HEB (Store Brand) in Texas = C+ Rated Boudin

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Location: Bought at an HEB store in San Antonio, TX

Ambiance: A great store with a fantastic selection of gourmet and standard products.

THE BOUDIN

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Cost: About $2.00 for 12 oz.

Presentation: Found in the “sausage”section of a major grocery store chain: Tightly sealed in a thick vacuumed pack.

Casing: Not a bad casing after about 10 minutes in the rice cooker.

Rice/Meat Ratio: Minute pebbles of meat are surrounded by large quantities of rice.

Texture: Tightly packed and kind of pasty with lots of undercooked rice: Greasy with an off-putting yellowish/greenish juice that leaks from the link after cooking.

Spices: MildHEB_Boudin2

Overall Taste: Not disgusting, but not delicious. Plenty of heavily limped parsley (probably dried) gives a hint of flavor. The pork flavor is indecipherable.

Comments: Hmm. Some things are better left to the professionals.

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Reviewed May 2007

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