Product Description: Frozen ground turkey product from the Turkey Valley Farms brand. I purchase two 16-ounce packages of this ground turkey at one of our local grocery stores last week for $1.50 per package. I ended up using one of the packages last night when I made a dinner for two for my wife and me.
Review of Turkey Valley Farms Ground Turkey
I purchased this product because it was on sale. Read to find out what I thought of it.
I don't normally buy ground turkey. Even though I know it's supposed to be better for me, I can rarely find it at a good price and, in all honesty, haven't ever been a huge fan of the flavor. However, I was grocery shopping last week and the store happened to have the 1-pound packages of the Turkey Valley Farms Ground Turkey on sale for just $1.50 so I ended up picking up a couple of them.
They've been in my freezer ever since. But, my youngest daughter had dance class last night and, since I knew that meant my wife and I would probably be eating later as a result of that, I decided to make the kids something simple and make some Hamburger Helper for us as a late dinner for two.
When I did this, I discovered we didn't have any hamburger in our freezer and I decided to try the ground turkey instead. My opinion of it ended up being mixed.
There were a couple things I found I liked about this product when I was using it. The one that stood out almost immediately was the lack of grease when I was browning it on the stove. This surprised me a bit because I've had other ground turkey in the past and never noticed a difference as far as the grease. So, seeing less grease from this brand was a big plus.
Also, while I still wasn't a huge fan of the turkey's taste, I did find it worked pretty well in the Hamburger Helper. While I wouldn't say it made dinner better, the fact I used turkey instead of beef wasn't anything that was overly noticeable either.
My biggest problem with this product was the apparent lack of quality control. Both my wife and I found bones in our food (I also found a long hair but that could have easily come from my wife or either of my daughters), something that was very disappointing and really shouldn't happen. In fact, I was very glad it was just my wife and I eating this because I would hate the idea of one of my girls choking on something like that. And, as a result of that, even though the turkey wasn't bad up until that point, I did find I wasn't as impressed with it as I hoped I would be.
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I do still have one more pack of this turkey in my freezer and will likely use it for something. But, after our experience finding bones, I will definitely be eating it with some caution and don't plan on buying this product again.
My Grade: D
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