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Old 01-14-2013, 09:04 AM   #1
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Turkey Legs: I don't get it...

Our APs expire in a few days. This was our last weekend, so, my daughter and I decide to try an infamous turkey leg. Maybe because the shirts are cute, or we have seen so many people "enjoying" them, who knows?

I do know that I am now set for life. It was just alright, nothing more. I needed some protein that day, and it helped.

I am still wondering what the fascination is....
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Old 01-14-2013, 09:07 AM   #2
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Our APs expire in a few days. This was our last weekend, so, my daughter and I decide to try an infamous turkey leg. Maybe because the shirts are cute, or we have seen so many people "enjoying" them, who knows?

I do know that I am now set for life. It was just alright, nothing more. I needed some protein that day, and it helped.

I am still wondering what the fascination is....
Im with you. I find them disgusting. And I love meat, and turkey, but I just dont enjoy turkey legs at all.
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Old 01-15-2013, 06:03 AM   #3
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Im with you. I find them disgusting. And I love meat, and turkey, but I just dont enjoy turkey legs at all.
I'm with you. They look greasy & gross. I took a bite og my friend's & I didnt like it. Tasted like ham to me.
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Old 01-15-2013, 07:12 AM   #4
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WDW TURKEY LEGS:

1) Disney sells about 1.5 MILLION turkey legs every year!
2) That is about 7 turkey legs for every man-woman-child in Orlando.
3) Each of these monstrous bird legs weighs in at 1.5 pounds and costs $9.75.
4) They supposedly come from 40-50 pound turkeys!
5) Nutrition facts per leg
. . . about 1,092 calories per leg.
. . . about a days worth of fat
. . . about two days worth of sodium

6) Recipe
. . . take one leg
. . . inject salt brine

. . . smoke at 225º for 4 hrs.
7) Available
. . . MK - near Liberty Square
. . . EP - near America
. . . AK - near Flame Tree BBQ
. . . HS - near Tower of Terror

NOTE: We really do like the taste of the turkey legs. However,
we seldom finish one, so we save the calories for later. We still
get the taste when we have a hankerin'.
OMG GAG!!!!


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Old 01-14-2013, 09:13 AM   #5
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Our APs expire in a few days. This was our last weekend, so, my daughter and I decide to try an infamous turkey leg. Maybe because the shirts are cute, or we have seen so many people "enjoying" them, who knows?

I do know that I am now set for life. It was just alright, nothing more. I needed some protein that day, and it helped.

I am still wondering what the fascination is....
Agreed...I tried one a few years ago and was not impressed. To me it didn't even taste like turkey. It tasted more like ham to me.
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Old 01-14-2013, 09:21 AM   #6
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I tried one, once and only once, made a mess of my hands and the smell, Oh! I think it's the level of smoke they use, but now the smell of them just makes me gag! Thankfully my son who eat anything not nailed down, does not like them either!
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Old 01-14-2013, 09:27 AM   #7
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Agreed...I tried one a few years ago and was not impressed. To me it didn't even taste like turkey. It tasted more like ham to me.
Same here! I tried one at the RenFest this year. Looked and tasted like ham and the outside was so darn tough to get through!
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Old 01-14-2013, 10:01 AM   #8
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We love them, always a must for me and if the kids are with us, them as well.

The reason it tasted like ham is that its a *smoked* turkey leg.

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Old 01-14-2013, 10:49 AM   #9
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We tried it, but it was dry and hard on the outside.
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Old 01-14-2013, 11:37 AM   #10
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I can never get past the viens and tendons and such that run through the meat ...
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Agreed...I tried one a few years ago and was not impressed. To me it didn't even taste like turkey. It tasted more like ham to me.
This is exactly what I thought - DH had to try one once because of the hype, but has never gotten one since
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Old 01-14-2013, 09:48 PM   #12
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I'm a big time meat lover. But i the site of people eating the turkey legs just look like cavemen chomping on some raw meat. I know...i know...it probably tastes better than it looks. But i can't get over the vision.
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Old 01-14-2013, 09:49 PM   #13
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WDW TURKEY LEGS:

1) Disney sells about 1.5 MILLION turkey legs every year!
2) That is about 7 turkey legs for every man-woman-child in Orlando.
3) Each of these monstrous bird legs weighs in at 1.5 pounds and costs $9.75.
4) They supposedly come from 40-50 pound turkeys!
5) Nutrition facts per leg
. . . about 1,092 calories per leg.
. . . about a days worth of fat
. . . about two days worth of sodium
6) Recipe
. . . take one leg
. . . inject salt brine
. . . smoke at 225º for 4 hrs.
7) Available
. . . MK - near Liberty Square
. . . EP - near America
. . . AK - near Flame Tree BBQ
. . . HS - near Tower of Terror

NOTE: We really do like the taste of the turkey legs. However,
we seldom finish one, so we save the calories for later. We still
get the taste when we have a hankerin'.
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Old 01-14-2013, 10:27 PM   #14
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The smell of those things do me in. It literally makes me gag. Sorry to those of you who like them. One time there was someone in line behind me eating them and I almost had to get out of line. I did my best to stay as far away as possible.

I'm not sure why? I like turkey and ham. I even like smoked turkey (like the smoked turkey breast from Honey Baked). Maybe its because I'm not a fan of eating things on the bone? I don't know why that would make the smell bother me, though.

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We despise them! We made the mistake 10+ years ago of trying them after reading raves about them here on the DIS. Gross!
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