It’s TURKEY TIP THURSDAY!
Frozen vs. “Fresh” Grocery Store Turkeys! Oh THE LIES! Turkey Industries dirty little secret!
Buying Guide! We’ve all seen those turkeys at the grocery store marked “Fresh” on the labeling. Many say, “Fresh, never Frozen”. Well, I’m here to educate you on what that actually means and why it can be misleading.
Frozen birds are chilled to 0° F and shipped as such. Frozen Elsa Style, amiright?! The requirement for “Fresh” turkeys is that they must be processed and shipped at no colder than 26° F plus or minus 2°. So, your “Fresh” turkey has been below 32° and most likely decently frozen. Maybe not rock hard like the Frozen turkey, but consider what you are really getting for that “Fresh” price tag. “But, it says NEVER FROZEN!”. Frozen in the food industry is defined at 0°, so they can say it. It my opinion, regarding the Fresh grocery store turkeys, 🎶LET IT GOOOOOO!🎶
If you want a truly FRESH turkey, you’ll have to buy one from a local farm or Ron Swanson it in the woods.
*The More You Know*
This turkey was smoked in the pitbarrel over royaloakcharcoal. Herb butter applied under the skin with some sage leaves.