Alf Turner -
Best of British Pork
Many may have
missed the Dragon's Den programme on the TV
where the Turners successfully pitched for
some financial assistance to develop their
business and Peter Jones joined them in the
sausage business? Well when I saw
these sausages in our local store, I was
Traditionally shop made sausages are
a thing to behold but let's consider
this, the Turner's wanted to develop
to supply thousands of units to
Tesco nationally. Realistically
they'll not be able to do this from
a butchers shop in Aldershot.
I read from their web site that the
Turners were careful in their
selection of a suitable partner
factory and were very careful to
make sure that their partners were
able to duplicate the process that
the Turners were taught and to match
the quality that had won the
business so many awards".
The Best of British sausage is a
traditional pork sausage that has
won multiple regional and national
awards including the National
Branded Sausage of the Year so the
web site says, so we thought we'd
give them a go and see. Mind
you we bought them from
Sainsbury's...didn't see them in
Tesco. We'll look
80% pork with some rusk filled into
natural pork casings certainly
sounds good. Well let's not beat
about the bush! For a factory
sausage, these were, pretty good!
Cooked up the skins browned well,
tightened down and held together
without any splits or spits. The
skins were far from rubbery (which
we did expect from a factory
sausage) and when cut were crisp
enough. No shrinkage at all,
which we found unusual to say the
least and low-ish weight loss.
The texture we found was just under
medium, making for a good chew.
Reasonable succulence too.
Taste-wise they were very much OK.
A tad more seasoning we thought
would benefit though. You may
find that there's enough for
yourselves, but for us we'd like a
We noted that on our sample pack the
skins had a few "veins". Better
quality skins don't tend to have
these. I've subsequently
checked other packs and the skins
were clear, so perhaps we were just
unlucky in our choice of testing
sample. Presentation to us is
We support Help for Heroes which the
Turner's are also supporting.
We bought a couple of further packs.
Come on, every little helps.
A very good everyday sausage at a
VERY reasonable price in our
opinion, and we are sure you'll like
Would we buy again? Absolutely...barbeque
time is here!
Alf Turner - Best of British Pork
100x27mm before cooking, 100x27mm
68g before cooking, 60g after.
That's a shrinkage of approx 0% & weight loss of approx
6 sausages in a 400g pack £2.00