Never had a problem with Butterball turkeys and have been buying them for decades. This year was no exception. I took it out of the freezer Monday, stuffed it and popped it in the oven Thursday. When I washed it, I didn't see anything out of the ordinary. It didn't smell different, etc.
It comes out of the oven and dh starts carving it. I kid you not, there was a slimy consistancy (looked like snot) where the main veins are in the legs. Then in the breast by the bone there were dark spots that looked like congealed cooked blood that ran the entire length of the breast - both sides. We've never seen anything like it. So we didn't eat it. I was bummed. No turkey, no stuffing.
Called Butterball the next day and the rep said from what we described it sounds like it was spoiled. I told her the steps we took from buying it to the oven and she agreed it wasn't anything we did. Sooo - I'm getting a free turkey for Christmas.
How was your turkey?