Disneyland’s Smoked Turkey Leg

So here I am in Disneyland for the first time with SPOP. The happiest place in the world (clearly justified by angry parents and crying children) surely does have some of the most expensive and cheap eats around, but one noticeable thing that I remember even when I was a toddler was the giant smoked turkey legs that they sell there. They have increased the cost from the original $5 to around $7, go economy! Anyways me and Jen Katayoutanant decided that we didn’t want to eat at Pizza Port and wanted to take down the epic turkey leg.

Unwrapping the turkey leg... look at all that grease!

Unwrapping the turkey leg... look at all that grease!

The turkey leg was huge when we bought it, I could probably club the kid standing in line next to me and possibly knock him unconscious with it. It was wrapped in aluminum foil and was literally dripping with juices when we tried to take it out.

Smoked to perfection... or so I thought, it tastes like ham!

Smoked to perfection... or so I thought, it tastes like ham!

The taste of the meat was very…. strange to say the least. It tasted very salty and smokey but it strangely tasted more like ham rather than turkey. In fact, it pretty did much taste like smoked ham but with a poultry consistency. The meat was strangely pink, I suspect that they pumped this turkey leg full of sodium nitrate!

Jen nom nom noming on that turkey leg!

Jen nom nom noming on that turkey leg!

Cleaned that leg! I love Ben's face haha!

Cleaned that leg! I love Ben's face haha!

Jen literally cleaned and sucked the bone dry, LITERALLY. The turkey leg had these very awkward “bones” which was probably cartilage and soft bone, you basically took a bite and could take it out exactly like a bone.

Jen stripped it CLEAN! Impressive :O

Jen stripped it CLEAN! Impressive :O

On the whole, if you want to take on this ham-like turkey leg, be my guest. It was very tasty and was one of the few things you can eat at Disneyland that is more bang for the buck but I suspect that this is VERY unhealthy for you, you can’t get that unearthly pinkness in the meat from just smoking it. It’s probably pumped full of salt and sodium nitrate!

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~ by Clifton Su on July 11, 2009.

7 Responses to “Disneyland’s Smoked Turkey Leg”

  1. lol that thingg. only the outer part’s good =]

  2. You do know that isnt turkey meat dont you? Its emu meat. If it was a turkey the turkey would have to be HUGE, like 60 pounds or something.

  3. Emus are big, but just like “Cornish Game Hens” (6-week old young chickens), they process them before they are fully mature, at approx 40-50 lbs. No ordinary turkey could produce a leg that big, but a young Emu could. Now just where is Disney getting all those young Emu legs?

  4. Emu….Turkey….Who Cares???? They are tasty! We look forward to the “turkey” legs every year. YUMMY! Besides you are on vacation.

  5. I ate one…tasted like ham, and I was totally allergic! An hour later, I puked all the way out of the park! Horrible experience! 😦

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