Halalnivore is a new gourmet meat club offering halal, internationally sourced meat straight to your door. Halalnivore’s focus is to offer Muslim consumers convinient access to fresh, high quality halal meat from credible suppliers. Although the concept is not entirely new in the halal arena, what makes Halalnivore stand out from its competitor is their meat box concept, where you have the option to order one of their pre-built boxes containing a selection of lamb and beef cuts in addition to a subscription service launching soon.
We were sent the “Starter Box” containing:
- 2 x 8oz Brazilian Rib Eye Steak
- 2 x 8 oz Irish Rump Steak
- 5 x Lamb Kofte Burgers
- 5 x 6oz Angus Beef Burgers
The Starter Box, priced at £39 may appear expensive compared to your local butchers, but the premium price is as a result of internationally sourced gourmet meat products that are not readily available in many halal butchers. If you are not feeling quite adventurous, The Starter Box is ideal to get a feel for the quality of the steaks and burgers. The ordering and delivering mechanism is pretty simple, you select which box(es) you would like to order, with the option of adding additional items to your pre-selected meat box(es).
The meat boxes are delivered every Thursday only (for orders placed by Tuesday 12pm) and shipped in an insulated polystyrene box containing gel packs to maintain refrigerated temperature conditions, thus the meat remains fresh, not frozen.
The Brazilian Rib Eye Steak and Irish Rump Steak were both of a good quality and portion. The Butchers Block’ section of Halalnivore’s website (https://halalnivore.com/blogs/the-butchers-block) contains steak rub recipes and suggested methods to cook a perfect steak, whether you like your steak cooked rare, medium, well done or anything in between, The Butcher’s Block sections is worth a read.
The Angus Beef Burgers could benefit from slight tweaking as we found the fat content to be high & lacked seasoning. It was nonetheless enjoyable but the lamb kofte burgers stole the limelight.
Halalnivore’s vision is evident in their efforts to provide internationally sourced high quality meat, which together with the introduction of exotic cuts of meat such as Wagyu, is something which will certainly appeal to halal food adventurers and meat lovers alike. It is a new and evolving brand which has the potential to become a household name.
Disclaimer: We were sent The Starter Box to review.