The recipe used for the sausages I bought – the plain Pork Sausages – has been unaltered since 1945 and currently only two people on Earth know it! An interesting fact for you – in that year there were more than thirty butchers in March, and now there are but three. Indeed, between Betts’ and the town centre – a distance of roughly half a mile – there were five more butchers. Different times we are living in eh? If you do visit Betts, try some of their dry cure bacon too, it’s fabulous.
68%. A slightly low claim, to keep “The Man” happy I reckon. They don’t seem overly meaty when you tackle them, but when you’ve chewed through there are plenty of little pieces of pork in the mouth to confirm that Mister Pig is here. The meat is reared on Lincolnshire farms, slaughtered in Boston, and both pig and sow are used.
Flavour:Oooh you spicy little monkey! Peppery, savoury, delicious. I was hoping that the smaller sausages would give a different flavour (giving me a chance to criticise), but there was consistency of flavour throughout. Dammit, they dodged that bullet. These sausages are rather reminiscent of a Lincolnshire sausage, plenty of spice going on, backed up with premier league pork, no wonder there was an almost constant queue through the shop when I visited….
Good variation in shape and size. Splashed apart, these bangers defiantly offered up juicy, itsy bitsy morsels of sausagey splendidness. Superb! The natural casings are very evident. March really can offer a good sausage after all – why anybody of sound mind would eat the Quality Meats bangers when these are a ten minute walk away I can’t comprehend. These are thinnish, average length sausages, with a very good filling. Juicy, yielding, uplifting, utterly wonderful. Top marks!
Average weight uncooked - 54g
Average weight cooked - 46g
Shrinkage - 16%
Good stuff from Betts, a low figure in the shrink test pushes these bangers to the top of the league.
Value For Money:
£2.52 for eight sausages, weighing 434g - this works out as a price of £5.81 per kg, or 31p per snorker. Thirty one pee! These are quality sausages, and I’d gladly pay a lot more than 31p each, so I’m declaring that J H Betts’ pork sausages are FABULOUS value for money. Buy some today!