(Newmarket) - Low Fat
It would be
fair to say that normally "low fat"
indicated on packaging won't
particularly excite us, as it might
imply the contents have far less
than what it really should have,
especially to be a good sausage!...
Sausages made in Suffolk
by Powters have a good reputation,
so it is only right that we have a
good look at these, and given the
likes of some members of
"WeightWatchers" having passed
complimentary comments online about such,
it is indeed our next task to sample
the "low fat"!
Obtaining these was much less of a
problem than we've had with some
other of the Powters range of product. Most
supermarkets this way do have them.
Look out for the bright purple
packets which I have to say are very
obvious within the sausage section
of the aisles we've seen them on.
I suppose that most people
specifically buying "low fat" would
grill, but we didn't grill these for sampling
as we wanted to compare like for
like with our other samples, so in
the pan they went...
The Powters packaging boldly says "Low in
fat, high on flavour - each sausage
weighs in with only 3% fat and just
78 calories"! Now if these can
deliver on taste and texture, then
lower fat content may certainly be
67% pork with natural skins sounds
OK, and surprisingly they taste very
good. There's a nice "herby"
and spiced flavour, and certainly a
very good medium texture with a
slight crumble as you bite in to
them. The skins brown well,
not much fat left in the pan (with a
slight darkish coloured residue
agreed), but all in all certainly a
sausage that works as a sausage
So if you want to cut down a bit on
the fat you eat or you are watching
your weight and want to enjoy food
like you used too, then why not give
them a go! After all grilling
may even reduce the fat further, and
you'll be surprised how good they
compare taste-wise to full-fat ones!
Powters (Newmarket) - Low Fat
110x30mm before cooking, 100x30mm
69g before cooking, 57g after.
That's a shrinkage of 7% & weight loss of approx
6 packaged at £2.99 (£7.48/Kg approx)