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My Dilemma: To Return Inedible Turkey or Not

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My Dilemma: To Return Inedible Turkey or Not

Mendy | Dec 26, 2006 12:26 AM

To say that I am disappointed is an understatement. In my family, I'm considered the turkey expert. Whenever I suggest a standing rib roast or rack of lamb, the family and friends only want turkey.

On Friday, I bought a Whole Foods brand free-range turkey which I prepared today. I normally buy the excellent Eberly birds from Whole Foods but I thought I'd give their house brand a try.

When I started carving today, I knew something was wrong. The meat at all joints was so tough that I had to yank it with all my might. It was no better eating with a fork and knife.

I am so upset to have my whole dinner ruined by this inedible turkey (not to mention the considerable effort and investment of madeira, morels, and two quarts of homemade stock for the gravy).

So, my question is: Am I out of line to ask for a refund for this miserable bird? It's not uncommon to come home with less-than-wonderful meat, but I've never had something quite this bad.

And, if I do return this, do I bring the turkey meat to show them? I am not the confrontational type, just feel like this was unfair. Can anyone offer some advice?

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