So! Finally here are my thoughts on the much talked about Collaboration between, Musk's Pork Sausages and Colman's Original English Mustard
Now, I'm not going to lie to you, Before I even got started, I'd already made up my mind that It was going to be another one of those cases of,
Large Company gets together with another large company, Whacks some ingredients together, Cares not a jot about flavour, cashes in, Says " Cheers " to the gullible consumer,
And each of the company directors buys themselves their second Bentley!!
Because let's face it, Two big brands collaborating can only end in disaster right?
After all we can all remember the debacle that was U2 and Apple!!!
But anyway, Here's what I genuinely thought.
If you have a " By appointment by her Maj " badge proudly displayed on the front of your packaging, I'm immediately going to be expecting BIG things, And, Also, the fact you have teamed up with, and added another large, well known, everyone's favorite, Mr. Unilever's finest meat accompaniment, on there too!
You'd better deliver, I'm expecting more from these sausages than I probably would normally.
First impressions are good, Packaging is obviously that striking "English Mustard Yellow", that we've all come to know and love, ( not sure if It's available at Crowns Paints Plaza Colour Chart!! But if not I've already copy righted it!!!) the sausages look and smell inviting
Now, I've said in previous reviews that I'm not a fan of pan frying sausages, On a tray, In the oven, roast 20 minutes, Jobs a goodie, Bosh Bash, Fanny's your Uncle, Ta very much, Is my much preferred method of cooking the mighty banger, But on this occasion I rather bizarrely for me, went completely off piste, And cooked them old school in a pan, No added oil!!
The herbs in the pictures are purely for aesthetics and show!! I know what I'm doing because I've seen them do It in "Naturists Herb Growers Monthly Magazine" ( Which I'd like to point out, I buy purely for the stock market report!!)
Let's see how much fat they've pumped in them shall we!! Whilst cooking I was pleasantly surprised that only a small amount of fat did come out of the skins. This ran clear, smell was great, the skins coloured really well, golden brown and looked great, 20 minutes of good slow cooking and turning.
The Tantalizing Taste Texture Test,
Bloody hell! these are good, Meaty, but not overly course, full of flavour, dare I use the words, Moist and Succulent, The use of the Colman's English Mustard is a stroke of genius, But, I have to say I'd have gone with more Mustard spicing, Go BIG or Go Home, but that's only my opinion, Nonetheless, these are exceptional tasting sausages. I honestly do mean, really good.
I did keep back a couple and put them in the fridge to eat cold the following day, Just to see how the flavour profile changed, They taste, ok cold, But Adding a wee touch of Colman's did prove to me that they would have benefited from maybe another shake of the Colman's English Mustard on production.
So, to summarize
I'm going to give them a solid 8.5/10
For me, they could have benefitted with that extra kick from another shake of the mustard on production, But, That said, I'm someone who would rather hammer 6 inch nails into my John Thomas! than see Baked Beans anywhere near my Full Cooked Breakfast!! So what do I know??
I'd really like to get these on the BBQ to develop that Smokey flavour, be a real winner I reckon.
Basically, What you have here, are
BANGINGLY BANGING BANG-ON BANGERS!!
Well done to Musk's and Colman's