Barretts (Birmingham) -
Pork & Apple
We were at
the Essex coast for the day visiting
friends and whilst out for a walk,
dropped into the Sunday market at St
Osyth...hmm a mobile meat
wife calls it obsessive behaviour,
but I don't when it comes to hunting
out varieties of sausage.
We're on a mission after all, "So
what have you got today for sale my
Pork & Apple (and some Pork, Chilli
& Garlic...about which we'll do
separately as they were much better) for a very good sale
price, went in to the carrier bag.
They certainly looked good in the
packaging, and when cooked up on the
bad at all in a roll with "summer
slaw" dressing, followed by a
glass of Doom Bar.
OK we did use them entirely for a BBQ as I
wanted to get the troops and others
feedback on them. When I say
not bad, they were OK. Not a
lot of apple flavour though, and the
texture was on the smooth and soft
side, good skins albeit quite fine,
but I suppose an OK sausage never the
labelling indicated 52% pork, 10%
pork fat, pork rind, dried apple and
some soya flour and soya protein plus
plenty of E's, yes OK not the
makings of a premium sausage agreed,
but at "today's sale price" of £5.00 for a
14 sausage 857g pack, what do you expect!
The natural skins did brown
nicely, a few minor
splits but none of that annoying
creamy stuff leaking out which does
make a change. Minimal
shrinkage and weight loss...
Eaten cold later, disappointingly very bland
with little seasoning...and
apple flavour whatsoever.
The bottom line...sadly nothing to
write home about.
Barretts (Birmingham) - Pork & Apple
90x30mm before cooking, 87x30mm
59g before cooking, 53g after.
That's a shrinkage of approx 3% & weight loss of approx
14 sausages in a 857g pack £5.00
35 Station Road
0121 783 7995