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Review: Koopeenkalkoen.nl + GIVEAWAY

November 8, 2019

I got to try out a koopeenkalkoen.nl turkey and in this post I’ll tell you all about it: how it works & my honest review. Plus I got a fun GIVEAWAY in store to bring Christmas a little early for one of you!

Crowdbutching

Koopeenkalkoen.nl is part of Crowdbutching. I’ve known Crowdbutching for a couple of years now and I really love their concept. You basically get to buy a welfare animal together with other people – when the whole animal is sold, it’s butchered, portioned and delivered fresh to your door. They want to make the meat sector more transparent, healthy & sustainable. Beautiful hey? It really makes it easy for anyone who wants to eat better quality and traceable meat from animals that have been well looked after. They are currently operating in The Netherlands (koopeenkoe.nl), Germany (kaufnekuh.de) and the UK (buyacow.uk).

Well, this year they partnered up with boer Anton Jacobs to raise well fare turkeys right here in the Netherlands! When I got asked by koopeenkalkoen.nl to review one of their stuffed turkeys, I was obviously in 🙂

How It Works: From Farm To Your (Christmas) Table

The turkeys come from farmer Anton Jacobs in The Netherlands. He keeps the birds with lots of care & love: they get plenty of outside & inside space (3x more than the minimum organic standard!), a natural feed & are kept antibiotic free. On the website you’ll find a video from him and more information and photos.

You can order your turkey online. You buy into a ‘lot’ – a selection of turkeys that have reached their target weight – with a specific number so all the meat is traceable. There’s two options: an oven-ready turkey for €69,95 or a stuffed & deboned turkey for €99,95. Once ordered you get it delivered to your door before Christmas. You can then let it slowly defrost in time for your Christmas meal. You’ll also receive instructions & an oven thermometer.

Are you in Germany? Check out https://www.kaufnegans.de/

Well, it’s time to give this turkey a testrun!

My Koopeenkalkoen.nl Review

The turkey got delivered to my door on the given time & I let it slowly defrost. I found the given instructions very clear and easy to follow. All you need to do is rub the turkey with some butter, place it on a roasting rack and cook according to the given time & temperatures. I did add a little sage on top (I LOVE sage and it goes so well with turkey) and some onions & oranges to catch all the roasting juices & make it look pretty for presenting. It’s not necessary but a bit of fun! Not long after I placed the turkey in the oven the house started smelling pretty good and three hours later a perfectly golden bird came out.

I let it rest for a while to let the meat settle and stay moist. In the meantime I used the roasting juices to make a super simple & yummy sauce. Because the turkey is deboned you can cut easy slices – something that’s a huge help for anyone who doesn’t regularly carve a turkey (that’s me!).

Now for the tasting, the best part. And the verdict? Hands down the best turkey & stuffing I ever had. Honestly. It came out moist, perfectly cooked and the meat was tender & flavoursome. The stuffing was super generous too and added a lovely sweetness & extra flavour.

Major plus points for me are:

+ all the work is done for you – delivery, deboning, stuffing, instructions
+ the stuffing is very flavoursome & generous
+ traceable wellfared turkey from boer Anton
+ foolproof instructions (especially with the oven thermometer)
+ very delicious, moist meat

Downsides?
– the turkey won’t fit into a small oven, so you’ll need to measure it out to make sure it fits
– it’s a little more pricey – although I think it’s a fair price for fair meat and totally worth it.

“And the verdict? Hands down the best turkey & stuffing I ever had. Honestly.”

I actually never prepared a turkey before myself so I was a little apprehensive about ruining this one. But it was SO easy! Clearly, I’m a fan and I want to serve this at our family Christmas meal this year. I think this is a great alternative to anyone who wants to serve a more conscious meat during Christmas. You get to share the story about where it comes from too!

Koopeenkalkoen.nl GIVEAWAY & Discount Code (Kortingscode)

Want to make serve this delicious & sustainable turkey during Christmas this year? Order one & use discountcode/kortingscode ‘5dc541decc111’ when you checkout your cart to get a 5 euro discount on your first order (applicable for all Crowdbutching websites)!

Plus, I get to GIVEAWAY one fully prepped & generously stuffed koopeenkalkoen.nl turkey to one of you! To enter:

1. Subscribe to this blog (you can do so below – make sure you confirm your subscription)
2. Leave a comment on this post with why you’d like to win!

Giveaway runs until November 17th 2019. Open to anyone in The Netherlands & Germany. Winner will be picked at random and notified via email. If the winner doesn’t claim the prize within 72 hours, another winner gets picked. Good luck!

Coming up: a few real simple side dishes that you can serve with your Christmas Turkey for a stress free & super tasty Christmas dinner. Stay tuned!

x Eve

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25 Comments

  • Reply Philip November 8, 2019 at 2:46 pm

    Looks so tasty!

