Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Zaycon Chicken Order

I learned about this company back when we were in California, but hadn't ordered from them before since they didn't have a drop off point that was close to us until just before we moved.  I was still on there email list when we arrived in Florida so a few months ago when I got a notice of their chicken on sale I clicked the location list and found they delivered to a church just a couple of miles away.

Their method of operation.

Zaycon has a whole Youtube video that describes their method of operation.  They work directly with farms and don't go through the processing, package and distribution middlemen, so they can provide their no-hormone or additive free meats at a cost that is better than on sale market costs.  You also buy in bulk, in this offer it was 40 lbs of boneless, skinless, full butterfly cut chicken breast with rib meat at $1.89 lb.

I initially ordered two boxes, or 80 lbs.  Then a couple weeks before the delivery date I ordered a third box for a grand total of 120 lbs of chicken breasts.  In anticipation of my delivery I cleared out two shelves in the freezer.  I received email notices and texts days prior to delivery and on the day of delivery, reminding me to pick up my order.  Your pick up time is listed and Kevin and I drove over to the local Alliance Church and there in the parking lot was the Zaycon truck.  There were two vehicles in front of us and we watched them load up their orders, then it was our turn.  They were very friendly and confirmed our order, set a plastic piece on the truck floor and loaded in our 3 boxes of chicken and we were off.

Pulling up next to their truck.  I forgot to take pictures as they were loading.

So this is how they set you up, then you're on your way.

Once home I opened the first box to find a large blue plastic bag with smaller blue bags full of chicken.  I used the freezer ziploc bags I had to fill the chicken in for freezer storage.  Truthfully, this was the part I hadn't anticipated and worried I didn't have enough bags (only 12 left in my cupboard), but fortunately I made them very full with Kevin's help and we had one to spare when the process was through.   I even had some space left in the freezer.

Each waxed box has the big blue bag, then the smaller blue bags inside loaded with chicken.

Freezer loaded up - still room for my next order of bacon and sausage : )

So, to give this chicken a try I made Chicken Cordon Bleu last night for dinner and it got rave reviews from the family.   I was so impressed by the quality of this product, that I went on their order site and placed an order for sausage and bacon to be delivered next month!!!  They have other products like beef, fresh fruit, no-hormone milk, and a few others, but they only deliver to areas that they have suppliers to fill these orders with.  If you are located in an area they service I can say that from this experience and the quality of the chicken, I would recommend them.

If you want to check them out you can link up here and as they let me know if you order through this link that credits my account and I earn a $1 off my next order.  That was a pleasant surprise to learn about, as I hadn't intended on my blog being an advertisement, just happened to be a happy customer  : )
Zaycon link.


  1. Their ham is fantastic too :) You should add a link to your post, if anyone signs up using your referral number you get a little bit of credit to your account (like maybe a dollar) every time they place an order :) Kathy

  2. Thanks for the info, I'll look into doing this : )