February 5, 2010 at 4:25 pm , by Serina Patrick
OK, WTF! (sorry AG, I know how much you hate that, LOL). Why are there no Honeysuckle White turkey burgers in the stores? I have been buying their turkey burgers for years….years! I buy them in May, I buy them in October. Yes, I buy them year round.
This Winter they are MIA. I guess some brilliant mother fucker decided that people only grill burgers in the Spring and Summer. I cook mine in a skillet, so who cares if it’s 20 degrees outside! You mean people don’t eat turkey burgers in the Winter? OMG.
Kroger is the only store that carries this brand and I always thought they were made with turkey breast (this used to be the case) which is lower in fat and calories than the brand Publix carries,Jennie-O, which had 240 calories per patty the last time I checked.
Finally, I was forced to buy Perdue ground turkey breast. I had to touch it. That’s right, I had to make my own patties and since I’m a perfectionist with food, I weighed each piece for accuracy.
Although it was disgusting, it was a blessing in disguise. A 4 oz. serving (raw) of the Perdue ground turkey breast has only 120 calories! Their pre-made patties inexplicably have 160 calories. Checking the website for Honeysuckle White, it looks like their product has 240 calories per serving! What? They are described as lightly seasoned. I’ve noticed they look sorta like red meat when cooked, not white like the unseasoned Perdue. I’m guessing the “seasoning” is MSG and food coloring. Their frozen patties are 160 calories. I’m not sure why there is such a vast difference, even within the brands, but it is rather misleading….you gotta check the label every time and make sure it is breast meat. Jennie-O offers more varieties than Publix carries, the all natural white turkey burgers coming in at a mere 180 calories.
So. Who deserves the Knuckle Sandwich? Honeysuckle White gets a big fat one, with mayo please!
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