I received a fairly surprising email in late March from Lea with Pigofthemonth.com. I’ll give you the text, just for complete openness….
I’m with Pig of the Month BBQ, www.pigofthemonth.com, and we ship BBQ meats, sauces, & southern favorite side dishes all around the country. I was thinking since a big chunk of your readership are obviously single guys this might be a great product review for you to do. We ship everything frozen, with reheating instructions so its an easy dinner to put on the table without sacrificing quality. And what guy doesn’t love BBQ??
Intrigued, not just by the offer (this was a new one), but by the name (as was the Fedex lady when I picked up my order, I decided I wanted to give this a shot. Pig of the Month sent me a package of ribs, a plastic container of pulled pork, some baked beans, corn pudding and a couple rolls.
The product arrived in good shape, and everything was quickly transferred to the refrigerator and freezer (meat in the freezer and sides in the refrigerator). I wasn’t sure exactly when I planned on taking this down, but I was pleased to note inside the package that “meat was flash frozen to ensure freshness. As long as meat is cool to the touch when you get it, they are good to eat, freeze, or refrigerate”. I was please to see this note because FedEx made me pick up the package at their facility since my hectic schedule did not allow me to be at home and I was a little worried that the dry ice wasn’t still in the package. It made it home safely though!
I cooked the BBQ in the microwave, per the instructions and because I was feeling lazy. I don’t know if the Pig of the Month people know that I consider myself a BBQ fanatic when they sent this to me, but I’ll say that this BBQ fanatic was pleasantly surprised, The meat was tasty and well-cooked (i prefer chopped and this was pulled, but it was good pulled pork), the sauce was delicious and the beans and corn pudding were excellent. The beans, in particular, were delicious. The roll was kinda crappy, but I’m not sure how you pull off a roll in this context without it being kind of crappy.
Unfortunately, I didn’t think to take a photo (this is more of a problem with this blog than you’d think).
The ribs terrified my girlfriend, who chose to eat something else rather than join me in the eating. I cooked these in the microwave (side note: my microwave keeps shorting out the breaker, which is all kinds of annoying) per the instructions and dug in. I was really impressed! I asked the Pig of the Month people to send me something they were proud of, and I think they should be proud of these ribs. I ate them with the Sweet Potato Fries and a beer and I couldn’t have been happier. The serving is really for two people so I ate them for lunch the next day.
You can check out the Pig of the Month folks on their website. Tell them SingleGuyCooking.com sent you and they may even throw you a discount.
A happy rib eater: