Recently I was contacted by Zaycon Foods about reviewing their product again since it had been a few years since I originally tried them. If you haven’t about Zaycon Foods before, they are a privately owned company that uses the power of multiple buyers to get a better price on foods that you would pay more for in the store. This group “buying program” directly from the farmer helps keep the price per pound down because of the amount of chicken, beef, bacon and more that they buy. And since they only sell items by the case they are able to pass those savings to you. Plus they will only sell high quality, healthy food products that they themselves would eat such as chicken, beef, turkey, pork and fish.
When I signed up online at Zaycon Foods I was allowed to pick My Region which for me was Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts. I figured this would give me a wide range of possible times and I would be alerted by email for the next sale. Then you place your order and print your email confirmation and wait for the date of the sale.
On the day of the sale drove to my destination which was 30-40 minutes away. From my previous experience I had to drive an hour away to find a drop-off location which was the only negative part of my original experience. However, since then Zaycon Foods has added so many more locations in New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Maine areas AND has expanded most of their products to our area. So it’s not just chicken now!
Each sale event is conducted from the back of a “truck” which is usually a small box truck or in my case a small box truck AND an eighteen wheeler. When truck pulled up and a few gentlemen in Zaycon Foods shirts started to pull the chicken boxes (40 pounds each) for the group of people waiting.
Since they prefer you don’t get out of your car for the delivery the 4-5 cars in front of me lined up like they were ordering from a fast food restaurant! One Zaycon Foods employee checked your printed order with the name on their list while the other placed the box of chicken in the car. Then I said goodbye and that was it! The whole process took five or six minutes!
Since Zaycon Foods is buying in bulk directly from the farmer, the 40lbs of chicken comes divided into three or four plastic bags around 10-15 pounds per bag. Each boneless, skinless chicken breast comes butterflied meaning two attached together. The reason why Zaycon Foods gets the items cheaper then the grocery stores (other than buying directly from the farmer) is because there is prep-time required from the buyer…you. It is up to you to separate the butterflied chicken breasts and separate into family size freezer bags. And that is not for everyone…but if you share the 40lbs with another person or have a partner then it makes it easier since one person can be labeling the bags and holding them open while the other person is cutting and placing the chicken into the bags. Then there is less hand washing through the whole process!
If you are interested in Zaycon Foods these are some of the products they are offering in New England right now:
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Disclaimer: The Centsible Family chicken order was provided for free in exchange for a review. All opinions are honest and true and no other compensation was given. Please see my full disclosure policy for more information.
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