- Pork & Sloe Gin
We have to
give a prize to these guys for creativity.
With the time of year upon us to go out and
pick some sloes to start your gin infusions
off, Churchgate launch their Pork & Sloe Gin
I was a bit sceptical about what actual
taste this combination would achieve. Would
it be sharp, or syrup sweet? Jason Drage
said he's had quite a few customers saying
good things about these, so the taste I
suppose could be very acceptable.
With our sausage travels somewhat curtailed
at present, I called in to the shop (on route to get our
click & collect shopping as it happens),
mask on and "one in one out wait your turn"
to see what the score was on these
particular sausages. I'd seen a post on Churchgate's Instagram page saying that they
were actually using "Gordons Sloe Gin" as an
After a quick chat, I just had to get a few
to try. Mind you I had a some comments from
the troops along the lines of "what have you
bought, surely not?".
Well I put
together a sausage and mash for our evening
meal and appealed to the troops to just try
them. Come on I said, these sausages follow the same recipe as the
traditional porks, but with sloe gin added
it would appear.
So it turns out it
was a mistake unfortunately to try these in
a sausage and mash. The troops didn't go
with them as I would have expected. Too
sweet commented one. I'm not sure another.
Have you got any normal ones from another.
I must admit they did have a sweetness to
them, which sort of overpowered or rather
biased your tastebuds so you struggled to
taste the pork. Very succulent and a good
textured sausage cooked up. It was a real shame as they
are a well made sausage as like always from Churchgate, but this time something of a bit
of an acquired taste perhaps. Given that,
we're not sure if we would actually buy these again.
Rather expensive too compared to other
Churchgate product I recall but I suppose
using premium sloe gin does push up the
Worth trying all the same if you like sloe
gin...but I should avoid eating them with a
thick onion gravy.
- Pork & Sloe Gin
120x30mm before cooking, 120x30mm
87g before cooking, 75g after.
That's a shrinkage of 0% & weight
loss of approx 9%.
I think they were about £7 for 6 but
I've mislaid the till receipt
unfortunately. I will update the
price when I can.