ConAgra Acquires Tennessee Pride Sausage

ConAgra has purchased Tennessee Pride Sausage Company. If you’ve never had Tennessee Pride let me just say that their Hot Sausage is the only country bulk sausage that I have used over the years for making sausage cheese balls. Why? Because it’s actually the hottest bulk country sausage I have been able to find in any grocery store so it gives the sausage balls a nice kick. I sure hope ConAgra isn’t planning on messing with the details of the sausage.

ConAgra acquires Tennessee Pride sausage | The Tennessean | tennessean.com.

20 Responses to “ConAgra Acquires Tennessee Pride Sausage”

  • Thomas Rondy on

    I’m sorry, but I just tried TP because it was cheaper than my usual brand, and the rest of the package is going in the garbage, as much as I hate to waste food. TP sausage is only barely fit for human consumption, in my evaluation.

    • I agree with you. TP was always the sausage that I would buy over any other sausage. It is a sausage that I can’t eat it smells spoiled and old.

  • Toby Walls on

    I purchased a box of Tennessee Pride Sausage Biscuits with some reservation. I tried them this morning. I regret ignoring my reservation. It may be by definition sausage, but it is in no way what I have been eating the past 65 years in the south. I wish I had more closely examined the label. Had I noticed it was now a ConAgra brand product, I wouldn’t have wasted my money. This is just another example of a giant conglomerate buying a brand, and using it’s name and reputation to market an inferior substitute.

  • Laura Klopfenstein on

    We bought TP sausage for years however the last couple months we bought it-it has changed dramatically. Lots of water when you cook it. More gristle-never had that before. And the flavor is not the same. I won’t be buying it anymore. Not even for my stuffing. Very disappointed.

  • LARRY WHATLEY on

    TP SAUSAGE IS NOT THE SAME AS IT USE TO BE THEY ARE JUST LIKE EVERYONE ELSE NOW.SO TRY SOME OTHER BRANDS THAT IS WHAT I AM DOING

  • Cary on

    I bought the mild version. It came out of the package WHITE!!! Tennessee’s Pride sausage is ground fat, hardly any lean at all, and is NOT FIT FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION. My cat’s would not touch it. My dog gobbled it up. Conagra should change it’s marketing strategy and focus on the dog food market.

  • I have always used Tennessee Pride Hot sausage and thought it was the best for quite some time. I stopped using it during the summer of 2013 and started using my own pork and deer sausage mix until I ran out in December 2014. Naturally, I asked my wife to pick up what I called THE PRIDE of TENNESSEE when she went to get groceries. She picked me up 5 lbs of Tennessee Pride. To our amazement we Immediately noticed that IT HAD CHANGED FOR THE WORSE!!!!
    I just found out that ConAgra had purchased Tennessee Pride and I can tell you that they have without a shadow of a doubt absolutely RUINED a once great thing !!!! I WILL NEVER PURCHASE THIS ROLL OF NASTY RED COLORED(after it’s cooked) CRAP AGAIN !!!!!!!!!!!

  • Joy on

    ConAgra, since you bought out Tennessee Pride, you should change the name to Tennessee Shame!

  • I have been buying TP for many years. But have now noticed a big change in the taste and most certainly the smell when cooking. That smell is like a hog parlor. I have now stop buying TP . I am sorry it has gotten so bad

  • Tammy Everhart on

    We have eaten TP sausage almost once a week for the past 10 years.I cooked some last night that was fit to feed the dog.I think it was spoiled.It had a strange oder and tasted bitter.I had to through it away.WHAT A WASTE OF MONEY.

  • Keith in AR on

    Wow…what a disappointment!! Been buying TP for 30 years and loving it…until now. When slicing, it just smelled wrong, should have been my first clue. Frying it popped badly ( clue #2). Taste…I spit it out is was so bad (clue #3). Then I found out what I bought was NOT the Tennessee Pride that I had used for so many years. Mr Odem would be disappointed too!!

  • Galen on

    Last two boxes of TP bought at Sam’s was definitely not the same TP I had been eating for over 55 years. This stuff is now GARBAGE. The texture is different and it looks and cooks differently. I don’t know what they have done to it, but I will end a tradition I have been enjoying for decades.

  • damanmoney on

    Well this recent slip in quality with Tennessee pride is why I don’t buy yankee food brands. The quality or there sausage definately seems to have gotten alot worse. I alway check to make sure I don’t buy garbage made in new Jersey. Like jimmy dean or birds eye. Barf added water in sausage preserves and microwave vegis double barf. Biotechnology orange juice tripple spinage tasting barf. I don’t fund yankee companies and my nearly 30 year history with Tennessee Pride Sausage will be comming to an end.

  • Pam mccane on

    Loved this sausage not now!!! What have they done????

  • Bought 4 packages in the past week. 2 each from 2- different stores. All 4-1 pound sausage rolls were spoiled! Smelled horrible! Two had a best buy date left of 19 days and still spoiled. One i froze right away and when thawed-It was spoiled too. I usually buy Bob Evans or Jimmy Dean and never had a problem. This is the first time i tried Tennessee brand and a very bad 1st impression-Go figure.

  • Dorothy Anderson on

    I looked up this website to comment on tp country sausage.I started buying tp after I could no longer find Southern Bell, they were a good replacement at the time. My family and myself loved all three flavors,but lately they have been more salt then seasoning and a musty

  • Dorothy Anderson on

    Musty smell. I eat very slowly,and taste my food. I think conagra bought out sb also.what ever they are doing they are ruining the brand and loosing customers . I for one will be testing other brands.They are not what they use to be

  • We have eaten the patties in the box and the hot chub package for 40 years. This is not the same sausage. You can easily tell the patties have a lot of filler in them. I bought the chub hoping it hadn’t changed but it was so disgusting I was afraid to eat it. It smelled like was bad. It’s very low quality.

  • Steve C on

    I am so happy to see these comments about TP sausage. I thought it was my imagination about how horrible TP sausage has become in the last 2-3 years. Foul-spoiled smelling, white looking sausage has caused me to again throw this latest package out. Thats it, I give up on TP sausage. I have even seen bloated packages in the store. YUK!

  • kim on

    Wont buy it again. Not even a phone # to complain

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