Fresh Polish Kielbasa
Am I missing something?. I was truly excited to see that our grocer (Giant Food) finally stocked FRESH Polish Kielbasa. I grew up eating the stuff In Pittsburgh, Pa. Living in Northern Virginia for the past 40 years, I found it difficult if not impossible for find "fresh" kielbasa. I did manage to find an old Czech meat supplier who probably brought his secret recipe from the old country which very closely resembled the familiar taste that I remember. Fortunately, he passed the business AND the recipe to his daughter who keeps it in continuously in stock. Sorry to ramble.....but I am just trying to point out that I am not a stranger to fresh Polish Kielbasa. After 78 years of trying this sausage all over the US and a few countries abroad (including Poland) I feel I do know what it should taste like. Johnsonville Fresh Kielbasa has a great flavor, unique in some of the spices they use but no where near what I think kielbasa should taste like. It seems to lack the familiar garlic flavor and a very slight added flavor that I believe comes from the use a touch of mustard seed. Perhaps Johnsonville's recipe was selected from some regional recipe that I am unfamiliar with. All that being said, I enjoyed Johnsonville's Polish fresh Kielbasa and will purchase it again but unfortunately I will have to make my 25 mile trek to the old meat supplier or pick up a batch of what I consider to be the 'real stuff' and during my occasional trip to Pittsburgh which is a 250 mile trip!!. Keep up the good work Johnsonville! I do enjoy your sausages but unfortunately your fresh Kielbasa didn't cut the mustard. (Sorry!). — Stefan Kowalewski
Review Writing Tips
Not all reviews are created equal. While you may have a strong opinion about our products and recipes, make sure your review comes out strong as well.
Here are some tips to help you write a good review.
Be correct. Make sure the review you're submitting is for the right product or recipe.
Be clear. Use specific words to describe your opinion. Move beyond using "good" or "bad" when reviewing a product or recipe-while they help share your opinion, they don't give specifics.
Be clean. Keep the tone respectful. Offensive, disrespectful language is never tolerated.
Thanks for sharing your thoughts with us. Your satisfaction encourages us to always strive for the best.
Ratings & Reviews
Ratings Breakdown (4.1 average)
Am I missing something?by Stefan Kowalewski 1 year ago
All that being said, I enjoyed Johnsonville's Polish fresh Kielbasa and will purchase it again but unfortunately I will have to make my 25 mile trek to the old meat supplier or pick up a batch of what I consider to be the 'real stuff' and during my occasional trip to Pittsburgh which is a 250 mile trip!!.
Keep up the good work Johnsonville! I do enjoy your sausages but unfortunately your fresh Kielbasa didn't cut the mustard. (Sorry!).
Yummy!by Robin 3 years ago
Corn syrupby Harry 7 months ago
Doesn't Taste Like Polish Kielbasaby Sue 7 months ago
real niceby Jacek 7 months ago
fresh Keilbasaby Sallyann 2 years ago
LOVE THEMby Linda 1 year ago
really goodby Dave 2 years ago
then it vanished. I found it again the other day and the shop told me it's in demand but he can hardly get a case.
Get on that Johnsonville, make more!
polish?by Wayne Kmieciak 1 year ago
Sausages were different,but just tasted like mild Brats. Please put more garlic and coarse ground pepper in the recipe.
FANTASTIC!!by Evelyne 2 years ago
Not your average sausageby Nate 2 years ago
This is your finest masterpiece yet! It's so juicy and flavorful, and blows other sausages out of the water. The only thing you have fallen short on, is the production of this fine product. I found it at Kroger once. I bought it, grilled it, fell in love with it, and haven't seen it since. Please work on making more, and bringing it back to me. I understand that you want it all to yourself, but I beg you to end this cruelty!