Going on a fishing trip to Alaska to then ship yourself all of the wild-caught fish would be absurdly expensive, even though it sounds amazing.
That’s where Wild Alaskan Company comes into the picture. Their fish is wild-caught, flash frozen, and shipped directly to your front door. Sounds too good to be true, right?
That’s exactly why we placed a few orders for our team, so we could try it out and give you an informative review. Here we go!
The prices are extremely fair for what you get. Eating sustainable, wild-caught seafood isn’t cheap. Especially when you add in the convenience of having it shipped to your door.
Despite all of that, when all is said and done, each 6oz filet ends up costing approximately $10. For this quality of wild-caught seafood, that price point is very appropriate.
We also liked that they have 12-pack and 24-pack options available.
They sell the fish as a subscription model, which can be canceled anytime, no questions asked. So, if you can spend $131 per month on wild-caught seafood, this subscription is totally worth it, and we highly recommend it.
If not, perhaps you sign up occasionally for a month and then cancel until you want to order it again or try a different box. They make it easy to pause or cancel, and even offer an every-other-month subscription option. We like that approach for smaller families that may not consume as much seafood.
The fish are flash-frozen, so they’ll arrive at your door frozen and you can transfer them to your freezer until you’re ready to thaw and cook them.
The fish comes in a well-insulated, 100% recyclable container within a traditional cardboard box. We also liked that the insulation had some flexibility and added cushion so the fish didn’t get beat up in transport.
Based on their packaging, we get the vibe that the company really cares about sustainability and the environment. And we respect that.
When the box arrived, the fish portions were still frozen and hard as a rock. So the insulation and dry ice worked as expected. We also appreciated some general cooking and preparation instructions that came in the box.
This is REALLY good salmon. It tasted like salmon from fancy, expensive restaurants, and mind you, that’s with regular people cooking it, following online recipes.
The consistency was nice and flaky, but not too crumbly. We were able to cut distinct pieces and eat them fine without the frustrating feeling of picking up a bunch of small, hard-to-gather pieces.
The sockeye salmon brought home the gold for most of us, but the coho was delicious as well. The difference in taste was subtle. The sockeye tasted a bit less “oceany,” but both were mild and delicious.
We also took full advantage of the white fish (pollock, halibut, cod) that came in our shipment and celebrated Taco Tuesday in style. My, oh my, those were tacos to remember.
Wild Alaskan Company isn’t the only company that ships wild-caught seafood to your door, but it may be the best. We have ordered shipments from Sizzlefish, Sea to Table, Sena Sea, and Lummi Island Wild. While the taste of the fish was comparable in a few instances, the overall experience from start to finish is what put Wild Alaskan Company on top.
From the easy-to-use website to convenient delivery and phenomenal taste, Wild Alaskan just outperformed its competitors.
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If you’re looking for excellent seafood, look no further than Wild Alaskan Company. We really like the idea of budgeting for seafood each month to always have some tasty wild-caught salmon or other fish on hand.
From the initial purchase to cooking and eating the fish, Wild Alaskan Company exceeded our expectations.
Aside from the product itself, we like that Wild Alaskan Company stands for something bigger than just conveniently shipping seafood nationwide, the company vehemently opposes Pebble Mine and strongly believes in sustainable sourcing of seafood. And that is why we can wholeheartedly recommend the company to you.
No, you can cancel anytime online. You could order one month, then pause for a month, then start again. Or you can do an every-other-month subscription. But most people want their salmon fix and love the monthly subscription.
Wild Alaskan Company only provides sustainably, wild-caught fish. They go to the source, Alaska’s wild fisheries, and can trace the fish from landing all the way to your door. It is never treated with antibiotics or other supplements.
If you’re going to be out of town, you can easily pause your shipment for that month or have a neighbor hold on to it for you until you get back. But if you’re not home when the shipment is delivered, it can easily last until nighttime on your porch, even in the hot sun, because it is so well insulated.
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