Great meat by great people. I raised on a Ranch here in New Mexico and was taught take care of your workers and animals and they will take care of you. You folks at Johnsonville meats have wonderful products and the right morals. Thank you. — Runnel Riley
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Ratings & Reviews
Ratings Breakdown (3.5 average)
Great meat by great peopleby Runnel Riley 1 year ago
Something has changedby Tammy 1 year ago
back to Konops Meats in Stangleville Wi. Those are less fat and come in many flavors,,, but plain is
our favorite kind,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
All Fatby Tom 1 year ago
Why Did You Do It?by Jose 1 year ago
THE BESTby James Husted 3 years ago
Love these bratsby Joyce 3 years ago
We prepare them in a number of ways, alone and as part of recipes, but our favorite is in the German style with kraut and mashed potatoes.
Grillin timeby manda 3 years ago
1st timeby Heather 4 years ago
Always Delishby JR 4 years ago
johnsonville summer sausageby sally voskuil 2 weeks ago
onto the meat. The sausage was hard and dried out and very difficult to slice!!!!
I will not purchase that again!!
Good for gravyby Chris 2 weeks ago
I just throw the meat away nowadays. I can't deal with the 20% trash in there anymore.
They are different than they used to beby Sarah Miller 4 weeks ago
No good brats now.by Gerald 2 months ago
WAS a big fan of Johnsonville sauages, NOT anymore!by Sasha 2 months ago
We ALWAYS used to get their sausages and brats. I grew up on Johnsonville products. They WERE one of the best. I will NO longer buy ANY of there products! The meat has a funky taste, can't even eat it! I don't know if you're using meat that's starting to go bad, as that's what it tastes like, or what the problem is. I do know that meat that has such an off flavor AND smell, I will NOT jeopardize my family's or my health on your products! Probably using rotten meat, good fresh meat does NOT normally have that rotten of a taste! So sad so many companies are more interested in cheapening everything rather than standing up to the board and investors and knowing that while some people will continue to buy, there's ALOT more people out that know the difference between what IS and what WAS! You CAN'T fool us! When are you all going to learn?!
What happened to youby Norman 2 months ago
The flavor has changedby Kenny 4 months ago
Yukby SHANE Whitledge 4 months ago
Will not buy again...so disgusting
Lost me as a customer.by Lee 5 months ago
disappointingby mike 5 months ago
You have changedby C Meek 5 months ago
NOT THE SAME!!!by sally voskuil 6 months ago
Johnsonville failed my comparison test.by Chip 6 months ago
The Fareway brats are regularly on sale for $1.99 per pound, I'm lucky to see Johnsonville at $3.99 per 19 ounce package ($3.36 per pound).
I froze the leftover brats, find they taste as good with microwave reheating. Johnsonville failed the microwave reheating test, too. I was amazed at how much grease the Johnsonville left on my plate. My spouse and I were the judges, our opinions meshed. I had always liked Johnsonville brats and without the side by side comparison I would not have noticed their weaknesses. If I ever grill Johnsonville brats again, I will prick the casing to drain as much grease as I can.
I don't buy bratwurst with cheddar, jalapeno or other stuff that I consider adulterations. If I want cheddar or jalapeno, I'll add them myself. I would think that the Fareway brats could vary more from store to store and batch to batch than the Johnsonville do. I assume that Johnsonville management has already performed side by side tests. My next comparison will be between Fareway and Usinger.
Fareway ingredients: Pork, seasoning (salt, brown sugar, spices (including celery seed) dextrose, sugar. Not more than 2% Silicon Dioxide added to prevent caking) hog casings (fresh natural casings water, refined salt)
Johnsonville ingredients: Pork, water, corn syrup and less than 2% of the following: pork broth with natural ï¬avorings, salt, dextrose, natural ï¬avors, BHA, propyl gallate, citric acid.
Skip these as they have MSGby Bob 7 months ago
Great Bratsby carol 7 months ago
Blowing the Whistle on Your Gristleby Noooo way 7 months ago
What happened to the size of Johnsonville brats?by Patrice Rhodes 8 months ago
Not worth itby Paul Turner 10 months ago
However, the casing is now too tough for my liking. So, I cut the casings off now. As a result, I always get a dried out brat about the size of a hot dog. I'm gonna try another brand but, I'll always remember you baby.
