When I saw that no water came out of their chicken breasts where as the ones from Loblaws release a good quarter cup I knew I would only buy my meat from Aubrey's from now on.
Great game foods - especially from the Northern parts of Canada.
It's great to know that when we buy meat at Aubrey's, the meat is raised in Canada and is of very good quality. There for we help our farmers in the survival against foreing subventioned agricultural producers.
My wife and I are sensitive to preservatives and have found the quality and service to be excellent! We shopped there frequently while we lived in Ottawa and found the staff very knowledgable and very service oriented. We now live in Medicine Hat Alberta and still shop at Aubrey's over the net. It is the only place to get double smoked bacon with NO PRESERVATIVES! Keep up the great job.
Michael and Joanne Doyle
This is not a review, but a comment on their web page editorial. I know some of the suppliers that they are saying were unethical and unsympathic. But maybe some people should be aware that most of these people were supplying Aubrey's with their meat and weren't getting paid. I happen to know of three suppliers who when totalled they are owed over 80000.00, for meat that Aubrey's sold and never paid for. Those coupons that they sold were sold with knowledge that they couldn't be honoured, so do I feel sorry for them NO. They should have closed their doors months ago, and not lead people or their suppliers on.
The meat was very good. The customer service at the counter AWFUL. We were looking for a local butcher to frequent and they couldn't be bothered to help us (as potential new customers) place an order. The store had two other people in it at the time and two staffers on to cover. The one staffer was abrupt to the point of rude and treated us like idiots for not knowing how things worked for orders. We determined we wouldn't be returning. There are other places to get quality meats in Ottawa, I'd encourage you to seek them out. From what I've seen of their online promotions they are looking to put themselves out of business with coupon deals as well.
What Aubrey's has done by selling these coupons and then refusing to honour them is just plain fraud. They knew or ought to have known that selling over $500,000.00 worth of meat coupons at a discount when they couldn't even pay the bills for the product they sold at the regular price was going to end up as a disaster. They took peoples hard earned money from these offerings with the sole intent of paying down debt knowing, or should reasonably have known, that they would never be able to supply the product. Instead of doing the ethical thing and closing the doors of their failed business they continued to finance the money losing venture with more offerings of discount coupons to unsuspecting customers in an ongoing ponzi scheme. Shame on you Aubrey's, you are nothing but con artists. They say the coupons will be honoured in May but they will most likely go bankrupt or reopen with a new owner before then-either way the customers will be left with worthless coupons they bought with trust from these scammers. Anyone stuck with these ponzi scheme coupons should file a report with the Ottawa police fraud division as I have.
Avoid this butcher at all costs. They sold thousands of discount coupons for their meat via deal sites, and then refused to honour them, effectively swindling thousands of Ottawa consumers out of their hard earned dollars. You would be far better off buying quality meat at a fair price from your local kosher or halal butcher.
The meat is extremely over priced. The service is terrible. Avoid Aubrey's at all cost. They swindled hundreds of people out of their hard earned money by offering more coupons then they could ever redeem and then changed the rules on redeeming them. There prices are 3-4x higher then anywhere else. Who pays $80 for a roast?