My Honest ButcherBox Review
My honest ButcherBox reviews: Is this meat delivery service worth it? Is the meat good? Does it save you money? Keep reading to find out!
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ButcherBox Reviews: What Is ButcherBox?
ButcherBox is a monthly meat subscription that delivers humanely raised cuts of meat, free of hormones + antibiotics. This is extremely important because what the animal eats, you eat.
ButcherBox delivers 100% grass-fed and grass-finished beef, free-range organic chicken, and heritage breed pork for less than $6.00 per meal. This is my honest ButcherBox review. Keep reading to find out if this service is worth it!
ButcherBox Reviews: Quality of Meat
I love that ButcherBox is committed to providing quality meat from animals that are ethically raised. I feel great feeding myself and my family meat from animals that lived a great life and got to live as nature intended.
Here’s a bit about the quality of their meats:
- Beef: 100% grass-fed and grass-finished beef without antibiotics or hormones. Cows were raised to live their entire life on a pasture.
- Chicken: Pasture-raised, free-range and organic. All of the chicken is Certified Humane, which means the chickens have access to the outdoors, and shelter, and are fed an organic 100% vegetarian diet.
- Pork: A heritage breed without antibiotics or hormones. The pigs are raised pastured, or with standards that meet being raised in open barns with bedding.
What Does Grass-Finished Mean?
Grass-fed is very different from grass-finished. “Grass-fed” store-bought meat does not actually mean the animals were raised on a grass-fed diet. Unfortunately, grass-fed means the cows started on a grass-fed diet but were then fed grains for the remainder of their lives in a feedlot. High-quality, store-bought beef should be labeled grass-fed, grain-finished beef.
97% of all beef sold in the USA is sourced from cows that were sent to a feedlot and fed a grain diet. What the animal eats translates to what is in its meat.
ButcherBox Reviews: Quality of Taste
Not only does ButcherBox have the highest quality meat that is raised humanely and naturally, but it is the most DELICIOUS tasting beef, chicken, and pork I’ve ever had!
The chicken tastes so much more like chicken. The beef is bursting with umami flavor. The pork is juicy and savory. You’ve never tasted meat so good. ButcherBox sources from farms that raise animals properly, feeding them a natural diet that they consume during the entirety of their life. You can really taste the difference!
ButcherBox Reviews: Cost
With ButcherBox you have the ability to choose from a few different box options that fit your family’s lifestyle and budget. While ButcherBox prices might average a bit more per meal than the average grocery store, the convenience, quality, and selection really offset the price.
With a curated box, you don’t have to worry about choosing cuts of meat or deciding what to try next. This box is curated by the ButcherBox team offering the highest quality meat selection allowing customers to try something new or enjoy tried-and-true favorites.
Classic Box: $137 per box, includes 8-11 pounds of meat, or 24 meals.
Big Box: $253 per box, includes 16-22 pounds of meat, or 48 meals.
The custom box allows customers to pick and choose the cuts of meat they want for that shipment, from meal prep to date night steaks to summer bbq staples like tri-tip or burgers.
Classic Box: $159 per box, includes 9-14 pounds of meat, or 30 meals.
Big Box: $288 per box, includes 18-26 pounds of meat, or 60 meals.
ButcherBox Reviews: Convenience & Shipping
I have 3 little kids. Anything that can save me time, I’m all for it. What’s better than having ButcherBox ship the meat straight to my front door, for free? Now, I only have to shop for my produce and pantry staples. So much easier!
My box gets delivered every 4 weeks. You can choose to have yours delivered every 2, 4, 6, or 8 weeks. You get an email a few days before your order ships, so you can make adjustments to your box that month if needed, or change the delivery date if you are out of town. If you don’t make any changes, it will ship you the same box you ordered before.
The meat is shipped out frozen in an insulated, eco-friendly box packed with a specific amount of dry ice that’s carefully calculated based on your geographic location. All of the packaging materials are biodegradable or recyclable. Best part? Shipping is always FREE!
Insider Tip: My little kids love playing with the dry ice! We’ll put it in a bowl of water and do pretend science!
ButcherBox Reviews: What Do I Order Every Month?
We are a family of 5. I get the Large Custom Box, which allows you to choose 12 cuts of meat.
Every month I order:
- 8 whole chickens that I break down myself, then use the carcasses to make homemade bone broth (gets the MOST out of my dollar!)
- 2-pounds of ground beef
- 2-pounds of ground pork
- 1 order of pork chops (this might be my favorite of theirs!)
- 1 “fun meat” that I feel like making that month like pork butt, tri-tip, ribs, steaks (ribeyes are my favorite!), beef stew meat, chuck roast, or pork tenderloin.
- I also get Free Bacon For Life (1 pack), Free Beef For Life (2 pounds), and Free Wings For Life (3 pounds) in every order, all for FREE!
Insider Tip: When ButcherBox runs a For Life Deal, simply add it to your box for a low 1-time fee (typically less than $50 that you just pay once). It pays for itself in 2 deliveries, but you’ll get it for free in your deliveries as long as you’re a ButcherBox subscriber. Always check the Member Deals each month to see what they’re offering!
