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Porkinson Thick Sausages 6 Pack - £2.29 but Buy One Get One Free at Netto
Porkinson Thick Sausages 6 Pack - £2.29  but  Buy One Get One Free at Netto

Porkinson Thick Sausages 6 Pack - £2.29 but Buy One Get One Free at Netto

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- 398g (£5.76 per Kg)

Bluntly, I don't think much of these. It's a personal thing, though, sausages - plenty of people seem to like them.

Offer starts Monday 6 October.

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Fine bangers. not worth walking into netto for though:-D

dazco;3125521

Fine bangers. not worth walking into netto for though:-D



They are OK, not worth their "full" price - they are decent, but still very much factory mass-produced sausages complete with synthetic skins, but at half price they are far ahead of the general supermarket budget junk; and a lot of other stuff in there is most definitely worth walking into Netto for.

THIS IS A TERRIBLE DEAL! DO NOT GO TO NETTO AND BUY THEM! THEY ARE NASTY SAUSAGES! NOT WORTH FEEDING TO A DOG!

I really like these sausages (and so does everyone I've ever introduced to them!) so I'd really appreciate it if you'd leave it until Tuesday before going to Netto.

Nihcaj, if these are only 'decent' what brand do you rate as good? As far as I remember these are 85% pork. The meatiest ones I've ever encountered have been less than 90%.

The point of the post is the deal...hot 4 sure..I'm not a frequent sausage eater but will have these now and again and have had no reason to complain to date. Outdoor reared so they have that extra taste/moral factor if your interested. Certainly far superior to many that hit peoples plates.

Hot...and cooked all the way through:thumbsup:

TheProf;3126835

Nihcaj, if these are only 'decent' what brand do you rate as good? As far … Nihcaj, if these are only 'decent' what brand do you rate as good? As far as I remember these are 85% pork. The meatiest ones I've ever encountered have been less than 90%.



MANY many sausages I have tried come into the excellent category let alone good! Generally small producers though, so hardly comparable here. Factory produced ones are not often high on that list, including these, but to be honest the best of sausages are usually far more expensive than this, that's why I describe these as decent - for a factory produced sausage, they are. If I am willing to pay three or maybe five or six times the price, I can get better, but I don't often feel drawn to spending this sort of money for sausage!

For supermarket own brand, mass produced sausages I think the Sainsbury's outdoor reared ones are significantly better than these, and also have the benefit & texture of natural skins - but are MUCH more expensive that this offer, (about 2.5 to 3 times the price) so for that reason I will definitely be calling into Netto, and trying to fill my freezer as I did last time they had them at this price! Normally sausages at this price point are totally vile, all bland salty fatty pink mush, and I know a bargain when I see one.

Meat content ALONE is only an indicator of quality though - it depends on the variety and the end flavour and texture, although more meaty sausages are generally better, it isn't written in stone!

Thanks for the reply. I'll try a few local suppliers and see what their products are like. I don't know if I fancy paying £6 for half-a-dozen bangers though.

I think Porkinson use a collagen casing not a synthetic one, though their web-site isn't very forthcoming. The merits of intestine casing vs. other types here: sausagemaking.co.uk/


]http//ww….uk has some notes on making your own sausages.

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Although I posted this, I don't personally think much of these sausages.

Waitrose Cumberland sausages are my favourite, but at £2.29 they're much dearer than these are at the offer price. I'm still buying them, though, because I think they're worth the extra.

Any other recommended sausages?

TheProf;3130871

Thanks for the reply. I'll try a few local suppliers and see what their … Thanks for the reply. I'll try a few local suppliers and see what their products are like. I don't know if I fancy paying £6 for half-a-dozen bangers though.I think Porkinson use a collagen casing not a synthetic one, though their web-site isn't very forthcoming. The merits of intestine casing vs. other types here: http://www.sausagemaking.co.uk/#casings]http://www.sausagemaking.co.uk has some notes on making your own sausages.



Yes you are right in the literal sense. I tend to lump them all as "synthetic," as that's the way I see them - although I suppose it isn't technically true, but definitely what I think of as man-made - ie. they are manufactured from a meat by-product rather than natural intestine casings. I tend to consider these things as a bit akin to MRM, (mechanically recovered meat) in that similarly they are made from the ultra-blitzed skin and connective tissue from whatever source they have found! It is this it that puts me off the Parkinson ones most, although of course almost all factory made sausages use this sorts of casings, certainly the low to middle end of the market ones.

To be technically correct, true synthetic casings are the plastic things they use for some salami and "chub" packs of pate, that sort of thing, and I suppose I have no problem with them, as they are not eaten, although not the best thing for PROPER salamis to cure and ripen in!

That site is fascinating, not looked at it for a long time, but very interesting nonetheless!

Newbold;3130907

Although I posted this, I don't personally think much of these sausages. … Although I posted this, I don't personally think much of these sausages. Waitrose Cumberland sausages are my favourite, but at £2.29 they're much dearer than these are at the offer price. I'm still buying them, though, because I think they're worth the extra.Any other recommended sausages?



The only problem I have with the description of ""cumberland" when applied to sausages is that it seems to mean ANYTHING I definitely LOVE Cumberland sausages when they are right.
Traditional butchers sausages in Cumbria are (or can be!) brilliant, and are very distinctive flavour, as well as coiled, not separated into "links" - peppery, with mace &/or nutmeg being noticeable and not as herb flavoured as many others, yet this gets moved over into the mass-produced market and suddenly it means anything they want it to mean! Some nice some not so! eg. Walls Cumberland - what they have to do with Cumberland sausage is a mystery to me!

I personally don't go a bundle on Lincolnshire sausages, maybe it is because I haven't found any I particularly liked?

When I lived in the North East, I seemed to find local good sausages almost anywhere, (but definitely NOT everywhere!), at decent prices too, but here in the Midlands, the HOME of the Pork Butcher's Art (Faggots, black puddings etc were all famous here), it seems to have died out more than anywhere, and what there is, is overpriced beyond belief, as it is the trendy organic outlets and Farm shops that seem to be the only contenders for this sort of food :-(

Beef sausages are often a their best in Scotland, although recently Sainsburys did a Beef & Guinness sausage as a special type for a period, which were as good as I have had OUTSIDE Scotland! Don't think so much of their usual premium range beef ones. Beef sausages In England, well, I get the feeling that they can be a dumping ground for what meat that is left, but not good enough to put in the cheap mince! :-(

Saveloys... my favourite!
Almost dead, but still exist in a few places - although the Chip shop obscenities that pose as Savaloy here in the Midlands is not something I would inflict on my worst enemy. Not found ANY real Saveloys here in Coventry (But that applies to a lot of things!) :-(

A close second in the Vile category to those is the halal-friendly meat "things" they sell as sausages in most chip shops here too - containing no pork is one thing, but a whole generation of people have grown up thinking this is what a sausage IS! (and of course they don't have to contain nearly as much meat legally anyway as it is a CATERING product.

Newbold;3130907

Any other recommended sausages?



I LOVE LOVE LOVE the standard pork variety (not Lincolnshire, Cumberland, etc) of Asda's "Extra Special" range of sausages. They are juicy and delicious. I have tried Sainsbury's top range of sausages as well, and some of those varieties are (or were) 95% meat, but I still prefer the Asda ones. They're sold fresh in the chilled section, and also frozen. They were recently on special at a pound for 8 frozen ones in a bag and we stocked up. Freezing them doesn't seem to impair the quality.

Banned

erm, this is a pure sausage-fest here innit!!!
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