Burton's (Saffron Walden) - King Street

What a find, yet another top sausage!  We received an email from a Jon Michaels recently kindly directing us to Burton & Sons.  As it happens, I found myself visiting a client not too far away, so I made a point of calling in...

Having bought some excellent looking King Street sausages, some equally good chipolatas, and a couple of Sheftalia (about which there will be separate reviews for sure) during a good chat with the very friendly butchers, I returned to the office for a fact finding cook up!

Burton's is a family run retail and catering butchery business, headed by Andrew Burton a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Butchers. The shop is located in the heart of the historic market town of Saffron Walden, Essex, at the corner of King Street and Market Passage. A very popular butchers shop too in a very accessible town centre location I hasten to add.

I'm informed quite proudly that the 80% pork used is top quality and comes from Blythburgh Pork, whom we recognise as a very well respected supplier based in Suffolk.   The casings too are all natural and from the look of the sausages in the raw, they are top quality too. 

King Street sausages have a touch more seasoning and spice added than the Traditional sausage we're told.  Looking very good so far...so let's cut to the chase...

Well, cooking up (we pan fry our samples as you are probably aware) the skins tightened down and browned really well with no splits. Minimal residual oil in the pan remained, and definitely none of that horrible white stuff leaking out that we see from so many sausages these days!

Taste-wise these King Street sausages are excellent.  Yes a touch more seasoning and spice, which really works. The level of lingering spice taste on the tongue was lovely. The skins cook well and give a good bite.  The texture of the filling is medium and holds well when being cut.  Award winning sausages, we should say so.

We sampled these as part of a sausage and mash, which went down really well.  Thumbs up all round. Definitely a super sausage in all respects.

We would agree with Jon Michaels, these sausages are really worth a try…and take it from us, you'll like these!

Burton's (Saffron Walden) - King Street  (Oct 2015)

Here's the sample details:
110x30mm before cooking, 100x32mm after.
84g before cooking, 72g after.
That's a shrinkage of approx 3% & weight loss of approx 14%.
6 loose sausages approx £4.40   (£8.80/kg)

Burton's Butchers
9 King Street
Saffron Walden
Essex CB10 1HE

01799 5222709


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