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Does Trader Joe's have turkeys?

Last Updated: 16th January, 2020

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Organic Free Range turkeys from Trader Joe's.At $3.99 a pound, Trader Joe's Organic turkeys are more money than at Whole Foods ($3.49 or $2.99 if prime member) or Costco ($2.99). But those turkeys aren't labeled as being free range.

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Subsequently, one may also ask, how much are turkeys at Trader Joe's?

$1.99 per pound for Trader Joe's fresh all-natural, brined fresh young turkeys. $2.99 per pound for Trader Joe's fresh Glatt Kosher turkeys. $3.49 per pound for Trader Joe's fresh organic free-range young turkeys.

Furthermore, does Trader Joe's sell turkey breasts? Trader Joe's Organic Oven Roasted Turkey Breast is sliced and “shingled” in an easy-to-open-and-reseal package, so it's ready for your sandwich and snack creations. But don't take our word for it — pay a visit to our refrigerated cases and put this Organic Oven Roasted Turkey Breast to the test.

Likewise, does Trader Joe's sell frozen turkeys?

Our turkeys are never frozen, but we do keep them super cold. Plan to buy your bird a few days in advance. A good rule of thumb is to allow at least 1 day of "mellowing out" in the fridge for every four pounds of meat. Got a 12 pound bird?

Does Trader Joe's have Tofurky?

If there's a Trader Joe's or a Whole Foods near you, you're in luck, as you can purchase your Tofurky at any Whole Foods or Trader Joe's location. In fact, nearly all health food stores and natural food stores and many locally owned co-op grocers will stock Tofurky roasts during the holiday season.

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Nahomi Banque

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When should I buy a fresh turkey?

A: When you buy the bird depends on whether you're going with fresh or frozen. A raw, fresh turkey should be stored for no longer than two days in the refrigerator. So if you're buying fresh and want to keep it that way, you'll have to make the purchase right before Thanksgiving.

Lela Halbeisen

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Does Costco have fresh turkeys 2019?

Yes. Unlike most retailers, Costco sells nothing but fresh turkeys, no frozen turkeys at all.

Ildefons Raluy

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How big of a turkey do I need for 10 people?

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If you are serving 10 people on Thanksgiving, choose a bird that is 15 to 20 pounds. Smaller birds that weigh less than 12 pounds have a smaller meat-to-bone ratio, so figure two pounds per person.

Yanina Heupts

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Are Costco turkeys fresh or frozen?

Plus, Costco traditionally sells Thanksgiving turkeys for 99 cents per pound, which is a tough price to beat for a fresh (not frozen) bird. Trader Joe's and Whole Foods sell similar fresh turkeys for $1.99 and $2.49 per pound, respectively.

Rosella Bettendorf

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When should I buy a frozen turkey?

You can buy them way ahead of time.
The benefit of buying a frozen bird is that you don't have to worry about the sell-by date as much as with fresh turkey. According to a consumer research study conducted by Honeysuckle White, 66% of people purchase their turkey one week or more before Thanksgiving.

Rusudan Posado

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How much does a 15 lb turkey cost?

Brand: Butterball. Price Per Pound: $1.69. Price for 15 Pound Turkey: $25.35.

Aniano Huiskes

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How do I get a free turkey for Thanksgiving 2019?

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  2. Safeway. Plunk down $100 or more at the grocery from Oct.
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Del Lesage

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What grocery store has the cheapest turkeys?

Where to Find the Best Price on Turkey
  • A bit of a splurge: Trader Joe's. Price for turkey: $1.99/lb. Trader Joe's is one of our favorite stores because they have some fantastic specialty and ready-made items.
  • A great value: Walmart. Price for turkey: $0.68/lb.
  • The best price on the block: Aldi. Price for turkey: $0.59/lb.

Joita Brouwer

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Does Whole Foods sell brined turkeys?

We offer frozen and fresh, including traditional, organic, brined, and heritage. *Except for pure sea salt solutions for our turkeys labeled "brined." **Federal regulations prohibit the use of hormones in raising turkeys.

Belmiro Wardle

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How long can you keep a fresh turkey in the fridge?

The company customer service representative as well as the store manager all reassure us that their turkeys are fine to refrigerate in the coldest part of the refrigerator for as long as 10 days. The turkey's sell-by date is Nov. 28 - two days after Thanksgiving.

Hyusein Escalhorda

Pundit

Should I truss a turkey?

Trussing the turkey helps ensure that everything cooks evenly -- and that the wings and legs don't burn. Basically, trussing means tying the bird into a tight little bundle that'll ensure you'll get a beautiful, table-worthy Thanksgiving turkey that's evenly cooked. So you should just do it.

Wisam Wallach

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How big of a turkey should I buy?

For turkeys smaller than 16 pounds, estimate 1 pound per serving (this accounts for bone weight). For larger birds, a bit less is fine; they have a higher meat-to-bone ratio. But if your goal is to have ample leftovers, aim for 1½ pounds per person whatever the turkey's size. For 8 people, buy a 12-pound turkey.

Asmahan Pertejo

Teacher

Can you buy a turkey already brined?

You don't realize that many turkeys are pre-brined.
The same is true for kosher turkeys, so always check the ingredient list, and if there's already salt injected into your turkey, don't brine it.

Laurena Cantoo

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Should I get a brined turkey?

"If you can brine, you should," celebrity chef Josh Capon told HuffPost. "It's a big bird and [brining] will add some moisture and flavor in the meat," he said, adding that "you'll be much more successful brining a fresh turkey, because when you thaw a turkey there's so much moisture involved."

Floriano Herrlein

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How long does it take to thaw a turkey?

Turkey-Thawing Times
Thaw time in the fridge requires about 24 hours for every 5 pounds in a refrigerator set at about 40° F. Thaw time in cold water requires about 30 minutes per pound in cold water, refreshed every 30 minutes.

Mikelats Debelius

Reviewer

What the smallest size turkey you can buy?

The smallest turkey usually available through our butchers is about 10 pounds, although some sell ones as small as 8 pounds. With a smaller bird you can figure about 1 pound of turkey per person.

Bernadi Jade

Reviewer

What makes a turkey kosher?

What The Label Means: Kosher turkeys have two distinct differences from natural turkeys. Only one of them affects their flavor. First, they've been ritually slaughtered by a shechita and killed according to kosher law. Kosher birds do not need to be seasoned with salt or brined before roasting.

Horace Chowdhury

Reviewer

How do I cook Trader Joe's turkey breast?

Preheat the oven to 350F, take the turkey out of the plastic package, put the turkey with its juices in a baking dish and bake for 35 minutes. I used the microwave to heat the Trader Joe's turkey and it came out perfect. It was moist and delicious – great texture and great taste!

Meilian Rumbo

Reviewer

Can you buy just a turkey breast?

Yes, turkey breasts can get pretty big, but you can find small ones, which are less complicated to roast than a whole turkey — not that roasting a whole turkey is particularly complicated. Of course, if you're a dark-meat fan, the breast is not the way to go.