Thursday, March 10, 2011
Black Pudding at P-Chopper
During my regular perusal of the hot dog/bacon/sausage cold case at Price Chopper (sometimes there are gems; CNY white hots and the like), I was stopped in my tracks by the inky blackness of the above pictured sausage. That right there folks is some Black (or blood) Pudding! The producer is Gaspar's Sausage who are a purveyor of fairly good Portuguese linguicas and chouricos (out of Mass.), look for their stuff next to the hot dogs at most local grocers.
Why did the Black Pudding get me all excited you ask? Simply because the fact that I could find a sausage so foreign to (most) American sensibilities at the local, white bread grocery store seems to signal a step in the right direction. That Price Chopper has risked causing housewives to gag and squeal upon sighting a blood sausage right next to their Oscar Meyer hot dogs shows a certain pluck.
I didn't buy to test on this occasion as I am in the midst of a fitness kick. I feared that some quantity of the encased pork fat/beef blood might go to waste due to present dietary concerns. Mrs. Dave would very much rather die than consume a bit of this, so sharing is out.
Anyhow, I just wanted to let other local lovers of strange tube meats know about my findings.
** EDIT **
The Slingerlands Price Chopper is where I found these black beauties.