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    • pinkmami
    • By pinkmami 30th Nov 11, 6:49 PM
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    Cheapest place to buy frozen turkey?
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    • 30th Nov 11, 6:49 PM
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    Cheapest place to buy frozen turkey? 30th Nov 11 at 6:49 PM
    Right the search is on for a bird! Need a big one (between 17-20lbs). Anyone know of any cheap ones being sold?
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    • karren
    • By karren 30th Nov 11, 8:03 PM
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    had ours from farm foods.
    • oldtractor
    • By oldtractor 30th Nov 11, 8:28 PM
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    • 30th Nov 11, 8:28 PM
    Turkey crowns are £10 at Lidl and Aldi,maybe buy 2?
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    • miffy257
    • By miffy257 30th Nov 11, 10:04 PM
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    • 30th Nov 11, 10:04 PM
    Co-op have huge ones for £20, their Elmwood range which is usually good. I'm getting one as soon as my new chest freezer is up and running.
    • hex2
    • By hex2 1st Dec 11, 6:40 PM
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    • 1st Dec 11, 6:40 PM
    8.2kg is £37 as a pre order in morrisons which gives you a ball park figure.

    Aldi/lidl tend to be much smaller.

    According to mysupermarket an 8.4kg is £24 in Asda! 7.9kg £25 in Tesco 10kg £37

    Now i am tempted too...... My mum always cooked a 20lb plus.
    Last edited by hex2; 01-12-2011 at 6:43 PM.
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    • pinkmami
    • By pinkmami 1st Dec 11, 7:49 PM
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    Thank you! DH says it must be one bird! No 2 smaller ones & no crown!

    So it seems I'll be forking out about £25 for one then!

    Much cheaper than a fresh one. I remember buying one from the local butcher 7 yrs ago & paid £2 per LB then & it wqas 24lbs! wow!
    • Pink.
    • By Pink. 1st Dec 11, 9:47 PM
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    • harvestmoon
    • By harvestmoon 1st Dec 11, 10:28 PM
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    I had an Aldi turkey crown about 3 weeks ago as I was feeding about 12 people.
    To be honest it was dry and crumbly!
    Wouldn't recommend!
    • elainemn
    • By elainemn 2nd Dec 11, 6:12 AM
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    I had an Aldi turkey crown about 3 weeks ago as I was feeding about 12 people.
    To be honest it was dry and crumbly!
    Wouldn't recommend!
    Originally posted by harvestmoon
    I have had these the past 3 years. As long as you do not overcook they are always lovely.
    • recovering spendaholic
    • By recovering spendaholic 2nd Dec 11, 9:30 AM
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    Right the search is on for a bird! Need a big one (between 17-20lbs). Anyone know of any cheap ones being sold?
    Originally posted by pinkmami
    I have been quite shocked at how much they are this year and have bought an extra large free range chicken from Tesco and put it in the freezer, as I really thought I wouldn't be able to afford a turkey. The asda one sounds really good though so I might be persuaded, however having no freezer space I will have to wait until near to Christmas day to buy it so I bet they are more expensive then!

    I saw the crowns in Aldi but on the box they said that they were produced using Turkey from Brazil and that put me off a bit - I would rather have british turkey.
    Jane

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  • steviedeal
    Large 7 - 8.5kg Turkeys are £20 in Co-op cheapest ive seen around for that sort of size, and its elmwood too. hth
    • DCFC79
    • By DCFC79 2nd Dec 11, 10:15 AM
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    I saw the crowns in Aldi but on the box they said that they were produced using Turkey from Brazil and that put me off a bit - I would rather have british turkey.
    Originally posted by recovering spendaholic
    Thanks, never noticed that as im always checking the country of origin on foods. Definitely wont get 1 this year then.
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    • hex2
    • By hex2 3rd Dec 11, 12:18 PM
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    Large 7 - 8.5kg Turkeys are £20 in Co-op cheapest ive seen around for that sort of size, and its elmwood too. hth
    Originally posted by steviedeal
    Thanks - I will have a look in the big co-op I hate giving Asda money.
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    • linda-ann
    • By linda-ann 3rd Dec 11, 10:05 PM
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    I got 8kg from Iceland £25 ....Had one last year same size and it was lovely
    YouGov £50.....2/09/09
    YovGov £50....11/03/11
    YouGov £50....10/08/12
    YouGov £50....15/11/13
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