Does the quality of chicken breasts vary?
September 1, 2011 7:31 PM Subscribe
My local Vons (basically, Safeway on the west coast) sells Foster Farms chicken breasts for around $10/pound. At the fresh fish/butcher section of the store, however, chicken breasts are $3.99/pound. When I asked one of Vons' butchers about the price difference, I was told that Foster Farms' $10 breasts are "higher quality" than Vons' $4 breasts. To the eye, they appear identical. To the tongue (I've bought and tried both) they taste identical. The whole "higher price, higher quality" dictum in strikes me as bullshit vis-a-vis chicken breasts, but I could be wrong. Thoughts?