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Why does pork sausage have sugar in it?


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Why does pork sausage have sugar in it?

janniecooks | Jan 9, 2009 12:01 PM

I love pork breakfast sausage, but was frustrated because I always burned it. Finally thought to check the ingredients; sugar was included so I'm thinking it was the sugar in the sausage that burned. I'm guessing sugar is added to enhance browning, but I'd rather control the browning myself.

Went to my local publix today and checked all the breakfast sausages available. Jimmy Dean, Tennessee Pride, Johnsonville, and Publix Brand all have sugar, or high fructose corn syrup, or corn syrup, or corn syrup solids, and Publix branded sausage even has dextrose AND another sweetener!

Regrettably my only market choices are Publix or Winn Dixie or Wal-Mart - no Whole Foods, no Trader Joes, woe is me. Why oh why does everything have to have sugar added to it? And are you aware of any national brands that do not have any sweetener added that I can ask my Publix to order for me?

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