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Old 10-16-2010, 02:28 PM   #1
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Hi, I am new here and need a question answered. I just roasted a turkey that I purchased onsale and it has a very strong taste. The dark meat does not just the white meat. Can anyone tell me what causes some turkerys to taste so strong? Thanks

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Old 10-16-2010, 02:58 PM   #2
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What type of turkey did you buy?
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Old 10-16-2010, 02:58 PM   #3
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Hmm, the only time I had a strong tasting turkey it was wild. My guess would be one of two things; either it was too old (why it was on sale), or maybe it was something in the feed. Dark meat always has a stronger flavor than white (more fat, hence, more flavor) .... I assume to mean a sort of gamy flavor, and if it wasn't old, it would probably what it was fed. I also assume it didn't make you sick!
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Strong in a good way? Not spoiled strong.

Age of the bird.What it was fed and injected along with the variety of bird all would factors in the flavor.

Strong as in a off flavor would be due to storage and/or thawing mistakes.
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strong tasting turkey

Thanks all for the answers...The turkey was frozen and I usually do not buy frozen turkeys. It was a store brand, another no no for me. But they were on sale at 2 for one price. I imagine it was a mix of all your answers.
Thanks again. I think I will like this forum,,,
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Welcome to DC and we strive to be helpful.

I suspect a 2 for 1 sale of store brand turkey was to get rid of last year's turkeys before the next huge shipment comes in for this year.
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I suspect a 2 for 1 sale of store brand turkey was to get rid of last year's turkeys before the next huge shipment comes in for this year.

Your answer got me thinking!

I just pulled out my last turkey and got on the phone to get some help eating it! Thanks!
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I quit buying frozen two years ago and get the local Hutterite turkeys. I buy one huge one for the Holidays and a couple of small ones for me to freeze for the rest of the year. A bit expensive, but the quality is great and I KNOW they've never been frozen before I freeze them.
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I got 5 free turkeys last year from my supermarket.
Everytime I spent 100 bucks I got one.I broke most of them down and vacuum sealed them.

I know free range fresh birds are better but I couldn't resist the price.
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I got 5 free turkeys last year from my supermarket.
Everytime I spent 100 bucks I got one.I broke most of them down and vacuum sealed them.

I know free range fresh birds are better but I couldn't resist the price.
I "won" about 3 last year, I take them to the homeless shelter or the group homes in town. Along with my kitchen skills, I love it, it's a lot of fun!
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