I LOVE a challenge – so when Simon Howie The Scottish Butcher set me a Family Meal challenge with their Family Meal Planner Box I was more than up for it!
Designed to feed a family of four for a week, the Family Meal planner box contains 28 servings of meat and looks perfect to use as a weekly meal planner. And priced at £53 it sounded to me like a great price for feeding the family with meat from a proper butcher for a week – and it would be delivered STRAIGHT to my door! BONUS!
The box arrived as scheduled, which made it easy to plan to be in for delivery! In fact, the box was delivered to my husband’s work…
So, what exactly is inside the box and what do you get for your money? Well here goes…
One pack of traditional Perthshire Pork Sausages…
and 8 Beef and Pepper Kebabs!
Phew… a LOT of meat for your money! I immediately loved the fact that there were some almost ‘ready’ meals in the box – the kebabs and kievs would be GREAT for a quick tea. And the fact that the mince is extra lean is brilliant too – as this is all I would usually buy! Another thing that was good was the fact that the different products had different use by dates on them… all had at least a few days, but the dates would in total last me 7 days so all the meat could go in the fridge, and would last the full week without it going off, as long as I planned my meals!
The final thing that I REALLY liked was the ‘feel’ of the box. The traditional ‘Simon Howie The Scottish Butcher’ branding was carried throughout – from the tape to seal the box and all the labels on the packaging inside, to the postcard that was included and the top cover paper! It all gave the box a ‘premium’ feel – and I could tell that my meat was coming from a traditional butcher.
All that was left to do now was to plan my week’s meals and get going with the challenge! What would I cook?….and will I get 28 portions from my box?
I’m afraid you’ll have to catch up with me on my next ‘Family Meal Planner Box Challenge’ post… ‘cos I’m off to the kitchen to get making some meals!
Disclosure: I was sent a Family Meal Planner Box free of charge for the purposes of this review and challenge, but all opinions remain my own and are honest, as always. I received no other financial compensation.