Thanksgiving McCormick Review and Giveaway

I started learning how to cook and bake at a very young age. I always enjoyed it and was pretty darn good at it, or so I thought.

Until I tried to make Thanksgiving dinner all on my own for the first time. I thought that since I’d made plenty of dinners, it couldn’t possibly be much different.

But of course, I’d never cooked a turkey before.

And trying to figure out the timing of cooking all the other dishes, getting everything fully cooked- not burnt and not done so early that it would be cold by the time that it was served, was a little more of a challenge than I’d bargained for.

I think the only things that didn’t stress me out were the rolls(store-bought) and the McCormick’s Turkey Gravy Mix. Since even my stressed out self couldn’t mess up store bought rolls and an easy mix. Thankfully, gravy can cover a multitude of culinary sins. McCormick’s gravy comes out lump-free every time and is made with natural spices, no artificial flavors or colors, no MSG, and has zero grams of trans fat.


This Thanksgiving is the first in a while that I’ll once again be in charge of the whole meal and I’m hoping this one goes a little smoother than my first!

To make your holidays a little smoother, I have a great giveaway for you from McCormick!

McCormick Giveaway

One of you will win a $75 prize pack including Le Creuset Gravy Boat, Le Creuset Condiment Ladle, and a $50 Crate & Barrel Giftcard. US 18+ only. Winner will be notified via email and have 48 hours to respond or a new winner may be selected.

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  1. I love the turkey gravy because it is easy to have on hand for those times when, like you said, I need to cover up a cooking sin.  

  2. Surprisingly I was never a huge fan of gravy until my stepmom entered our family and she makes it with many meals.  I love it because it adds flavor to those items on the table you just don’t want to eat!
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  3. I don’t make homemade gravy either. No one has every complained. {Psst–ad some extra sage and a splash on brandy to store-bought/mix gravy and everyone will rave!} That one of my secrets :) Happy Thanksgiving.
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  4. I’m not a huge fan of gravy, but my husband is obsessed!  Hope I win!
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  5. Mmm… gravy… I love ladling the gravy over my turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing… Gravy really makes Thanksgiving for me!
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  6. It is easy uncomplicated and it is always something I can count on for good taste.

  7. Great flavor & easy to make!

  8. It’s easy to make.

  9. Rachael Werth says:

    because it tastes good!

  10. I like all of McCormick’s gravy mixes simply because they are so easy to use.  Add a cup of water, stir and let heat up. BAM! You have yourself some gravy!
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  11. I’ve tried to make homemade gravy for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter and I’ve come to realize using McCormick gravy is a sanity saver.  
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  12. I like the flavor and it’s easy to prepare

  13. Teresa Vanselow says:

    It’s perfect gravy everytime.

  14. Mary Beth Elderton says:

    I love McCormick gravy for the consistency.   It’s so easy to use that I don’t save it for holidays.  I even ad it to ordinary casseroles  and weeknight meals.

  15. I love that it’s easy and always tastes good! I’m not the best cook- but I can always count on the gravy tasting good.

  16. I love it because it is so easy to make!

  17. Hats off to you for making the Thanksgiving meal! My sister does it and I gladly step aside. It sounds stressful. I use the McCormick seasoning packets for all my dinners. Makes life easy.
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  18. I like it because it is so easy to make and it will taste good everytime.  when I have tried homemade it is often too runny or too lumpy- hard to get right
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  19. Nicole-Lynn says:

    I like McCormick Gravy on  my mashed potatoes year-round! It has the right amount of seasonings and flavor, is delicious! Thanks for the opportunity!

  20. April Yedinak says:

    I like their gravy because it is so much easier than trying to make my own from scratch- getting the hot drippings from the pan without 2nd degree burns is always a challenge.  McCormick is so much faster and safer (for a klutz like me).

  21. Margaret Smith says:

    It’s easy to make and it always tastes great.

  22. I haven’t ever had McCormick’s Turkey Gravy, but I’d LOVE to try it!

  23. That’s all we use and the family LOVES it! It’s so easy & delicious. 
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  24. I love the taste and no lumps~

  25. Jessica To says:

    I love how quick and easy and tasty it is!

  26. tastes almost as good as my mom’s :)

  27. Thank you for offering such a generous giveaway. I like McCormick Turkey Gravy because it tastes great and is so simple to make. Like you, I am the only cook in the kitchen, so I welcome the help from McCormick.

  28. I like McCormick Turkey Gravy because it is delicious and easy to prepare.

  29. Michele Baron says:

    I love this gravy mix….it’s yummy and easy to prepare

  30. I like it because its easy to make and taste great.  thanks
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  31. Tabathia B says:

    Because of it’s consistency and it adds flavor to foods

  32. John Hutchens says:

    it tastes good and is easy to make

  33. I use the Mc Cormick turkey gravy as well and usually snazz is up a bit with the drippings from the turkey. I pretty much only use Mc Cormick gravy mixes and also most of their spices. Just love using it. 
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  34. Sue Ellison says:

    I have never tried their turkey gravy, but I do make their country gravy all the time, It’s easy to make, tastes great, and turns out great each time.

