I found out about Zaycon Foods from U.S. Family Guide Bloggers.
US Family Guide has been great and hooked me up with tickets to the Harlem Globetrotters, Alabama Splash Adventure, Makit Plates and even a theatrical performance of Sesame Street: Elmo Makes Music (which my kids LOVED!)
They told me about this program where you buy meat in bulk at a discount. The program is all throughout United States (not all areas of course!) But the deal for us was 77$ (70$ w/ 7$ tax) for 40lbs of chicken breasts.
Chicken is such a versatile food. Like Bubba said in Forrest Gump when he starts naming off all the dishes you can cook with shrimp. I can also name off hundreds of dishes you can make chicken with...
King Ranch Chicken Casserole, Herbed Chicken Parmesan, Chicken Fingers, Chicken Kabobs, Chicken w/ Rice & Mushrooms, Chicken Cordon Bleu, Chicken and Broccoli Casserole, Chicken Stir Fry, Asparagus and Chicken Carbonara, Kung Pao Chicken, Chicken and Broccoli w Noodles, Chicken Enchilda, Chicken Burritos, Chicken Tacos, Chicken Quessidillas, Chicken Gnocci Soup, White Chicken Chili, Chicken Tamale, Chicken Taco Salad, Chicken Marsala, Pan-Roasted Chicken, Baked Chicken, Three-Cheese Chicken Penne Florentine, Chicken Tetrazzini, Sweet and Sour Chicken, Chicken-Corn Chowder, Quicje w/ Chicken. Asian Chicken Noodles..
(Feel free to add more in comments underneath this post-- lets see how many we can come up with!!!)
My GPS has been giving me some issues so I actually had to stop and ask local police where the location was, even though it was only 10 miles from my house. It is a town in the direction I do not usually go. I know absurd because I grew up around here...
Anywho: it was at a church and not inside it- as I assumed it would be. But in the parking lots, with little cones set up- driving you up to a van where two men in Zaycon Foods stood loading the heavy meat into cars.
I pulled up and said "Is this like "Church's Chicken"? Ha!
We chuckled at that for a minute. You know- I was picking up chicken at a church...
Well- it's probably only funny if you know there is a fast food chain in the south called Church's Chicken.. like KFC. :)
I chuckled at that joke for days. Maybe you had to be there? Moving on...
When I got the box opened a little bit later it wasn't what I was expecting.
First of all, I assumed the chicken would be frozen & pre-packed into individually wrapped breasts. The website doesn't really specify. I was not aware that I would literally be cutting HUMONGOUS double breasts that were not split. And bagging them. So before I could even start on the task I had to locate my kitchen scissors and go to the store to buy an abundance of Ziploc bags.
I didn't realize I would be "handling meat" .. *immature chuckle* I REALLY need to grow up. (Nah... NEVER!)
All in all- the task took about 30-40 minutes once I started trimming up the meat.
I put some breasts 2 to a bag and some singles. It made 6 "two packs" and 16 singles.
We usually do not eat meat unless it is in a dish. So with the size of these breasts (that sounds slightly perv-y) singles would be fine.
28 single breasts or 14 double breasts before they're cut in 1/2. Even though the box was big- it actually fit in my freezer which I wasn't expecting it to.
Thank goodness it was before the trip to the grocery store.
I have so much chicken in fact- we have been eating it every night almost. It tastes great! I plan on using quite a few of these breasts for upcoming Thanksgiving instead of our traditional Turkey.
" How does Zaycon Foods manage to provide such high quality super fresh meat and produce to its customers at such low prices? The answer is strength in numbers. And not our numbers, yours!
Zaycon Foods can sell its products at bulk rate prices to individual consumers and families because our unique sales event business model brings lots of people together, adding all their purchasing power into a combined bulk food purchase. And when you buy as part of a group that’s committing to such a large purchase, the power is in the hands of the purchaser! It’s the ultimate group buy in terms of both price and consumer empowerment.
You can pre-select exactly what you want to order from a given Zaycon sales event – sometimes you may want to stock up on our amazing meaty back ribs and sometimes it might be all about the Zaycon bacon – and then, on the day of the sales event, you and a whole big bunch of your neighbors will find yourselves in a nearby parking lot watching as an entire tractor trailer’s worth of high quality natural food is unloaded into all of your cars! You will be amazed at how quickly one of our refrigerated trucks goes from being filled with natural, fresh chicken or hundreds of gallons of grade A non-homogenized milk to being empty and back on its way to the farm!
A Zaycon Foods truck sales event often lasts less time than you would spend on a trip to the grocery store, yet you will leave with a whole lot more food than you’d get at the market, and for much better prices, too!
When you use the Zaycon Foods sales event as your preferred place to purchase meats, milk, and any of our other fine products, you get advantages even beyond the bulk pricing that comes with our special sales model. You also have the peace of mind of knowing exactly what you’re going to get! A trip to the grocery store can involve wasted time wandering around looking for various foods spread out across the store; at a Zaycon Foods parking lot meat truck delivery (or milk or berries or fish delivery, too!) you have pre-ordered your foods, so all you have to do is show up and wait for our friendly staffers and volunteers to load up your car.
Also, unlike in the grocery store, the prices you will pay for a Zaycon Foods product are locked in on our website, so you will know how much you are going to spend before you have committed to a purchase.
At a supermarket, you might pay one price for chicken on one day, and then a higher price on another day. With Zaycon, you decide that you want to order a case of our fresh boneless skinless chicken breasts, you check the price and then you commit to it, knowing that from that moment on, we are committed to getting you your fresh, natural food!
Zaycon Foods also has other foods you can buy in bulk.
They currently have the following products for sale in many areas of the US. Scroll down the page to see if they are available in your area. If you do not see a location near you, you can easily search for events in other areas.
Fresh Premium Hickory Smoked Bacon
Pork Sausage Links
Natural Non-Homogenized Whole Milk
Rotisserie Seasoned Turkey Breast Roast
Raw Wildflower Honey
Smoked Pulled Pork
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