Reputation Spotlight – Robert & Danielle P.

An EXTRA special thanks to customers Robert and Danielle P. for this beyond fantastic review posted on Facebook. Nothing makes us happier than hearing from happy customers about all of the wonderful ways Passanante’s Home Food Service has helped them simplify mealtime, eat cleaner, and save time AND money! Want us to help do the same for you? Request a Free Gourmet Food Sample and one of our friendly food counselors will show you what we’re all about.

5 Star Review

!!! If you are a busy family always on the go, want to cut your groceries bill or eating out!? or don’t have time for grocery shopping and want easy meal planning! Then keep reading!!!

You all know how much research I (Rob) do before we get into anything and let me tell you about this AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME company we found; Passanante’s Home Food Service!!!!

Danielle and I are in Love with this service and we just started it! All the staff we have worked with from our personal food counselor (Chris) to our awesome delivery guy Daniel! We now have a great selection of fresh meat, fish and vegetables & more!! I can’t over exaggerate on how Beyond delicious the food is from the juicy meat, tender steaks and great vegetables! And how healthy the food is! We were spending a small fortune eating out at restaurants 3 to 4 days a week and grocery shopping! With this service they bring the food to us, and because of the plan we picked they even provided us a gorgeous freezer that stores all the food we purchase and all the food is covered in case of food spoilage! To top it off it’s all organic, chemical-free and grown / raised here in the US mainly in PA & MD and the fish is wild-caught not farm raised with all those chemicals in US & Canada!

This service has already cut down the amount of times Danielle has to spend at the grocery store in over half and the amount of trips she used to make (Almost daily)!! I can keep going but I think you all get the point LOL

If you would like to know more about this awesome service please let us know! And we will get you in touch which are awesome food counselor Chris!!

They also have different plans to fit your personal need, we personally went with the long-term Platinum Plus Plus and got a bunch of gifts for our long-term commitment but we know we’ll always need food and we live that busy lifestyle with the two businesses and with a 3rd boy on the way. We know our food bill is only going to keep rising as these boys grow!! LOL!”

– Robert & Danielle P. (Facebook)
April 27, 2019

Interested in hearing what other Passanante’s Home Food Service customers are saying about us? Visit our Facebook Page where you’ll find hundreds of candid reviews in addition to delicious recipes and helpful food tips.

A Closer Look At Food Labels

When was the last time you took a look at the meat selection at your grocery store? Like, really looked at it? Even the smallest neighborhood market has an incredible variety available for you to choose from — and we’re not talking beef, pork, poultry kind of variety. We’re talking stickers on stickers on stickers. Labels on labels on labels. But what does any of it really mean? What’s the difference between the package of ground beef with the picture of happy, smiling cows frolicking in a seemingly endless pasture and the package of ground beef with the bright green “ORGANIC” sticker?

The truth is, those stickers and labels can mean a lot of things and it’s not always the same from company to company. It’s comforting to see words like “Organic” and “Grass-Fed” and even “Natural” on the packages of meat we buy for our families, but unless you have a solid understanding of what each of those words really means, you’re flying blind each time you head to the meat department.

USDA ORGANIC

The “USDA Organic” mark is a fairly comprehensive label regulated by the USDA.

  • Make sure it says “UDSA Organic,” and not just “Organic.”
  • For livestock, any feed must be also be 100% USDA certified organic. This diet may include corn and/or grain, however, access to pasture for grazing is required.
  • Cattle must have unrestricted, year-round access to the outdoors and cannot be confined for an extended period of time. Cannot be kept in overcrowded quarters or in unsanitary conditions.
  • Zero exposure to pesticides, fertilizers, antibiotics, hormones, GMOs. Vaccines are commonly used to prevent illness.
  • For food processing: To have the USDA Organic label, 95% of the ingredients used must be certified organic. However, a phrase such as “Made with Organic Ingredients” only has to use 70% organic ingredients.

It’s important to note that the USDA Organic certification can be a very expensive prospect for a farm or food processor to take on. The farms must pay for their own testing and certification, and it may be cost-prohibitive for a small farm to obtain.

 NATURAL / ALL-NATURAL

This label is usually added on at the processing level and is more about the quality of meat for the consumer, rather than the diet or upbringing of the cattle. It is not regulated like the USDA Organic label and it can vary between companies. Generally speaking, it means:

  • Minimally processed
  • No Antibiotics/Added Hormones/Steroids
  • No artificial coloring, flavoring, binders, chemical preservatives, or artificial or synthetic ingredients
  • No salt or other chemical additives like monosodium glutamate. These are often injected into chicken breasts and other meat products prior to packaging, which results in that all too familiar slimy texture and engorged appearance.

An all-natural label will typically come with additional information on the package, so it’s not a bad idea to pick up a couple packages and compare the differences in pricing, packaging, ingredients, and quality of the meat. Sometimes you might find an all-natural purveyor that you care for better than an organic one

GRASS-FED VS. GRAIN-FED

Grass-Fed

  • Reserved for cattle fed a diet as close to nature as possible, which results in leaner and more flavorful meat. Cows are raised in fields where they are allowed to roam freely and fresh, all-natural grasses. No substitutes like alfalfa are ever included.
  • Open pasture promotes a healthier, less stressful, and more sanitary life for the animals.
  • Diet also allows for a lot of muscle growth and much higher Omega 3 and CLA production.
  • Antibiotics are only administered in the event of illness.

