- Light Pork
pretty sceptical about claims of real "low
fat" sausages to be honest after the
"porky-gate" debacle with the slimming
people's low fat acknowledgement and then
the retraction, so seeing some Light Porks
from Churchgate appear, we thought we would
give them a go and see if a tasty genuine low
fat product was indeed possible...
Following a press and TV investigation in to
the "Porkylights" low fat product
previous review) that when
independently tested was questioned whether it was
actually as low fat as the producer
claimed, and about which Slimming World
initially said was only 0.5 "syn points",
then they changed their minds on such, you can understand our scepticism.
Jason at Churchgate was completely honest
with us on the makings for the Light Porks,
such that in his opinion to create a low fat
sausage is indeed difficult without
effecting the "mouth-feel" of the cooked
product when compared to a regular sausage.
In reducing the fat content there also needs
to be a slight reduction in meat content,
and thus this may lead to the use of
"fillers" which Jason would rather not use
in his premium grade sausage whether they
are low fat or otherwise.
Now the fat content of the Light Porks from
Churchgate is genuinely less than 3.7% and
although the meat content is reduced from
what we see normally to approximately 72%,
this is still blooming good for a decent
sausage in anybodies book.
Cooked up the samples performed just like
regular porks to be honest. We know Jason
always uses decent natural skins and with
the quality pork used he consistently
produces good sausage. These Light
Porks kept their plumpness and showed very little
shrinkage and only moderate weight loss.
Taste-wise very good, however we agreed that
you could tell the difference between these
and the regular Churchgate porks by the
texture. There was a slight softer more open
texture in our opinion, along with an only
just noticeable "drier" mouth-feel.
Although I did like them, some of the troops
really did prefer the Classic Pork to these,
so there you go, a well made sausage, but
perhaps not something we would buy in
If you would prefer a "proper" lower fat
sausage, we'd recommend that you buy some
Churchgate LIGHT PORKs and try them yourself...and please tell Jason and Dan
we said so!
- Light Pork
115x32mm before cooking, 110x32mm
87g before cooking, 80g after.
That's a shrinkage of 4% & weight
loss of approx 8%.
6 loose sausages £6.20