Corky's 8 lb. Seasoned & Hickory Smoked Whole Turkey
Everyone Loved The Taste & I Loved The Convenience
I purchased this for my family's (6 adults) Thanksgiving Dinner and everyone, including me, enjoyed it. Everyone thought it was a nice twist from the standard turkey, since most of us eat a lot of turkey throughout the year. I thawed my in the refrigerator 2 full days before Thanksgiving morning. Thanksgiving I let it set out about 30 mins. before putting it in the oven. I preheated my oven to 300 degrees, added 1 cup of water with chopped onions, carrots, celery and fresh rosemary in the bottom of roasting pan, set the turkey on a roasting rack in the pan, tightly covered with heavy duty foil the whole pan over the turkey and let warm for 1 1/2 hrs. We all had full dinners off it for 2 days, including Thanksgiving. It made my day without stress because I didn't have to clean the turkey or bast for hours . . . Or have my oven tied up 3 + hours, holding up other oven things. I spent my time making my table beautiful, cooking the sides everyone enjoys and visiting with family. I recommended to a friend, who said she was going to try it next year.
Had this turkey after New Year's, and after reading all of the reviews, did not find the turkey to be THAT bad. It had good taste. (You could taste the smoked hickory flavor and was not dried). Maybe I got a "good one". Not sure if I would order another one, but was not bad. My family did enjoy it. Only gave this 3 stars, and not sure if I would recommend it to anyone. Really enjoyed the St. Claire's sides. The sweet potato's and cornbread stuffing were to die for. THAT I would get again.
Was not happy with this,was thawed and cook as direction, No one cared for it so dogs had Christmas turkey!
Make sure the Bird is completely thawed.
My family and I enjoyed this Smoked Turkey. When the bird had signs of frost on it. after "thawing in the fridge " for 1 1/2 days, I put it in the Micro on 'defrost" for a few minutes before it went into the oven for 2 1/2 hrs with 1 cup of water and covered with foil. It turned out perfect.
Ruined My Christmas Dinner!!
I agree, with most of the other people who left negative feedback on this Corky's Hickory Smoked Whole Turkey. I ordered ours for Christmas dinner and followed the cooking directions exactly. It was cold on the inside, had no "hickory smoked flavor", was incredibly dry and flavorless. I was SO embarrassed and disappointed! We all filled up on the side dishes and only carved half of the turkey. No seconds, no leftovers, no turkey sandwiches the next day. This was a complete throw away! I had always heard nothing but the best things about Corky's. They missed the mark on this item! I will say, QVC came to the rescue. The person in Customer Service, Lilly, was VERY nice, understanding and swiftly refunded my purchase. DO NOT BUY THIS FOOD ITEM!!
Good flavor, but tough
After cooking this with the added water, at the recommended time, it was still cold on the inside. The breast meat was slightly tough, but the dark meat was very tough, and the flavor of the dark meat was awful. I usually make soup from the bones , but these will be wasted. I would not recommend this product.
I my family tried this for Thanksgiving and my family liked this product and I would recommend this to anyone
Dry taste like paper
Do not buy thid turkey it is without flavor. Got it for thanksgiving it would have been better to cook my own. Disappointed.
The least tasting turkey ever
It is incredible the lack of flavor of this turkey. How difficult was to add at least a dash of salt. The worst purchase i ever made.
Very disappointed in this product. Have ordered the ribs from Corky's before and they were well worth the money. This was not worth the money. I wish I could have sent it back. It was so dry that even a sandwich didn't taste good. It all went in the trash.
Worse Turkey I ever had
The turkey was very dry, no flavor ,horrible . Do not buy this turkey.
Ruined my Thanksgiving dinner. As other reviewers attest....the turkey was cold inside....tough and even had an unpleasant taste....I couldn't save it by cooking it longer than advised since it got hard as a rock....I threw it out and ate frozen pizza....very disapppointing. I'm surprised at QVC product testers