Butchers - Pork & Smoky Bacon
Spencer sausages wouldn't be top of
our list to buy if honest but we saw
these "New" Pork & Smoky Bacon on a
Christmas food hall excursion this
week and just had to try them...
I should have
read more carefully the labelling as
I missed completely the reference to
the casings being "pork protein".
However we thought we would cook
them up all the same and give our
views. Surprise surprise yet again upon cooking we noticed a
small amount of pale jelly like
substance exuding from the skins.
We've had this before with what we
would class as less than adequate
sausages, and the small amount of residue from this combined with
the oil in the pan started to burn.
Some of the skins split and rolled
off and joined the burnt matter in
the pan. Not impressed as you might understand.
The 72% pork sausages took ages to brown up
and were very soft. Texture-wise
very pasty and no bite to speak of.
OK taste-wise yes acceptable but
let's be blunt about this, the smoky
bacon flavour was practically non
existent. The packet says 6%
They were OK smothered in thick
gravy and onions agreed but these
won't be something we would buy
again. Given the price
at £2.00 for the eight (2 pack £4
deal), we're most certainly in to
budget sausage here, so our marking
We gave the second pack away...
M&S Butchers - Pork & Smoky
95x27mm before cooking, 95x23mm
56g before cooking, 42g after.
That's a shrinkage of approx 14% & weight loss of approx
8 packaged sausages £2.00 in a 2