Review: Amylu Paleo Chicken Sausages from Costco

Sausages are a beloved food, known for their delicious taste and versatility. However, they are not typically associated with healthiness. Amylu, a brand committed to providing sausages made with simple ingredients, aims to change that perception. Costco offers a range of Amylu Chicken Sausages, but are they good enough to replace traditional versions, or are they only appealing to health-conscious individuals?

Finding the Amylu Chicken Sausages at Costco

When shopping at the Kalispell, Montana Costco, I found the andouille and breakfast links in the refrigerated deli section. The andouille sausage has an item number of 1451835, while the breakfast links are labeled with item number 1380296.

Taste: Amylu Paleo Andouille Chicken Sausages

The first thing that caught my attention was the spiciness of these sausages. Although they won’t set your mouth on fire, they do have a noticeable heat. If you don’t enjoy spicy food, these might not be for you. Personally, I found the spiciness quite enjoyable.

I grilled the sausages for about six minutes on medium heat, and they turned out nicely. While they are slightly greasy, it is not excessive for sausage. The main flavors that stood out to me were the spice and a mild smokiness. They are undoubtedly tasty, although there may be occasional bites with tougher or gristly bits. However, these bits are small enough not to ruin the overall experience. I believe they would be a great addition to jambalaya!

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Taste: Amylu Paleo Chicken Breakfast Links

For these breakfast links, I pan-fried them by steaming them briefly in water and then adding a touch of olive oil for browning. This method worked well, although the olive oil might not have been necessary.

The most prominent flavor of these sausages is the herb taste, likely due to the rosemary content. While it wasn’t bad, I personally would have preferred a less pronounced herb flavor. It deviates from what I’m accustomed to in a breakfast sausage. However, the sausage’s overall meat quality was good, without any unpleasant gristly bits. Serving them with eggs helped tone down the herb flavors.

Cost

The andouille chicken sausages cost $14.99 USD for a pack that contains approximately 16 sausages. The breakfast links are priced at $13.49 USD, making them a similar price point. The pack of breakfast links contains around 54 sausages.

Convenience

Both the andouille sausages and breakfast links are versatile in terms of preparation methods. They can be grilled, microwaved, or cooked in a frying pan. Whichever method you choose, it is incredibly convenient, as you only need to warm them up. They should be kept refrigerated and can be frozen for up to six months. Once the package is opened, they should be consumed within four days. The best-before date for the andouille sausages is approximately six weeks from the purchase date.

Nutrition

In terms of calories, a 71-gram andouille sausage contains 110 calories, six grams of fat, 500 milligrams of sodium, one gram of carbohydrates, zero grams of fiber and sugar, and 13 grams of protein. While they are low in calories, sugar, and carbohydrates, the sodium content is relatively high for a single sausage. However, this is not surprising since many sausages tend to have high sodium levels.

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Three breakfast links, weighing 65 grams, contain 130 calories, eight grams of fat, 540 milligrams of sodium, one gram of carbohydrates, less than a gram of fiber, zero grams of sugar, and 12 grams of protein. Compared to the andouille sausages, the breakfast links have higher calorie and fat content, as well as more sodium, despite offering a smaller serving size. From a nutritional standpoint, if you closely monitor these factors, the andouille sausages would be a preferable choice over the breakfast links.

Ingredients

Both the andouille sausages and breakfast links have minimal ingredient lists. Chicken and spices are the only components, making them gluten-free, dairy-free, and suitable for those following a paleo diet. Furthermore, the chicken used is raised without antibiotics. Although the andouille sausages explicitly state that they have no casing, the breakfast links do not mention it.

Final Thoughts

I appreciate the short ingredients list and the fact that both sausages adhere to paleo guidelines. Personally, I prefer the flavor of the andouille sausages over the breakfast links, and I am unlikely to purchase the breakfast links again. However, if you’re following a paleo or low-carb diet, these sausages are an excellent option.

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Please note that this review is not sponsored or paid for by any third party. The opinions expressed here are solely those of Rowdy Hog Smokin BBQ. We are not affiliated with Costco or any of its suppliers. If we receive compensation or samples from manufacturers or third parties, we will clearly disclose that information.

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