Ashlyns Farm Shop (North Weald) - Pork

Excellent sausages from a local producer!

Ashlyns say their aim is to source their meat as locally as possible, predominately from Essex or from the east Anglia area ensuring the meat quality is to a high standard! The butcher on site advised too that the pork used for these sausages was definitely free range and the mix was around 80% meat, in natural skins. Nice.

There's a lot to be said about buying local and Ashlyns has become a bit of a place to visit for regulars to not only visit the restaurant/tea room but also to stock up in the farm shop, deli and butchery departments. (I can honestly recommend the pork pies...bought one to eat on the way home...seriously good)  I should mention that they have a beauty salon and a play barn also. Almost forgot, a fishing lake and a fine wine store too. Something for everyone really.

OK back to the pork sausages, which incidentally cooked up really well.  Lovely tasty meat with good spice and a texture bordering on medium giving a really nice chew.  The natural skins browned well and made for a good bite.  At 6.49/kg that makes them quite reasonably priced I'd say for a good quality sausage.

We tried these pan fried but I bet they're just as good barbequed.  (Mental note to self: buy some more for bonfire night eats!)

You won't go wrong in buying these. Although they didn't make our all time top ten, they're still a blooming good sausage!

Ashlyns Farm Shop - Pork
      (Sep 2013)

Here's the sample details:
100x30mm before cooking, 90x32mm after.
69g before cooking, 59g after.
That's a shrinkage of 4% & weight loss of approx 14%.
6 sausages approx. 2.70   (6.45/kg)


Ashlyns Farm Shop
Epping Road
CM16 6RZ


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