Aldi - Sweet Chilli Pork

We have a couple of new Aldi stores near us now so we do pop in from time to time for bit's and pieces, and as we were impressed with the quality and price of Aldi Lincolnshires, we thought we'd give these a go too...

Must say that there's a good selection of different flavoured sausages on offer which are all pre-packed of course, but like we have said previously they all look very tidy.  What caught my eye was a sticker indicating "Gold Award Winner British Sausage Week 2015".  Also seeing a Red Tractor and Freedom Food mark on the pack is always a positive too. 

These particular sausages are 80% outdoor reared 100% British pork with breadcrumbs, tomato, honey, garlic, chipotle chilli, jalapeno pepper and seasonings all loaded in to natural pork casings/skins.

Cooked up the skins browned very well, thankfully with none of that pale ooze in the pan which we saw before with the Lincolnshires.  Frankly the texture was excellent at medium with bits of chilli evident in the slice and cut.  Taste-wise though we found them a tad too sweet for us. Perhaps the 2% honey and demerara sugar quantities Aldi's makers use in the mix might perhaps need a revisit?

These sausages had a very good bite and good chew, with a good buzz of chilli.  It was just the over sweetness that spoiled for us what could have been a stunner of a sausage!

We did notice considerable weight loss though!  However price-wise very very reasonable even given the weight loss in cooking issue.  Eaten cold later on, a bit sticky sweet...hmm?

Would we buy again...yes for the summer barbeque, for sure.  

It would be worth adding that we tried to find out more information with general internet searches about the "Gold Award Winner British Sausage Week 2015" sticker but strangely failed to gain any more knowledge on this.  Hmm? 

Perhaps if you can help us on this, please let us know...

Aldi - Sweet Chilli Pork 
(Apr 2016)

Here's the sample details:
100x30mm before cooking, 95x30mm after.
69g before cooking, 55g after.
That's a shrinkage of approx 5% & weight loss of approx 20%.
6 sausages in a 400g pack 1.79   (4.48/kg)



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