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May 22, 2008 08:44 AM

Organic and Kosher Chicken Sausage At Whole Foods - Thumbs Up

I finally found something decent to eat at Whole Foods (the chain I love to hate). My local store in Beverly Hills just started carrying Neshama brand kosher and organic chicken sausage. I tried the Spicy Italian and they are very good and, according to the label, glatt kosher.

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  1. We love 'em, though they are pricy. How much were they at Whole Foods? I've seen them for the past couple of years at the NYC-area kosher supermarkets and non-kosher supermarkets for between $6.49 and $7.89 per pack. All flavors except for the mergues are fully cooked and sold refrigerated (if you find 'em frozen, that probably means that they didn't sell and were thrown in the freezer), while the merguez flavor is not cooked and, therefore, supposed to be sold frozen; if you find it being sold in the refrigerated section, watch out...

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    1. re: midasgold

      i've seen the non organic at shop rite in east brunswick for $5-99 to $6.99 each

      1. re: midasgold

        They were $7.99 at Whole Foods. I guess that is why they call it Whole Paycheck.

        1. re: omotosando

          If I was in in Beverly Hills I would skip WF and go to Jeff's.

            1. re: jlq3d3

              I was going to say the same thing.
              I have Jeff's sausages in my freezer.

      2. We buy them in Beverly HIlls as well. My husband likes the smoked andouille because they're a little spicier. All the flavors are great. I appreciate there's a product out there that combines kosher and organic. Not very many of them.

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        1. re: Chava1

          We love the Neshama sausages as well; in fact, we just bought some in Las Vegas (for around $6.49 per pack) at the Albertson's supermarket and shlepped them to the Grand Canyon. We used a George Forman-type indoor grill to cook 'em up in no time flat; they were delicious and wholesome.

          A word of caution that bears repeating: If you encounter the MERGUEZ variety of Neshama sausages being sold in the refrigerated section, don't buy it; report it to the store manager as this one variety is uncooked and is supposed to remain frozen until it's cooked. All other varieties of Neshama sausages may be sold either refrigerated or frozen.


          1. re: Chava1

            For a parve option, Field Roast makes a very good vegan sausage (and I'm a red meat fan) - kosher and parve and available at Whole Foods.

            1. re: ferret

              Field Roast is kosher? Not the last time I checked the packaging, and the web site doesn't seem to mention anything about it.

              1. re: zsero

                I contacted Field Roast by e-mail. They are definitely not under supervision by any kashrut agency.

                1. re: Kosher Carnivore

                  They say they use red wine in their products. I wrote to them and asked if they have supervision

                  1. re: Elliotu

                    Have you heard of some change since this post four years ago that you would think they are now under supervision despite their use of red wine in their product?

          2. This thread makes me want to repeat a fun dinner I did a while back - we did breakfast for dinner - sausage and parve frech toast. YUM! It was a huge hit and easy too:)
            As pricey as Whole Foods is NO ONE beats their prices on the Amys brand of frozen entres. ANd if you are fortunate enought o score a coupon, you can save even more;0