My side job is I'm a daily deals blogger/sample sale sites blogger. There are two super Paleo friendly deals on right now I thought I'd share in case anyone else wants to stock up! I did! The prices on meat are cheaper than the grocery store!
http://www.livingsocial.com/deals/357474?rpi=63763080&ref=personalized-link-box-63763080&rui=10689835 - $69 for a gift cert to MeatHub.com -a producer and distributor of organic, all-natural meats - Six Five-Ounce Top Sirloin Steaks, Four Chicken Breasts, 12 Quarter-Pound Gourmet Burgers, Ten Bratwurst Sausages, and Six All-Beef Hot Dogs
Gourmet Meat Packages from Omaha Steaks with Shipping (Up to 66% Off). Three Options Available from $55. http://t.co/2YMPFa5S
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on June 03, 2012
at 12:23 AM
Omaha Steaks has come up in a past question: Omaha Steaks - worth it if at a good price? A couple of the answers were pretty damning. But, I thought I'd do some of my own research, on Omaha Steaks' own website.
Following the affiliate link to the Groupon "deal" at Omaha steak gives me this information:
$55 for a Flavorful Feast Deal with standard shipping (a $132.99 value)
Two 5-ounce bacon-wrapped filet mignons
Two 6-ounce top sirloins
Four 3-ounce gourmet jumbo franks
Four chocolate molten lava cakes
As a paleo person I wouldn't buy the molten lava cakes so I'm interested to know if the other items in the "deal" are a good value.
Two 5-ounce bacon-wrapped filet mignons. INGREDIENTS: Cured with Water, Salt, Smoke Flavoring, Sugar, Sodium Diacetate, Dextrose, Sodium Erythorbate, Sodium Nitrite.
Two 6-ounce top sirloins. INGREDIENTS: Beef
Four 3-ounce gourmet jumbo franks. INGREDIENTS: Beef and Pork, Water, Calcium Reduced Dry Skim Milk, Salt, Corn Syrup, Natural Spices, Dextrose, Flavorings, Paprika, Monosodium Glutamate, Sodium Erythorbate, Sodium Nitrite.
So, there's 34 ounces of meat in this $55 offer (which comes out to nearly $26/pound) plus shipping. And, a lot of crap ingredients.
I was also curious about the meathub offer (another affiliate link):
Six Five-Ounce Top Sirloin Steaks
Four Chicken Breasts
12 Quarter-Pound Gourmet Burgers
Ten Bratwurst Sausages
Six All-Beef Hot Dogs.
I checked the meathub site and I didn't see nasty ingredients in their beef. Their bratwurst is not listed as being organic or pastured. Neither their top sirloin, nor their burgers, nor their hot dogs are listed as coming from grass-fed beef. Their chicken is listed as being organic. So, the marketing spiel from livingsocial (where this affiliate link redirects to)
"... from MeatHub.com, a producer and distributor of organic, all-natural meats"is deceptive. Yes, they sell organic meats but that's not most of what's in this offer.
Doing the arithmetic, there's 30 ounces of sirloin, (assuming) 1 pound of chicken, 3 pounds of burgers, 16 ounces of sausage, 14 ounces of hot dogs. That's almost 8 pounds of meat for $69 or $8.63/pound plus shipping. Aside from the fact that I wouldn't buy boneless, skinless chicken breasts, I think we can all do better at Whole Foods or other sources.
As a member of the Paleohacks community I request that, if someone is promoting a product that they make a commission from, that they tell us why it's a good value for paleo folks.