Countdown To Christmas Welcomes The Orginal Turducken Bacon Roast @EchelonFoods #Giveaway

Everyone knows that Christmas is my favourite time of year. I enjoy everything about the season. The shopping, wrapping, baking, visiting, friends, family and laughter. Sharing meals and making memories.

For me, dinner time always means great conversations and holiday meals are no exception. It’s a time to catch up with friends and family. Find out about their day, their week, how they are, what they’re up to and any news on the front. My granddaughter always has fantastic things to chat about as all children do. This is life and this is special. There is nothing more special than time spent with loved ones.

It’s one of the reasons I love to cook. A meal, is my way of sharing my love with everyone. Good food for good people and good conversation. Occasionally, I like to take a short cut. However, it has to be a great shortcut.

bacon wrapped turducken


This year, for Thanksgiving, I had the extreme pleasure of cooking a bacon roast from Echelon Foods and the Original Turducken. Yes, a bacon roast. I can see you all drooling and so you should. This beautiful and new turducken, is not only wrapped in bacon, it has a layer of bacon inside as well. You get turkey, duck, chicken, stuffing and bacon all wrapped up in bacon. A boneless roast of delicious poultry that’s all ready for you to pop in the oven and cook low and slow. Now that takes away a lot of the prep work that goes into Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner. Any special dinner for that matter. Meaning there’s more time for family. Less mess too!

bacon roast

It was as easy as unwrapping, place in your roasting pan, pop it into a pre-heated oven at 250 and let it go for four hours. What delicious smells seeped throughout the kitchen. For the last half hour, I turned the oven up to 350 to crisp up the bacon. It was one of the most relaxing holiday dinners I’ve made to date.

Bacon roast resting before slicing

Once it was ready, I removed it from the oven, tented with foil and left it to sit for 20 minutes before slicing. I have to admit though, I really just wanted to dig in. How succulent does that bacon roast look?

slices of bacon roast

Be sure to remove the twine before slicing. Each piece has the pefect amount of turkey, duck, chicken and stuffing to create one tantalinzing mouthful.

my thanksgiving dinner featuring bacon roast from turducken

I have to say, this was a wonderful meal to serve to my family. I got to enjoy as much as they did because so much of the work was taken away from me. Obviously, a turducken costs more than a plain old turkey; but it’s well worth it. It turns your meal into a true celebration. Dinner was simply beautiful. A plate you can defintely give thanks for. The meat was juicy and tender and I was proud to have this bacon roast on my table for my family to enjoy.

This Christmas, one of my Canadian Readers is going to have the pleasure of serving up this delicious roast to their family as well. Echelon Foods has generously offered up a bacon roast for dinner. I’m thrilled to welcome them to BitsNBitesWithTina and this years Countdown to Christmas.

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  1. Carol Denny says:

    I have never tried turduken. Anything bacon wrapped should be delish!

  2. No, I’ve never had the pleasure of trying turducken. But I’d love to have my boyfriend’s family over for Christmas dinner and serve them this roast.

  3. Wendy Hutton says:

    I have never heard of this before but it looks and sounds delicious

  4. I’ve never heard of a Turducken but I love saying it! My favourite part is the BACON!!!

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  5. Yes, I’ve cooked and served turducken for Thanksgiving and we love it. It did NOT have bacon, though! This one sounds delicious!

  6. I have not tried Turducken before. Bacon Roast just sounds yummy.

  7. I’ve never tried it but have been wanting to since I heard about this a few years ago. I’m most excited to win this because I would get to share it with the family and it’ll be awesome!

  8. Florence C says:

    I have not tried Turducken. I am excited to try it. I love all that products that it contains.

  9. Doris Calvert says:

    Never tried it so I would like to win to try it out, I never purchase new different things with out a sample

  10. I have not try this before, to be honest I never knew of it, but wow it looks awesome, love bacon and turkey, so I bet it taste awesome, would love to try something new

  11. nicolthepickle says:

    I have not tried a turducken, but I’d like to. It sounds like a lovely treat for Christmas dinner to share with family.

  12. Anne Taylor says:

    I have never tried a turducken but I have always wanted too!!! It would be so much fun to surprise the family with this on Christmas! Thanks!