    • Reply Eveline November 8, 2019 at 2:50 pm

      and it sure was too! 😀

      • Reply Vivian November 11, 2019 at 7:40 pm

        Jaren geleden eens gemaakt.Was met recht een “cold Turkey” ervaring.Misschien nu een herkansing?

  • Reply LMP Zuidema November 8, 2019 at 3:46 pm

    Christmas = turkey. However, I don’t feel very confident preparing one myself. Would be great to serve our family a real Christmas turkey this year. Sounds delicious!

    • Reply Eveline November 8, 2019 at 4:42 pm

      Yes, this one was was real easy to prepare, so I’m sure it would work great for you!

  • Reply Suzan November 8, 2019 at 5:15 pm

    I would loooove to suprise my husband this last christmas for just the two of us, because were gonna be a mommy and daddy in march 2020.

    • Reply Eveline November 8, 2019 at 6:46 pm

      oh that’s so special! Congrats!

  • Reply Dorien November 8, 2019 at 5:22 pm

    Wat een mooi product weer en heel fijn dat jij t voor ons hebt uitgetest. Nu wil ik er ook één natuurlijk om te serveren tijdens kerst en onze “loved ones” ook enthousiast te maken over duurzaam vlees & gevogelte. 🙌🏻

    • Reply Eveline November 8, 2019 at 6:46 pm

      Ja, dat is een heel mooie reden!

  • Reply Jiska November 8, 2019 at 7:11 pm

    Wij winnen graag eentje voor het leukste kerstdiner van het jaar!

    • Reply Eveline November 8, 2019 at 7:19 pm

      Klinkt als een kerstdiner waar ik wel bij zou willen zijn!

  • Reply Anneloes November 9, 2019 at 10:02 am

    This look so yummy and easy to prepare. Would really love to win this turkey to surprise my family!
    Ps I loooove reading your blog.

    • Reply Eveline November 9, 2019 at 10:35 am

      Hey Anneloes, yes it was delicious! You would love it. And thank you for you support! 🙂

  • Reply Michelle November 10, 2019 at 8:44 pm

    Laatst samen met mijn moeder een ‘koe gekocht’, voor onze gezamenlijke kerst zou een kalkoen geweldig zijn!!

    • Reply Eveline November 10, 2019 at 9:06 pm

      Fantastisch Michelle, hoop dat de koe in ieder geval goed smaakt! 🙂

  • Reply Kimriek November 11, 2019 at 11:40 am

    That looks amazing! Would love to win this and host a big dinner party!

  • Reply Daniel November 11, 2019 at 2:50 pm

    Oh man! sure would love to have that Turkey for chrstmas day! also super surprised how easy it is to prepare. Furthermore, love the idea behind it.

  • Reply Giulia November 11, 2019 at 3:36 pm

    My one year old daughter never ate turkey yet… This sounds like a good one to start with!

  • Reply Amelia Todd November 11, 2019 at 6:31 pm

    For my yearly Thanksgiving dinner, of course!

  • Reply Stefanie van Wijk November 12, 2019 at 9:34 am

    Oh YES! I would love to win this stuffed turkey. I’m hosting a Christmas dinner for 25 people and I have no idea how to manage this.. :O We have guests coming over from Indonesia, so to serve a traditional Turkey would be so cool. And if it comes pre-stuffed, that’s even better, than I have more time to make other dishes! 🙂 *fingerscrossed

  • Reply Anne November 12, 2019 at 11:54 am

    WOW, de kalkoen ziet er zo lekker uit! Wij gaan koken voor een grote groep vrienden. Mijn vriend kookt altijd de lekkerste gerechten en nu is het tijd dat ik een keer in de keuken ga shinen. THE PRESSURE IS REAL want hóé ga ik hem nou overtreffen? Met deze (h)eerlijke kalkoen blaas ik niet alleen mijn vriend maar iedereen omver! 😀

  • Reply Jeffrey November 12, 2019 at 7:35 pm

    Volg je blog al een tijdje, maat geef eigenlijk nooit een reactie. Dit ziet er zo heerlijk uit! Het aankomende kerstdiner is bij ons thuis en dat vinden we heel leuk, maar ik kijk er nu ook al een beetje naar tegenop van het regelen en maken van alles. Dit zou echt zo enorm helpen, en het ziet er echt heerlijk uit!

  • Reply Petra November 12, 2019 at 8:40 pm

    Well I would LOVE to win this turkey after your mouthwatering blog! Too bad I can’t add audio, otherwise my family and I would have imitated the sound of a couple of turkey’s singing a Christmas song to show you our enthusiasm for the price! 😬 #pleasedontaddaudiooptionsnow

  • Reply Martin November 13, 2019 at 8:29 pm

    Geen idee of het me gaat lukken om een kalkoen te bereiden, maar zou het wel graag willen proberen 👨‍🍳

  • Reply Stefan November 14, 2019 at 8:20 pm

    Wowzers! That looks absolutely delicious! 🤤Would love to win one to share with family and friends at our Christmas dinner! 😉

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