HOW THEY CONDUCTED OUR TASTE TEST
IT'S FREE AND FAIR!
Chefs-in-training make excellent tasters. They're curious about food; they have a well -developed sense of taste; and when it comes to rating a product, they pull no punches.
For this reason, we asked students from the Johannesburg Culinary and Pastry School to join us for a blind tasting of boerewors from leading supermarkets.
All products for the tasting were purchased, stripped of their packaging and numbered by the Sunday Times team in the school's kitchen. A chef lecturer, an expert braaier, was in charge of braaiing the boerewors on a gas braai to ensure that each brand of boerewors was cooked to perfection. Auditor Jade Craig monitored the process and added up the scores.
FIRST PLACE: CHECKERS
Championship Boerewors 2018
Price: R79.99 per kg. (on special until October 15)
What the judges said:
- Kganya: What can I say except brilliant.
- Mpumelelo: When they talk about a proper boerewors, this is what they are talking about. It’s rich in flavour and very delicious.
- Kabelo: Good taste and good appearance. Shiny. Good spicing.
- Tsholefelo: Perfecto!!!