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Johnsonville Italian Sausage (19.76 oz.)

Item Purchased: Johnsonville Italian Sausage (19.76 oz.)
Location Purchased: Dominick’s / 3145 S. Ashland / Chicago, IL
Price: $5.29 + tax
Purchased on: 09/15/07

Review: I eat a lot of vegetarian fare, but sometimes I just need to get back to my carnivorous roots. This weekend has been a veritable primal return for me which has seen the purchase of ground beef, bacon, and now, this sausage.

Purchased primarily to try a stew/soup recipe I saw over on my friend’s weekly blog, Eat For A Week, I ended up finding out that the biggest pot I had in my kitchen wasn’t big enough to make the entire recipe. So, I did what any Midwestern carnivore of distant German descent would have done… I had me some sausages with mustard.

Johnsonville’s Italian Sausages are by no means the pinnacle of encased pig parts, but they do hold a special place in this man’s heart. I remember fondly partaking of Johnsonville brats and sausages boiled in cheap beer on a Sunday afternoon with my father when I was a kid. Their flavor is slightly sweet, slightly spicy and slightly waxy. And though these sausages may be all I need to explain the slight nausea I am feeling as I write this, I can’t say I didn’t enjoy them.

There are several authentic Italian delis here in Chicago that one could walk or bike to in order to pick up something that tastes better, but when it comes to budget and tolerability, these will do in a pinch.

Rating: 2.75 / 5

3 Responses to “Johnsonville Italian Sausage (19.76 oz.)”

  1. thorn Says:

    D’oh! Sorry to hear you didn’t get to make it, though sausages with mustard always make for a nice meal.

  2. Sara Rowan Says:

    I love the sausages, but I love more the wonderful advertisement in TV with the opera singing along with the movements of children running and then the pan fry shaking the sausages. Well done!
    And finally the whole family enjoying the meal. I really love watching this advertsiment and of course I buy the sausages all the time.

  3. Joel Shapiro Says:

    Please … I love that opera piece, but I can’t place
    it. What is it???

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