What is Better: Fresh or Frozen Turkeys?

(Last Updated On: November 19, 2014)

happythanksgiving One question you may be faced with as you pick out a turkey for the upcoming holiday is whether to buy a fresh one or a frozen one. There are pros and cons to both. A fresh turkey has never been frozen and some believe that it tastes better. However they do cost more money than frozen and there is a greater risk that the turkey could attract bacteria if left out for too long. I am opting for a frozen turkey, with the main reason being money. It will still be delicious despite being frozen. If I were to buy a fresh turkey, I would opt to buy one directly from the farmer, not from a grocery store to ensure the best possible bird.

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Alton Brown did a talk at Google HQ a few years ago and answered this same question. Play the video below to hear what his answer was.