Sainsbury's TtheD Lincolnshire

To be honest, I found these Sainsbury's Taste the Difference Lincolnshires hiding in my sausage stash in the freezer.  Not sure why they were still there, so before we miss the use by date completely...

Quite a dark looking sausage in the raw when they were thawed, perhaps we should have sampled these when we initially bought them, however, 88% pork, breadcrumbs, fresh sage and dried sage, black pepper, in natural pork casings, 6 for 2.79 (2.50 if you buy 2 packs), sounds good then.  Well they cooked up very well, nicely browned skins and without doubt they had a very "sagey" (no, not saggy) flavour.

A reasonable bite and a succulent texture agreed, but not what we'd call an exceptional tasting sausage if honest owing to the very heavy sage.  This spoiled a good sausage really, just too heavy from the seasoning department.  Don't get us wrong, these sausages were, OK, just a bit bold for us.

In a sausage toad though they would probably work well, whereas in a sandwich, not really, and with a daub of English mustard, a taste overload to be honest!

Try them yourself if you like heavy sage of course, but they won't be something we'll probably purchase very often....

Sainsbury's TtheD Lincolnshire  
  (Nov 2012)

Here's the sample details:
100x30mm before cooking, 95x30mm after.
67g before cooking, 52g after.
That's a shrinkage of approx 5% & weight loss of approx 22%.
6 in a 400g pack at 2.70 [or 2.50 on a buy 2 offer] (approx 6.98/kg)



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