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Along with Premium Pork, we tasted Premium Pork & Herb in January 2004. As a group, Pork & Herb received less marks than plain pork. The clear favourite was Morrisons, with AWT, Marks & Spencer, Sainsburys and Tesco all scoring well. We expected Duchy Originals to do better. They are made with a lot of good meat but are dry and peppery, although they are good in a slow cooked casserole. Watch out for more taste tests appearing in the meantime please contact us if you have comments on any of the sausages or would like to participate in a tasting.

Supermarkets & brands > Premium Pork & Herb - January 2004


Brand Product Name Our rating
Asda Extra Special Lincolnshire 2 Stars
AWT Pork, Sage & Onion 4 Stars
Duchy Originals Free Range Pork Sausage with Herbs 3 Stars
Lazenbys Traditional Pork and Herb 2 Stars
Marks & Spencer Lincolnshire 4 Stars
Morrisons Pork & Herb 5 Stars
Safeway The Best Outdoor Reared Chipolatas 3 Stars
Sainsburys Taste The Difference Lincolnshire 4 Stars
Tesco Finest Pork & Herb 4 Stars
Waitrose Lincolnshire 3 Stars

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Asda Extra Special Lincolnshire
Asda Excessively herby and a finely minced texture. Comments included 'no bite' and too much sage.
Price per KG Calories per 100g Taste Texture Overall
3.92 264 2 Stars 2 Stars 2 Stars
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AWT Pork, Sage & Onion recommended producer
AWT Some tasters (mainly men) rated this sausage very highly, women tended to rate is as middling. One of our tasters detected the taste of faggots. Another liked the chunky texture and the balanced sage and onion taste.
Price per KG Calories per 100g Taste Texture Overall
4.00 221 4 Stars 4 Stars 4 Stars
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Duchy Originals Free Range Pork Sausage with Herbs
Duchy Originals Made under licence by Lazenbys. They certainly have a good provenance and a meaty taste (free range meat) but are let down by a dry texture and a strong peppery taste. They are also expensive and have a high calorie content.
Price per KG Calories per 100g Taste Texture Overall
6.70 318 3 Stars 3 Stars 3 Stars
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Lazenbys Traditional Pork and Herb
Lazenbys 84% meat but not popular with our tasters. Comments included too many herbs and a bland taste.
Price per KG Calories per 100g Taste Texture Overall
5.72 291 2 Stars 2 Stars 2 Stars
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Marks & Spencer Lincolnshire recommended producer
Marks & Spencer No one picked this as a favourite but it received consistent good marks. Pack contains precise instructions to grill or fry for 19 minutes! Tasters liked the herbs and the long aftertaste but thought that there was too much bread.
Price per KG Calories per 100g Taste Texture Overall
5.97 185 4 Stars 3 Stars 4 Stars
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Morrisons Pork & Herb recommended producer
Morrisons Good sausages, consistently selected in tasters top 3. Made with a chunky mixture of 59% belly and 22% shoulder from outdoor reared meat. At 356 calories per 100g, the calories are some of the highest of all sausages tested (because of the high belly pork content). Recommended but with a caveat on the calorie content.
Price per KG Calories per 100g Taste Texture Overall
4.73 356 5 Stars 4 Stars 5 Stars
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Safeway The Best Outdoor Reared Chipolatas recommended producer
Safeway Made with 85% meat from outdoor reared pork. We liked the high meat content, course texture and the meaty taste. However some tasters detected an odd aftertaste which might have been the Worcester sauce or the coriander. Good labelling, it even states that the casings are New Zealand lamb.
Price per KG Calories per 100g Taste Texture Overall
4.98 273 3 Stars 3 Stars 3 Stars
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Sainsburys Taste The Difference Lincolnshire recommended producer
Sainsburys Not a great favourite but most tasters gave it good marks. One negative comment was that they seemed a little dry. These are made with 92% meat and flavoured with just sage and pepper. Overall a good, traditional Lincolnshire sausage.
Price per KG Calories per 100g Taste Texture Overall
6.22 257 4 Stars 4 Stars 4 Stars
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Tesco Finest Pork & Herb recommended producer
Tesco 84% meat and lots of sage give this a traditional, Lincolnshire taste. It has a meatier texture than Tesco Plain Pork but is actually drier.
Price per KG Calories per 100g Taste Texture Overall
4.38 249 4 Stars 4 Stars 4 Stars
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Waitrose Lincolnshire
Waitrose Well seasoned but thin, dark meat. Struggled to 3 stars.
Price per KG Calories per 100g Taste Texture Overall
4.38 189 3 Stars 3 Stars 3 Stars
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