|I have now tried Landjager. Verdict: Yum
||[Apr. 7th, 2014|10:06 am]
Pursuant to my last post about things that are like Slim Jims except made out of food: Karl's Sausage Kitchen just off of Rte 1 in Peabody makes landjager. So I bought a pair (they're sold in pairs -- it's a single casing made into two links, which are pressed into rectangular-ish shapes for some reason instead of being round).|
If you're going to get them, remember how calorically dense they are -- each one of those is basically a meal. So, for $3.50, you're effectively getting two meals. But they have such a satisfying texture, and they have enough flavor, that each one is satisfying enough to feel like you've gotten enough "eating-experience" to count as a meal. They've got enough protein and fat to let your body know that you've eaten enough, and they've got enough flavor and texture to let your mouth know.
Now, for my tastes, they could be spicier. I might suggest someday that they experiment with adding some capsaicin-type peppers in -- they make chorizo, and what they call "cajun fiery andouille", so I bet they could. However, even as is, it's got a satisfying black pepper heat to it.
It is also intensely treif, being made out of pork and lard and stuff like that. Just in case that makes a difference to you.
However, if you are not vegetarian, don't keep kosher, and sometimes get to the Peabody part of Rte 1, I suggest you try it. Maybe it won't be your sort of thing, but it's worth $3.50 to find out.