  35. Ann Fantom says:

    I like McCormick’s Turkey Gravy because it a quick and easy way to make a great tasting gravy.

  36. because it’s delicious and easy to make

  37. Starr Greenwell says:

    great flavor, and very easy

  38. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    i like it because it tastes great and its also a perfect consistency.

  39. I love it because it is easy to prepare.

  40. So important to have a good gravy trick:)
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  41. I ‘m in the minority. I make my gravy from scratch. Never found it to be difficult.

  42. Dorothy Deakyne says:

    very mild turkey is easy on children’s stomach

  43. easy and delicous! what could be better!

  44. Thomas Murphy says:

    I like McCormick Turkey Gravy because it is easy t o make and tastes good

  45. Its super easy to prepare.

  46. My family cant tell the difference so it’s always McCormick gravy in our house…so easy and flavorful.

  47. I like it because it makes leftovers taste great.

  48. McCormick gravy is best when the leftovers need to go into a pot pie or shepherd’s pie sort of arrangement.
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  49. I like it because it’s tasty and EASY!

  50. EMMA L HORTON says:


  51. because  it tastes good!

  52. I love the taste and easy to make

  53. tracy davis says:

    I like the flavor.

  54. Le Crueset? I’m drooling…

    I love gravy, but I never make it. I usually by the jar. 
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  55. Sarah Hirsch says:

    it makes thanksgiving easier

  56. Katharine Davis says:

    I do like it, flavorful and affordable, what is not to like?

  57. Kyl Neusch says:

    it is very tasty!

  58. I love the gravy because it’s pure savory delish! Yum!
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  59. I love the gravy because it’s a lot more delicious than the way I make it!

  60. mary ann dennis says:

    love it for my turkey, potatos and biscuits. so easy to get ready and delicious.

  61. We like McCormick’s Turkey gravy because it’s easy to make & delicious. :)

  62. Linda Lansford says:

    I like it because it tastes good

  63. It’s easy to make and tastes good

  64. I’ve never made my own. I like easy gravy!

  65. I like to make a pool for the gravy in my mashed potatoes!

  66. Ttrockwood says:

    I love that its so flavorful and fool proof!

  67. I love it because my mom always used it to assist with the gravy.
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  68. It’s easy to make and it’s delicious.

  69. It’s a very great brand and has good flavor.

  70. It takes away holiday cooking stress

  71. One word: easy

  72. i like it because it tastes great and is easy to make

  73. I like it because it tastes good.

  74. Rebecca Graham says:

    I like it because it is easy to make and it tastes good on mashed potatoes.

  75. renee walters says:

    I like the flavor and it’s easy to make!  Thanks!

  76. Jenny Gibbons says:

    My turkey-baking skills have always been marginal at best and you’re right: a good gravy covers up a lot of culinary sins!

  77. I love cooking &baking as well! :)

  78. Its very easy to make.

  79. PAIGE CHANDLER says:

    McCormick gravy tastes as good as home made.

  80. michelle bryan says:

    I love it b/c it is so easy.

  81. great giveaway. My family love McCormick gravy because it comes in convenient packets and its so easy to make. It goes great with turkey.

  82. Love Mccormick gravives, I use them to add volume to my homemade gravy or on their own. Either way they are quick, easy & tasty.

  83. It’s so easy to use and tastes great!

  84. huge fan of gravy

  85. it tastes good

  86. Karen Medlin says:

    Flavor, easy to prepare and making it is stressfree!

  87. It’s tasty and easy, I like to keep packets on hand for when I don’t want to make it from scratch!
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  88. Melissa Nix says:

    The gravy is always so delicious!

  89. Jody Sisson says:

    I like it because my family says it tastes better than other ones.

  90. Marcia Goss says:

    I like it because it is so easy to prepare.

  91. I like it because it tastes good and makes my turkey and mashed potatoes extra yummy.

  92. Mary Casper says:

    its easy and no lumps

  93. Nance Meyer says:

    I like it because it’s easy and tastes as good as homemade.

  94. Kristy Thiel says:

    I feel like it tastes homemade!

  95. Janice Cooper says:

    It tastes great and flavorful

  96. Lorena Keech says:

    It is so versatile.

  97. Debra Ford says:

    I can’t make gravy from scratch to save my life so I like how easy this is and tasty too.

  98. It is delicious and I can’t make gravy, so it works out well.

  99. I like it with mashed potatoes because it tastes homemade

  100. Lucy Schwartz says:

    I need all the help I can get to make good tasting gravy. That is whty i like McCormick’s.