  13. Candy Kelley says:

    It would be great to win my son wants me to help him make one for his grandfather who is really ill and not sure how many Christmas’s he will have. The undertaking of that will be a piece of work it would be so much easier to win one and wrapped in bacon looks delicious !!

  14. Amber Ludwig says:

    I have not tried Turducken!! Im super psyched to though!! And this one rocks my world because we are a bacon loving household!! Im a sole believer that bacon makes EVERYTHING better!!

  15. phyllis cadwell says:

    I haven’t tried it but I am excited to win it because I love trying new dishes but often reluctent to pay big bucks for something new

  16. I have never tried turducken but I’m excited to give it a try to see how the flavours combine.

  17. I have not but it looks amazing!!!

  18. Linda Bragg says:

    Wow this looks amazing and oh how I’d love this for my Christmas dinner or even ANY dinner!! I too have never heard of Turducken. But one thing, I’ll never forget the name ever again. πŸ™‚ The best part I like about this is how it’s wraped in bacon and a lovely stuffing already inside! I can almost smell it cooking in my oven!!

  19. I have not tried Turducken but have been interested. I want to try this because it sounds and looks delicious.

  20. Linda Little says:

    I have never had Turducken but I would really love to try this roast.

  21. Elizabeth R says:

    I haven’t tried turducken but I want to and bacon wrapped is just a bonus!

  22. I have never tried turducken. I would love to win this roast to share with my family.

  23. Michelle K says:

    I have never tried turduken but would love to it sounds great

  24. I’ve never tried this; anything with bacon I’m in..we love bacon in this house

  25. Cheryl Grandy says:

    I haven’t tried turducken, but it sounds great. I especially like that it has bacon – love bacon!

  26. Cathy Oppedisano says:

    Never tried a turducken. What most excites me is that the bacon will add the saltiness and fatiness to the roast as it’s cooking

  27. I have not tried turducken before. I love that its wrapped in bacon.

  28. Have not tried one yet.

  29. I have not tried a turducken but always like to try new foods & this would be great to share with the fam,.

  30. I have not tried Turducken. I am excited to try it. Turkey + Duck + Chicken – what is there not to love?!

  31. No I have never tried it

  32. i have not tried it yet. it looks so good i would love to share it with family

  33. an edible prize is always good

  34. Debbie Browne says:

    OMG, that looks so good! I have never tried Turducken, but would love to.

  35. Susan Stirling says:

    I lived in Bermuda for many years and turducken is quite popular, so tried it there. The only thing that would make it better would be wrapping it in Bacon!!! Yummo!

  36. bruce sommer says:

    sounds so intriguing

  37. never tried a truducken,never had the extra cash at would make a festive meal!

  38. Kelly young says:

    No I have never tried it but I imagine it’s awesome anything with bacon is awesome

  39. LILLIAN BROWN says:

    II have not tried Turducken before BUT it looks so easy yet soooooooooo tasty

  40. Deanna Barkley says:

    I have never tried a Turducken. The Bacon Turducken sounds delicious. I can just imagine the wonderful smells emanating from the oven. My family would love it and I would love to share it with them.

  41. Steve Bobula says:

    never heard of this before but it sure sounds and looks Delicious…Hope I can try this one day!


    I have never eaten turducken, but would love to try I! I bet it is SO delicious!

  43. Sabrina Tong says:

    No, I’ve never tried Turducken. My brother in law has been wanting to and I’d love to give this to him.

  44. I love trying different food items and had not even heard of turducken

  45. i have heard of them but never have tried them

  46. Diana Powell says:

    I have never tried it but have always wanted to . I would serve this at my annual girls Christmas get together.

  47. Corinne Larabie says:

    UMMMM Bacon!!!

  48. I have not tried turducken yet. I love the idea of all my favourites in one place.

  49. Huguette E. says:

    No I haven’t heard of it before. I’d be excited to win to add it to my Christmas supper where I feed 15-20 people.

