Meats (Shropshire) -
Review were invited to the recent
Colchester Food & Drink Festival as
judges, and with so many foodie
delights available, we thought we'd
try for ourselves some of the more
exotic sausage fayre!...
is not something you see everyday,
so with little encouragement
necessary I bought a pack from one
of the multitude of excellent stands
OK the meat content of the springbok
in the mix is only 57% with added
pork fat, and the skins were sadly
not natural, but the taste was very
good. In fact the skins aside,
the smooth to medium texture and flavour did find
some favour with the troops. A
similar taste to that of a light venison
would be the closest comparison.
Shrinkage and weight loss while
cooking were at a minimum really, and
there was no appreciable residual
fat in the pan, so I'm sure the
quality of the products used are
fairly good, mind you the price at
£13+/kg does make your eyes water a
tad! But then
again...springbok is not something
you see everyday!
We read that the meat plants from
which the springbok meat is sourced
are certified by the EU food
standard agency under licence to be
acceptable in Welfare, Hygiene and
Conservation, and sourced under
I'll be honest, if these sausages
had been in natural skins they would
have definitely scored higher...
Alternative Meats (Shropshire) -
110x28mm before cooking, 110x27mm
56g before cooking, 53g after.
That's a shrinkage of approx 4% & weight
loss of approx 5%.
6 sausages in a 340g pack £4.50