GoDirect Foods Review
I’m very excited to tell you about a new company, GoDirect Foods, coming to a Northwest community near you this spring. GoDirect Foods is offering high-quality meat products, like chicken and beef, for low prices – delivered on a regular basis, all year long.
There are some other competing companies right now offering meat with this type of business model and GoDirect is setting itself apart, by offering these commitments:
- More product selection and more size variation (for example choose ground beef in 1-lb, 5-lb, 10-lb packages)
- Option to order your favorite products EVERY month (not randomly).
- Know your delivery dates for the whole year – so you can plan!
- Receive your product within 30 days from the time you order – again, easier to plan!
- Have all your products delivered in the same delivery – instead of separate pick-up dates/times/locations
- Cash referral program – so when you refer your friends, you earn cash!
I’m excited about the differences with GoDirect - especially being able to order as frequently as monthly and to know what the delivery schedule is for the year – this helps me plan how much to order. I also like the option to buy in smaller packages – especially for things like ground beef.
JC, the owner of GoDirect Foods, reached out to me about the launch of GoDirect Foods – and asked me if I wanted to sample the product. I’ve worked with JC before, so I was excited to see what he would be offering with GoDirect Foods.
You can watch this video to learn more. If the video doesn’t display for you, see it here.
JC personally stopped by my house and brought me two GoDirect Foods products to sample – a 12-ish pound beef roast and 10 pounds of 85/15 ground beef.
Let’s start with the beef roast. Oh my goodness – what a treat this was for our family. The first thing I want to say is how EASY this roast is to make. It comes pre-cooked and marinating in sealed bag of delicious flavor (inside another bag for a clean, food safe environment). I preheated the oven per the instructions, opened the bag and put the roast and accompanying liquid into my dutch oven and popped it into the oven for recommended cooking time (I think it was a little under 2 hours).
It came out of the oven as the juiciest, most flavorful roast I’ve ever made at home. This is no exaggeration. All I did was preheat the oven, dump meat and juice into dutch oven and cook for a couple hours. That was it.
It sliced like a champ and melted in our mouths. The kids couldn’t get enough of it. I used some of the Au Jus (juice from the meat) to make a gravy and served it up with mashed potatoes.
It felt like a special occasion dinner – without a bunch of fuss and hassle. It was easier than most of my crockpot meals. No joke!
I took some of the leftover roast and made a delicious batch of Slow Cooker Beef and Barley stew. This roast meat and the juices made the most flavorful soup. I will definitely order this roast again. The ease of cooking it and the flavor was better than anything I’ve made at home.
And now let me tell you about the ground beef. GoDirect Foods offers many options of ground beef – so you can order the type you like. It will also be available in a variety of packaging sizes – as small as 1-pound packages – which I was so excited to hear because I just can’t stomach the big 20-40 pound chubs of ground beef – it’s too much for me to handle without getting queazy. So I think I’ll be ordering the smaller packaging options – making it easy to freeze without a bunch of prep ahead of time. GoDirect also offers the beef at various lean levels – as lean as 93/7 – but more fat content if you prefer (at lower prices).
For this particular review, I tried out the 85/15 ground beef. Now usually I purchase leaner beef – but I was really impressed with how good this beef tasted. It came in a 5-pound package. I mixed up some of the beef with eggs, bread crumbs, seasonings – for hamburgers. We topped with a gouda cheese. . .
Then because we like to take our burgers “up a notch” we also added sautéed mushrooms, sautéed onions, avocado, lettuce, mustard and pickles. Can’t wait to make these again soon. The beef did not taste greasy – but retained it’s juiciness – something I’m very picky about.
I can’t wait to try out the chicken – which is coming this spring. Along with an official launch and more details on pricing and delivery dates.
Now for the FUN – GoDirect Foods is giving away Chicken breasts for a YEAR to one lucky Queen Bee reader! That’s right – one of you will win 160 pounds of fresh chicken breasts – delivered in four (4) installments (40 lbs per delivery) – July 2015, October 2015, January 2016 and April 2016! This giveaway is just for Queen Bee readers!
To enter for a chance to win Chicken for a Year, follow these steps:
1.) Start over on the GoDirect website here (you must use this link to register if you want to be entered to win). They have a great short video that talks about the business model.
2.) Fill out the short form and your name will automatically be entered in the giveaway! This registers you for GoDirect emails – they will not spam you, they will use it to notify you of upcoming sales! It’s that easy!
3.) *Increase your chances!* Once you sign up, you will have access to a referral link. If you refer a friend – and they win chicken for a year – you do, too!! How awesome is that? That means up to TWO of you could get 160 pounds of chicken breast.
4.) Giveaway runs until April 24, 2015. I will email the winner – so make sure you sign up with a valid email.
GoDirect is running another giveaway concurrently through their main site – and if you enter for a chance to win FREE chicken for a year, you’ll also be automatically entered to win FREE ground beef for a year! So you’ll have two giveaways you could win!
One more thing – winners MUST be able to pick up the product at one of these 16 locations. These are the 16 locations where GoDirect will be delivering when they launch. They plan to expand their locations – but for now, these are the pick-up locations in the event that you win.
- Spokane Valley
- Coeur d’Alene
- Idaho Falls
- Oregon City
I’d love to know what you think and/or if you entered the giveaway. Leave a comment and let me know!
Sponsored post – I was gifted the beef roast and ground beef to review and share my honest feedback with you. The links in this post are referral links and I will be compensated for referrals to GoDirect Foods. In fact, once you create an account – you can refer your friends and earn compensation as well! All opinions and photographs are my own.