Best mail order Thanksgiving turkey?
Hi, has anyone here had a really great experience with a mail-ordered turkey (or ham?). I once ordered a turducken (a boneless chicken in a duck in a turkey) because the idea seemed so incredibly sumptuous. It was from Cajun Grocers, and it was okay, but indistinguishable from a regular boneless turkey with stuffing.
Has anyone ordered a turkey and said, "Oh my God! This is the absolute best thing I've ever tasted in my entire life!!!"? That is the bite I'm searching for.
I really want to be informed before I place an order because they all look fabulous in the catalog, but I really want it to be worthwhile on the holiday table.
For the past several years I've been buying smoked turkey from Harry & David & have been quite happy (flavorful & moist). Since this will be my first Thanksgiving as a chowhounder, I thought I'd do some homework for mail order turkeys. First run through resulted in the first link, then found the second one. Glad I dug deeper because according to the earlier thread, Greenberg's turkey is very smokey and may be an acquired taste. Perhaps as a simple turkey dinner this might be okay (love Texas bbq) but I don't know if I want the smokiness to overshadow the flavors of other dishes at the Thanksgiving table.