Moink March 2020 Subscription Box Review

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Moink sends ethically-sourced grass-fed and finished beef and lamb, pastured pork and chicken, and wild-caught seafood straight to your doorstep. Subscribers can choose the frequency of delivery (every 3, 4, 6, or 8 weeks). A week before the scheduled delivery date, they will send you a message about what’s scheduled for your box so you have ample time to customize your meat selections. There’s also an option to add extras or skip your order.

NOTE: Due to current conditions, it looks like the usual box combos are greatly reduced, and hopefully they will have these options available again in the near future! Right now they have the Beef, Pork, & Chicken ($159) or the Small Sampler ($129). You can customize though!

There are usually 5 box options:

  • Beef, Pork & Chicken ($159)
  • Beef, Chicken & Salmon ($159)
  • Beef, Lamb & Chicken ($159)
  • Beef ($159)
  • Chicken & Salmon ($159)
  • Small Sampler ($129)

Full-size boxes have about 35-40 servings (approximately $4.50 per serving), which totals to 13 to 16 lbs of meat, depending on what cuts are included in your box. For the small sampler, each box has about 8 to 12 lbs of meat.

This is a review of the Beef, Chicken, & Salmon Box:

This box has default selections, but you can swap them out to customize! Please note that this picture is from the current box offerings, as options have changed for the time being. Just click on the item you wish to customize (the green box that says SUB), and several choices should pop up.

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The inside of the lid told me what I would find in my box.

I also was warned immediately that I might find dry ice in the box and to use gloves just in case.

Here is the back of that sheet, which tells me the do’s and don’ts in prepping the meat. According to Moink, it’s best to thaw the meat in the refrigerator in a bowl overnight. Thawing in the microwave is a big no-no!

Inside the box is a separately sealed plastic bag that contains a booklet from Moink.

All the meats are vacuum-sealed in plastic, packed in an insulated bag, and then kept frozen using a large dry ice pack. The box packing is recyclable and you can see the material along the sides. I placed it in my curbside recycling bin but it is also compostable and can be used as mulch in the garden!

We also got a Moink booklet.

At the back of the booklet is a letter from the Moink founding family. It also features this month’s Moink-er of the month!

In the Meet Your Farmer section, they introduce us to the Wild Alaska Salmon and Seafood Company!

There was a section called What The Moink? and it answered a question from a customer. In this case, they discussed mercury in salmon.

There’s even a recipe in making Maple Honey Glazed Salmon!

Lastly, there’s a feature on how Moink treats animals and their products.

Everything is frozen and vacuum-sealed!

Everything in our March 2020 Beef, Chicken, & Salmon box!

Sockeye Salmon My family isn’t big on fish, unless it’s salmon. Here is the largest piece of salmon we’ve ever had! It is wild Alaskan sockeye salmon and it is hand-harvested and processed. It will be the first thing we eat from this box for sure. I weighed it and it came in at 24 ounces, or 1.5 pounds.

Beef Chuck Roast In the winter I love to stick a pot roast in the oven so that I can provide not only a cozy meal but a cozy feel, with the oven kicking out some heat. In the warmer months, I opt for the slow cooker.

The marbling means that the meat will probably melt in my mouth. Not in the mood for pot roast? You can also cut the roast into cubes and call it stew meat. I weighed the roast before cooking and it was 3.25 pounds.

Chicken Drumsticks I have a great oven BBQ drumstick recipe from Cooking Light Magazine, but this staple can also be grilled outdoors.

Beef Kabobs are another grilling staple.

I can imagine sticking threading this on a stick along with some mushrooms, onions, and bell peppers. I’m thinking it would also make a good stew.

Sockeye Salmon We also received three, 6 ounce packs of more sockeye salmon! I think each pack is the perfect size for one person so I will have to wait until someone is away before I cook these up.

Lamb Burger I make a Mediterranean-spiced meatball out of ground lamb and it is sometimes hard to find at my local grocery store, so I swapped one of the other meats for this pack.

Unfortunately my local store is also out of pita bread so this will stay safely in the deep freeze until the supply chain returns to somewhat normal.

Ground Beef I received three packs of ground beef and there are so many uses for this freezer staple.

Burgers, Salisbury Steak, meatloaf, chili, spaghetti, so many uses!

I cut that big slab of salmon into 4 portions and sprinkled it with Old Bay seasoning before cooking it in a mixture of melted butter and olive oil.

Here is the finished dish served with tartar sauce, mushroom risotto, and lemon garlic broccoli. Everyone agreed that the salmon was delicious and moist!

Next up is a slow cooker pot roast with veggies. I browned the roast and placed it in the cooker then let it sit all day long.

The meat was super tender and flavorful! This was comforting on a dreary, rainy day.

I was impressed with my very first Moink Box! The items were frozen solid when I received it, and that is very important to me! I liked the variety that I received and I really appreciate that I can customize in so many different ways. The booklet with info was helpful, and I think the provided recipe sounds tasty. I’ve tried two cuts so far and can’t wait to use the rest of my items in the next month or so.

What do you think of the Beef, Chicken, & Salmon box?

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