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2010/01/15 20:59:13 (permalink)

BEST TASTING SAUSAGES FROM A STORE????OH NO!!!!

http://shine.yahoo.com/channel/food/big-bite-taste-test-sausages-560423/
 
 
How often does another food poll come out...at least once a minute, it seems...Now, I disagree with many of these in this article..(Johnsonville the best Italian???) Beef Kielbasa????????...still it's fun to ponder...what would your favorites be...remember store brands........share your thoughts...I usually get my Italian from our Italian deli.....or Costco's also...I like it lean and lots of fennel....
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    ken8038
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    Re:BEST TASTING SAUSAGES FROM A STORE????OH NO!!!! 2010/01/15 21:44:55 (permalink)
    Well, for one thing, I wasn't aware that Johnsonville even made an Italian Sausage. Heck, even thier Bratwurst (which is thier claim to fame) isn't that good.

    That being said, living in a state with at least 11 million Mom & Pop sausage stores of all ethnic varieties (Italian, Polish, German, Portugese, Hungarian and so on) I can't recall ever buying a "brand name" sausage, nor is there any reason to do so in New Jersey.
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    Re:BEST TASTING SAUSAGES FROM A STORE????OH NO!!!! 2010/01/15 22:14:23 (permalink)
    That's true!!!
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    Re:BEST TASTING SAUSAGES FROM A STORE????OH NO!!!! 2010/01/15 22:54:50 (permalink)
    This evening we enjoyed a package of Onion Brats from Usingers (Wisconsin) that had been hiding in the back of the Freezer since our trip up that was last Fall.  They were Outstanding, and will be on our list for 're-purchase' on our next trip north. They showed no negative tastes considering they were in the freezer for almost 6 months .
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    Re:BEST TASTING SAUSAGES FROM A STORE????OH NO!!!! 2010/01/15 23:08:19 (permalink)
    Don't forget our Great Brat Taste-off from last September.  Schwai's, a locally distributed WI brat won, but the ALDI Roseland brats were a very close second.

    Who you gonna believe, Rachel Ray or Buddy Roadhouse?
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    Re:BEST TASTING SAUSAGES FROM A STORE????OH NO!!!! 2010/01/15 23:19:57 (permalink)
    Buddy of coarse! Sorry Rachael! :~) 

    She reads this you know. But... I don't think she did the taste test.

    They should have had a list of what they tasted instead of just the winners. I could not find one.
    Joe
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    Re:BEST TASTING SAUSAGES FROM A STORE????OH NO!!!! 2010/01/15 23:37:25 (permalink)
    I can't believe ALDI made it to  #2.

    When's the next taste off?

    I thought it was Rachel Roadhouse and Buddy Ray!
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    Re:BEST TASTING SAUSAGES FROM A STORE????OH NO!!!! 2010/01/15 23:40:45 (permalink)
    Aldi's is German owned.
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    Re:BEST TASTING SAUSAGES FROM A STORE????OH NO!!!! 2010/01/15 23:44:00 (permalink)
    ALDI has their U.S. bratwurst produced by Klement's Sausage Company in the Milwaukee area.
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    Re:BEST TASTING SAUSAGES FROM A STORE????OH NO!!!! 2010/01/15 23:51:33 (permalink)
    Take a look at their history and their recipes:

    Klement's Sausage Company -- Company History

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    Re:BEST TASTING SAUSAGES FROM A STORE????OH NO!!!! 2010/01/16 00:13:54 (permalink)
    for italian sausage bob botto's sausage is the best.  local south jersey brand. 
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    Re:BEST TASTING SAUSAGES FROM A STORE????OH NO!!!! 2010/01/16 08:55:03 (permalink)
    <<for italian sausage bob botto's sausage is the best.  local south jersey brand. >>

    I picked up one of their Sausage Strombolis from thier market while passing thru Swedesboro last fall. It was fantastic!

    <<ALDI has their U.S. bratwurst produced by Klement's Sausage Company in the Milwaukee area. >>

    Is that for all Aldi stores in the US, or just the Milwaukee area? I bought a pack of the Aldi Bratwurst a while back, it was really good and about 1/2 the price of butcher shop bratwurst. A lot of times it's almost impossible to find out who makes their products.
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    Re:BEST TASTING SAUSAGES FROM A STORE????OH NO!!!! 2010/01/16 09:01:57 (permalink)
    ken8038 -

    The note I received from Klement's said "Klement Sausage Company produces ALDI's Roseland Bratwurst!!"

