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Eight Really Expensive Thanksgiving Foods
There’s no use in pretending times aren’t tough for the average U.S. consumer right now. They are, and they could be for awhile. But not everyone is entering grocery stores with an armful of coupons and a nose for deals this holiday season.

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Some people are gearing up to prepare pretty pricey Thanksgiving dinners. Here’s a look at eight high-end Turkey Day food items on the market right now:

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The $14 Stuffing Mix

Given that you can typically pick up a box of Stove Top for under $3, this $14 box of stuffing mix made by La Brea Bakery and sold exclusively at Williams-Sonoma is certainly on the pricey end of the stuffing spectrum. The mix contains herb-seasoned croutons made from three different types of bread, toasted pecans and dried cranberries.

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The $16 Turkey Gravy

Gravy tends to be one of the cheapest elements of the traditional Thanksgiving meal – but at $16, the Classic Browned Butter Turkey Gravy available at Dean & Deluca is an exception. The gravy is said to have ‘made-in-the-roasting-pan flavor and texture,’ despite the fact that it’s shipped frozen in a 14-ounce container.

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The $50 Cranberry Sauce

This cranberry relish, sold exclusively at Neiman Marcus, may be the most expensive on the market – after all, its $50 price tag doesn’t even include a $12.50 fee for delivery and processing. At 32 ounces, the relish contains a blend of cranberries, pineapple and chopped pecans and serves approximately 12 to 16 people.

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The $55 Mashed Potatoes

Potatoes are a Thanksgiving Day staple, but at $55, you won’t find these Truffled Mashed Potatoes on every table. These fancy spuds, sold at Neiman Marcus, contain black truffles, truffle oil and cream and serve about 10 people

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The $65 Pumpkin Pie

“Velvety, mellow, and smooth,” the pumpkin pie made by The Little Pie Company retails for $65 at Dean and Deluca and serves eight to 10 people. Other fall favorites such as Southern Pecan Pie and Sour Cream Apple Walnut retail for the same price.

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The $175 Turkey

No Thanksgiving dinner would be complete without a turkey, though not every turkey has to cost big bucks like this one. The 24 to 26-pound Willie Bird Fresh Organic Turkey available at Williams-Sonoma retails for $175 and has a delivery surcharge of $15. (A 10 to 12-pound bird runs $85 and also has a $15 surcharge.) The turkey is said to have been raised on organic grains without the use of hormones or antibiotics and lived its life in the “golden, oak-shaded hills” of California’s Sonoma County.

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The $185 Cheese Plate

Cheese isn’t a necessity for Thanksgiving, but it often makes an appearance. At $185, the Artisanal Cheese collection available exclusively at Saks is for cheese lovers with fat wallets. The collection contains about 3.5 pounds of cheese, as well as crackers, dried fruit, nuts and a sweet spread.

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The $190 Turducken

Turducken has been on the market for several years now, but its novelty still hasn’t worn off. It’s a poultry lover’s fantasy – a de-boned chicken stuffed into a de-boned-duck stuffed into a de-boned turkey.

One of the biggest, priciest turduckens on the market comes from the Louisiana Crawfish Co.’s Alpine Gourmet collection. At 23 to 26 pounds, this $189.95 turducken contains three different varieties of stuffing between each layer of meat and serves approximately 15 to 20 people.

Eight Really Expensive Thanksgiving Foods

There’s no use in pretending times aren’t tough for the average U.S. consumer right now. They are, and they could be for awhile. But not everyone is entering grocery stores with an armful of coupons and a nose for deals this holiday season.

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