Tuesday 18 August 2015

Powters - Newmarket - Scrumpy Pig Sausage

Newmarket is synonymous with horses. Therefore Tesco burgers. And of course sausages. The famed Newmarket sausage holds a proud PGI (Protected Geographical Indication) and Powters have made them for yonks and yonks. Incidentally, how much time is in a yonk? Is it umpteen years? If so, how many is umpteen? Maybe it's even donkey's years? If you're reading this in America then you probably have a blank expression on your clock, and it is definitely time to stop calling the lazy language you speak "English". S'up dudes?

We have reviewed Powters' products twice before, with variable results:

The marketing has been upgraded since then, but has our opinion about the sausages? Read on....

Where To Find Them:
Powters' shop is found in Wellington Street in, ummm, Newmarket. This is just off the High Street, at the corner of the market square. I really must arrange a pilgrimage to this sausage-y shrine soon. If using a SausNav, type in CB8 0HT. If you want to browse them go here: POWTERS WEBSITE

We received these bangers by mail, so obviously no Stans were on display. If you don't know what we mean by "Stans", read back a few reviews to find out!

Hotter than expected, quite peppery. Lovely warm juiciness for a Friday night tea. The cider is not really there for me which is a slight disappointment. But later slices had more of the cidery taste, so obv started at the wrong end of the banger! A nice rather than fabulous flavour experience.

The chop is medium coarse, pretty good. When you try to "squidge" it through the tines you can do it, with some effort, but the filling closes ranks and seems to bind up again. The skins are natural but not overly snappy. These Powters sausages break up delightfully in the mouth though, proper job!

Vital Statistics:
Average Weight Uncooked = 68 grams
Average Weight Cooked = 54 grams
Meat Content = 72 %

Value For Money:
£x.xx for x sausages weighing xxx grams. This works out as £x.xx per kg and xxp per banger. Umm these were review samples so I have to confess that no money changed hands, hence the X's that are contained in our blank review template. But, using Powters' online pricing, and extrapolating the result (impressed?) we can offer up the following hypothetical stats:

£3.39 for 6 sausages weighing 408 grams. This works out as £8.31 per kg and 56p per banger.

We rate this as good value for money.

Junior Sidekick's Three Word Verdict:
No Sidekick so no Three Word Verdict.

The "Aah, Bisto" Factor:
Oh goodness, a fantastic aroma wafts from the kitchen and makes your mouth water. Opal Fruits have got nothing on these sausages....

And Finally, Esther:
I enjoyed the Scrumpy Pig sausages. Double the cider would be good, but still a decent banger at a decent price. Not our favourite in the Powters range - which we will be reviewing in great detail in the near future. Watch this space!

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