View Full Version : Turkey Leg ?

06-11-2011, 11:42 AM
Ok, I've seen them in the parks and they smell wonderful, but they look nasty. How do they taste? I'm thinking I might give one a try this trip but I'm pretty sure my kids will want no part of it.

06-11-2011, 11:54 AM
My DH & kids love them! I think they taste like ham! :rotfl2:

06-11-2011, 11:55 AM
They have a ham-like flavour to them because of the smoking process used. This has led to an urban legend that they are in fact not turkey but ham or ostrich or emu or some other animal (especially since they're large) but I assure you that they are in fact turkey. They're quite tasty but the tendons are tougher than turkey legs I cook at home.

06-11-2011, 12:16 PM
I would suggest you get one to share. Be advised the salt content is pretty high. I'd say take a zipper bag to store the leftovers but unless you are close to our room or going back soon, that might not be good. Although I think the preservatives are so much it might not even matter.

06-11-2011, 12:37 PM
It's one of my favorite thing to get :thumbsup2

06-11-2011, 12:51 PM
I've never had one but in 2009 we were there with friends and one of them HAD to try one. He said it was extremely salty and smelled better than it tasted.
I would say try it because everyone's tastes are different. What bad for one is good for another... :thumbsup2

06-11-2011, 04:37 PM
They taste like ham and they are great until you get to those nasty thick hard white tendons and then they are just blech

06-11-2011, 06:09 PM
. . . He said it was extremely salty . . .

Turkey legs are injected with a salt brine before cooking.

06-11-2011, 06:57 PM
Salty, greasy and hard to eat..... but extremely tasty.

06-11-2011, 07:50 PM
I love the turkey legs! They are salty and messy to eat. One is normally enough for my Mom and me. We usually have one at the MK and over at AK. The tendons are tough and stringy, but they can be useful when trying to pull the leg apart to share. Sharing one to see if you like it is a good idea - get lots of napkins!

06-11-2011, 08:31 PM
Ohhh yummy! I love the turkey legs! They are a must share item, cause they are huge! :) I agree with everyone else, though - they are salty.

06-11-2011, 08:47 PM
I have to say that I find them to taste like :rolleyes1. I tried one a few years back and it was gross. My son wanted one last year and he took one bite and was done.

06-12-2011, 12:21 AM
Yeah, if you're not sharing, then I suggest passing. One leg has over 1000 calories and twice the fat and sodium content recommended for an entire day. That's one hell of a snack!

06-12-2011, 12:52 AM
I think the turkey legs are one of the things that you have to try at least once. I usually split one and it's one of my favorite indulgences of my trip. They are nice and smokey and they really do taste like ham!

06-12-2011, 03:04 AM
Yeah, if you're not sharing, then I suggest passing. One leg has over 1000 calories and twice the fat and sodium content recommended for an entire day. That's one hell of a snack!

Wow that really is a lot of calories for a snack!:scared1:

06-12-2011, 03:57 PM
they DO taste like ham! that's because they are smoked.

Ro Z
06-12-2011, 08:50 PM
We call them hamhocks. That is not a compliment. They don't taste like turkey as many have said and if you are not a fan of ham don't try them. YUCK!

06-12-2011, 09:57 PM
They are great my kids love them!!!

06-13-2011, 12:59 AM
Meat rarely looks really good. Photographing it is even harder coming from experience. But WE love those legs. As was said, they taste like ham and are salty (I LOVE salty) but very delicious! I'm not a fan of the tendony stuff so my DS and I just eat the thick peieces of meat and my carniverous DH fnishes the whole thing off. I eat chicken wings the same way. Don't like those veins and stuff but I'll take the thick meat portions and pass the now mutilated wing to DH and he loves it. :goodvibes Be sure to protect your leg from the living birds in the area though. They LOVE those legs.

06-14-2011, 08:36 AM
My favorite quick lunch at Disney! Look forward to it every time!! :banana:

06-14-2011, 08:41 AM
When they first came out with them I thought they tasted great. Were my must have meal at MK. But things must have changed (along with pricing) & now I haven't had one the last several trips. It just tasted blah the last time so I moved on.

06-14-2011, 08:58 AM
They inject them with salt water which adds a lot of the salty taste. I will not eat a 1,000 calorie mutant turkey leg though so I can't help you as far as how they taste but just watching people eat them is equal parts intriguing and disgusting.

06-14-2011, 10:16 AM
My family loves turkey legs, they do taste like ham, but better.

06-14-2011, 07:37 PM
My mom loves these things..I dont find them very yum, but they do tastle like ham, I am just not a fan of dark meat that is a leg. I mean they are big enough to share!! It makes for super funny photo ops that is the best part, ya feel like fred flintstone..lol!!

06-14-2011, 08:49 PM
Thanks for all of your comments - I think I'll be saving my money. I personally don't care for ham and although I've never tried a turkey leg, I don't like chicken legs. I showed the picture to both of my little kids (I know my oldest wouldn't touch it) and they both said they'd pass.

06-15-2011, 01:23 AM
One of the very best things to eat in my opinion!!! We love them. Be sure to get plenty of napkins because things will get messy.

06-15-2011, 08:38 AM
Can't wait to eat one !! popcorn::