I have been meaning to check out President’s Choice’s “Free From” products for a while now.
“Our dedicated Free From® farmers deliver their beef, pork and chicken without the use of antibiotics and hormones*. All chicken and pork is raised without hormones and exclusively sourced in Canada.”
With turkey weekend upon us in Canada and not everyone wanting or needing to roast an entire turkey, I thought today would be the perfect day to post this review.
Shopping for the Product
The Free From Oven-Roasted Turkey Breast was suggested to me by President’s Choice when they sent me their mystery box. The hard part was finding it. By the description, I thought it was going to be a raw turkey breast I could cook for Thanksgiving. I asked for help in the meat department and they had a hard time tracking it down too. Then, they realized, it was deli meat!
The turkey meat comes in a very cool packaging. Normally you have to use scissors to open the damn package and then put it in a plastic bag or try and put it back in the package wrapped in plastic wrap.
Not this package! You literally have to lift up a seal on the bottom right-hand corner and that is it. The best part? To close it, you just seal back shut.
I made turkey sandwiches with the product using “everything” bagels, Havarti cheese and lots of mustard. I was surprised at how thick the slices were. I found them to be quite “meaty.” I made the next sandwich with just two slices per sandwich which I enjoyed more. Which is good because I think you get close to 10 slices for $5.79, although I found it on sale for $5.29.
The turkey was good. Reg and I both liked it very much and these sandwiches rocked. I love that we can have deli meat without being scared of what we are eating. I also love that we are supporting local farmers. I just find the price a little too high.
For a Thanksgiving sandwich for those who are loathed to roast a turkey, go for it. Pick up a package today and make a hero sandwich out of it! For those who would never have deli meat if it was not as healthy and safe as this product, I say buy it.
For me? I found the product disappeared into sandwiches so fast for a lot of money. It is not something I would buy all the time but for the nights I just have zero energy to cook, I would pick this up for a fabulous panini dinner. I give this product four out of five wooden spoons.