Grain-Fed

  • Cows are typically raised in commercial feeding operations.
  • A corn and grain majority diet leads to a fattier cow, and a much more marbled product.
  • Many steakhouses will exclusively use grain-fed cattle since they tend to be more flavorful as a result of the additional marbling.

Grass Fed / Grain Finished

  • This is often referred to as the best of both worlds. The cattle are pasture raised, but also have grain supplemented in their diet during the last three to five months before production.

NOTE: Much of the meat that is advertised as “Grass-Fed” is often supplemented with corn-and grain finishing for better taste. If you’re trying to find a purely grass-fed product, make sure the label says 100% Grass-fed.

   It’s important to remember that while these labels provide a degree of understanding about the meat you’re purchasing, additional information can be gained from the rest of the packaging as well. For instance, All-Natural beef by definition is not necessarily antibiotic or hormone-free, but it may very well be. This information will be noted on other stickers, labels or otherwise on the packaging. The same is true for grass-fed, grain finished, humanely raised, and even Prime, Choice, Select and Standard quality so be sure to read the packaging thoroughly if you have specific requirements in mind.

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Reputation Spotlight – Jennifer, Alison & Maria

A special thanks to customers Jennifer, Alison & Maria for the glowing reviews left on our Facebook page!  We always love hearing from our customers about how Passanante’s Home Food Service has helped them simplify mealtime, eat cleaner, and save time AND money! Want us to help do the same for you? Request a Free Gourmet Food Sample and one of our friendly food counselors will show you what we’re all about.

5 Star Review

“This is by far the best quality meat you can buy. Also the convenience of basically having a supermarket of meat in your house is incredible. You can cook whatever you want whenever you want and your food isn’t pumped with hormones and chemicals. Also you can’t beat the prices once you have been with them for a while. Will be a forever customer!

– Jennifer C. (Facebook)
December 26, 2018

5 Star Review

“We discovered Passanante’s for the first time at the Indian Land, SC Fall Festival and we are SO happy we did! We had a very thorough and helpful in-home food consultation and from there, we placed our first order. The freezer and food were delivered on a day with terrible weather. The delivery guy was so patient and professional. So far, we have tried the burgers, chicken thighs, salmon, steak, mixed vegetables, and broccoli. Everything is so fresh and the vegetables are so sweet. My favorites so far are the pork chops and salmon. After a few bad experiences with the pork chops and salmon from the big box stores, I stopped eating this all together. I’m really happy I’m able to enjoy this again. Can’t wait to try the other stuff we got!”

– Alison C. (Facebook)
December 20, 2018

5 Star Review

“We love the variety of fish, caught, cleaned, and flash frozen before it gets off the boat. We used to eat a lot of meat, but since joining Passanante’s we’ve reduced the beef and pork and stocked up on the fish and fresh frozen vegetables. We’ve been members for nearly three years now and purchase 95% of all out fish, meat, and vegetables from Passanante’s. We used to get all our food at the Base Commissary and this beats grocery food by a long shot. Everything is flash frozen to preserve all the nutrients and without all the chemicals and antibiotics that are pumped into the food from the grocery chains.”

– Maria H. (Facebook)
December 12, 2018

Interested in hearing what other Passanante’s Home Food Service customers are saying about us? Visit our Facebook Page where you’ll find hundreds of candid reviews in addition to delicious recipes and helpful food tips.

Video: Passanante’s vs. Costco

A special thanks to Passanante’s Home Food Service customer Adria for taking the time to share her experience comparing Costco chicken to Passanante’s chicken. Nothing ruins a great recipe like chewy chicken (yuck!).

Interested in hearing what other Passanante’s Home Food Service customers are saying about us? Visit our YouTube Channel where you’ll find dozens of candid customer testimonial videos. Or feel free to request a Free Gourmet Food Sample and decide for yourself!

 

 

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Reputation Spotlight – Allison & Erika

A special thanks to customers Allison & Erika. Positive reviews are the primary way that other families find out about our business, so thank you so much for taking the time to write these reviews about your experiences with Passanante’s Home Food Service and sharing them on Facebook!

Some other review sites filter out positive reviews from verified customers leaving a disappointingly unfair representation of who we are and what we do, so we encourage our customers to leave reviews where they count (Facebook & Google) and where they won’t be needlessly filtered out (Yelp). 🙂

5 Star Review

“We have been ordering food with Passanante for 3+ yrs. At first it felt a little on the expensive side but the overall value is so worth it! We never have to throw away meat that didn’t get cooked before it spoiled, or lost due to freezer burn, or even worse, spoiled meat from the grocery store. The air tight packaging is key to keeping it fresh and it defrosts so quickly. One thing to note, the cooking time is quicker with most most meats since they don’t inject extra water into the meat. That also means you are not paying for “water” but rather just the meat. Better quality meat and the ease of having is all in your freezer is worth every penny! I would highly recommend this service for busy families who value home cooked quality meals.

– Allison S. (Facebook)
October 19, 2018

5 Star Review

“We have had Passanante’s Home Food Service for about a year now. We love their food. It is good quality and fresh frozen food without the chemicals, antibiotics and hormones you get in the food from the grocery store. Having great food delivered to our door is awesome! I recommend Passanante’s to all our friends & family.”

-Erika G. (Facebook)
October 6, 2018

Interested in hearing what other Passanante’s Home Food Service customers are saying about us? Visit our Facebook Page where you’ll find hundreds of candid reviews in addition to delicious recipes and helpful food tips. Or feel free to request a Free Gourmet Food Sample and decide for yourself!

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