The True Value of Pork Sausages
Written by Robert Bester, Consumer Finance Expert Robert has been a writer for six years, specialising in consumer finance and the UK lending market. Concentrating on consumer credit products, Robert writes informative articles that help customers manage their personal finances efficiently.
21st June 2021
1 minute read
The Pounds to pork Ratio
Iceland, Tesco and Aldi have come top of the sausage charts in new research showing consumers the value of pork sausages.
Money Guru have searched the most popular brands and supermarkets to find out the best value pork sausages and how much pork you get for £1 - just in time for the summer.
The Nation’s Favourite
It’s one of the nation’s favourite dinners with a staggering 1.26bn sausage meals eaten by Brits each year and as the heat continues to soar this summer, so do sausage sales. With that in mind, take a look at our research to see which sausage gives you more banger for your buck.
The Sausage League Table
A high pork content percentage sounds good, but it’s not necessarily giving you the best value for your money. This is how many grams you’re getting of actual pork per £1 that you spend.
Who has been telling porkies?
Since 2018, several supermarkets have increased the price, yet the pork content has remained the same. We’ve analysed where you aren’t getting bangers for your cash.
While there have been price increases, there have been notable price decreases. Aldi reduced their Everyday Essentials British Pork Sausages by £0.10, with the pork content remaining the same.
It’s also worth noting that sausage prices can vary throughout the year and are sometimes on offer, so consumers can gain more value for money when looking out for these offers.
What’s the best and the (brat)worst?
Value for money is all important for today’s consumer, but sometimes you’d rather the higher quality, even if it means digging deeper and paying a little more.
In the UK, those labelled “pork sausages” must have at least 42% pork content. The higher the pork content, the better the quality, as the leftover percentage can contain a concoction of fat, gristle, rusk, salt, colourings, flavourings and preservatives. We’ve also investigated which sausages are packed full of those elements, and which offer your more bang for your buck.
Check out the top 5 sausages with the most and least filler.
*Average price of brand sausages was taken from 5 leading supermarkets. All prices were correct as of May 2019.
85% of households in the UK buy sausages, at least 12 times a year, spending an average of £31.20 annually. So how do you know which to choose? According to our research, sometimes the ‘cheaper’ sausages offer more than the ‘luxury’ brands. Aldi, in particular, provides the best option for both price and quality, meaning you can save more for your summer.