  101. I like it because it tastes great, and you really can’t go wrong with it. It’s easy to dress up and make it as thick or thin as you’d like also.

  102. Stephanie A says:

    It’s easy to make and always comes out tasting good!

  103. Stephanie Larison says:

    Hubby prefers turkey gravy over anything else, I love how easy it is to make.

  104. I love gravy on my mashed potatoes :)

  105. I like McCormick Turkey Gravy because it’s easy but delicious.

  106. Jamie Feldman says:

    I would use the gravy to add moisture and flavor.

  107. McCormicks Turkey gravy is great for adding flavor to turkey.

  108. Leslie L. Stanziani says:

    I love the taste and the creaminess of their turkey gravy.

  109. it is a classic and has great flavor.

  110. It tastes just like Moms! 

  111. It’s simple and delicious. Thanks for the giveaway.

  112. I like it b/c it’s quick and easy. And if we run out, easy to make more.
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  113. I like it because it tastes great and is really quick and easy to make.

  114. I love turkey gravy because it tastes so yummy and makes everything (potatoes, turkey, etc) seem more moist and flavorful!

  115. Wild Orchid says:

    I like their gravy because it tastes great and it is simple! 
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  116. Pamela Lloyd says:

    I don’t make homemade gravy because I eat only fish, but I love the flavor of turkey gravy so I opt to use McCormicks everytime.

  117. Because it is YUMMY!!!!

  118. It is easy and yummy. 
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  119. Olivia Rubin says:

    It pairs well with side dishes, no need to make up several gravies, just this one

  120. It tastes like homemade gravy

  121. I like it because it does not contain msg.

  122. Debra Hall says:

    because its always so good

  123. Tanya White says:

    I like it because it is easy to make and taste so good.

  124. Patricia Wojnar Crowley says:

    I love how easy it is to make!

  125. Tim Anderson says:

    Easy to make “hint I add a little drippings” and it tastes great

  126. It’s easy to make and delicious to eat.

  127. Annemarie Z. says:

    It is easy to prepare and tastes great!

  128. I love the taste

  129. I add it to some of my recipes for extra flavor.

  130. rochelle johnson says:

    because it is so easy to make

  131. Lisa Garner says:

    I like McCormick Turkey gravy because it’s so easy to make and inexpensive.

  132. It’s easy and tasty!

  133. Because it’s delicious!
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  134. Tracy Allen says:

    So tasty – really perks up plain food

  135. it adds flair to plain mashed potatoes 

  136. john mains says:

    i like it because of the flavor

  137. I’m not a fan of gravy, but my DH likes it. It is easier than bothering to make it myself.

  138. It’s so easy

  139. Sherry Eckman says:

    My family likes McCormick Turkey gravy because of the taste and consistency!

  140. carol lewis says:

    So good every time
    easy to prepare nice to have on hand everyone loves it always a hit!!!

  141. I like McCormick Gravy because it adds to the flavor of the turkey without overpowering it and it seems that most people love its flavor!

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  142. Brenda Elsner says:

    I like McCormick turkey gravy because it is easy to make and great tasting!!

  143. I love the convenience.
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  144. Kenya Johnson says:

    I love that the gravy is easy to make. 

  145. I love the flavor!

  146. Barbara Stenby says:

    McCormick gravy makes everything taste better! It tastes as good as homemade!

  147. I like the flavor and it is easy to make.

  148. mary gardner says:

    i like it because it tastes great and is quick and easy to make

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  149. I like it first and foremost because it takes the difficulty out of making a good gravy, and it always has just the right consistency, which I could never achieve with gravy made from scratch!

  150. julie hawkins says:

    I like it because it tastes great

  151. Gravy tastes great and it very convenient.

  152. Amy DeLong says:

    love gravy especially during the holidays!

  153. Tiffany Hearn says:

    I love it because it tastes great and is so easy to make!

  154. Richard Hicks says:

    Love the taste and quick to prepare

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  155. Jessica Rose says:

    It has a great flavor! 

  156. It is easy to make and tastes great

  157. I like it and buy it because not only think it tastes good, but my kids agree.

  158. I like it because it is easy to make & tastes great :)

  159. Leah Shumack says:

    we love it because it’s so simple to make and it tastes good!

  160. Wendy McBride says:

    I like it because it is easy to make and tastes good!

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  161. Easy and yummy :)

  162. Vikki Billings says:

    The reason I love McCormick’s Turkey gravy is because I love the taste of it, love the price and also love how easy it is to make!

  163. Buddy Garrett says:

    I like it because it is convenient and delicious.

  164. Laurie Emerson says:

    I love it as it always taste as if you had made the gravy from scratch. It always comes out so smooth and is so easy to make.

  165. Christian Alejandro N. says:

    It tastes excellent! It can also save the day if the turkey is a bit dry.