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Old 26 November 2011, 05:00 PM
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Comment: There is a persistent rumor that I keep hearing that the Smoked
Turkey Legs as Walt Disney World (and other county fairs, amusement parks
etc.) are NOT actually Turkey. The rumor is that they are Emu legs !!!

The rumor comes from the fact that the legs are so large...don't taste
like regular turkey...the meat is red and there are all these very tough
tendons that I've never seen in a Thanksgiving day turkey leg.

What's the real story. I don't believe it's Emu. The red meat might be a
result of the smoking process and the large size might be just how they
are breed.

Those very tough wood strip like tendons however make me think that these
legs are coming from some sort of special turkey that is different from
the Thanksgiving day variety.

What's the real story?
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