We were sent 5 different varieties of sausage to try - Zesty Chicken, Heck 97%, Fair & Square 97%, Smoky Paprika Chicken and Chicken Italia.
Heck Zesty Chicken Chipolata Sausages (10 sausages/340g for £3).
I wasn't sure what the reaction to these would be, as they are quite lemony and also contain watercress, so they are very different to a standard chicken sausage. My younger children ate them, but there was definitely some confusion and a lot of questions! Very Summery and ideal in a pasta salad or sausage sandwich with salad. They'll be a great accompaniment to lighter grains such as Quinoa or Cous Cous. Gluten-free and dairy-free.
Heck 97% Sausages (6 sausages/400g for £3).
97% pork shoulder sausages, these are really a classic. Tasty, big fat sausages that really make a great sandwich, toad-in-the-hole, cooked breakfast - the list is endless. My partner and small boys thought these were delicious, possibly the best sausages they've ever eaten. Gluten-free and dairy-free.
Fair & Square 97% Sausage (4 square sausages/400g for £3).
Very similar to the Heck 97% Sausage, but without a casing and in a far handier shape for a butty. My partner is Scottish and adores square sausage, he can't understand why it isn't more popular down here. An absolute win all round. My children loved these too. Gluten-free.
We had promised the children a barbeque, so the rest of the chipolata sausages were cooked outside. Well, nearly outside. Naturally it lashed it down....barbeque on the back porch!
Smoky Paprika Chicken Chipolata Sausages (10 sausages/340g for £3).
Not too spicy, but with a little kick of paprika for a Spanish-style warmth. My youngest wasn't quite so keen on these, but my partner really liked them, so he didn't mind. Great for a salad or pasta dish, they are ideal for a tomato-based sauce, but really will work well with rice too. Lovely in a bun with salad and tomato. Wheat-free, Gluten-free and Dairy-free.
Chicken Italia Chipolata Sausages (10 sausages/340g for £3).
This is a really different chicken sausage with mozzarella, basil and tomatoes. Bursting with flavour and definitely part of my partner's conversion to enjoying a chicken sausage. My 7 year old loved these, my 6 year old again wasn't so keen. As expected these will work excellently in a warm pasta dish. Gluten-free.
All of the Heck sausages were a hit with my partner and 7 year old, and the variety was impressive. There are some really different sausages there, which can give you a very different result whether you are creating a 15 ingredient sausage casserole or just having a simple hot dog. The price is fair exchange for such good quality food, and if you buy online at Heck you can get 10 packs for £25 with free delivery, making the Heck sausages comparable to a low or mid-range supermarket own brand, but with a lot more flavour and often more actual meat for your money.
We also reviewed the new Heck vegetarian range - and the Gourmet Goat's Cheese burgers are now my partner's all-time favourite burger. Not a bad accolade for something with no meat...
We were sent our Heck sausages for review.