British customers bemused by Morrisons flogging Christmas turkey costing £147

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    A £147.50 turkey being sold for Christmas at Morrisons has baffled Brits on social media.

    A stuffed big bird will be on the table for millions across the UK this Sunday but few are likely to have set families back more than one particular bird pictured sitting on a supermarket shelf.

    The idea of splashing out almost £150 on a meat for a table of 12 people has sparked furious debate between puzzled potential consumers and those who can see its value.

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    A stunned woman shared a snap of Morrisons' security tagged the Best Organic Bronze Turkey which must be used by Boxing Day.

    She wrote: "Daughter took this photo of a turkey in morrisons this morning. £147 !!!!!!! Who could ever afford this!!!!"

    Twitter page No Context Brits picked up on the outrage and posted a different snap of the bird, with the caption: "Broken Britain indeed."

    One person brutally commented: "Anyone who can afford to pay £147 for a turkey wouldn't be shopping in Morrisons in the first place."

    "Calm down," another user wrote. "It’s a speciality product that costs a lot more than normal to produce. 99% are cheap end not like this. Like posting a picture of a Ferrari price tag and saying all cars are expensive. Need some perspective."

    Another joked it would be cheaper to fly to the nation of Turkey itself and shared the £96 quote to prove it.

    When it was suggested that the yellow label may have been a "typo", others were quick to clarify that it wasn't and the price of organic free range meat has indeed sky-rocketed.

    A follower also reminded fellow Brits that not only it that the price to make the turkey yours, but then one must take into account the extortionate current cost of cooking it.

    They said: "And at 3 hours 38 minutes cooking time it'll cost a further £276.20 in energy to achieve the correct level of dryness and tastelessness."

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    "F***ing cost that much to cook it," another joked.

    To negate the price, a savvy shopper reckons it is just a matter of timing. They said: ""It’ll be £4.50 at 6pm on Christmas Eve. Patience young Padawan."

    A spokesman for Morrisons has told the Daily Star: "This turkey is the most premium organic product available in our offering and the price of £20 a kilo is in line with the market price. A similar sized turkey, Morrisons British large whole turkey, is available to buy for £4.99 per kg, costing around £31.44."


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