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Grocery store roasted after it's spotted selling Thanksgiving turkey for nearly $200

Ella Scott

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Grocery store roasted after it's spotted selling Thanksgiving turkey for nearly $200

Featured Image Credit: Rachel Hallett

An American grocery store has received backlash after they put various Thanksgiving turkeys on sale for eye-watering sums.

For many, the holidays are all about activating feast mode, and according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, a whopping 46 million turkeys will be consumed over Thanksgiving.

Due to the annual festivities, many US natives are happy to fork out a pretty penny to secure the perfect fowl.

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But how much is too much to spend on a bird?

One food retailer has sparked social media outrage after FOX Los Angeles spotted them selling turkeys for nearly $200 (£159) a pop.

Reporter Rachell Hallett uploaded photographs to the news outlet which were allegedly taken in a West Los Angeles Gleson’s grocery store.

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In snaps, an Organic American Heirloom turkey was being sold for $187.71 (£149.76), while another was available to purchase for a mere $177.62 (£141.71).

A West Los Angeles grocery store was spotted selling turkeys for an extortionate amount. Credit: Rachel Hallett
A West Los Angeles grocery store was spotted selling turkeys for an extortionate amount. Credit: Rachel Hallett

On Reddit, a fellow Gelson’s shopper uploaded a picture of a Regeneratively Raised whole turkey which was priced at a staggering $181.23 (£144.58).

Taking to the social media platform, one buyer confirmed the price of the birds.

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They wrote: “Can confirm. Wife bought a pre-brined Diestel turkey from Gelson’s for like $120 a few days ago. It’s expensive but damn if it’s not amazing.”

A second wrote: “I bought a 22 lb turkey for $17 in Stater Bros. I honestly try to get better quality meat but it was hormone and antibiotic-free, so seemed fine."

One Reddit user confirmed the Gelson’s prices on social media. Credit: Rachel Hallett
One Reddit user confirmed the Gelson’s prices on social media. Credit: Rachel Hallett

Elsewhere, a third said: “Turkey better gobble me, swallow me for that price.”

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Another Reddit user attempted to justify the price by writing: “It’s a Diestel. This is like the BMW of Turkeys.”

Regarding the brand, a second said: “I bought a Diestel this year and last. They (sic) are never frozen, no hormones, grow naturally, grown more ethically. It cooks more evenly and tastes better.

“Investing more for something special on a special holiday for special people isn’t that ridiculous.”

Diestel turkeys retail for the same price on the family farm's website. Credit: Reddit/@_Erindera_
Diestel turkeys retail for the same price on the family farm's website. Credit: Reddit/@_Erindera_
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As per the Diestel Family Ranch, the Californian establishment raises ‘the leanest and cleanest turkey that money can buy’.

The fowl farm is reportedly under its fourth generation of family management and boasts that they allow their turkey products to ‘bask in real hardwood smoke for hours’.

On their website, a regeneratively raised whole turkey weighing between 16-18 pounds costs $181.95 - the same as Gelson’s had it listed for on shared photographs.


A Reddit user has actually taken the time to point out this fact by writing: “Its on the packaging; Organic and heirloom breed turkey. For those that have never had an heirloom bird, that pricing is pretty on par. This isn't newsworthy at all.”

UNILAD has reached out to Gelson's and Diestel for comment.

Topics: News, Food and Drink, US News, Social Media, Los Angeles, Reddit

Ella Scott
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