Rod’s Thrifty Mart in Church Point, LA = B- Rated Boudin

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Location: 745 S. Main Street, Church Point, LA

Ambiance: A full fledged supermarket in the middle of town. Rod’s is what Rod’s is. This is where the people of Church Point do their shopping and they probably sleep better at night than the ones who head of to Waltonian-Mart. Where else can you have a kindly woman in a sparkling white apron shuffle into the back of the store to retrieve a freshly packed, hot, link of boudin?



Price: $2.89 lb

Presentation: Lovingly brought from the back of the store on a piece of Styrofoam covered with plastic wrap. You might not see the hot boudin out front, so be sure to ask for it like the locals do.

Casing: Semi crisp/semi stringy.

Texture: Sort of dry. Sort of ricey.

Spices: Mild

Overall Taste: A touch on the bland side. Rather heavy on the rice and rather skimpy on the juice.

Comments: We double checked to make sure that Rod is making his own boudin and, indeed, he is. So, stop on in at the supermarket when you need a fix, but don’t make this the only link you sample in Church Point.



Reviewed on September 2005