Terribleby brandon 11 months ago
summer time favoriteby christina grimm 1 year ago
bratz original sausageby joseph tutaro 1 year ago
What Happened?by Sandy Kaufmann 1 year ago
Brats are amazingby Kandyce 1 year ago
Wunderbar!by Lance Klamer 1 year ago
Awesome as always!by J Thompson 1 year ago
Short Sizedby Tom 1 year ago
Great bratsby Tom Bjugstad 1 year ago
Great brats, don't need the MSG thoughby Mike 1 year ago
Corn Syrupby Barb 2 years ago
For this Chicago Bears fan. It is the 1 thing Wisconsin i loveby Courtney 2 years ago
The end of a legendby Pete 1 year ago
Best sausages to serve for friends and familyby CarmeLita 2 years ago
The best Bratsby John 2 years ago
If It's Not Johnsonville Bratwurst, It's NOT Bratwurst!!!by Jackie 1 year ago
My favorite Brat is Johnsonville, Original!! . . . . A little Story: I was eating lunch, at work one day, & I looked over at a friend & asked what that was that he was eating. He said, "Bratwurst". (Sure didn't look like any Bratwurst that I'd ever eaten!) . . . . I said, "Look, I came from Bratwurst & Beer country, & that sure doesn't look like Bratwurst, to me. If it's not Johnsonville, Original, it's Not Bratwurst!!".
He later went out & bought some of the Original Johnsonville. He said, "You're Right! Those are 'The Bomb' !!
Simply the BEST!by Pat Knutson 2 years ago
Old style bratsby Don W 2 years ago
great brats but the skin is a bit toughby Robert Turbeville 1 year ago
Not as good as they used to beby Eliza 1 year ago
I love Johnsonville bratsby Erin 2 years ago
Why ony 5?by Pilar King 2 years ago
Move over hot dogs!by Kelly 2 years ago
Great Tasting Sausageby Nicole 2 years ago
Quality is going down hillby Walt Harris 2 years ago
They are delicious!by Lorraine 3 years ago
Great taste, but MSG makes me sickby Lois 3 years ago
Licorice taste to sausage I did not care forby Jim 1 year ago
additives and flavor no buenoby Christal 1 year ago
Shrinkage In Cookingby Verne Seaton 3 years ago
Casings Have Changedby Tom 3 years ago
Shorted bratsby Darrin Nance 3 years ago
TOUGH TOUGH TOUGH TOUGHby Cheryl Johnson 3 years ago
WHAT HAVE YOU DONE?by Linda CHristiansen 3 years ago
They are not the same as they used to be!by Debbie 4 years ago
bad packagingby gary ellinger 4 years ago
have pictures of box, tell me where to send them
MSGby Sandy 4 years ago
However, the Johnsonville brats sold at Costco (box of 15) do not have added MSG and are fantastic and somewhat healthier.
Unfortunately, they are a seasonal item and not always available.
If Costco ever stops selling them, I will be quite bummed.
They go Southby Stacey 4 years ago
Perfect for Scotch Eggsby Adrian 4 years ago
Easy Slow Cooker Brats Recipeby Julia 4 years ago
love themby jackie 4 years ago
Superior!by Robert 4 years ago
original bratsby shanna 4 years ago
Scrumptious!by Rhonda Bitter 4 years ago
Deliciousby Kristin 4 years ago
Original Bratsby Connie Meeks 4 years ago
Yummy!!by Kim Watson 4 years ago
Fond memories, new ones in the makingby Lee 4 years ago
Broiledby Jim Hansen 4 years ago
I am going to try them with a lettuce salad today. Yum yum!
Size reduction disappointingby John 3 years ago
Didn't know what we were missing!by Mel 4 years ago
What's in those brats?by Lois Remshardt 3 years ago
The Awesomest!by JulieMc 4 years ago
used to be a big fanby Tracy 3 years ago
low fat / low sodium brats pleaseby Jane 3 years ago
Nothing comparesby Yang 4 years ago
The Bestby jim loso 4 years ago
Yummy!by Jenny 5 years ago
gluten-free?by April 3 years ago
The BEST!by Clark 5 years ago
Porky Goodnessby Mike 5 years ago
I love them cold the next day with no condiments, it's a different taste than when they are hot but there is something magical about them cold, kinda like cold pizza, different but still delicious!
OUTSTANDINGby Jerry O'Connor 5 years ago
amazingby Robert Newton 5 years ago
Wunderbarby Ralph Fiscus 5 years ago
The best!by Karen 5 years ago
happyby JOHNMAC 5 years ago
johnsonville is the guest of honor. :)
Rice with brats.by vilai 5 years ago
Pretty Goodby Brittany Aldape 5 years ago
Our family loves these!by Shannon 5 years ago
Johnsonville Bratsby Denis F. DeBan 5 years ago
The partyby june cole 5 years ago
So GOOD!by Meg 6 years ago
Disappointedby SHARON RACHEL 6 years ago
I am writing you this response as a Mississippi Southern Gentleman who believes you may not be experienced in cooking these Yankee sausages.
I will offer these words of respectful advice...
American Bratwurst must be boiled before grilled. This sausage is of Germanic ancestry, and as such has not been cured in the same manner as our beloved Southern sausages. It certainly will not be suitable for fast grilling.
You will find that if you first cook them fully in a liquid, which is preferably beer, they will be plump for grilling. Afterward, you can move them from their liquid bath to the grill after they have changed color. They will quickly obtain their desired sear and can then be returned the the beer bath to cool for at least five minutes. Then you will find that you have cooked perfect bratwurst.
Ocean Springs, Mississippi
I guess to each his own.