This is our second review of this product line following up on Hormels Spinach Asiago Chicken sausage.
The Hormel Jalapeno Cheddar sausage is an all natural chicken sausage that’s gluten free and fully cooked. Much like their Spinach Asiago, I found this sausage to be one note – spicy from the jalapenos, with nearly no cheddar flavor or texture. Both of these products have a clean ingredients list and a nice grind but both would be better products if they had either more cheese or a better quality cheese with a more pronounced flavor. At $4.99 for a 12oz package, this is a premium product for off the grocery store shelf sausage but unfortunately neither quite live up to the billing on the package.
I would pass on buying this again unless Hormel decides to reformulate the product with more and better cheese.
Ingredients: Dark chicken meat, cheddar cheese, vinegar, salt, jalapeno peppers, paprika, green chile peppers, spices, cilantro, roasted onions, natural flavoring
This is a fully cooked chicken sausage from Hormel. The term Natural Choice means it’s 100% natural with no preservatives and the ingredients list is pretty clean.
I warmed this sausage through and then browned them slightly before eating. When you look at this sausage, there is an amazing amount of spinach and you can also see a good number of white flecks underneath the casing surface. The grind is fine and the sausage has a nice texture with a pronounced spinach taste – which is pretty nice considering spinach is such a mild tasting vegetable. Unfortunately the asiago cheese, which happens to be one of my favorites, is nearly undetectable. Asiago is such a strong tasting cheese and it seems that just a small amount against the near flavorless chicken and the mild spinach would stand out. Unfortunately that’s not the case. At $4.99 for 12 oz, this is priced as a premium product and I would consider it to be just that (for chicken sausage) if all the flavors came through.
As it is, I thought it was over priced and I wouldn’t purchase this sausage again.