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Sep 25, 2008 12:33 PM

Kosher Turkey for Rosh Hashanna

Any better price in the 5 towns for turkey than Key Foods' $1.99/lb for Empire frozen turkey? Do not include the free one being offered from Foodtown for purchases over $300. I plan on doing my shopping at Brach but would like a nice bird.

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  1. 1.99 sounds good. miss the old days when they were .99 a lb

    10 Replies
    1. re: berel

      If I don't find any cheaper by tomorrow morning I will buy it since it needs time to defrost. They used to have better prices with only a $25 purchase. I would usally just buy another bird and one or two items to bring it to the $25 level.

      1. re: MartyB

        what bothers me is how much they charge for whole Turkey Breasts. I can buy (and I do) a whole turkey cheaper and just cut off the dark meat parts

        1. re: berel

          Gourmet Glatt also had a frozen turkey for !.99 a pound with a $150 purchase

          1. re: berel

            On the topic of being annoyed, I can't understand why the cost of ground chicken breasts cost something like $1/lb more than chicken cutlets. I probably takes them seconds to take the cutlets and run it through their grinder. I noticed that Brachs, for example, doesn't charge more for chicken cut in 1/8 or 1/4 then they charge for chicken whole. I is more annoying to take a raw chicken and cut it up then taking a package of cutlets and dumping it into a grinder.

            1. re: MartyB

              meanwhile my son bought another 10 briskets (that were about to expire) @ 4.99 a pound. So it's looks like it's going to be an all brisket RH ;)

            2. re: berel

              waldbaums has the frozen breasts 2.99 lb this week and the turkeys 1.99

            3. re: MartyB

              they had them at pathmark for 1.79 last week, not sure about this week

              1. re: shoelace

                They really don't service the 5 towns. The nearest is E. Rockaway. They have a very confusing circular, see p 7

                They have Empire turkey for $1.99 then they have two ads for turkey breasts one for $1.99 and one for $2.99. If you check the larger picture for the cheaper turkey breast it says on the package chicken legs.

                1. re: MartyB

                  i didnt go through the circulars, i went to the stores

                  then after looking at your posting, i looked at the circular, and didnt find it real confusing

                  they have whole turkeys 1.99, breasts 2.99

                  there really arent any big supermarkets in the 5 towns, people leave the 5 towns for the good waldbaums/pathmark sales

                  1. re: shoelace

                    >> then after looking at your posting, i looked at the circular, and didnt find it real confusing

                    If you follow my link and go to p 7 you will see the error.

                    Anyway, ever since Brachs opened up I don't even bother with the non-kosher supermarkets anymore. I find that for fruits and vegetables the majors are extremely overpriced compared to Brachs. I like that when I shop at Brachs I don't have to constantly look for the hasgacha. I also hate to wade through the circulars at all those ham/pork and non-kosher items looking for those infrequent mention of a kosher item that would be on sale. I look at the Keyfood circular only at times like Rosh Hashanah or Thanksgiving for the Empire Turkey that they usually have on sale. All this I am able to do because the prices at Brachs are very reasonable and I really don't like to store hop unless there is a significant savings to make the trip worth while, like when I do meat shopping.

          2. $1.99 per lb seems to be it, in westchester i paid that on friday for an empire turkey