Review: Vegusto Farmhouse Sausages

Vegusto Farmhouse-style sausages

Big fat vegan sausages from @vegusto_uk in a 'Farmhouse' or 'Cervelat' style (if you're Swiss). Two in a pack, and as usual from Vegusto, ABSOLUTELY NO INSTRUCTIONS on how to prepare them... There's no point googling how to prepare the dead pig/cow version of Cervelat either, so you're on your own. We boiled ours, and they may be the best sausages we've ever eaten:




The sausages come in plastic skins, with no indication if these should be removed before cooking... You wouldn't leave them on if you grilled or fried them, but we chose to leave them on for boiling to stop the sausages going mushy. Getting plastic skins off hot sausages isn't easy, but the resulting texture was so good that we recommend you try it... just don't burn your fingers.

Vegusto Farmhouse-style vegan sausages
Before you ask...that's pearl couscous

The sausages swell during cooking and are bursting to get out of the skins. Once freed, the sausages are fat, meaty and juicy. These are pretty large sausages and one will suffice unless you have a huge appetite.


The texture of these sausages is really convincingly meat-like. Not like a British banger with a minced consistency, but more like a German bockwurst with a fleshy texture, and really juicy too. We absolutely loved them, which is a surprise as we've not given top marks to other Vegusto sausages in our reviews. These ones don't have an overwhelming flavour of gluten, but are smoked and have a mild smokiness, with a seasoned meaty flavour.

Vegusto Farmhouse-style sausages are the best vegan sausages we've reviewed, bar none. We love Frys, Taifun, Viana, Redwood (now VBites) and Wheaty, but we think these have just taken the crown. They're not cheap, and we don't know how well they grill or barbecue, but if you're looking for a juicy boiled bockwurst, these are the best.

Now if only Vegusto could start including cooking instructions on their packets!....

Verdict: Super Sausages


Veganoo Score: ★★★★
Vegusto Farmhouse-style sausages


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Footnote: Ingredients
Here is the ingredients panel from the pack we reviewed.



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19 comments:

  1. That review is difficult to ignore! They are pricey but I think I might now take the plunge. How long did you boil them for?

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    1. They were boiled for 7 or 8 minutes which is as long as the couscous takes. Hope they're to your liking too!

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  2. They are my favourites too. :-)
    We have cooked them by taking the plastic wrap off and fried them in slices (which is how they were prepared by Vegusto at the fair that we bought them at) and also grilling whole. They are delicious!

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    1. Cooking Instructions! Thank you Carole!

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  3. My goodness no wonder I didn't like these, I ate them RAW because I just presumed it was for slicing and putting in sandwiches lol I chucked mine out because it was so horrid.. wish I had seen this first!

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  4. I've noticed lots of products (Wheaty and Taifun spring to mind) which don't have any instructions at all, or whether they are 'ready to eat' or not, leaving you to utterly guess! Perhaps Germans/ others are just more savvy with these foods? Us lot need instructions!

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  5. also would be really good to know how long to cook them for!

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  6. Incredibly late update just to say;

    They also taste great on a pizza, boil first and then slice them up and stick them on. Really great with the no-moo melty cheese sold also by Vegusto :)

    Look, don't judge me. Was a vicious carnivore for 21 years, sausage pizza was a personal favourite. I've gone four months on a really healthy vegan diet after having my eyes opened. This is scratching a massive itch!

    <3

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    1. mmm vegan sausage pizza sounds great!

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  7. These sausages are great, I take off the plastic and eat them raw, yum!

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  8. I LOVE these sausages, I made a really good sausage and bean casserole with them and it tasted just like the 'real' thing! I unwrapped and sliced them before frying as well, but we have one left and I think I'll try boiling it!

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    1. Sausage and bean casserole is great - VBites sage and marjoram sausages are good for that too

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  9. These are definitely my favourite sausages. I always cook them by removing the plastic and then frying just like I've seen the Vegusto team do at vegan fest's and that always works well.

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  10. I live in Switzerland and am used to seeing info on the web about lots of US-based products that aren't available here, so it's great to see a Swiss brand being reviewed! I was never a big sausage eater, even in my omnivore days, but you make these sound so good that I just might give them a try.

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    1. Those US brands are hard to find in the UK too. Here we can get lots of German, Austrian and Swiss products though, which is great.

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  11. Vegusto have a special offer on atm of a mixed box of goodies at a very reduced price for Veganuary, so I indulged and bought a box. I have ONE sausage to try - hmm, to boil or to fry?

    BTW, they've got a YouTube channel where they have a chef doing a taste test and describing their cheeses, and showing you how to cook a vegan English breakfast - including the sausages (he put them in the oven).

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  12. they are also really fantastic barbecued, although you need to put oil on them first to stop them going crunchy

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    1. Sounds great. BBQ season is nearly here again too!

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