  50. I have never tried it before but if you wrap anything in bacon it has to be yummy!!! I think this would be perfect for a boxing day fest at my parents πŸ™‚

  51. Wow, I have never even HEARD of a Turducken before, let alone tried one! looks like a delicious blend of meats and the cherry on top is that it is wrapped in glorious bacon!
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  52. Suzanne G says:

    I have not tried Turducken. I would love to win as I would be serving this for Christmas.

  53. Doreen Lamoureux says:

    I have not tried this before. To have this sweet piece of meat with the juices and taste of the bacon sounds sooooo good.

  54. Rita Duff says:

    I never tried it, but it does look good!

  55. I’ve never tried it but it looks succulent.

  56. I have never tried one, but am excited to see how it tastes as I have heard they are very good!

  57. Rosanne Robinson says:

    I have never tried, or even heard of turduken before, but after seeing your pictures and reading your review, it sounds really delicious and I’d LOVE to try it.

  58. lynn clayton says:

    nope this i have not tried intresting though

  59. Pat Drouillard says:

    I have not tried turducken yet,but it sure looks yummy. Will have to try.

  60. Sean Pynaert says:

    I’ve never tried it but isn’t bacon great with everything??

  61. cheryl hodgkins says:

    No I have not tried Turducken..until now I never heard of it. We are bacon, turkey and stuffing lovers so it would be great to win this to astonish the family. We’ve never had anything like it.

  62. I have not tried it yet..anything wrapped in Bacon has to be great!!

  63. Lynda Cook says:

    I had a Turducken last year and it sure didn’t look like the one you cooked, I was a little upset with the one I had, I couldn’t find the duck at all and found that there was way to much stuffing compared to the meat, but it did have a nice flavour, I would love to give it another try though, I imagine all companies are different at how they prepare their’s, thanks for the great contest!!

  64. Haven’t tried turducken, love it when the family gets excited over things. I think they would LOVE this.

  65. Julie Bolduc says:

    I have not tried it yet but yum yum it sounds yummy

  66. Tainan Lu says:

    I have never tried turduken.

  67. I have never tried a turducken, but it sounds awesome!!

  68. Christine Holliday says:

    No- I haven’t tried it yet, I’d like to – it looks delish!

  69. I have never tried Turducken. My hubby would love it!

  70. Victoria Ess says:

    I haven’t but I’d be excited to serve this up!

  71. Kevin Linkie says:

    I have never tried a Turducken and what excites me about this is anything bacon is amazing. YUM

  72. Darrah Bailey says:

    I havent tried and I SO would love to.

  73. No I have not tried a Turducken.. That it is wrapped in bacon excites me

  74. thomas rusinak says:

    never tried it…would be fun to see e4xpressions of the family who have also never tried it!

  75. I’ve never heard of a Turducken but I love saying it! Love the combination of both

  76. Looks fabulous, would love to try this.

  77. Melissa N says:

    I have never tried a turducken, but I LOVE BACON!!! πŸ™‚

  78. Always wanted to try turducken!! This may be my chance!
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  79. I’ve never tried one, but we’ve always wanted to. I love the idea of bacon wrapped around anything!

  80. I’ve never tried and would love to win as it’s on my bucket list of foods to try.

  81. No, but I like the idea of having such a variety – a 3 for 1 of tastes.

  82. Jessica M Walker says:

    Never tried turducken yet, can’t go wrong with bacon

  83. Gary Smith says:

    I’ve heard about Turducken but have never tried one. It does look good though.

  84. Edith Rennes says:

    No I have never tried it…and that is exactly the reason I’d like to win this

  85. Oh my, I’ve been dreaming of this. I’ve had turducken before and all it was missing was bacon!

  86. Angela Mitchell says:

    I have never tried Turducken before but it sounds interesting! I’m very curious so I’d love to try and see how we like it.

  87. Margaret H says:

    Never tried it ,but always have something” new” so would love to win this

  88. new to me – like trying new things. thanks

  89. I have never tried this but have always been curious about it!

  90. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    I’ve not heard of a Turducken before but in England I did once have a chicken cooked inside a duck, cooked inside a turkey. It didn’t have any bacon on it, it was delicious but with bacon it would have been even better. πŸ™‚

  91. I made a turducken roast for our Thanksgiving dinner this year. It was fantastic but it was a lot of work & mine did not look as uniform, I would choose turducken for Thanksgiving again in a heartbeat but we’ll be buying our next one! I wish I could share a pic!

