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Unread 04-11-2013, 09:45 AM   #16
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Sanderson Farms rarely have missing wing tips and the packages are easy to check.
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I've noticed the HEB natural chicken has thinner looking skin, mainly cause the skin looks grey/pinkish, which I assume is the meat under the skin. Is this a fair assumption? Thanks!
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I have seen the natural chicken but only peices. where are you finding heb natural halves or whole chicken?
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What we finally got was a Sanderson Farms-brand chicken, about the size I wanted (what is the deal with all these 5+ lb chickens?!) - but it was only that particular type that had a see-through bag; the others had colored bags, or the part of the chicken you could see was ONLY the breast and maybe part of a thigh. I'd heard that wingtips are supposed to be a delicacy somewhere and can sell for a better price than the whole bird...

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I have seen the natural chicken but only peices. where are you finding heb natural halves or whole chicken?
Handful of HEB stores here in SA carry them. They carry the pieces and whole chickens. These natural whole chickens are usually smaller but you can find a 4.5lber on most days.
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So have you cooked one yet in comparison? I'm gonna ask the store manager at ours if he will get some. They are really good at gettin what the customers want there.
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The HEB in Conroe has them as well.
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So have you cooked one yet in comparison? I'm gonna ask the store manager at ours if he will get some. They are really good at gettin what the customers want there.
Not side by side, but I notice they have less fat than Sanderson/Hill country fare brands. As far as a better skin, there is some improvement. I still need to improve my method to get me over the hump though. They are tasty, that's for sure. HEB owns Central Market and CM carries air chilled whole chickens, but they are about $18-20 a bird! This guy I know that works at CM cooking school says they taste more like chicken..
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Not side by side, but I notice they have less fat than Sanderson/Hill country fare brands. As far as a better skin, there is some improvement. I still need to improve my method to get me over the hump though. They are tasty, that's for sure. HEB owns Central Market and CM carries air chilled whole chickens, but they are about $18-20 a bird! This guy I know that works at CM cooking school says they taste more like chicken..
What the heck, we already feedin them judges $50 briskets, what's a $18 bird?
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What the heck, we already feedin them judges $50 briskets, what's a $18 bird?
Yep, similar thoughts have crossed my mind..
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Have done very well with both the heb and the sandersons, have not tried those high dolla's though.
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Btw, Butterballs are the absolute best imo, Albertsons used to carry them, we havent had an Albertsons in about 10 yrs though.
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Btw, Butterballs are the absolute best imo, Albertsons used to carry them, we havent had an Albertsons in about 10 yrs though.
Yea, HEB ran them out of town a long time ago too. What about really small butterball turkeys?
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No Albertsons' around here either, it's either Wal-Mart or HEB or a few local stores like Market Basket (carries Tyson) or Brookshire Bros. (carries Pilgrims Pride).
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I watched this movie the other day called "food inc." and all I can say is wow. It's crazy how they grow full grown chickens, and what they pump into our food. Anyways now I understand why chicken don't taste like chicken anymore if that makes sense. We grew our own and I do remember them just tasting better. Ongoing I notice how the Sanderson have such a large breast and the movie explained it. I like plump breasts on chickens because alot of judges like white meat better If its cooked right with alot of flavor.
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