In response to the original post -
When I lived in NYC, I too enjoyed Premio's Italian sausage. It wasn't as good as the sausage I grew up with in the Chicago area, but it was the best stuff I could get from the local neighborhood supermarkets.
I've been living in Florida for the past few years and have found that the Premio's that I have been able to find here isn't nearly as good. Not sure whether the stuff I've found here is produced in New Jersey and shipped down here, or is produced more locally. Could they have changed the recipe? Regardless, it just doesn't taste like the Premio's I used to get and really enjoy. After four bad experiences, I've stopped buying it.
(I should clarify that I haven't tried any that I've bought here for making pizza. I've only tried it for eating on pasta or by itself.)