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!
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
– 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!