To the Editor:
This year, I decided to buy a fresh turkey for Thanksgiving. I ordered mine from a store in McHenry, and picked it up Wednesday afternoon – the day before Thanksgiving.
The next morning, I had trouble removing the giblet packet from the bird. It was frozen in place. When I was able to work it out, several pieces of ice came with it.
The next day, I returned to the store to complain that my “fresh turkey” had been a frozen one. It had cost $1.20 more a pound than the same brand that was advertised as frozen. The manager of the meat department told me they all are frozen to prevent spoilage, and that the ones sold as frozen actually could be a year old. The “fresh” ones were from this year.
I believe this is false advertising. For $1.20 less a pound, next time I will buy one sold as frozen. We noticed no difference from other years.