    • Hmm was it an Original Turducken? There are others out there. This was so simple and very uniform.

  92. I have never tried it, but i would like to as it looks so yummy

  93. I’ve never tried a turducken, but it does sound tasty. I think the roast would be incredibly delicious and easy to prepare.

  94. Cheryl Germain says:

    I haven’t tried turducken; I have only heard of it and it sounds delightful!

  95. Anne Derkat says:

    I’ve never even heard of this before. Would love to try it as it seems like it would be easy to cook.

  96. Valerie Gibson says:

    I have never tried one, but I love to try new things, and this sounds delicious and convenient.

  97. I’ve never tried a Turducken but it’s on my list! I would love to have this bacon roast because it’s my turn for Christmas dinner and this would be perfect!

  98. I have never tried Turducken but really want to try!!!

  99. No, I have not. I have never even heard of it prior to this post!

    But mmmmm bacon!!

  100. I have never tried Turducken but would love to. I love trying new food.

  101. I have never tried a Turducken although I have wanted to since I first heard about them.

  102. SueSueper says:

    I have never tried a Turducken before. It looks like it would be good. Love bacon so why not, this must be delicious.

  103. Brenda Lacourciere says:

    I havenet tried one and im most excited for the bacon of course.

  104. I have never tried turducken but it sounds really good! I would love to try the roast as it sounds so good!

  105. sabina edwards says:

    never heard of this before , lol , and I’m not sure if I would be able to stomach the duck part (yeah, NO) its an interesting combo thats for sure and I’m pretty sure I’ve never seen it in our stores

  106. aarone mawdsley says:

    i have not but it looks really good

  107. Robyn Bellefleur says:

    Yes, I have tried a turducken and it was awesome! With bacon….this roast sounds so yummy!

  108. Jennifer I says:

    I have never tried it before but I will try anything with bacon.

  109. I have never tried a Turducken but my son and son in law are always trying to talk us into getting one for our next family dinner.

  110. I have never tried one. I like that there is bacon!

  111. Shirley OFlynn says:

    I have never tried turduken but I would love to try it. Anything bacon wrapped would be delicious.

  112. We’ve never tried a turducken and we’d love to try one with a bacon wrap. The bacon would certainly infuse extra flavor into the roast.

  113. Debbie Bashford says:

    I have never tried one, but have always wanted to, 3 birds we eat all the time and hello…….. bacon!

  114. I have not tried it yet, but the fact that it has all that lovely protein!! Yumm!

  115. valerie Caldicott says:

    I have never tried this but sounds so good and anything with bacon is good. Bacon would keep the meat from drying out

  116. I would love to try this! Never had before, but, I am soooo curious as to how this tastes! It looks amazing!

  117. I’ve never had a Turducken before but have heard of it. I’d love to taste it for all the delicious flavours in one convenient roast.


  118. Wanda Bergman says:

    I’ve never tried Turducken, but it’s something I’ve always wanted to do. I think I’d love it because I love all types of fowl and I can imagine it being absolutely delicious covered with all that bacon.

  119. I’ve never tried one but I’d like to as they sound delicious!

  120. Melanie Borhi says:

    I love bacon and this roast would be amazing to win its something ive never tried before and its something i love.

  121. Juliee Fitze says:

    I had one once at my sons and it tasted real yummy .

  122. I have never tried this before but sounds good, I like trying new things

  123. Wendy Jensen says:

    No I have never tried a Turducken but my son’s girlfriend was telling us all about it and what excites me is that I think the flavors would be amazing.

  124. I have not tried it but it sounds so good!!

  125. Brenda Witherspoon-Bedard says:

    we have never tried it before – our family loves to try new foods

  126. Gina Fleury says:

    No I had never heard of it before. I think my family would devour this as they love chicken and lOVE Bacon. Great combo.

  127. Karla Sceviour says:

    no,I have never ted it. The bacon excite me about it.

  128. dawn walsh says:

    i dont think i have tried a turducken I am excited to win as my family would love to try new food.

