Sorry, but if you think what you got at Walmart remotely comes close to a Heritage breed turkey you are either utterly ignorant or completely insane.
While I wouldn’t pay $300+ for a Heritage Turkey, comparing the mass produced large breasted white to one is laughable.
The mass produced turkey can’t even breed naturally its so rediculously malformed from genetic tampering so its breast meat (which is tasteless, dry $#!% BTW) is so ungodly huge the damned things can’t even breed.
I am not anti mass produced products, its the only way you can feed the world effectively, but to try to compare the animal you bought at WalMart with a Heritage Bird is like trying to say a Yugo is the same thing as a Bentley.
IYes there are a lot of expensive thing that taste good, but in the end it all comes out the same.
I will give thanks that I have something to eat on Thanksgiving day.