Does anyone else hate making trips to the grocery store? I live right across the street from one, but I still don’t like going. I’m usually more of a stay-in-and-order-Foodora (P.S. you can get $10 off your first order here) kind of girl… However, truLOCAL recently sent me one of their boxes to try, and I was very excited about not having to make trips to the grocery store for awhile.
If you haven’t heard of truLOCAL, they deliver clean, locally-sourced meats right to your door. All of their meats are 100% local, free run, antibiotic-free, with no added hormones! Plus, they ship anywhere in Ontario for free, and you can get it shipped to your house, apartment, office, gym, or even cottage. What better way to celebrate #Canada150 than to support local businesses and farms?
Here’s how truLOCAL works:
- Choose between the small box ($125) or regular box ($249)
- Choose the delivery frequency (every 2 weeks, every 3 weeks, once a month, or every 6 weeks)
- Fill up your box by customizing it with meats of your choice
- Get it delivered!
Each meat product is worth a certain number of points, and you can fill up your box up to a maximum number depending on the box size. For example, a package of bacon is 1 point, while three top sirloin steaks are 3 points. The small box gives you up to 9 points and the regular box gives you up to 20.
Inside the box is a refrigerated cooler with dry ice, which keeps your meats frozen until you get home. Be sure to wear oven mitts or use a towel when removing the dry ice!
Once you remove it, you’ll find all the glorious meats, packaged individually to easily store in your freezer. My freezer is very tiny (you can see it in the header image of this post), and everything fit perfectly inside. You’ll also never have to worry about freezer burn with the premium packaging.
I got the small box, and here’s what was inside: 1 package of bacon, 1 package of breakfast sausages, 1 package of garlic sausages, 1 package of ground chicken, 1 package of lean ground beef, 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts, and 10-12 boneless skinless chicken thighs.
I received the box 9 days ago and we still have some breakfast sausages, the ground chicken, and the ground beef, so it’s safe to say that it will have lasted us about two weeks. Adam and I eat a lot of meat (I pretty much never eat veggies), so how long it lasts depends on how often you cook and how often you eat meat.
Here’s a meal I made for Adam and I featuring the chicken breast with General Tao/honey garlic sauce (absolutely delicious) and garlic sausage (even more delicious). Fun fact: my meals are not usually this extravagant. I used to cook just chicken breast for dinner… I really enjoyed cooking this meal though, and I’ve been cooking more full meals since!
I definitely recommend truLOCAL if you don’t like making trips to the grocery store or if you’re too busy to make them. For more information on truLOCAL, you can visit their website.
P.S. if you liked this post, you might like this post on the best and worst Toronto food apps.