Product Type: Walls Meat / Fish
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Walls Irish Sausages
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Walls Irish Sausages
Advantages: good-tasting sausage with nice texture
Disadvantages: not a healthy source of protein
I've never really been a great fan of English sausages preferring the American hot dog type of the German frankfurter ones but my 18 year old daughter's going through a phase of wanting these on her return from a trip to Pontin's.
I'm a little suspicious of what goes into some sausages so I tend to stick to reliable brands such as Wall's/ Richmond.
I paid £1.79 for a pack of 8 Irish Recipe thin sausages the other day which is more than you'd pay for some but I think they are worth the price as they don't seem to shrink much when grilled & they have a nice 'sausagey' flavour.
My daughter likes two well-cooked ones cut in half & served with 2 rounds of toast & Heinz ketchup - I tried some with brown sauce & it took me straight back to childhood.
They're also nice served with onions & mustard in a hot-dog roll, chopped up in a casserole or risotto or as part of a big English (Irish?) breakfast. Some people like these cold or BBQd but I prefer to see them cooked & eat them straightaway.
These are packed in a cellophane wrapper so you can view what you're buying & they come in twos so you don't end up with a whole string of them.
They're definitely thin but I wouldn't call them skinny (like some you can buy) & the colour is the kind you'd expect from a raw sausage.
As stated I always grill them as I like to see how much fat leaks out &, in my opinion, there's nothing worse that a greasy sausage. They smell delicious whilst cooking & the size of them means they cook right through but don't burn (or is that my expert cooking I wonder?!) & barely seem to shrink.
They have a really nice taste - not overly 'meaty' but a very pleasant sausage flavour.
The nutritional values etc are all listed on the wrapping but as you can guess they're not too healthy. Unfortunately it only gives the calorific value of 1 (uncooked) sausage which is 180 & fat content of 12.9g but I'm sure this is a lot less when well grilled.
The ingredients include only 41% pork (but this is higher than many other brands), water, cereal, additives etc so I'm going to gradually try & wean my daughter off these & replace with some healthier form of protein.
- not the cheapest sausages around but they have a great taste & aren't as unhealthy as some.
- they cook evenly & don't burn or split.
- good texture - haven't found any gristle (yet).
- not a healthy food but lovely for a treat.
Summary: a tasty sausage from a well-known company
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