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    is it me or have turkeys always been this much!!!

    right i am really struggling to get a turkey crown and now i am thinking of buying joints instead! i need to feed 9 people and the best price i can find for a turkey crown that feeds between 8-10 is £52 ouch!! so is this the price they have always been? this is my 2nd xmas with me buying the dinner and i just bought joints last year so i havent a clue. help!!!

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    im sure that cant be right, i know they more expensive for a crown but are you sure??? Is that from local butcher as they always more

    My OH is trained butcher so his mum always buys a regular fresh turkey and OH deboned and rolls it for her with her own stuffing and the leg meat, so every slice has breast, stuffing and dark meat really nice

    i got a turkey crown from tesco for 8-10 people for £15 so surely yours is from a butcher?

    i bought a medium size one from Morrisons that will easily feed 6 adults for £18. they did have larger ones for over £20.

    butcher warned me that there was a turkey shortage, I'm paying around £70 for my turkey crown this year......

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    DIVA1977;3751946

    im sure that cant be right, i know they more expensive for a crown but … im sure that cant be right, i know they more expensive for a crown but are you sure??? Is that from local butcher as they always more



    believe it or not that is from tesco. i nipped into asda yesterday and they had small ones feed up to 6 for £38. it just seems alot of money for a turkey.

    I'm getting an £100 turkey.

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    choc1969;3751966

    butcher warned me that there was a turkey shortage, I'm paying around £70 … butcher warned me that there was a turkey shortage, I'm paying around £70 for my turkey crown this year......



    i can believe it from what i have seen so far maybe the people above were just lucky its strange coz tesco had turkey joints with bacon wrapped round for 11.99 but just looked and they have gone:?

    greyparrot;3751968

    believe it or not that is from tesco. i nipped into asda yesterday and … believe it or not that is from tesco. i nipped into asda yesterday and they had small ones feed up to 6 for £38. it just seems alot of money for a turkey.



    glad i bought mine 2 weeks ago to freeze !

    Looks like turkey off the menu this year then, unless I buy a full frozen turkey.

    I think i'll just get a large chicken and a joint of beef x x

    The JFK;3751979

    I'm getting an £100 turkey.



    dont talk giblets:whistling:

    greyparrot;3751985

    i can believe it from what i have seen so far maybe the people above were … i can believe it from what i have seen so far maybe the people above were just lucky its strange coz tesco had turkey joints with bacon wrapped round for 11.99 but just looked and they have gone:?



    I hardly ever buy meat from a supermarket. I prefer my butchers and always get a lovely crown and joint of beef. Feeding the five thousand this year and my brother has just told me he has invited a mate :x

    Angelstar;3752008

    I think i'll just get a large chicken and a joint of beef x x



    snap x

    m&s have turkey crowns, should feed 9, they are £38ish but they have excellent chesnut stuffing and if you use any m&s vouchers they are walways sending out, you might save a little

    Original Poster

    choc1969;3752072

    I hardly ever buy meat from a supermarket. I prefer my butchers and … I hardly ever buy meat from a supermarket. I prefer my butchers and always get a lovely crown and joint of beef. Feeding the five thousand this year and my brother has just told me he has invited a mate :x



    i know what you mean there theres 5 of us plus my mum,dad,brother and his girlfriend turkey has definately got to be on the menu just a bit peed off that the turkeys gonna cost the price of a full food shop.:x

    There's some nervous lookin pigeons round here,
    [SIZE=2][SIZE=1][COLOR=magenta]here birdy birdy[/COLOR][/SIZE] :whistling:[/SIZE]

    :santa:

    Banned

    goto your local supermarket they are resonably priced ....turkey shortage i highly doubt it unless supermarkets have bought them all

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    AugQX;3752103

    m&s have turkey crowns, should feed 9, they are £38ish but they have … m&s have turkey crowns, should feed 9, they are £38ish but they have excellent chesnut stuffing and if you use any m&s vouchers they are walways sending out, you might save a little



    might be a thought i wouldnt usually buy the turkey from m&s as they are usually dear with there meat i just wonder now if they have put the price up.

    Banned

    is it me or have turkeys always been this much!!!
    Yes.

    I was in a butchers shop a few years ago and a women came in asking how much a turkey would be for 6 people..... the butcher told her it was £64....the woman was visibly shocked but hid it well and wriggled her way out of buying it ' er errr erm, oh ok erm yes that's a good er price can I come back in in a few minutes......'

