Aug 262011Zaycon Foods Review: Bulk Meat Pricing for Less

Let’s face it. Meat is expensive. Coupons are few and far between and even shopping the sales can be tricky. Buying meat in bulk is one way to save money and I have a new alternative to shopping at Costco or buying the Extreme Value Packs at your grocery store.

Zaycon Foods is a privately owned company that delivers fresh meats and other products direct to consumers at wholesale prices. They are widely known for their 100% natural chicken with no added hormones, additives or artificial ingredients. But they also carry other meats like lean beef and bacon and even fruit!

::My Experience with 40lbs of Chicken

Zaycon Foods contacted me about their products and were so confident I would like them that they hand delivered 40lbs of boneless, skinless chicken breast to me last month. I know, your jaw probably dropped as much as mine did at the thought of 40lbs of chicken. The chicken breasts came in a huge box and were only 2 days old. I don’t think I’ve ever had chicken that fresh!

I gave some to my mom and mother-in-law but we kept about 20lbs for ourselves. We made stuffed chicken breasts, chicken fingers, barbecue chicken and made chicken enchiladas. I sill have a few in the freezer too. Everytime we eat them Stan always remarks on how good they are. This is quite a statement coming from my dark-meat loving husband. He hardly ever eats chicken breast but gobbles these up every time.

:: How Can it Be So Cheap?

One thing I noticed about the chicken breasts is how large they are. They are huge! At my conference earlier this month I had a chance to talk at length with one of the owners of Zaycon Foods. He says many people think the breasts are so large because of added hormones. However this isn’t the case. Zaycon chicken has no added hormones, additives or artificial ingredients. The reason they are so large is also the reason they are so inexpensive. They buy the larger grade breasts rejected by restaurants due to their size. This helps them offer it to you for less.

Another reason Zaycon Foods is able to offer their chicken at such a reasonable price is because they cut out the middle man. They offer boneless, skinless chicken breasts directly to consumers for a cost between $1.48 – $1.75lb st their sales events. This is cheaper than comparable chicken breasts at the grocery store plus these are much fresher and 100% natural.

:: I Want 40lbs of Chicken!

Zaycon Foods originally started in Washington and is well known in the Northwest. They expanded to Texas in 2010 and have had several events in the Dallas area. They will be holding events further south later this fall. They are also expanding to most other states this year.

Make sure you are ready for the next Zaycon Foods event.  Register with Zaycon Foods to be notified of sales events in your area. This also helps them determine interest and schedule future events.

I know 40lbs may seem like a lot of chicken but remember, you can go halvesies with a neighbor or family member. Stay tuned for more from Zaycon. As they ramp up for their big fall deliveries, I will be offering a fabulous chicken giveaway. So stay tuned for that and in the meantime, check out Zaycon Foods!

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Zaycon Foods. I received a case of chicken to facilitate this review  but received no other monetary compensation. This post was not reviewed or edited by Zaycon Foods. The thoughts and opinions are completely mine. Others may have a different experience.


  1. All the links come up as not found. Is anyone else having this problem?? Would love to find out when they are in the Austin area.

  2. Amanda Cowan says:

    We bought last year in Az and I can’t wait for them to come back here. I may even keep the entire 40lbs this time. It was delicious.. and it’s kinda killed our taste buds for other chicken! No joke! I was doing a search though, for the question on additives. We’ve recently tried to cut back to seriously basic whole foods, grass-fed, no hormones, no GMO’s.. the whole shebang! So I was curious about that.. because all the “fresh, natural, no additives, hormones” etc chicken we’ve had is terrible dry and tough. So I’m a bit skeptical that it really is that natural but I do feel better that he’s made an actual on-record statement about it. That’s a ballsy thing to do in this day and age when people are making such a big deal about this stuff!