7 Best Grocery Store Sausage Brands and 7 to Avoid

Sausage is known to be fatty. A little fat can make a sausage taste better and juicier, but too much can make it taste bad. Unfortunately, Bob Evans upsets the balance. 

Always examine the company's ethos when buying food. Applegate has done well since 1987. Applegate prioritizes animal welfare and raises its animals in comfortable, spacious, chemical-free conditions.

One 45-gram sausage patty contains 4.5 grams of saturated fat, 23% of your daily intake. BHT in its components list also raises concerns. 

No swagger about these sausages. Since 1930, Tennessee-based "premium" sausage maker Swaggerty's has been making links and claims to make "quite possibly the best pork sausage you'll ever taste.

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Tarantino Gourmet Sausages owns Family Ranch Organics, as its name implies. Its Mild Italian Sausage packaging highlights its organic ingredients and healthful credentials.

The major reason we avoid this brand is that it uses corn syrup solids. Corn syrup solids are solid forms of the near-ubiquitous, super-sweet, cheap ingredient corn syrup, present in both sweet and savory foods.

Sausage from Smithfield is everywhere. As the world's largest pork processor, the meat manufacturer is used to customers buying its products. 

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