I have now twice purchased Mary's chicken to find out why it is considered so good. The first time, I purchased it at Avedano's over in Bernal Heights. I came home immediately and open it from the packaging and it smelled so foul (no pun intended) that I needed to air out the entire kitchen and obviously could not prepare nor serve the chicken. Second time - today, I purchased a Mary;s chicken at Faletti's - came home, opened up the packaging and while not nearly as offensive as the previous experience with Mary's, there was no way I could serve to consume.
I am not completely faulting the stores as a big fan of Faletti's and Avedano's obviously has a good reputation, but is there something about Mary that I should know???