Bred - Cumberland
tried Mark & Spencer sausages at all
previously so having picked up a
pack of British Outdoor Bred
Cumberlands it is only right and
fitting that we give them a go...
85% pork meat
in natural pork casings we're
promised on the packaging and they
do look a good sausage in the raw.
However upon cooking we noticed a
small amount of pale jelly like
substance exuding from the skins.
We've seen this previously in some
less than adequate sausages, so
there were concerns that these
The residue from this combined with
the oil in the pan started to burn
so we removed the sausages, cleaned
the pan, reheated with new oil and
put the sausages back on. This
is not right in a non-stick pan I'm
sure you'll agree and isn't
something that you would expect to
have to do.
The sausages did however brown up
adequately and they tasted
reasonably good with sufficient "pepperiness"
and achieved a medium bite from a
smooth to medium textured filling,
but they were not unfortunately hand
on heart what we could call "a
deliciously meaty sausage distinctly
seasoned with black and white
pepper" as the packaging boldly
They were OK if honest but not
outstanding. Given the price
at £2.79 for the six, fair value, I
suppose for M&S, and were it not for
the issues above we would have
marked a bit higher. Not sure
if we would buy these again.
M&S British Outdoor Bred -
110x27mm before cooking, 100x27mm
58g before cooking, 51g after.
That's a shrinkage of approx 10% & weight loss of approx
6 packaged sausages £2.79