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Old 11-27-2011, 09:22 AM   #11
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Jenny-o?

If so, that was the problem. Their products are horrendous.

Shadybrook farms are bad, too, but Jenny-O turkey products are awful.
Glad you're not criticizing Jennie-O
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Old 11-27-2011, 09:34 AM   #12
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The only thing I like that Jenny-O makes is their turkey ham. It looks like ham, tastes like ham, and is reasonably priced.
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Old 11-27-2011, 12:13 PM   #13
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I've been thinking all along, Claire, that the problem wasn't the cook, it was the bird.
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Old 11-27-2011, 12:15 PM   #14
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The only thing I like that Jenny-O makes is their turkey ham. It looks like ham, tastes like ham, and is reasonably priced.
I actually bought their turkey ham once because it was so cheap, sliced it and put it in baggies, and my bf never knew it wasn't real ham! It was good!
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Old 11-27-2011, 12:23 PM   #15
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I actually bought their turkey ham once because it was so cheap, sliced it and put it in baggies, and my bf never knew it wasn't real ham! It was good!
I keep some on hand all the time. The only time I ever buy "real" ham is if I find a Smithfield 25% less sodium at a reasonable price. Too many salty hams in my past.
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Old 11-27-2011, 12:27 PM   #16
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Glad you're not criticizing Jennie-O
I hate to saybad things about any Jenny but in this case ...
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Old 11-27-2011, 01:49 PM   #17
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I hate to say bad things about any Jenny but in this case ...
Sounds like Jenny gave you a Tom instead of a hen. They do tend to be tough and dry. I have found that Toms are only good for the stock pot after the dinner. I used to buy fresh turkeys, and made sure they were hens. So much better than the frozen ones.
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Old 11-27-2011, 02:22 PM   #18
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I assumed I'd bought them before. Next year I'll look further. I was just assuming it was the size, since I'd never cooked a "small" turkey!
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Sounds like Jenny gave you a Tom instead of a hen. They do tend to be tough and dry. I have found that Toms are only good for the stock pot after the dinner. I used to buy fresh turkeys, and made sure they were hens. So much better than the frozen ones.
Are toms usually smaller, by any chance? Is there any way to tell by looking at the package?
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Old 11-27-2011, 08:51 PM   #20
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I'd email the company, explaining the problem exactly as you did in your original post, and see what happens. I've had pretty good luck with that. I complained about air pockets in Oroweat bread and received several coupons, one for $4.00 off and three for $1.00 off each. The same thing happened when I emailed them that, to cut calories they were slicing their bread too thin and it would break when you tried to pick up a slice.

Land-O-Lakes went a step further. I buy Little Moos half & half for my coffee because they're premeasured and don't need refrigeration. I sent them a letter complaining that in my latest box, numerous containers were crushed and a few were open and I had to discard them. They sent me a check for $9.00, which is pretty much the cost of a 192 count box of Little Moos! After going through a few more boxes, I emailed them again, congratulating them on the quality control imporvement. They responded, saying how happy they were to hear from me again, and how they receive so few positive emails about their products.

Who knows, maybe you'll get some free turkeys.
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