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Old 01-12-2007, 5:16 PM
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I was planning on getting my turkey crown this week from Morrisons to freeze, btu was shocked that they had almost doubles in price Previously I had seen them from 8-9 for a decent size, now they were 14-16! Does anyone know where I can get one at a good price? We are having a very frugal Christmas this year so need to cut costs everywhere!
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Old 01-12-2007, 5:23 PM
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Have you a local butcher? Supermarkets will be buying from the big Bernard Matthews type producers who will be puttiing up their prices because of the bird flu incidents recently.

We have just been to Bury market where turkey crowns were under a tenner for a family of 6-8 size....I have ordered one from my usual butcher for collection on Christmas Eve.
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Old 01-12-2007, 5:33 PM
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We have two excellent local butchers, both sadly out of our price range this Christmas. I'll be buying our goosefat, sausagemeat and bacon from there though
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Old 01-12-2007, 6:46 PM
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Hi, I bought a Turkey Crown from Aldi during the week, it weighs 2.8kg and cost 6.99. I shopped around and this was the cheapest I saw for that size. I didn't try Lidl, but they usually have good buys as well.
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i also got mine from aldi, did the same last year and it was very nice!
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I was wondering where to get my turkey crown from also, are they quite big in aldi???
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im sure they are still about 8 or 9 in TESCOs
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H, I checked the websites before buying - Tesco's were 10 and Sainsbury's were 12 for similar size to the one I bought in Aldi for 7
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they are a decent size in aldi, we manage to get four adult size xmas dinners out of it plus boxing daydinner, then there is always plenty left for sandwhichs or curry
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Sorry to be thick... probably a stupid question... but what makes you prefer to buy a turkey crown to a whole turkey? Doesn't it work out cheaper to buy a whole trukey and just discard the legs if you really don't like the meat on legs?
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We always have turkey crown as well as it lasts for christmas and boxing day, any longer than that and it goes to waste.
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Sorry to be thick... probably a stupid question... but what makes you prefer to buy a turkey crown to a whole turkey? Doesn't it work out cheaper to buy a whole trukey and just discard the legs if you really don't like the meat on legs?
Small oven? Small family? However, I do think that they are generally overpriced for what they actually are. Anyway, what do I know? It will probably be a Bernard Matthews Turkey Roast with a sprig of holly in the top for me ...
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Sorry to be thick... probably a stupid question... but what makes you prefer to buy a turkey crown to a whole turkey? Doesn't it work out cheaper to buy a whole trukey and just discard the legs if you really don't like the meat on legs?

Turkey crowns take far less time to cook and if you don't like the legs as well it seems a very MS thing to buy!

I paid a tenner the other week from Tesco for a frozen one, fresh are alot more expensive.
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There's only the two of us, and I want it as something a bit "special" for Christmas day. We also do have a very small oven, we had to look a while to find a roasting tin small enough!! OH isn't adventurous enough to try duck or pheasant (which I thought would be a nice alternative) so a crown it has to be :rolleyes:
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We always buy a crown - me, hubby, MIL and little one. Can't be bothered dealing with the whole turkey thing. Generally a lot less waste on a Crown.

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Old 02-12-2007, 11:51 AM
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I bought a frozen turkey crown from Tesco last week. It cost 10.00 & serves 8-10 people, it comes ready stuffed & with the bacon on top.
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We buy a crown because it's easier than handling a turkey big enought to feed 16 people LOL
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justbeen to aldi, after reading this thread and bought a crown for 6.99, lot cheaper than any i've seen any where else
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Saw some in iceland last wee - 3 sizes I think ranging in price from 8.99 - 12.99.
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I buy all my meat from there, as i heard about their campaign a couple of years ago in the newspaper, you should look at the website to find out about them.
You've googled the wrong site mate. Your crowns are over 4x the price per kg of Aldi.

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