Thursday, November 05, 2015

THE BLACK FARMER SAUSAGES

Dear gorgeous person, you! 


I don't often do reviews of food that has been sent to me but today I'm making an exception.  A couple of weeks ago, I was contacted by the lovely Ronke Lawal on Twitter, asking if I would kindly do a food review on these sausages. Normally, I don't actually eat sausages because of how much crap we all know is in them but I quickly looked up The Black Farmer (Wilfred Emmanuel-Jones) and immediately fell in love with his online profile. 

His website says the sausages are 100% premium pork and that's exactly why I said yes. Most contain gristle, offal, rice, bread crumbs and some as far as crushed chicken bones (yes, shocking I know which is exactly why I don't eat them!!!!). The BBC has written a good article here on what some sausages contain. Anyway, I was intrigued and here are my thoughts. I would just like to add that this isn't a paid review.


I thought the packaging looked amazing. Simple enough, yes but like it'd been well thought of. They also made me feel like I'd want to choose these over and over again, if I saw them on the shelf next to a store brand.


It took about ten minutes on a low heat to shallow fry which in hindsight, was probably not a good idea from a health perspective. Perhaps, I should have grilled it instead. because it was so thick that we had to slice one side open so we could allow the heat to get right through.

Much to my surprise, there was hardly any spitting from the frying pan. My guess is that it's because it didn't have that much water and crap in it that it was simply like frying lean meat. In the past, when I have fried sausages, I literally stand at least an arm's length away to avoid the spitting and possible bursting. There was no such risk here. After cooking, it literally looked like it had been bbq'd and we couldn't wait to dig in! 


We felt like the meat retained it's firmness but not in an unnecessarily chewy type of way, rather in a filling, more satisfactory way. E and I both had it as part of breakfast and whilst I ate mine with some asparagus, baby corn, poached eggs and tomatoes, E ate his simply with poached eggs and toast. We both found our breakfasts beyond satisfactory, even after a few hours. The subtle spiciness resonated well with us. It was tasty but certainly not overpowering, which is exactly what you want for breakfast.


WOULD I RECOMMEND?

Hell yes!.. but only if you like sausages of course. Personally, these are the best sausages I've ever tasted and it's nice to know that it's 100% pork. I sent these pictures to mum and recommended these straight away - she loves cooking sausages for breakfast but pretty sure she's never tried these before.

It also costs just £2 for a pack of 6 from your local Sainsbury's so why not? As they say, premium doesn't need to be expensive. For more information on The Black Farmer, do have a look on their website here.

Have you tried these Black Farmer sausages before? Do you normally eat premium sausages or do you tend to go for the store brand? Please let me know in the comments section below of your experiences.

Lots of love,
J
xo xo 

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