    Sounds all inclusive to me.

    Jim
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    Re:BEST TASTING SAUSAGES FROM A STORE????OH NO!!!! 2010/01/16 12:46:26 (permalink)
    I can attest that a trip to the Klement Outlet store shows some famous names on occasion.
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    Re:BEST TASTING SAUSAGES FROM A STORE????OH NO!!!! 2010/01/16 13:12:35 (permalink)
    Castelli Di Napoli Sausage the  Best Supermarket Sausage I have ever tasted. Available at Shoprite in the NY area.
    post edited by Tony White - 2010/01/16 18:22:36
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    Re:BEST TASTING SAUSAGES FROM A STORE????OH NO!!!! 2010/01/16 13:56:39 (permalink)
    PapaJoe8

    Buddy of coarse! Sorry Rachael! :~) 

    She reads this you know. But... I don't think she did the taste test.

    They should have had a list of what they tasted instead of just the winners. I could not find one.
    Joe

    This list came from the October, 2008 of the Rachael Ray magazine. That is 15 months ago:
    http://www.rachaelraymag.com/video-how-to/how-to-cook/supermarket-101-grocery-store-tips/big-bite-sausage
     
    We would need a print edition of the magazine to find out more details. No one seems to have blogged about the article on the web. Must have been another bathroom-reading material article.
     
    They claim they tested more than 100 types of supermarket/grocery store sausage. What we really need to know is how much money they had to spend on this taste test. If they had no stringers shipping in food on dry ice to New York City from around the country (like Consumers Reports used to do), or bought from online direct shippers like Usinger's, it means they bought stuff within a 150 mile radius of Manhattan.
     
    I think you can find 100 different types of supermarket sausage for sale within the NYC Metro area alone. Certainly all 6 of the products in the referenced article are available in the NYC Metro area. Dietz and Watson is not available nationally.
     
     
     
     
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    Re:BEST TASTING SAUSAGES FROM A STORE????OH NO!!!! 2010/01/16 14:11:14 (permalink)
    <<The note I received from Klement's said "Klement Sausage Company produces ALDI's Roseland Bratwurst!!"

    Sounds all inclusive to me. >>

    Thanks Jim. I just read the thread on the Bratwurst taste off (I dodn't pay much attention to it the first time, I think because it would have made me jealous..) but it's amazing that Aldi came in 2nd. Saves me a trip to Wisconsin, there's an Aldi 12 minutes from here in South Plainfield.
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    Re:BEST TASTING SAUSAGES FROM A STORE????OH NO!!!! 2010/01/16 15:28:04 (permalink)
    Two years ago, Aldi had natural sausages. I traced them back to:
    http://atkfoods.com/brands/sausagesbyamylu/
     
    Really good stuff!
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    Re:BEST TASTING SAUSAGES FROM A STORE????OH NO!!!! 2010/01/16 15:28:07 (permalink)
    ken8038

    <<The note I received from Klement's said "Klement Sausage Company produces ALDI's Roseland Bratwurst!!"

    Sounds all inclusive to me. >>

    Thanks Jim. I just read the thread on the Bratwurst taste off (I dodn't pay much attention to it the first time, I think because it would have made me jealous..) but it's amazing that Aldi came in 2nd. Saves me a trip to Wisconsin, there's an Aldi 12 minutes from here in South Plainfield.


    I did my own brat taste-off this past fall; I bought packages of every brat I could find, both fresh and precooked; I had maybe 8 or 9 different brands. I simmered them in beer and onions, then took them to work and grilled them for the guys. I have to say that while they were all different, I liked every single brand and style.
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    Re:BEST TASTING SAUSAGES FROM A STORE????OH NO!!!! 2010/01/16 15:43:10 (permalink)
    Mosca, I agree. From the 1st to the last, there was much to enjoy. The leanest sausages are tricky but what made our taste off championship difficult was the care shown in their cooking. I'm serious, Jim watched them closely and none were overcooked (which would sink the best) nor undercooked, which besides the obvious safety risk, would not allow for the full flavors to come to the surface.
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    Re:BEST TASTING SAUSAGES FROM A STORE????OH NO!!!! 2010/01/16 17:12:17 (permalink)
    I always liked the Jody Moroni Chicken Apple Sausages.  They were the best until I went to Tom's Farm in Corona, CA and found Chicken Apple Sausages made by Usingers.

