabbed the box put a plastic liner down in the trunk of my car and set the box on top of that for me so that I did not have to do any work and so that my car stayed nice and clean. Going there I was unsure how the meat would come packaged, but was not too concerned since I didn’t have a long drive.
Getting home the men of the house were nice enough to carry this box inside for me because 40 pounds of chicken in a box just wasn’t going to happen. There was no way that I was going to be able to carry that inside myself. The unveiling was exciting. Well, it was for me anyway. I wanted to see how big these chicken breasts were. The box once opened reviled a thick blue plastic bag/liner with chicken in bags under that. This was how they managed to keep the chicken juice from seeping through and soaking the box.
You can see the thick blue bag here as well as the Safe Handling Instructions to make sure that you do not contaminate anything with raw chicken. You can all see the logo there that shows you that the chicken is All Natural. They were also organic and hormone free. They might be hormone free, but I am telling you that when you see these chicken breasts your jaw will drop just like mine did.
The breasts were just monsters. I mean it. They were bigger than my hand and when I weighed them on my Ozeri Touch Professional Digital Kitchen Scale I found them to be 1/2 pound on average in size. This weight was after I cut the breasts apart since they came attached together. We decided it would be a good idea to bag them two breasts per bag so that wee could easily defrost just enough for a meal.
You can see what I mean by monster chicken breasts. I was not expecting such large pieces of chicken. The process of cutting apart all of the chicken breasts and bagging them took me 45 minutes. I tried to count them all, but I lost count which means I cannot tell you exactly how many chicken breasts came in my Zaycon Foods order.
The chicken did fill up our freezer though! I am glad we had a lot of empty room in the freezer at the time. If we hadn’t we would have had to make room by cooking something. We kept out two bags that were to be for dinner that night.
As you can see we had a lot of chicken in our freezer. We have since eaten most of the chicken and have loved it every single time. I love that it was never frozen before we got it so that we could package it how we like without having to thaw and repackage or anything like that. Zaycon Foods really impressed me. You can go to their website to find out where the closest drop off is for you as well as to find out what shipments are coming your way!