"Best" - Sweet Chilli & Lime
Churchgate Sausages currently
leading the way in our local store
you may think it odd to try some
Budgens own brand, but someone has
to do it and tell the world!
We picked up these "Best" Sweet
Chilli & Lime sausages as they
caught our eye lurking on the shelf
away from the normal sausage
cabinet. It would be fair to
say that we've not tried any own
brand Budgens sausages before so we
needed to see how they compete.
indicated "Specially selected cuts
of prime British pork". In fact 85%
pork shoulder and belly, in natural
pork casings. Well in the raw
they look pretty good, and in the
pan they did cook up and brown very
well. No splits and next to no
fat residue left behind. Minimal
shrinkage and weight loss which is
good, but on inspection you could
feel that these sausages were not
that firm as some we've tried.
OK on slicing, the meat inside was
solid and well mixed but with a
quite light smooth texture. On
the bite though the skins were a bit
chewy and although quite succulent,
they didn't really hit the mark.
Shame but not what we would call
exceptional unfortunately. Yes
the chilli was up front and pleasing
but the lime, garlic, coriander and
oregano...hmm?...not sure I could
even taste them.
Now I'm not "dissing" these, but
they're only an OK everyday sausage
if I'm honest...sort of really
nothing to write home about, but
trust me, I'd buy some more.
Perhaps a pack or two for BBQ time!
Budgens "Best" - Sweet Chilli & Lime (Jun
95x32mm before cooking, 95x30mm
66g before cooking, 63g after.
That's a shrinkage of approx 6% & weight
loss of approx 4%.
6 sausages on offer at £2.00