Turkey Legs: I don't get it...

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  1. Pumbaa7287

    Pumbaa7287 I am the great Stone Dragon!

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    I think this is a food that really depends on how well cooked the one you get is too, it's very easy to have a bad experience if you've got a leg that was done a couple hours before and has just been sitting on a warming tray drying out as opposed to fresh.

    On a semi-related note, has anyone indulged in the Shank du jour pork over at Gaston's tavern? Similar in look, but we liked it considerably more than the turkey leg.
     
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  3. phi2012

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    I was wondering the exact same thing. Going in June and never tried either. I lover both turkey and ham so wondering if it might be a better bet to go for the Gastons pork shank. Im definitely one of those people who feels a need to at least try one of them on this trip even if I share it with my hubby. :)
     
  4. CraigInPA

    CraigInPA Since June 1974

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    I LOVE smoked meat, and smoke my own ribs, brisket, pork butts, turkeys, sausage, etc... but I just can't eat turkey legs! The tendons and such make it a terrible cut of meat fit only to feed to my dogs, and only then after stripping it from the bone. Every time I walk down that sidewalk towards Tower of Terror, I think "the real terror is all these people walking around eating turkey legs!" It's like walking through "Night of the Living Dead" or "Zombieland" without the people walking a zombie walk. Yee-uck!
     
  5. Serkazong

    Serkazong Earning My Ears

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    :lmao: They sure sell a lot of turkey legs considering nobody likes them!
     
  6. KeroKero

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    I'm not a huge fan, but I don't dislike them either. My mother LOVES them and its a must for hear each trip. She especially loves it now that you can package it as a QS meal.
     
  7. North of Mouse

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    Yum, Yum, Yummy!! They are soooo good. ::yes:: My dh & I always get one and eat it together - they are so large that we can't each eat one. Also they are so well smoked, that eating the whole thing would be too much of the one flavor for me.

    Understand that they are not for everyone - but neither is any other food/restaurant for everyone :confused3

    I hate starbucks burned coffee - others love it - so to each their own. :goodvibes
     
  8. MUFFYCAT

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    That's one food at Disney that I have no desire to try it. The look and size of it isn't appealing to me.

    I guess they're good as they are very popular.
    But then again I'm didn't like Tonga toast. :rotfl:
     
  9. 3pletprincesses

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    I'm with you, I actually hate it. Now just the smell of it turns my stomach LOL
     
  10. BEASLYBOO

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    I thought I was the only one! The 1st time I said it out loud, people looked at me as if I'd just fallen from the sky!

    P.S. Zebra Domes I find to be a bit dry and not to my taste either!

    Go figure!
     
  11. mfd25wife

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    I normally like turkey legs at Thanksgiving and Christmas. I like chicken legs, also. HOWEVER, there is something about those served at WDW and other parks that stinks to high heaven. Oh my gosh, the smell makes me nauseated. On top of the smell, I see people walking around with them and yanking off meat with their teeth and all I can think is "you look like a caveman". It is almost enough to make me decide to be a vegetarian.
     
  12. STLnative

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    OH and I tried one a few years ago while waiting in line for Fantasmic. Turkey meat smoked to the point that it tastes like ham...:sick: Never again, thanks!
     
  13. nanienamou

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    They're good if you take the time to remove the nice meat from the bone with a fork and knife. That way, you don't chew on the harder bits.

    However, the shank is really delicious, but then again, we eat it with a fork and knife, removing the meat from the bone and the fat.
     
  14. ZellyB

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    That's what we do as well. We like them. Wouldn't want to make a steady diet of them, but they are fun to do as the occasional meal. My DH and I also split one which is plenty and that makes the calorie count more reasonable. I suspect people would be shocked at the amount of calories and sodium in most of those quick service meals. It's all basically fast food. Typically very high in calories, fat and sodium. But, I don't generally go to an amusement park to eat healthy. It's the time I indulge in all the bad food behaviors I want. :lmao:
     
  15. mjohn9083

    mjohn9083 Earning My Ears

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    Does anyone have a photo to post? This may sound crazy, but I've been to WDW 3 times in the past five years and have yet to see/smell one of these things!!!
     
  16. kris4360

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    Are you kidding?? They even have turkey leg t-shirts!
     
  17. Ro Z

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    They even have turkey leg air freshers. YUCK! DH calls them ham hocks! Lol! Love turkey, hate smoked turkey legs! But the new pork shank at Gastons is pretty good! ;)
     
  18. kris4360

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    I forgot about the air fresheners! Gross! Lol
     
  19. Ro Z

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    Yup!! But how about those Mickey Bar air fresheners! :cool1:
     
  20. MinnieMeaghan

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    They are awesome!
     
  21. Disney_Princess83

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    :confused3 We don't get it either :lmao: Or Dole Whips for that matter. But I'll eat popcorn and funnel cake until I'm :sick: :lmao: To each their own

     

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