The Big Game is coming up this weekend, and even though many of us will not be tailgating the event most of the world will be having some sort of party. Some will have huge spreads featuring every variety of finger food known to man. Others will have something a little more conservative. If you’re still on the fence about what you’re going to do, and especially if you’re leaning towards a more low key evening I might have something that you’d be interested in.
If you’ll think back to 2013 we reviewed Ball Park brand patties. You can see that post here, but to save you time we liked them. Well as luck would have it we were approached about trying one of their turkey patty offerings, specifically the Flame Grilled Turkey with Cheddar and Jalapeno Patties. Since we like biting the bullet, or in this case burger, for our readers to let them know our take on products we were happy to do it. One of the first things I did with these is to see what sort of difference nutritionally there is between the beef and turkey options. As you might guess the turkey patties are lower in calories, and fat. They do have a little more in the way of sodium, but that might be because my variety has cheese in the pattie. So in other words it would appear that the turkey burgers are “better” for you. That’s relative, but it’s still January and I pretend that things
Disclaimer: We receieved a package of Ball Park Flame Grilled Turkey with Cheddar and Jalapeno Patties free of charge. This in no way affected our ability to review the product in a fair and objective manner.
Now all of that doesn’t mean a thing if the taste isn’t there. Now it’s important to remember that this isn’t a beef product, so you can’t go into it thinking of it as such. In order to test the product without much in the way of alteration I just microwaved the product, one of the main reasons you’d buy something like this, and placed it on a standard hamburger bun. No condiments, no additional cheese, just the bun and the patty. It was pretty darn tasty. The jalapeno provided a nice little warmth, and the cheese was melty and creamy. For what this product is, a frozen turkey burger, it is certainly good enough to keep around for something to eat in a hurry. With the remaining product I made some burgers with some additional condiments and they became a wonderful shortcut to a decent weeknight burger. All in all I would recommend the Ball Park Flame Grilled Turkey with Cheddar and Jalapeno Patties to anyone looking for a lower calorie, quick to make option.
If you’re still on the fence, or if you just want to try something for nothing we do have some coupons to giveaway. Much like the last Ball Park giveaway to enter simply leave a comment on this post and I’ll randomly select 5 people. When you comment please use an email address that you monitor as that’s the one I’ll contact you on. If you’d like to enter leave your comment by no later than Friday 1/30/15 by 11:59 PST. If you’re selected as a winner I will email you asking for your preferred physical mailing address, which I’ll pass along to the marketing firm that is handling promotion of this product, and they’ll mail the coupon to you. If you’re wondering I’ve been assured that no information will be stored as a result of this, it simply saves on them mailing the coupons to me and then me to you.