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Willie Bird Pre-Brined Fresh Turkey

Brining a turkey is a wonderful method for enhancing its juiciness and flavor, but home cooks are often intimidated by the time and space required. Our prebrined Willie Bird turkey offers a convenient alternative. Our new brine recipe this year blends rosemary, thyme and sage with just the right amount of garlic and salt, so the turkeys roast up savory, succulent and not overly salty. The free-range birds are raised on natural grains, free of antibiotics and hormones on a family farm in California's Sonoma County. Shipped frozen in a vacuum-sealed bag, the turkey is perfect to keep on hand for your next special-occasion dinner or buffet. Available in four sizes: approx. 12-14 lb. (serves 9-11), 16-18 lb. (serves 13-14), 20-22 lb. (serves 16-18) and 24-26 lb. (serves 19-21). Quantities are limited. Shipped frozen. Made in USA.
Average Customer Rating:
3 out of 5
 out of 
(2 Reviews) 2
1 of 2(50%)reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
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Review 1 for Willie Bird Pre-Brined Fresh Turkey
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
,Ann Arbor
November 27, 2015
Ability level:Advanced
Would You Recommend? No
1of 1found this review helpful.
Brine fragrance and flavor was overpowering
November 27, 2015
We had great expectations, and that turned to great concerns when we opened the vacuum seal. The herbal fragrance was so strong that we had to keep the bird in the garage fridge. During roasting the bird smelled wonderful, so we were hopeful as we served, but the brine flavors were so intense, they completely over powered the flavor of the turkey, and almost made the turkey inedible. The meat itself was tender and juicy, so we would consider ordering another un-brined Willie bird, but we will not trust the flavors of Thanksgiving on an experiment again!
Pros: Texture, juicy
Cons: Disappointing, Flavor, smell
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Mill Valley, CA
Posted December 1, 2015
Same experience!
I'm trying to contact WS about this. Our turkey was inedible as well. The brine was completely overpowering. Such a disappointment.
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Review 2 for Willie Bird Pre-Brined Fresh Turkey
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
August 11, 2014
Ability level:Advanced
Would You Recommend? Yes
5of 5found this review helpful.
Excellent Turkey
August 11, 2014
We served this wonderful turkey for Thanksgiving last year and everyone raved about it!!! It cooked perfectly as per the directions, it was moist and flavorful. Yes, it is expensive but the quality, ease of prep and cooking, was definitely worth it. It's only once a year.
Pros: Texture, Easy to Prepare, Quality, Good for Entertaining, Time-saver, Flavor, Healthy
Cons: pricey