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For a special family occasion there’s nothing like a roast chicken dinner with baked pumpkin and crunchy roast potatoes.
So what’s the tastiest chicken? Do the more expensive organic and free-range chooks really taste better than standard factory-farmed ones?
To find out, CHOICE bought the different brands and types of chicken widely available in the big supermarkets. A chef roasted the chickens and we asked four food experts to tell us how they rated for flavour.
Please note: this information was current as of March 2008 but is still a useful guide today.
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13 Mar 2007
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