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Fra'Mani/Diestel Family Pre-seasoned $125 Turkeys clearance for $22 Costco B&M ONLY YMMV

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We just had the BEST turkey I've ever had, and it was a Costco clearance turkey. The brand is Diestel Family Farms and they are pre-seasoned with a Fra'mani brand rub and brine in a plastic shrink packaging at the store. Normal price from Diestel Farms online is $125. Costco has it in stores for $52 for 15 lbs. Right now they are selling them for $30 off each turkey, making it about $22/ea for 15 pounds, which is a good deal - until you taste it and realize it's a GREAT deal.

This is easily the most flavorful, delicious, moist turkey I've ever made, bar none, over decades of making turkeys. We got the last two at the store, and if there were more, I would have bought them. If you're lucky enough to have any left at your store with the $30 off per turkey deal, don't think, just buy it!

Costco Item # 38989
UPC Code 2 3898975259 1

From their website:
Fra' Mani Handcrafted Foods curemaster and celebrated Chef Paul Bertolli is proud to partner with the Diestel Family in offering the centerpiece of your holiday meal. Lightly brined and rubbed with aromatic herbs and spices, this oven-ready turkey is moist and tender. Since 1949, the Diestel Family has raised their own breeds of turkeys notable for their broad breast, savory dark meat and old-fashioned flavor on their ranch nestled in the Sierra Nevada Foothills of California.

•No gluten, casien, carrageenan, phosphates, MSG, artifical ingredients, or preservatives
•Ice-chilled for quality
•No antibiotics, growth stimulants, or hormones
•100% vegetarian diet, enhanced with vitamins and minerals
•GAP Rated Step 3
•Raw, uncooked
•Brined and Seasoned turkeys range from 14-18 lbs


Fra'Mani page with Turkey listed where you can get ingredient list:
http://www.framani.com/products/p...ds/costco/

$125 on the Diestel online store:
https://store.diestelturkey.com/b...ey-p9.aspx
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Not surprising considering Fra'Mani cobranded this. EVERYTHING from them is fantastic. I'm guessing you live in the Bay Area. I wouldn't think anywhere outside of that regional that gets Fra'Mani will see these.
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Not surprising considering Fra'Mani cobranded this. EVERYTHING from them is fantastic. I'm guessing you live in the Bay Area. I wouldn't think anywhere outside of that regional that gets Fra'Mani will see these.
We're up north by the Oregon border, so maybe it's all the west coast? Holy crap was I impressed with the unbelievable flavor of this turkey. Glad I got two, wish they had more left.
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OP, rep given and thanks for the find. Can't seem to duplicate myself though so please change title to "B&M only", if this can only be done in stores and not via Google Express or the Costco.com service, and/or "YMMV" since this is also very regional.
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OP, rep given and thanks for the find. Can't seem to duplicate myself though so please change title to "B&M only", if this can only be done in stores and not via Google Express or the Costco.com service, and/or "YMMV" since this is also very regional.
I already have B&M Only on there, but I can add a YMMV, even though that's kind of implied with clearance.
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We're up north by the Oregon border, so maybe it's all the west coast? Holy crap was I impressed with the unbelievable flavor of this turkey. Glad I got two, wish they had more left.
Thry Sous Vide turkey. I've had these, and they are delicious but the Sous Vide bird is a whole new level of delicious.
Chef steps recipe is excellent.
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Thry Sous Vide turkey. I've had these, and they are delicious but the Sous Vide bird is a whole new level of delicious.
Chef steps recipe is excellent.
Done Sous Vide. That checks the tender and delicious boxes, but the texture of the turkey from this particular farm is a markedly better chew and whatever the spices are are way beyond what I've ever had, sous vide or traditional. Plus, this is also the EASIEST turkey I've ever made. No giblets to deal with, no cleaning, no brining, nothing. Unwrap, stuff, put it in the oven.
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Its a fresh turkey, with a sell by date probably pretty much today (hence the turbo-boosted sale price to get them out the door before they head to the dumpster). If you have a turkey dinner to cook today, definitely a good deal. If you want to freeze it, do it in a chest freezer set to the lowest temp (fastest freeze, which will still take a day or more). Note that once you freeze and thaw it you lose a lot of that fresh turkey goodness. Also be careful how/when you thaw as you dont have the window of opportunity to cook it like you would a factory frozen turkey. You will want to cook it 2 days into thawing, any more and its going to start to be way past "Fresh" and any less and you will have a frozen center.
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Is there a way to check if my Costco has this without going to the actual store?
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Is there a way to check if my Costco has this without going to the actual store?
Perhaps use a... telephone?
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Its a fresh turkey, with a sell by date probably pretty much today (hence the turbo-boosted sale price to get them out the door before they head to the dumpster). If you have a turkey dinner to cook today, definitely a good deal. If you want to freeze it, do it in a chest freezer set to the lowest temp (fastest freeze, which will still take a day or more). Note that once you freeze and thaw it you lose a lot of that fresh turkey goodness. Also be careful how/when you thaw as you dont have the window of opportunity to cook it like you would a factory frozen turkey. You will want to cook it 2 days into thawing, any more and its going to start to be way past "Fresh" and any less and you will have a frozen center.
Tag on turkey says "Use or freeze by 12/08/2018" so it's not that tight of a timeline.
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We're up north by the Oregon border, so maybe it's all the west coast? Holy crap was I impressed with the unbelievable flavor of this turkey. Glad I got two, wish they had more left.
Good to hear you so enjoyed it. I have seen the Diestel turkeys at our local Raley's supermarket. I have seen the family interviewed several times on TV. Like your description says they are a few miles outside Sonora. Always wondered what the difference would be from my frozen bird (28-39 cents/lb.) I smoke mine in the barbecue which is much better than in the oven. Did you make a turkey soup with the bones?
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Good to hear you so enjoyed it. I have seen the Diestel turkeys at our local Raley's supermarket. I have seen the family interviewed several times on TV. Like your description says they are a few miles outside Sonora. Always wondered what the difference would be from my frozen bird (28-39 cents/lb.) I smoke mine in the barbecue which is much better than in the oven. Did you make a turkey soup with the bones?
I don't know what the difference would be with the normal Diestel turkeys, but this one that they have partnered with Fra'Mani to release has no equal at retail in my experience. The unique, delicious flavor is outstanding and evenly distributed throughout the bird.

I didn't boil the bones to make a soup, though. Maybe with the other one. Smilie
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I already have B&M Only on there, but I can add a YMMV, even though that's kind of implied with clearance.
I see it now. The app cut off the title right before it. For the record, don't take my post as "nit picking " or being technical.
It's a good post so just wanted to both help ensure more people are able to find the deal and replicate which should be in turn given back to you in rep.

I was really bummed about not being able to order it but will be by there this week and see if they stock this.

After having my heart broken about that other Costco FP deal with a whole Spanish ham and knife for serving for under $100 , I really wanted this one to work. However, I think it speaks well to the brand-and consistent to what I've experienced with them-that they don't limit members to what they can offer to only national market.
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I don't know what the difference would be with the normal Diestel turkeys, but this one that they have partnered with Fra'Mani to release has no equal at retail in my experience. The unique, delicious flavor is outstanding and evenly distributed throughout the bird.

I didn't boil the bones to make a soup, though. Maybe with the other one. Smilie
If you are like most people you probably have better things to do than make soup. In our family it was just something warm to eat in the winter and everyone would add their touches to the soup so it was kind of fun. Now I just make the soup with the broth and prepare the bones for the dogs.
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