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Zaycon Chicken Review


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We eat a lot of boneless skinless chicken breast at my house. A regular meal is usually two pounds to feed the four carnivores in my household. I had heard great things about Zaycon Foods from some fellow bloggers and jumped on the chance to do a review for them. They sell in bulk, in events around the city. The closest one to me was in Baytown.

Usually I get my meat from one of the smaller stores in the Pasadena area. A lot of times, though, the smaller stores don’t have enough supply to meet my meat demand. I have got to give Zaycon Foods credit for that. By buying in bulk and packaging the meat for my family, I can be assured of having enough supply on hand to counter any price increases at the grocery store. In addition, my family lives in a small town in Galveston County. Can you imagine the sticker shock I felt, knowing they paid $3.01/lb for boneless skinless chicken breast?!

I received a 40 lb box of boneless skinless chicken breasts. For that event, Zaycon’s price was $1.79/lb.  You can see it was packed on 5/15.  I picked it up from Zaycon on 5/18.

The chicken came in a large box. Inside the large box was a large bag, with 4 smaller bags inside. Very easy to divide up if you were buying a case with a friend.

I ended up with 19 smaller bags of about 2 lbs each.  This is about what I use for a meal for us.

The chicken itself did need a little work. You have to trim each breast, removing the fat and separating the lobes. Not really hard, but it can get a little time consuming. I opted to just freeze the breasts as is, and trim them up as I used them.

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Overall, I would highly recommend Zaycon Foods to anyone who:
• Has the space to store 40lbs of meat OR has someone to split a case with.
• Eats a lot of chicken.
• Doesn’t have ready access to a cheaper price.

 

Kristin

About the Author: Kristin Holt Duncan is a Houston area extreme couponer. She enjoys saving money on the foods that her family actually likes so that she can spend more money on things like Nutella. And Danskos. And Coach purses. You can find her elsewhere on the web, below.

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