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Old 05-15-2016, 06:54 AM
 
Location: Albuquerque
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6 or so links for $1. Can't beat that with a stick. Hash browns too for a buck.
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Old 05-15-2016, 08:31 AM
 
Location: In a vehicle.
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I have tried them...Don't get the maple flavored ones, they overdid the maple, can hardly taste the sausage...
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Old 05-15-2016, 04:57 PM
 
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6 or so links for $1. Can't beat that with a stick. Hash browns too for a buck.

The Farmer John's links and the 12 oz bulk sausage are both pretty bad. You are paying for about 30% more fat than the national brands.

The ONLY Farmer John's product that I thought was good was the braunschweiger which is as good as any other brand.

I would assume that you are shopping at 99 Only stores. If you are, you should realize that occasionally, they sell the 16oz roll of Jimmy Dean's sausage for $1 and that is a smoking good deal.
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Old 05-16-2016, 10:03 AM
 
Location: Albuquerque
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The Farmer John's links and the 12 oz bulk sausage are both pretty bad. You are paying for about 30% more fat than the national brands.

The ONLY Farmer John's product that I thought was good was the braunschweiger which is as good as any other brand.

I would assume that you are shopping at 99 Only stores. If you are, you should realize that occasionally, they sell the 16oz roll of Jimmy Dean's sausage for $1 and that is a smoking good deal.
Assuming the fat leaks out during cooking is it still pretty bad?
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Old 05-16-2016, 05:21 PM
 
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Assuming the fat leaks out during cooking is it still pretty bad?

Let me put it very clearly.

Sausage is made of ground pork and seasonings. The critical thing that you need to look at when buying sausage is the ratio of lean pork to fat. If a sausage is too lean, it dries out and lacks a lot of flavor. if it is too fatty, you end up with a ton of grease and very little sausage in the pan.

Farmer John's contains more fat than I have seen in any sausage I have seen sold in retail. (It ranks up with the crap that I bought for use in prisons and state hospitals where the edict was to buy from the cheapest possible source.) After I cooked up a 12 oz package, I was lucky to have seven ounces of meat.

This weekend, I cooked up 1 # of Jimmy Dean's pork sausage (also bought for $1 at 99 Only). I ended up with 12 oz of good meat after browning.

I would buy Jimmy Dean's again as it is a good value. I would pass on the Farmer John's as it is total garbage.
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