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Old 10-18-2007, 11:46 AM   #1
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ISO Andouille and Tasso Recommendations

I want to place an order with Cajun Grocer for some tasso and andouille as I have a craving for some jambalaya, gumbo, etc.

I notice that there are several different brands and would like recommendations on which are the best and most authentic.

Tasso: Richard's, Savoie and Poche

Andouille: Comeaux, Poche, Richard's, Savoie


I plan to buy the pork version of these items. Please share your expertise.

Thanks.
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Andy - I wish I could help you on brands but I have never seen any of those around here. When you get it though I have an alfredo/andouille/smoked scallop recipe for you and a really good shrimp and grits with andouille if you are interested in either one.
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Andy - I wish I could help you on brands but I have never seen any of those around here. When you get it though I have an alfredo/andouille/smoked scallop recipe for you and a really good shrimp and grits with andouille if you are interested in either one.

Actually, both sound good! Once I get the stuff, I'm going to work at getting SO to really appreciate the stuff so we can have it more often.
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Old 10-18-2007, 02:38 PM   #4
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I want to place an order with Cajun Grocer for some tasso and andouille as I have a craving for some jambalaya, gumbo, etc.

I notice that there are several different brands and would like recommendations on which are the best and most authentic.

Tasso: Richard's, Savoie and Poche

Andouille: Comeaux, Poche, Richard's, Savoie


I plan to buy the pork version of these items. Please share your expertise.

Thanks.

Andy...

Savoie would be on the bottom of my list.
Cameaux is good, last time I tried the andouille...never had their tasso
Never had any Poche Products
Had Richards once..but so long ago I can't really comment. I don't recall anything bad about it.
Jacob's & Bailey's are my go to spots in LaPlace La. I know you don't really care for Jacob's Andouille, but you might try their tasso. Bailey's which I personally give an slight edge over Jacob's andouille does not ship.

Maybe try all three...I just can't recommend Savoie Products!

Hope this helps!
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Andy...

Savoie would be on the bottom of my list.
Cameaux is good, last time I tried the andouille...never had their tasso
Never had any Poche Products
Had Richards once..but so long ago I can't really comment. I don't recall anything bad about it.
Jacob's & Bailey's are my go to spots in LaPlace La. I know you don't really care for Jacob's Andouille, but you might try their tasso. Bailey's which I personally give an slight edge over Jacob's andouille does not ship.

Maybe try all three...I just can't recommend Savoie Products!

Hope this helps!

Thanks for the recommendations, Bob. I liked Jacob's tasso last time I bought it. It was just the andouille I didn't care for.
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Old 10-18-2007, 03:12 PM   #6
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Thanks for the recommendations, Bob. I liked Jacob's tasso last time I bought it. It was just the andouille I didn't care for.
You are Welcome! I remember you didn't care for Jacob's andouille. I really like Bailey's (right next door to Jacob's) a little better myself. Oh, I think Emeril has used Comeaux's products... whatever that is worth. With product placement, name dropping etc, one never knows.
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I think I'm going to order the Comeaux andouille and the Richards tasso
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Order one each each from all but Savoie, and do a taste test.
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Good Idea.
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Old 10-18-2007, 03:26 PM   #10
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I would check with each company to see if buying/ordering direct would be cheaper. Probably not due to shipping. It may be cheaper to go through just one dealer. Worth checking on for sure.
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