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Turduckens: Made in Acadiana

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Hebert's Specialty Meats in Maurice has been locally owned and operated since 1984. Throughout the year, deboned and stuffed chickens are always a hit, but around the holidays Hebert's attracts business from across the country for poultry of a different kind-- turducken. 

How the turducken came to be, sounds almost like a punchline. 

"One day an old man came in with three birds out of his yard and just asked if they could put them all together and that's how it started," said co-owner Samuel Hebert.

The turducken has been a customer favorite ever since. 

"It's brought us a lot of business over the years and we're very thankful for that," said Hebert. "Everybody calls all across the country and we ship all over, everybody wants to try it." 

Hebert estimates they produce 2,500 - 3,500 turduckens each year, many of which are vacuum-sealed and shipped around the country. 

"It's very tasteful," says Hebert, who has some advice for anyone out there who might be skittish about trying turducken for themselves: "Go out of your boundaries and try one!" 

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