My T-day dinner is actually 2 days before, on Tuesday, and I am working crazy hours before that, so I really need a fresh, prebrined bird.
I had asked on my regional board (SF Bay Area) where was the best place to buy a pre-brined, fresh turkey and the general consensus was TJ. I just got the flyer and the regular, fresh, pre-brined turkey will be $1.79 per pound, and a fresh, kosher turkey will be $2.29 per pound. My grandmother kept kosher and could tell the difference between a kosher turkey and one that wasn't, I presume b/c of the salting of the kosher turkey.
So I ask, what would be the difference between the 2 turkeys TJ is selling, and has anyone bought both and prefer one or the other? Price is not the issue, just quality, and I want to justify paying more if the kosher turkey actually will be better. I should add that I haven't cooked a turkey in over 15 years. I'm not afraid of doing it, but if a better quality/tasting bird will help the situation, then I'm going for that one.