ButcherBox Reviews: Is It Worth It?
ButcherBox is 100% worth it!
It is where I source all of my meat. ButcherBox prices really end up being comparable to what I would spend in store, especially with the convenience and quality aspects.
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27 Comments on “My Honest ButcherBox Review”
Their cod has gone dramatically down hill. You see that the fillets have been sliced in half paper thin in some cases. They sent email stating prices were going up but quality wouldn’t, not true for cod. Too bad because it was good previously.
Roasts are smaller, also.
I’m sorry to hear this! I haven’t noticed any quality issues in my orders. I would reach out to customer service and see if maybe this was a one-off issue? They’re super helpful!
while I have been satisfied with Butcher Box for many months and love the products I was a little disappointed with the new roasts I ordered . I cooked them properly using a great recipe I was so looking forward to serving the roast-what a disa
I’m so sorry to hear this Bonnie!
Butcher Box is a rip off and a scam. When you start it will seem wonderful, and you’ll receive quality. The more money you give them, the less quality you will start seeing. Packaging is terrible, many cuts get freezer burnt. I have been a member since their start and I can not count the problems I have had with them. Missing meats that I was charged for, refunds never coming through (always the banks fault). Terrible quality the longer you’re with them, and customer service is non existent. In the beginning you’ll be able to have nice cuts like filets, and NY strips, over time they’ll make you start paying extra for those cuts. I signed up under a new email to learn that they are doing this. I absolutely do not recommend this company.
I’m so sorry to hear this has been your experience. I have not had any of these issues, but I hope you’re able to get them resolved!
I like both your website and Instagram. How do you get bacon and ground beef for free for life? I could live on beef, but bacon would be great. Thank you!
You’re so sweet! Honored to have you here following along! Whenever they have a FOR LIFE deal, you can add it to your account also. If you go to Member Deals (or maybe Add On’s), it’s usually listed there. I believe it’s around $45ish? A one time fee that you pay once and will get you the FOR LIFE item in each shipment for the life that you are a customer. Pays for itself in a few shipments, so very worth it!
Hi! Love your site and Instagram. How do you get the free bacon AND free ground beef for life? I have the beef for life, but would love the bacon. Thanks.
The next time they are running a “free for life” campaign, you can pay a one time fee (I think it’s usually around $40?) that allows you to add on the “free for life”. I did this with wings and bacon after I already had beef for life! Such a great deal. It’s usually in member deals, but if it’s not there email and ask their customer service about it!
Thanks for the info! Have you tried anything similar for seafood? Any recommendations?
I have used Sitka and really liked it!
Are you paid by the company as I find their products terrible!
Totally tasteless and not even Choice Quality!!
Also, they claim Free Ground Beef for life … which costs you $55 upfront so NOT FREE!!!!
Oh darn! Sorry you don’t like them. You can definitely cancel any time. You get free beef for life if you’re a new member. Or for a 1 time fee (this time $55) you get 2 pounds of grass fed beef in every shipment for the lifetime of your membership. Pretty great return on your $55!
Natalie- I am a new subscriber and I went to check out butcher box but I didn’t see any options fir ground pork or whole chicken. Wondering if you have any insight into how I get this options in my box
They usually have whole chickens and ground pork Tina. I checked for you and they are not on the site now. When they remove an item from the site, it means their inventory is low. Check back in a day or so and you will probably see them both offered online. I sure hope you are enjoying your subscription!
I have been considering Butcher Box for a while and think I’d like to try it- especially for chicken which is harder to find local for us than beef or pork. How often do they run the bacon of ground beef for life deals… I’d love to join when they have one of those. But I may have missed that boat! Thanks for the advice!
They run the free bacon promo from time to time Amanda. You could probably email customer service to see if they could give you a heads up as to when they will be running it again. It sure is worth it! Their bacon is delicious.
Are you still ordering from ButcherBox?
Yes I am definitely still ordering from Butcher Box Kimberly. I use Butcherbox for the majority of my meat supply. I use Belcampo to purchase cuts Butcherbox doesn’t carry like short ribs, brisket, etc. I use Belcampo for smaller orders and to supplement my Butcherbox order.
I’m so sad. They are not accepting new customers but I’m on the waitlist!
Shoot! That is such a bummer you are on the wait list for Butcher Box Jana. Hopefully once this crisis is over they will be up and running at full capacity again. I hope you are able to get your box soon. It is so worth the wait!
What is your opinion on Thrive Market?
Love Thrive! I’m spoiled and have a Costco and a Whole Foods in my town, so I don’t have much need for it. But if I lived somewhere remote, it would be the very best solution for clean eating options!
I am fortunate we live in an area where farmers sell their products directly to consumers. We have been buying our beef directly from a local farm for almost 30 years.
Pork producers and finally a chicken producer all sell locally as well through their own websites and local farmers market. At our local farmers market we also have en elk farmer from the area…and you are correct store bought meat tastes nothing like farm to table.
How lucky! I wish we had an organic, pasture farmer close by we could source meat from!