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Do you know what I can't get?
Sausages without additives.

I wanted to get sausages with just meat and fat as ingredients. Nope, not possible. All the ones I've seen for sale contain one or more of the following: rusk, artificial colouring, flavour enhancers, preservatives.

I've investigated all the local butchers, and the supermarkets. I used to make my own, but, I don't have the time for that, currently.

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@fitheach are you serious? you don't want to preserve your minced meat (and blood, gristle, fat, organs) after stuffing it into the intestine of a pig? seems a tad risky. #donttrythisathome #salmonella #foodpoisoning

@hobson
Yes. If my intention was to keep the sausages for six weeks before consumption, I *might* consider a preservative.

If the ingredients are fresh, and are consumed within a few days, then there is no problem. It is no different from buying a steak or a chop.

@fitheach I guess you meat, fat, salt, and spices, right?

@tfb
Yeah, salt. Spices would be fine, but, not essential.

Still can't get them.

@fitheach That's pretty grim. Supermarket sausages here are hit and miss, but the butchers make them correctly for the different styles.

@tfb
They are expensive, too. Often well excess of £5 per kilo. Sausages used to be a cheap foodstuff, using up meat leftovers.

@fitheach
Maybe one of your local butchers would make some specially for you, if you take the complete batch (and freeze some for later).

@pandora
Nope, tried that already. I was intending to buy a few kilos anyway, and freeze most of them.

@fitheach
Maybe they just don't know anymore how to make sausages with just meat and fat.
Or they aren't allowed to make them without preservatives?

@pandora
One of the butchers make them without preservatives, but, use rusk. To be fair, rusk does sometimes improve the texture (I used to make sausages), but, I don't want any wheat.

@fitheach
I got the impression that these people will custom make to order, I havent asked them, but maybe worth a try for your additive free sausages ?

thebuffalofarm.co.uk/contact-u

@fitheach
Did you have any success with the Buffalo farm for your sausages ?

@stannard
Not contacted them, yet. My homeserver is broken, so, sending/receiving emails is a faff. The new homeserver will be my activity for Sunday.

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