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Has anyone ever tried the FreshDirect turducken?


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Has anyone ever tried the FreshDirect turducken?

giantcrazy | Nov 13, 2011 08:08 AM

I've never tried a turducken and wanted to give it a run this year.

I'm stuck between cost and taste. I'm hosting Thanksgiving for a crowd (like I do every year), so I'm already on the hook for a bundle just to feed everyone. I usually do two turkeys (one roasted in the oven and a second 'novelty' style turkey, either smoked, fried, deboned, etc.). This year, I was going to make #2 a turducken (not sure you want to make your #2 a turd-anything though).

I know the turducken's main appeal is it's novelty, although that doesn't mean it won't/shouldn't taste good. My best bets would likely be something that's been mainstream reviewed like Hebert's Specialty Meats or CajunGrocer, but those will require $100 in shipping alone.

I've been contemplating finding a local seller just to avoid the shipping, but since I'll be in for a c-note at least, might as well go whole-hog and get the one shipped (it's not just the cost, since I'm not at home during the day I wonder whether the thing will arrive fully frozen).

Long story short - has anyone tried a local turducken that they can recommend? I see FreshDirect is selling them, but searched thoroughly and couldn't find a single review for it. I've seen some mentions that either Wal-Mart or Whole Foods sell them at some locations, so I could make a few phone calls and take a ride if that's the case. The FreshDirect bird(s) would be the best option if they're good, simply because it's the best combo of price and ease ($100 would get me a 13lb turducken at my door).


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