    Personally I shocked too - they were from a free range farm and corn fed etc but I had never realised they cost so much! I was a student at the time, I thought they were about £8 from the supermarket freezer and obviously the old lady thought so too.....

    Costco are doing crowns got one 3.2Kg for about 14 quid. Dont know how many that feeds but as theres only eight of us seemed ok.

    carol123;3752086

    snap x



    don't see the point paying over the odds for turkey x x

    Crowns are going at around £4 per KG. Turkey prices have increased a hell of a lot. That's the price you pay for the better treatment they get theses days. Well you all did want rid of those nasty cramped sheds yeah?

    Banned

    another vote from M&S, had one from them last year and it was gorgeous

    marksandspencer.com/gp/…QJM

    one on there for £45 or less (with stuffing), but if you go instore they have them slightly cheaper (or did last week)

    The basted turkey breast (same page) is nice too

    Looks lush........love a Christmas dinner

    http://images.mirror.co.uk/upl/m4/nov2008/8/1/A183CBEE-BF4D-5675-609E011BB79D76AC.jpg

    Mirror article:

    Christmas turkeys will cost an astonishing £70 for a 22lb bird this year.
    Hard-up families already suffering after record rises in household bills will have to pay up to 75 per cent more than last year for a supermarket turkey.
    Higher energy bills and the rocketing price of animal feed, coupled with increased labour and packaging costs, have been blamed.
    The cost of a standard own-brand turkey has risen from £4 to £6.98 a kilo (£3.17/lb) at Asda.
    With an average family-sized bird weighing 10kg (22lb), that works out at £69.80, compared with £40 last year, up 75 per cent.

    In Asda my Mum bought a turkey crown for 5-7 people for £13 just last Thursday - I think the next size up was £15 :?

    It was in the freezer section in a blue packet, I think

    choc1969;3752258

    Christmas turkeys will cost an astonishing £70 for a 22lb bird this year. … Christmas turkeys will cost an astonishing £70 for a 22lb bird this year. Hard-up families already suffering after record rises in household bills will have to pay up to 75 per cent more than last year for a supermarket turkey. Higher energy bills and the rocketing price of animal feed, coupled with increased labour and packaging costs, have been blamed. The cost of a standard own-brand turkey has risen from £4 to £6.98 a kilo (£3.17/lb) at Asda. With an average family-sized bird weighing 10kg (22lb), that works out at £69.80, compared with £40 last year, up 75 per cent.



    Disgusting:x

    Cash&Carry FTW.

    ]Booker.

    Or for a whole one, £2.89 per KG : ]Click.

    Banned

    for 50/60 you could buy a decent goose

    traditional xmas dinner

    happy donkey;3752109

    There's some nervous lookin pigeons round here, … There's some nervous lookin pigeons round here, [SIZE=2][SIZE=1][COLOR=magenta]here birdy birdy[/COLOR][/SIZE] :whistling:[/SIZE]:santa:



    Our budgie looking very nervous now! :-D

    The cost of a turkey is a lot more expensive this year. The cost of animal feed is double the cost as they where this time last year due to the price of raw materials.. The cost of these materials have come down but as with everything else the finished product is a lot slower to come down than they are to go up..

    I've got one i can let you have i just need to find where it's gone :-D

    http://www.franksemails.com/pics/christmas_turkey.jpg

    abacus;3752464

    I've got one i can let you have i just need to find where it has gone :-D



    :giggle:

    Banned

    hahahaha

    Very good

    WTF, 52 Quid for a turkey......................if you ask me it tastes like chicken:?

    Buy several chicken's

    Yeah, they seem to be about twice as expensive this year as last.

    Somerfield have a good half price offer on at the moment though.

    Turkey crown for £ 52 ? ? ?
    What about them paper ones out of a cracker - cheaper and less messy :thumbsup:

    greyparrot;3752118

    might be a thought i wouldnt usually buy the turkey from m&s as they are … might be a thought i wouldnt usually buy the turkey from m&s as they are usually dear with there meat i just wonder now if they have put the price up.



    bought mine today, crown, £37.50, quality product

    hi i just thought i would let you know, i went into morrisons this morning and they had frozen turkey crowns looked like a decent size seeing as it was all meat lol, said it feeds 6 people on offer for £11.99 not sure of original price, i think it was in a cream coloured wrapper, i only noticed it after reading this post, but didnt pay much attention as i dont like turkey, but may be of use to some of you

    We bought a huge turkey for about £10 or £15 from Tesco in October :thumbsup:
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