I was watching a television show the other day (I think it was a re-run of That 70s Show) and the characters were having chicken for dinner. It got me hungry for chicken so, last night after work, I decided to swing by the store to pick some up.
I originally intended on buying already-cooked deli chicken. But, there was a line so I decided to just make it myself and headed to the meat section instead. While looking for a pack of chicken legs or breasts, I noticed something new (at least for that store); Snowland Turkey Drumsticks. Since they were under $6 (for four large turkey legs) and it had been a while since I had turkey (I think the last time was Thanksgiving), I decided to buy and make those instead.
They turned out to be an OK dinner. But, there were quite a few things I didn’t like about this product.
One of the first things I wasn’t a fan of was the fact I had to thaw the turkey legs before I could make them. I asked one of the employees at the store if they happened to have some that weren’t frozen and it turns out that’s how they are shipped. This wasn’t a huge deal since I had to preheat the oven anyway. But, it did add about 5 minutes or so onto my planned preparation time.
After baking these in the oven, I also couldn’t help but notice that the drumsticks shrunk a bit; or, at least the meat portion of them did. I had one drumstick that, after baking, consisted of a very long bone with some meat at the very top. It looked almost cartoon-like in appearance.
When we sat down to eat these, I did discover they had an excellent taste to them and, unlike some other chicken/turkey legs we have purchased in the past, they were moist rather than dried out.
However, I couldn’t help but notice the drumsticks didn’t offer a lot in terms of actual meat. There were some parts that were nothing but skin, a little turkey meat and the rest bone. Other parts of the turkey legs were very fatty (which is likely why they shrank while cooking). This mean they just weren’t as filling as I expected them to be when I purchased them.Since it was something different, I don’t regret my choice of turkey over chicken. However, I don’t think I would purchase this particular brand of turkey drumsticks again.