Ground beef arrived a box well-insulated with environmentally, friendly material, topped with dry ice to maintain frozen status. The beef is shrink wrapped in flat , 1# packages. Great for freezer organization, and accessibility. Three of the packages were semi thawed , so used them for that night's meal (stuffed peppers & a small meatloaf). I was amazed that the juices that were rendered from baking were practically all water with virtually no fat. It never congealed, even when stored in the refrigerator (to mix in with our dog's dry kibble.). That impressed me because meats from the local grocery chain always render greasy juices that when cooled become congealed like cold bacon grease. I appreciate leaner meat choices so, for me, this ground beef is well worth the price in terms of leanness & flavor. We eat a lot less red meat than we used to because quality has declined so much but this ground beef reminds us of how good beef always tasted in the past.