Here’s another great product from global discount grocer Aldi. Germany based Aldi sells staples and fresh grocery items, under (mostly) their own created labels, at substantial discounts compared to national brand names. I’ve written about several of them in the past. These sausage, in the refrigerated section, also come in “Polish” and “Sun Dried Tomato” varieties.
The Hot & Spicy type are a mild pork and beef smoked sausage, with natural flavorings, a couple of different sugars and different preservative salts. The sugar content slightly elevates the carb count.
The spicy “bite” is more evident in the after taste than when you’re chewing, and most consumers will find these to be a very satisfactory product, whether grilled and on a bun, or sliced and pan fried for breakfast or other meal entree.
As I have explained in the past, Aldi’s contracts with national manufacturers to make the products to Aldi’s specifications and price point. These sausages are made in the Chicago plant of Owensboro, KY based Specialty Foods Group. USDA establishment M17S-is at 4550 W. Jackson Blvd, about four miles west of the loop (pictured below). SFG makes a number of different brands of processed meats, including Scott Petersen bacon, and Field Liverwurst.
As with most mass-produced sausages, this one is a very fine grind, and it’s in a thin hog casing. I wonder what determines the thickness of a casing? Diet? Exercise?
I generally find brand name natural casing sausages and hot dogs priced around a buck a pop when they aren’t on sale. These are more like 65 cents each as packaged. Worth adding to your shopping list.
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