“ Brand: Bernard Matthews / Type: Meat „
You might not know it from the amount of chocolate reviews I am putting up just lately, but I am on a diet and having moderate success with the Weight Watchers programme. After a brief period of gaining weight (no excuses, I'm a pig!) my leader advised me to have three meals a day without snacking at all in an attempt to kick start my weight loss again, so a couple of days ago I headed into Morrisons to stock up on nice but healthy meal ingredients. One item I picked up was a packet of Bernard Matthews Golden Norfolk Turkey Breast which was being sold on BOGOF.
Each packet is 100g which equals five fairly thick slices of beautifully cooked turkey breast which is moist and flavoursome with a buttery flavour that has that melt in the mouth texture which many cooked turkey slices lack.
Last night for tea I had a lovely salad and for the protein component decided to sling a couple of slices of this delicious looking turkey breast amongst the tomatoes and Romaine lettuce. I must admit the turkey is slightly drier to the touch than it looked in the packet, although it has a nice springy texture which indicated that it was going to be moister than first impressions led me to believe.
The turkey is lovely, really very tasty indeed. My one complaint is that it's a little saltier than I was expecting, I can actually taste the salt through the fairly rich turkey flavour and this was slightly off putting for me as I don't really like a lot of salt in my food. There's a slight buttery taste to the turkey meat which is absolutely delicious, of course it in no way resembles 'proper' roast turkey meat but it's a million times better than most cooked poultry I've eaten of late.
I like the fact that this turkey has a nice moist consistency when I eat it, I didn't feel the need to add any sauce or dressing to it although I think if you were to have it on a sandwich then you would perhaps need to add a little salad or some mayo to counteract the dryness of the bread.
The Golden Norfolk Turkey Breast costs around £1.79 for a 100g pack, which makes it one of the most expensive cooked meats in the supermarket but in my opinion it's well worth it as it's so tasty and a lovely change from my usual boiled ham.