What kind of turkey

United States
November 17, 2007 9:25am CST
do you cook? Do you prefer the name brands, like Butterball, or is the generic just as good? I have tried different kinds and have not noticed a big difference. What differences do you see between brands, if any? To me the only really noticeable difference is the price.
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@irishmist (3820)
• United States
18 Nov 07
I really don't think the brand matters. I have tried many differnt brands over the years. However I have not had a Butterball in awhile. When I buy a turkey I judge by price and looks. If the price is right, but the turkey doesn't look good. I buy something else. A turkey also depends on the cook.I do like the pop up timmers on the turkeys though, same goes for roaster chickens.
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• United States
19 Nov 07
True, a lot depends on the cook. But I don't like the timers. I prefer to use a thermometer.
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@peavey (16588)
• United States
17 Nov 07
There's no difference between name brands and the cheaper ones. Make your own "Butterball" turkey from the cheapest by lifting the skin without tearing it and putting in a spat of butter here and there - although I don't do that. Turkey doesn't need butter to taste good or to stay moist.
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• United States
19 Nov 07
That's what I thought, no difference. I like to put a little butter on top to brown the skin, but too much is not good.
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@Debs_place (10525)
• United States
17 Nov 07
I go for the cheap ones..I don't really like white meat (gasp!) and so why should I pay a premium for turkeys that claim to have more. If I can afford it...fresh is best.
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• United States
17 Nov 07
I go for fresh whenever I can, too. Thanks!
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@luvstochat (6914)
• United States
17 Nov 07
I buy Norbest turkeys becasue they are born and raised in Nebraska and I live in Nebraska I feel I am supporting the state I live in by buying something they have raised. They are very good too and they don't cost as much as a butterball turkey does yet I think they taste just as good.
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• United States
17 Nov 07
I also like to buy local whenever I can. Thanks!
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• United States
20 Nov 07
I have no preference for turkeys..a turkey is a turkey.. I don't think butterball has any better turkeys then the generic. I do cook them if I plan to have a crowd..this year not the case..I may have the local store prepare a dinner and take it easy.
• United States
21 Nov 07
I don't buy a whole turkey. I would never finish it. I usually just go to the deli and buy a few pounds of sliced turkey from them. I usually get the Butterball b/c IMO it tastes the best.