How Long Will My truLOCAL Box Last?

You may be wondering how often to get your box delivered, or how long you can expect a box to last you. Let's break it down.

If you’re new to truLOCAL, you may be wondering how often to get your subscription delivered, or how long you can expect a box to last you. In this post, we’ll break down what a high-value box looks like, how the price breaks down, and what that means for your order frequency.


What’s In The Box?

One of the coolest parts about your truLOCAL subscription is that you can choose to fill your box however you wish. Steak lover? Fill it with filets, sirloins, and striploins to your heart’s content! Planning a family gathering? Stock up on roasts and hams. Hoping to do some basic recipes for meal prep? They have a wide selection of chicken breasts and ground meats to fit the bill. You can keep the same contents month to month, or switch it up each time - it’s your choice!

truLOCAL even offers curated boxes that take the guesswork out of ordering. For the sake of our example, we’ll use their Mix It Up box, a high value assortment that provides a ton of variety.

In each Mix It Up box, you’ll get:

8 Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts

2 Bone-in Skin-On Chicken Breasts

4 Bone-in Skin-On Chicken Thighs

2 Boneless Pork Chops

4 Pork Tenderloins

3 Top Sirloin Steaks

3 Wild Caught Icelandic Cod Fillets

2 Ground Beef Packages

1 Ground Turkey Packages

1 Bacon Package

1 Turkey Bacon Package

1 Breakfast Sausage Package

This yields a whopping 38 servings, and at $259 a box, the price works out to just $6.82 per serving. This includes free delivery in a refrigerated box that will keep your meat perfectly frozen until you get home.


How Much Is That Per Week?

You may be wondering, based on how often you eat meat, what you’ll be spending per week on truLOCAL goods. This can help in budgeting and understanding your consumption habits.

To make things easy, we’ll break it down into three types of meat eaters:

Occasional meat eaters, eating meat meals 1-3 times per week;

Moderate meat eaters, eating meat 3-5 times per week; and

Heavy meat eaters, eating meat 7-9 times per week.

Occasional Meat Eaters

If you’re an occasional meat eater, your weekly cost is about $13.50. In a 2-person household? That’s about $27 per week. And if there are 4 occasional meat eaters in your household, it’s about $54 per week.

Moderate Meat Eaters

Eat meat more frequently? Your average weekly cost is about $27 which translates to $54 for a 2-person household or $108 for a 4-person family.

Heavy Meat Eaters

Calling all carnivores! Your weekly cost per person is roughly $54, or $108 for a 2-person household and $216 for a family of 4 heavy meat eaters.

Somewhere in between?

Let’s say you’re a family of 4 with 2 moderate meat eating adults and 2 occasional meat eating children, you can do the math to build your cost: 2 x $27 + 2 x $13.50, $81 total.


How Often Should I Order?

With this information in hand, you can make an informed decision about how often to order your box. truLOCAL makes it easy, with several order frequencies to choose from. Receive your box:

Every 2 weeks;

Every 3 weeks;

Once a month; or

Every 6 weeks.

(Don’t forget that you can always get your box sooner, pause your subscription, or skip a box!)

Keeping in mind that a Family-size Box costs $259, you can do the math to figure out how often you should be ordering, by simply dividing $259 by your weekly cost.

In our family of 4 example above, their weekly cost was $81. That means each box will last roughly 3 weeks ($259 ÷ $81 = 3.2). Based on that, they should set their order frequency to every 3 weeks.

We hope this information was helpful in showing you how to set up your truLOCAL subscription so that you never run out of delicious products. Happy ordering and bon appetit!


Article by:

Kate at Beyond the Safe Harbor

Posted on January 29th, 2024