Fresh turkeys

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Posted 22nd Dec 2019
Cant believe the price of fresh turkeys in the supermarkets.
2.95 kilo.
you can't buy them at that price wholesale.
A 280grm rump steak for the price of a pizza
its certainly a buyers market for joe public.
pity the poor suppliers
that look after the supermarkets.
must be screwed down something rotten.
take the dairy that supplied sainsbury's.
went bump.
it's something silly like18p litre the dairy
framers are paid from the supermarkets.
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Will2122/12/2019 19:18

We usually get them all reduced on Christmas Eve/ Boxing Day.


I’d rather buy a big chicken as turkey is dry and tasteless
Arto22/12/2019 19:22

I’d rather buy a big chicken as turkey is dry and tasteless


If you buy a decent fresh turkey and cook it correctly it is delicious. People are buying all sorts of turkeys so it’s hard to compare them, many are frozen from last year. £40/£50 for a turkey is not accessible to many people.
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We usually get them all reduced on Christmas Eve/ Boxing Day.
Will2122/12/2019 19:18

We usually get them all reduced on Christmas Eve/ Boxing Day.


I’d rather buy a big chicken as turkey is dry and tasteless
Aldi have now matched Lidl at £2.89 a kilo for whole fresh Turkeys. I prefer chicken too but my family have opted for a Turkey breast joint this year. The trimmings are my favourite part anyway so I’m not too fussed
Arto22/12/2019 19:22

I’d rather buy a big chicken as turkey is dry and tasteless


Or Beef/lamb I mean why ?
Arto22/12/2019 19:22

I’d rather buy a big chicken as turkey is dry and tasteless


If you buy a decent fresh turkey and cook it correctly it is delicious. People are buying all sorts of turkeys so it’s hard to compare them, many are frozen from last year. £40/£50 for a turkey is not accessible to many people.
Arto22/12/2019 19:22

I’d rather buy a big chicken as turkey is dry and tasteless


My wife insisted on using those roasting bags. You end up with a steamed turkey that is so tender you can't carve it - it looks like pulled pork. Personally I would rather have 2 chickens than one large turkey, at least you can eat the meat on the leg without a jigsaw.
Arto22/12/2019 19:22

I’d rather buy a big chicken as turkey is dry and tasteless


Yep but it’s about the tradition of a turkey though
Will2122/12/2019 20:04

Yep but it’s about the tradition of a turkey though


Some people can’t afford a turkey
Arto22/12/2019 20:07

Some people can’t afford a turkey


Yep see my first comment here
Will2122/12/2019 20:04

Yep but it’s about the tradition of a turkey though


Tradition. Don't make me laugh it's all consumerism and commercialism tied up in a pretty Christmas tree.
Will2122/12/2019 19:18

We usually get them all reduced on Christmas Eve/ Boxing Day.


Me too, but Mrs is too scared to bank on it so there's already one bought at full price

Waitrose a few years ago had rib of beef at full price £75 reduced to £17 at closing Christmas Eve and £50 turkeys for <£15.
airfix22/12/2019 19:58

If you buy a decent fresh turkey and cook it correctly it is delicious. …If you buy a decent fresh turkey and cook it correctly it is delicious. People are buying all sorts of turkeys so it’s hard to compare them, many are frozen from last year. £40/£50 for a turkey is not accessible to many people.


But why buy one at all when a chicken or something else is much nicer and a fraction of the price genuinely confused here.
Arto22/12/2019 19:22

I’d rather buy a big chicken as turkey is dry and tasteless



You need to learn how to cook.
Wongy11022/12/2019 21:01

But why buy one at all when a chicken or something else is much nicer and …But why buy one at all when a chicken or something else is much nicer and a fraction of the price genuinely confused here.


Just read up on how the way the two products are produced, costs etc, chicken is cheap for a reason, turkeys are raised different especially the decent ones, you can’t expect cheap all the time but if you are happy with chicken go for it !
airfix22/12/2019 21:25

Just read up on how the way the two products are produced, costs etc, …Just read up on how the way the two products are produced, costs etc, chicken is cheap for a reason, turkeys are raised different especially the decent ones, you can’t expect cheap all the time but if you are happy with chicken go for it !


Lamb it is then
as it is.

Edited by: "Wongy110" 22nd Dec 2019
Willy_Wonka22/12/2019 21:23

You need to learn how to cook.


Alright keyboard warrior calm down
I've never seen a fresh turkey in the supermarket.
They've all just dead and jumped into the freezers
MiniMissyMoo22/12/2019 19:26

Aldi have now matched Lidl at £2.89 a kilo for whole fresh Turkeys. I …Aldi have now matched Lidl at £2.89 a kilo for whole fresh Turkeys. I prefer chicken too but my family have opted for a Turkey breast joint this year. The trimmings are my favourite part anyway so I’m not too fussed


Mine too. Little roast potatoes, pigs in blankets, Yorkshires..mm can't wait
Alexandralocks22/12/2019 21:57

Mine too. Little roast potatoes, pigs in blankets, Yorkshires..mm can't … Mine too. Little roast potatoes, pigs in blankets, Yorkshires..mm can't wait


Oh yes, all of those along with sage and onion stuffing, Brussels sprouts and honey glazed parsnips
Arto22/12/2019 20:07

Some people can’t afford a turkey


Cheaper than beef
Wongy11022/12/2019 21:01

But why buy one at all when a chicken or something else is much nicer and …But why buy one at all when a chicken or something else is much nicer and a fraction of the price genuinely confused here.


Maybe some of us don't think chicken is much nicer. I certainly don't. And I have chicken throughout the year so why not have a turkey as a one off over Xmas. That's how those I know that generally prefer chicken looks at it too.

I had a five bird roast a few years ago as a change when I left it too late to get a turkey and only large expensive ones were left.
Will2122/12/2019 20:04

Yep but it’s about the tradition of a turkey though


Tradition in the uk was goose, we started using turkey by copying America, a simple google would educate you..
Bargainhead23/12/2019 20:48

Tradition in the uk was goose, we started using turkey by copying America, …Tradition in the uk was goose, we started using turkey by copying America, a simple google would educate you..


I love turkey at Christmas and if it’s cooked properly then it’s definitely not dry. Can’t wait for Christmas dinner- love it
Ringfinger22/12/2019 20:03

My wife insisted on using those roasting bags. You end up with a steamed …My wife insisted on using those roasting bags. You end up with a steamed turkey that is so tender you can't carve it - it looks like pulled pork. Personally I would rather have 2 chickens than one large turkey, at least you can eat the meat on the leg without a jigsaw.


If it’s coming out like pulled pork it just means it’s over cooked, but rather than drying out, the bag has trapped the moisture instead of it evaporating
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