Waitrose - Chorizo

When we were in Waitrose this week, we also picked up a pack of their chorizo sausages. They looked really interesting in the red pack with the deep colour of the sausages, so we gave them a go.

Now with 82% British pork prime cuts, red pepper and paprika, loaded in to natural pork skins sounds good to me I think you'll agree.

Cooked up the skins browned well and produced a medium firm bite with a pretty good chew. If honest we were expecting a slightly more dense texture though perhaps similar to other chorizo we've tried in the past. Medium and slightly crumbly is what we found, which is OK I suppose, but not exciting!

The seasoning of garlic and black pepper etc., comes through nicely and there's a gentle warm taste on the palette after eating, which is pretty good but not exciting.

Price-wise OK but they are just within premium sausage price territory at 8.23/kg, which perhaps they are not. So given the amount of weight loss and shrinkage then you may consider these as expensive for what you get. Worth a try though, just as we did...

Eaten cold later, not bad at all.

Would we buy again? Probably, perhaps... !

Waitrose - Chorizo
   (Jan 2015)

Here's the sample details:
110x30mm before cooking, 95x30mm after.
67g before cooking, 51g after.
That's a shrinkage of approx 13% & weight loss of approx 23%.
6 sausages approx. 3.29 (8.23 per kg) )