Have you ever wondered how Disney get their GIGANTIC Turkey Legs so juicy? Here at Mr Tambo we couldn’t work it out ourselves, but then we researched it and found the answer very surprising!
Lets start back in the early days of the Magic Kingdom. The days when you could get a ‘coon skin cap and kids knew who Davy Crockett was. The turkey leg was introduced to add to the story of Frontierland. Guests travelling into the “Wild West” wouldn’t appear out of place gnawing on a meaty bone. Imagine Cowboys around a fire, cooking their daily offering, as they drove cattle across state. This is one of the areas that Disney have always excelled in. Nothing out of place, nothing out of character.
“In 2013 Disney were set to sell 2,000,000 Turkey Legs”
The park snack has grown in popularity year on year. The snack had grown so popular that Disney had released it’s own Turkey leg merchandise. I kid you not! Guests were snapping up T-Shirts with Turkey Leg designs on, Fridge Magnets, Crisped rice snacks in the shape of the large drummer.
The weirdest Turkey leg accessory available has to be the Turkey Leg scented Air Freshener! You see it’s the Hickory smoked juiciness of the Turkey Leg that people are crying out for.
It’s not necessarily the meat, the chewing or the value of it that people are buying it for. In fact, one of the Mr Tambo followers has told us that they hate the Turkey leg as it is “Like chewing down of rubber bands. Every mouthful is tendon or sinew!”. He may have had some bad legs, but we believe it as a valid review.
The real secret to their juiciness here is the salt water cure.
“The Salt Water cure is injected into the muscle tissue to ensure absorption”.
It really never crossed our minds that a simple snack would be processed in this way. A glaze maybe or a marinade, but actually injecting salt water into a Turkey leg blew our minds. Here at Mr Tambo we are in mixed minds over Turkey Legs. Some of us love them, one of us hate them. Where do you stand on the meaty snack? Are they a must have or a must leave option for you on a Disney visit?