Big Fork Sausage

So, I'm sharing a few of the food products I came across at the recent Good Food Festival this week. One item that I tried last year and loved and then was excited to see it back this year is Big Fork Sausage.

The company boasts that their pork and bacon sausages are gluten free with no antibiotics, no nitrates, no hormones and no artificial ingredients and that it is minimally processed. That's great and all, but I was all about the creative flavors, which included Chicken & Bacon, Maple & Brown Sugar, Cracked Black Pepper, Portabella, Aged Chessar and Spicy 3-Pepper. I sampled the Maple & Brown sugar and bought some to bring home. It was so flavorful and juicy. With all the healthy notations on the label, you might expect it to be dry but it wasn't even close. I really loved it. And I love that it's made right in Chicago. Here's a little more detail per the website,

We are the makers of bacon sausage:

  • All Natural, Made in Chicago

  • Minimally Processed, Naturally Encased, Hardwood Smoked

  • Hogs Raised Outdoors in the Midwest by Small Independent Farmers

  • Free of:  Preservatives, MSG, Nitrates, Nitrites, Hormones, Antibiotics, Artificial Flavors

  • Chef Created, Hand Crafted, Artisan Sausage

  • Locally Raised, Locally Made, Locally Sold

  • 20% Less Fat Than Bacon

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Big Fork Brands is a Chicago-based, family-owned company specializing in handcrafted, artisan sausages using all-natural pork and nitrite-free hardwood smoked bacon. Our products are free of artificial flavors, preservatives, antibiotics, hormones, and gluten. We use hogs and chickens that are vegetarian fed and raised in the Midwest. All varieties of Big Fork sausages are a good source of protein and contain irresistibly robust flavor. We cram as much bacon as possible into every sausage and add little else. This simplicity lets the bacon flavor shine through so you get BIG flavor without the additives.

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