Giggly Pig (Romford) - Old English

The trip over to Harold Hill, Romford recently to visit Giggly Pig resulted in a good selection being purchased, and these Old English are certainly snout and shoulders above their chipolata brothers...

Giggly Pig were the 2011 winner at the Maldon Best of British Sausage Awards, so expectations were high when we tried the chipolatas.  However although they were just about OK, these Old English are far far better!

80% pork from their "home reared saddle back pigs" in what appears to be quality skins cooked up beautifully with no splits or bursts and tasted very good.  A bit of movement in the skins agreed as the heat tightened them up, but very little weight loss or shrinkage was noted.  A firm(ish) sausage, heavy on sage, a medium texture, easy to bite and a satisfying succulent chew. 

Pricewise again a smidgen on the high side at 10.99/Kg, but the great taste and succulence certainly makes the difference between whether we would call in or not when we're next passing and get some more of these.

I tried one in a sandwich which was good, and the bangers and mash last night was even better using these Old English beauties!

Giggly Pig (Romford) - Old English     (Oct 2012)

Here's the sample details:
100x27mm before cooking, 90x30mm after.
55g before cooking, 53g after.
That's a shrinkage of 0% & weight loss of approx 5%.
6 packaged at 3.69 (10.99/Kg)



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