Farm Shop (Chelmsford) -
clients who are retired farmers and
know a thing or two about produce,
gave us a tip off about Humphries &
Sons at Blixes Farm near Chelmsford!
We get all our meat from them they
Well far be
it from us to ignore such advice, so
we popped over to the farm shop
located at Ranks Green, Fairstead,
Chelmsford, Essex. Bit of a jaunt
for us agreed given the 42 mile
round trip, but we were on a sausage
mission after all.
What a good shop though, a "proper"
butchery and deli. The queue
of customers 20 deep in the shop
given it's far from a high street
location really shows the customer
loyalty for Humphries & Sons.
What also struck me as old school
values were people queued quite
calmly and chatting waiting for the
next in line to be served, and the
time the butchery staff made for
each customer to make sure that all
was spot on!
Now we'd been told that the Supreme
sausages were very good, so it
seemed a shame to come all this way
on only buy a single bag of
sausages, so we filled two large
carriers with an assortment of
meats, joints, bacon and cheese.
Christmas celebrations looming, so
So the Supremes, well 80% pork in
natural skins and looking very good
in the raw, and at only £5.50/kg,
only the cooking will tell then.
A nice close to medium texture, good
bite and the skins well browned made
for a good chew. The firmness
and taste were just about right for
me, however a couple of the troops
commented that they felt that the
skins were a bit too chewy.
Good flavour though we all agreed.
Given the cost per kilo, the minimum
weight loss and shrinkage, these
supremes offer really good value.
Overall a blooming good sausage!
Blixes Farm Shop (Chelmsford) -
110x34mm before cooking, 100x35mm
76g before cooking, 71g after.
That's a shrinkage of 6% & weight
loss of approx 6%.
6 sausages approx. £2.63
Blixes Farm Shop
We ate and really enjoyed the Blixes
chipolatas with our turkey for
Christmas lunch. A proper
review on these will appear soon.
Happy New Year to you all.