The Dark Side of Turkey Meat

Where is the bacon on a turkey?

I’ve been eating turkey all my life, and the drumstick has been my favorite piece of meat ever since I was a kid. Yes, I’m on the dark side of poultry eating. Some will tell you to eat white meat, which is healthier for you, but people who eat it smother it with gravy. It’s like eating fast food with a diet soda; they cancel each other out. Yeah, right.

People will tell you to eat turkey bacon instead of bacon because it is good for you. Now, it’s been my job for many years now to carve the turkey and at no time have I ever seen turkey bacon. So with that said, I had to Google turkey bacon.

The thigh of the turkey, which is cured or uncured, smoked, chopped, and reformed into strips to resemble traditional bacon, is turkey bacon.

Isn’t the thigh dark meat? The same dark meat that people say isn’t healthy for you. But, when you cut it into thin slices and call it turkey bacon, it’s now healthy? I’ve seen people eat turkey bacon, and they eat it by the pound, but those are the same people who’ll never eat dark meat.

Therefore, I concluded that more people are on the dark side of poultry eating than expected. So join the dark side this Thanksgiving. Toss a big old drumstick onto the plate and think of it as the best-tasting turkey bacon you’ve ever eaten.

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