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EMILY CHANG is a New York-based writer.



October 2009

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Sheboygan Bratwurst

Page 3: Bratwurst Varieties


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Sheboygan Bratwurst Varieties

Those who love traditional bratwurst may love it even more with Sheboygan Bratwurst Company’s many varieties of bratwurst: beef, pork and chicken. We tried four of the 12 varieties and were very impressed:

  • Apple Bratwurst. The apple bratwurst is considerably sweet, from the addition of apple cider, apples, cinnamon, corn syrup and sugar. This is a good breakfast brat: The flavors work with pancakes, waffles and eggs. For lunch or dinner, don’t try ketchup with this bratwurst. Instead, opt for some sauerkraut, a good counterpoint to the sweet apples.

  • Cajun Bratwurst. This brat is a delicious combination of the flavors found in Cajun cooking (garlic, onion, red peppers, and spices including cumin). The pork serves a perfect vessel for the spices, and like the other varieties, it also contains a touch of added sweetness. This is the spiciest of the four flavors we tasted, although still relatively mild.

  • Jalapeño Cheddar Bratwurst. The rich Cheddar cheese in this brat is creamy enough to help cool the jalapeño heat. Although the spice level is not as high as heat freaks may hoped for in a product with “jalapeño” in the name, the heat is accessible to those who enjoy a mild salsa. The sight of cheese oozing out of these brats us enough to send any cheese lover’s heart skipping. This was favorite of several our tasters.

  • Tomato Basil Chicken Bratwurst. Being the self-admitted basil lovers we are, this variety was an herb-filled revelation to the taste buds. The basil flavor is strong, the tomato is much more subtle. Made with chicken rather than pork, this is a lighter alternative to pork bratwurst, and a welcome option for those who don’t eat pork. We loved it with rice, pasta, or a side of broiled tomatoes and onions, instead of a bun. A touch of sugar in the bratwurst really brings out the heavy herb and spice flavors. (All of the brats have a touch of sugar, corn syrup solids or both—not readily obvious except in the Apple.)

The complete menu includes:

  • Beef Brats: Bacon Cheeseburger
  • Chicken Brats: Chicken, Tomato Basil
  • Pork Brats: Apple, Cheddar, Bell Pepper & Mozzarella, Cajun, Garlic,
    Jalapeño Cheddar, Mushroom & Swiss, Onion, Original

Be a brat enthusiast. Order a bunch today and plan your beer and bratfest.

Sheboygan Bratwurst

Beef, Chicken & Pork Brats, Plain & Flavored

  • 2.5 Pounds (10 brats)
  • 5 Pounds (20 brats)

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Sheboygan Bratwurst
Brats come frozen.

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