Farmers Daughter - Chipolata
chipolatas the packaging says with
"flavours without frontiers" and
gluten free too! Mind you soya
flour as an alternative ingredient
should be interesting then...
I was left wandering about the local
supermarket whilst the family were
doing other household stuff, you
know washing powder/liquid,
dishwasher tabs, scouring pads etc
etc, and frankly the attraction of
the hot counter and sausage & bacon
aisle was just too much.
These packed 90% pork chipolatas
looked interesting and the colour of
/ text on the packaging "persuaded
me" to pick up a pack (bonus points
for marketing and product placement
So firstly the packaging. Using a
deeply ridged tray to hold the
contents in place did nothing for
the raw sausages I have to say, with
the ridges perfectly reflected and
indented in to the skins. Yes
OK they tasted very good and having
dents in the pre-cooked state is
being picky I agree, but
presentation does matter. Plus
it took me ages to massage the dents
out before cooking...
The skins used are natural sheeps
casings which is a major plus as those
collagen skins used for some inferior
sausages are not good.
They cooked up pretty good, browned
well and provided a medium firm(ish)
bite and more's the point, a very good
taste. (Couldn't taste the soya
flour specifically though as it happens)
A slight amount
of spitting from a couple in the fry
pan and a
small squirt of fat like a very tiny
water pistol jet did make it's way
on to my shirt, but that's the
managed professional risk we face!
All in all, not too dusty as a
supermarket packed sausage. As
a premium everyday "red tractor" sausage
you wouldn't be disappointed.
Black Farmers Daughter - Chipolata
130x18mm before cooking, 130x18mm
34g before cooking, 27g after.
That's a shrinkage of 0% & weight loss of approx
8 in a 340g pack at £2.89 (£8.49/Kg)