Keep following Rate My Sausage in the coming weeks for a Debbie & Andrew‘s Special. We have generously been sent six packs of their sausages for testing, and these have been distributed around a cross-section of the local community to gather a variety of opinions and cooking methods. If you’d like to be part of any future mass-testing please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org. Equally, if you are a sausage maker and would like some free market research and publicity, feel free to contact us.
Meat Content:These porkers, when opened for the weigh-in, looked dark, brooding, slightly intimidating. I think one of them growled at me. Whether it’s manly to be slightly worried by an uncooked fifteen centimetre tube of meat product, I don’t know. Ask FHM, they’d probably know. What I do know is that Debbie & Andrew claim 97% meat - pork shoulder to be precise - content in these sausages. And when you cut into them, you may agree.
A very deliciously strong pork-based flavour, as you would hope, but with a superb back-up of occasional spiciness. According to the ingredient list, there’s no obvious source of the spice, but it’s a tasty addition however they did it (see Through A Child’s Eyes). Super tasting sausages which will tickle your tastebuds but not over-power, and tease you with the peek-a-boo hidden heat.
I like Debbie & Andrew’s meaty masterpieces a lot. You’ll need a firm grip on your cutlery when you attack these, and make sure you’ve topped up your Dentigrip to keep your false teeth in place as you chew into these delightfully firm sausages. I use the word “firm” as opposed to “hard”, which would imply that your side order of mustard would wet itself and run away when you push a slice of these bangers towards it. Good work!
Shrinkage:Average weight uncooked - 67g
Average weight cooked - 53g
Shrinkage - 20%
Value For Money:Six sausages, weighing 400g, cost just £2.00 - this works out as a price of £5.00 per kg, or 33p per snorker. Brilliant value for money.