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.

Curated Box

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.

Custom Box

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! 

girl standing with a butcherbox order of meat

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!

frozen butcherbox meat in the shipping box

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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ButcherBox Recipe Inspiration

Check out these recipes below for how to use your delicious ButcherBox meat shipment!

steak tacos on jicama wrap on a white plate with lime and a white background

Beef Recipes

Chicken Recipes

keto sheet pan pork tenderloin with romesco on a white plate with Brussel sprouts and hearts of palm rice with a white background

Pork Recipes

whole30 + keto blackened salmon over cauliflower risotto with chunky avocado topping

Seafood Recipes

keto buffalo turkey meatballs on lettuce wraps topped with ranch dressing on a white plate and background

Turkey Recipes

Grilling Recipes