British Outdoor Bred Lincolnshire
consider ourselves shopping snobs.
My kids used Aldi while they were
both at uni to save a bit, so as Aldi have opened a store near us, we
thought we'd give them a go
isn't a review of the store, so I'll
avoid the commentary other than on
the sausage products. Not a bad
selection of different flavoured
sausages on offer. All
pre-packed of coarse, but
nethertheless, all looking tidy.
As a start
I thought we'd try the "Specially
Selected" - Lincolnshires
which in the raw did look very good.
British pork (100%) with both Red
Tractor and Freedom Food marks which
did give some confidence of product. 89%
meat content with breadcrumbs, and
the flavourings you perhaps would
expect in this type of sausage.
(Sage, parsley, marjoram, basil,
chives, rosemary, thyme etc...)
All Ok so far then...
had cooking instructions for shallow
fry which is how we test samples but
it suggested over a medium heat for
10-12 minutes ...hmm...I'd give them
a few minutes more to be honest.
the skins browned well but we did
see a trace of that pale ooze in the
pan which we managed to push off the
sausage so it didn't stick to the
skins and burn. A small
increase in residual oil in the pan
showed that these had given off a
little fat in cooking.
The sample however did lose a
noticeable bit of weight although
size-wise, not a lot! . These sausages had a medium firm
bite with a fair good chew. Any
"soggy breadiness" was as far as we
were concerned under control and the
texture was we'd say medium and
although the packaging states
coarsely chopped pork, what is and
how much is coarse?
The seasoning is very good.
Not over the top with sage, and we'd
say a balance with the other
Price-wise (come on p'lease) very
Eaten cold later on, OK, but then,
cold, sagey sausage...hmm...
Would we buy again...yes. Not bad at
all as an everyday sausage.
Aldi - British Outdoor Bred
105x28mm before cooking, 100x28mm
68g before cooking, 50g after.
That's a shrinkage of approx 4% & weight loss of approx
6 sausages in a 400g pack £1.99