    Now those are worth the trip to buy them.
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    Re:BEST TASTING SAUSAGES FROM A STORE????OH NO!!!! 2010/01/16 19:27:40 (permalink)
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    PapaJoe8

    Buddy of coarse! Sorry Rachael! :~) 

    She reads this you know. But... I don't think she did the taste test.

    They should have had a list of what they tasted instead of just the winners. I could not find one.
    Joe

    This list came from the October, 2008 of the Rachael Ray magazine. That is 15 months ago:
    http://www.rachaelraymag.com/video-how-to/how-to-cook/supermarket-101-grocery-store-tips/big-bite-sausage
     
    We would need a print edition of the magazine to find out more details. No one seems to have blogged about the article on the web. Must have been another bathroom-reading material article.
     
    They claim they tested more than 100 types of supermarket/grocery store sausage. What we really need to know is how much money they had to spend on this taste test. If they had no stringers shipping in food on dry ice to New York City from around the country (like Consumers Reports used to do), or bought from online direct shippers like Usinger's, it means they bought stuff within a 150 mile radius of Manhattan.
     
    I think you can find 100 different types of supermarket sausage for sale within the NYC Metro area alone. Certainly all 6 of the products in the referenced article are available in the NYC Metro area. Dietz and Watson is not available nationally. 
     

     
    You can get Dietz & Watson at Albertsons here in AZ. All the the D & W products are featured in their deli section. 

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    Re:BEST TASTING SAUSAGES FROM A STORE????OH NO!!!! 2010/01/17 21:07:26 (permalink)
    I always like Paisano's Italian Cheese and Sausage ring.
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    Re:BEST TASTING SAUSAGES FROM A STORE????OH NO!!!! 2010/01/17 22:55:07 (permalink)
    EDIT-Having more carefully read the topic I guess I have to delete this, as it is not a store brand.  Sorry
    post edited by HPlatz - 2010/01/17 23:01:50
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    Re:BEST TASTING SAUSAGES FROM A STORE????OH NO!!!! 2010/02/14 01:03:20 (permalink)
    Here in Northeast Wisconsin there is no reason to buy cheap big brand sausage when there are so many good local places within 30 miles of here it isnt funny. Haens Meat Market right in town here, Festival Foods,Olsens Piggly Wiggly in Green Bay, Konop Meats in Denmark, Miesfelds in Sheboygen,and many more that I just havent stopped at yet. So if anyone is ever in this area there is a lot of choice here for good sausage.
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    Re:BEST TASTING SAUSAGES FROM A STORE????OH NO!!!! 2010/02/14 14:19:01 (permalink)
    We are not so lucky in my neighborhood east of Dallas. :~(

    My favs for years has been the Hillshire Farm all beef hot links.

    I try everything new I can get my mits on though.
    Joe
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    Re:BEST TASTING SAUSAGES FROM A STORE????OH NO!!!! 2010/02/14 14:38:39 (permalink)
    Out here in the West, we have We Have Aidell's sausages.

    http://www.aidells.com/sausages/descriptions/details.cfm

    I use their Andoulle for my Cajun Dishes. Not Bad. Guess I better get some today so I can make something for Mardi Gras!
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    Re:BEST TASTING SAUSAGES FROM A STORE????OH NO!!!! 2010/02/14 14:48:50 (permalink)
    In Dallas, the Central Market stores stock many brands and types of smoked sausage made in Central Texas by companies of Czech and German origin. I'd say they'd give the folks up in Wisconsin a good run for their money.
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    Re:BEST TASTING SAUSAGES FROM A STORE????OH NO!!!! 2010/02/14 14:50:41 (permalink)
    Foodbme

    Out here in the West, we have We Have Aidell's sausages.

    http://www.aidells.com/sausages/descriptions/details.cfm

    I use their Andoulle for my Cajun Dishes. Not Bad. Guess I better get some today so I can make something for Mardi Gras!

    They must be nationwide - we have them here also.

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    Re:BEST TASTING SAUSAGES FROM A STORE????OH NO!!!! 2010/02/14 14:50:54 (permalink)
    PapaJoe8

    We are not so lucky in my neighborhood east of Dallas. :~(

    My favs for years has been the Hillshire Farm all beef hot links.

    I try everything new I can get my mits on though.
    Joe
     

    PapaJoe: Czech (pardon my pun) my above post about Central Market.


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