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Where have all the frozen turkeys gone?


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Where have all the frozen turkeys gone?

Carb Lover | Nov 29, 2004 02:16 PM

It is common knowledge that the US is very holiday-focused, and businesses always rotate their shelves w/ the latest holiday items. I get a mixed burst of disgust and humor when I walk into a standard market and am reminded of the next commercial holiday. I must confess that I've rifled through a few discounted carts of candy after V-day or Halloween myself.

So, when it comes to T-giving and turkey, I kind of expect that frozen birds would be marked down if not at least available at pre-T-giving prices. I had a tinge of regret from not buying a smaller frozen turkey along w/ the bigger dinner party bird when I was at my No. Cal. market; however, hubby assured me that we would be able to get something after the holiday.

Sure enough, I was at my local Safeway last night and nary one turkey in sight!! From past holidays, I seem to recall the same eerie phenomenon at other markets in dif. places of the country in which I've lived. Surely, these places don't sell all of their frozen birds. Can anyone tell me the fate of those turkeys?? Are they donated or (I hope not) put back into storage for next year??

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