Valerie posted this question on the Springs Bargains Facebook page:
What are your thoughts on the chicken from Zaycon? I just got an email that the boneless chicken breast is $1.69/lb for 40lbs.
The company she’s referring to is Zaycon Foods, which you can read about here. To be clear, I should state that I have not used Zaycon Foods at all, so it’s possible their chicken breasts are of such amazing quality that the quality itself would negate what I’m about to say. (However, do not be impressed by their “all-natural” or “hormone-free claims; almost all chicken breasts are “all-natural” [it just means minimally processed and nothing else] and the USDA doesn’t allow the use of hormones in chicken.)
I don’t forsee myself ordering from Zaycon Foods at this point for one simple reason: I don’t think it’s a good enough price to have to deal with buying forty pounds at once. Sam’s Club* currently has their Member’s Mark chicken breasts for $1.77/lb, and for $0.08/lb more, I’d rather buy it at Sam’s and not have to freeze forty pounds of chicken all at once.
Additionally, you have to pick it up somewhere, which is an extra trip (I’m not sure where their dropoff locations are but they aren’t the grocery store parking lots I frequent!) and would probably end up costing more in time and money than I would save over the Sam’s price. I think that $1.69/lb would be a great price in some parts of the country, but I just don’t think it’s that great of a value here – at least not enough to warrant buying forty pounds worth.
Readers, have you used Zaycon Foods? Is there something I am missing about the quality/price? Share your thoughts by leaving a comment.
*If you’ve read for awhile you know that I am constantly on the fence about getting a Sam’s Club membership. I don’t have one, but I’m considering it again since I’m thinking about doing some freezer cooking. :)