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Chicken Sausage, everywhere.

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bsims76 May 20, 2013 05:16 AM

In the last 6-9 months I've observed every major grocery chain in the area start selling various varieties of chicken sausage. Most pre-cooked, but some raw and usually an organic or so-called "natural" brand. Is everyone just riding a trend, or did someone figure out a way to turn what was previously waste into a saleable product, ala pink slime?

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  1. Gastronomos RE: bsims76 May 20, 2013 05:20 AM

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      ferret RE: bsims76 May 20, 2013 06:41 AM

      Don't know where you live but in the Chicago area chicken sausage has been a staple in most specialty stores for probably a decade. More for health reasons than trendiness. I'm pretty sure all stores still carry pork sausage for those with an aversion to chicken.

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        mwhitmore RE: ferret May 27, 2013 04:08 PM

        Ditto San Francisco.

      2. juliejulez RE: bsims76 May 27, 2013 05:34 PM

        I love it because regular pork sausage is usually not doable for me, due to the calories in it, but I can use chicken sausage for half the calories.

        But yeah, I've been buying chicken sausage for years, both in CA and IL... not anything new there.

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          HillJ RE: bsims76 May 27, 2013 06:55 PM

          I wasn't a fan of ground chicken but some of the interesting chicken sausage flavors really are tasty.

          I like this brand http://www.aidells.com/products

          1. meatnveg RE: bsims76 May 27, 2013 07:01 PM

            probably because of the way beef prices have been going in the past little while
            http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001...

            1. Atomic76 RE: bsims76 May 27, 2013 08:10 PM

              I'm seeing more of them as well here in NE Ohio. The funny thing is I *like* turkey sausages a lot, but I'm not really crazy about any of the chicken sausages I've had at all.

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                HillJ RE: Atomic76 May 27, 2013 08:18 PM

                Tom what turkey sausage do you buy? I find turkey sausage so dry.

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