Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Johnsonville Italian Sausage Review

A little over a month ago I was chosen by a site called SheSpeaks to become apart of the Johnsonville Italian Sausage program! They sent me a kit by mail and this is what it included: 3 coupons for FREE Italian Sausage, 5 coupons for $1.50 off to give to friends & family, 5 recipes which include Italian Sausage and One coupon for a complementary Francesco Rinaldi pasta sauce (which I cannot seem to find anywhere!).

About Johnsonville Italian Sausage:
In 1945, Ralph F. and Alice Stayer opened a butcher shop and named it after their quaint hometown - Johnsonville, Wisconsin. The delicious sausage made in the Stayer’s butcher shop came from an old family recipe, which made its way down the family tree from 19th-century Austria. This recipe became known as the sausage with the BIG TASTE, and a legacy was born! During the 1950s, the Stayers answered the high demand for Johnsonville Sausage and expanded into nearby communities. In 1970, trucks took to the road and began delivering the BIG TASTE of Johnsonville Sausage to stores throughout Wisconsin.

Today, Johnsonville is the most popular brand of sausage in the United States and is available in 30 additional countries. The company remains privately owned. Johnsonville is the No. 1 brand of sausage in America. The Italian Sausage is one of their award-winning product lines. Johnsonville has approximately 1,300 employees, referred to within the company as "members."

Types of Johnsonville Italian Sausage (there are lots to choose from!)
Mild Italian Sausage Links - Authentic Italian flavor with the perfect blend of spices that’s sure to please!

Hot Italian Sausage Links - Made with crushed red pepper, Johnsonville Hot Italian Links are sure to make them stand up and take notice!

Sweet Italian Sausage Links - Italian flavor with fresh, sweet basil for a one-of-a-kind Italian taste!

Four Cheese Italian Sausage Links - The perfect blend of Mozzarella, Romano, Parmesan and Cheddar cheeses ramp up the flavor of Johnsonville Italian Sausage.

•Mild Ground Italian Sausage - Mild Italian Sausage is now available in an All Natural Ground that adds flavor to any recipe.

•Hot Ground Italian Sausage - Hot Italian Sausage is now available in an All Natural Ground that adds flavor to any recipe.

•Sweet Ground Italian Sausage - Sweet Italian Sausage is now available in an All Natural Ground that adds flavor to any recipe.

My thoughts...
Our family loves Johnsonville meats...ground up, links, patties and more! This program was so much fun to participate in and share with my friends and family! One night when the weather was in the 70's last week, we grilled out with our Mild Italian sausage links and served with pasta salad, chips/dip and fresh fruit. Then tonight I served Sweet Italian sausage links cut up with pasta and sweet Italian pasta sauce (see pic below). I haven't been able to find the Rinaldi sauce at any of the grocery stores around here, but hopefully I will soon! I will keep my eye out, and put in a request at Price Chopper next week.

Thank you so much Shespeaks.com & Johnsonville for allowing me to review your products! I love being able to share my thoughts, and great products with my family and friends! I look forward to working with both of your companies in the future!

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free provided by Johnsonville Italian Sausageusing with Shespeaks.com. I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.


  1. Hi Melissa!

    We were just reading you fantastic blog and noticed that you were having some trouble finding the Francesco Rinaldi pasta sauce, so we thought we'd let you know that Francesco Rinaldi offers a great product locator tool that might help you out. http://www.francescorinaldi.com/locations.php#

  2. I went to the website, and found that there is no Dillons or Krogers near me. I would have to go to Overland Park or Lawrence, Kansas to get it. We will just have to see if I ever go out in that direction. Thanks for the comment!