Giggly Pig (Romford) - Mojito

Giggly Pig created their "Mojito" flavour at the time of the World Cup (unlike England these seem to have done quite well).  One of our team at a Chelmsford music festival recently bought a pack to try...

The flavour based on the cocktail concept (without the alcohol) has lime and mint, but we also note from the labelling that the mix also contains apricots. 

80% pork from Giggly Pigs own "home reared saddle back pigs" with a good amount of rusk (10%) in quality skins cooked up beautifully.  There was a definite mint and lime aroma on opening the pack and again from the pan as they cooked, which we thought was really good. 

The skins although quite fine cooked up well with no splits and although a slight eruption from some ends as the skins tightened up was noted, this didn't in any way detract from what was a really good flavour.

We were, if honest, expecting the mint and lime to be on the heavy side but they're well balanced, and there's a really pleasant slight fruit (from the apricots?) that compliments the taste experience.  Texture-wise these sausages are medium.

10.99 / Kg may be as we've said before a tad on the high side perhaps but we would justify this as these are a really well made quality sausage that has a wonderfully unique flavour. One of the team here said "these are special"... and I agree. Delightful.

So in to the Sausage Review All Time Top 10 these go...

Giggly Pig are based over at Harold Hill, Romford just off of the A12 Junction with the M25 towards London. Web site link below.

We called in ourselves on a visit this week and picked up some rather interesting Pork, Ginger and Spring Onion to try next.  Hope these are as good as the "Mojito"!

Giggly Pig (Romford) - Mojito     (Aug 2014)

Here's the sample details:
95x30mm before cooking, 90x29mm after.
58g before cooking, 53g after.
That's a shrinkage of 8% & weight loss of approx 8%.
6 packaged at 3.56 (10.99/Kg)



 


www.gigglypig.co.uk


Just noticed the web site currently appears to be off line, so here's their address and phone number:

132 Petersfield Ave,
Romford,
Essex RM3 9PH

01708 343896

 

 

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