  129. Lauraleigh says:

    I’ve heard about a turducken from my husband! Can’t wait to try one! πŸ™‚

  130. Great Scout, never tried turducken. Must try one. Still living in a cave. . Wow, prize Turducken is fab. & splendid. 2 fingers snap. It is tight, fly & off the chain. Thank you for the awesomeness, the contest, and generosity. πŸ™‚ Pick me, pick me! Dear Santa: I’ve been nice. My X-Mas wish this year is to win this contest. Starving artist here desperately needs theTurducken to eat. A life changing exp.

  131. I have never tried turducken. I’ve tried tofurkey, and let me spare you the trauma by saying NO, don’t do it! Get the good stuff with bacon instead!!!!!

  132. Joanne Saunders says:

    No, I have not tried this product before. But it looks anazing and I’m game for trying something new. You never know, it just may turn out to be a family favorite.

  133. No I haven’t and we love bacon!

  134. Never tried it!

  135. No I haven’t tried this. We love trying new foods

  136. No I have never tried it

  137. missbobloblaw says:

    I am the one crazy person who has made a homemade turducken- delish but oh so time consuming! I’d love to with a roast so I can indulge in the amazingness that is turducken and have time to spend with my family! πŸ™‚

  138. What wouldn’t be good about winning this – yummy! And best of all, I think the kids would like it too!

  139. I have never tried a Turducken. It is so unique and looks delicious.

  140. No I haven’t but it looks very yummy!!

  141. Angela Saver says:

    Yes, I have tried a Turduken before! I am really excited to try the bacon-wrapped one because we LOVE bacon & it can only make it more delicious!

  142. I have never tried it , but would love to have the chance to . Thanks for giveaway .
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  143. I have not tried Turducken before

  144. I haven’t tried a turducken but the bacon sounds amazing!

  145. Miles Harrison says:

    I e always wanted to try a Turducken and wrapped in bacon could only be better!

  146. I haven’t tried it but that’s definitely something my dad and brother would love. I’d love to win it for them.
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  147. I haven’t had a Turducken before, but I have heard of them and I am curious! The reason I think this will be delicious is that the bacon is going to seal in all the amazing juices and flavour!

  148. Never tried it, but if it’s wrapped in bacon, it has to be good.

  149. Carole Dunsford says:

    Haven’t tried turducken yet.. this would be a great opportunity to.

  150. I have never tried turducken, but I have heard eating it is pretty interesting. So the exciting part of winning would be to try it out myself!

  151. Have been intrigued by the Turducken ever since I’ve heard about it. Have always wanted to try it….how can meat in meat in meat wrapped in bacon not be good?!

  152. Lisa Smith says:

    It looks super good! Also one less dinner to plan.

  153. bruce sommer says:

    seemed just cute at first, but it’s really good

  154. I have never tried it but would love to along with my bacon loving brother!

  155. Allison Matz says:

    Looks amazing but I have never tried one.

  156. Sue Nicholl says:

    Hi your bacon wrapped Turducken is it sold country wide through local suppliers or can it be ordered from yourselves . Either way could you give me some idea of cost.
    It really dose look like a lovely celebration dinner. Oh I should perhaps mention I live in Lincolnshire.
    Thanks Sue

  157. I have never tried a Turducken before

  158. What a smart idea! No, I’ve never tried a turducken but it looks delicious, I’m already drooling! Thanks for the chance to win.

  159. bruce sommer says:

    love this idea!

  160. Ive never tried it but omgosh I swear I can smell it when looking at the finished product

  161. No , I have not tried a Turduken before!
    But it looks tasty. Would be excited to
    serve it for my family because of the tasty
    bacon and seems easy to cook.

  162. I have never tried one, but it looks delicious…and Bacon!
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  163. I have never tried a turducken but I would definitely love to. πŸ™‚ I do so love turkey and bacon. Yummmm…..

  164. bruce sommer says:

    can hardly ever find this to try it

  165. I have never tried Turducken but it looks easy and delicious.

  166. I haven’t tried turducken but I want too. This would be nice to have for the next family dinner.

  167. Never tried it but heard about it. It sure sounds good.

  168. Mike Gillis says:

    Always wanted to try one of these. Only ever saw it once in a store.