I just looked up the nutritional differences on the Premio website. It looks like they are very similar in ingredients. Both of the labels on the red portion of the front package say made with real imported fennel. The main differences I see are that the mild Italian sausage is higher in fat and calories. I haven't tried the sweet sausage so they might both taste good. If its unhealthy it usually tastes good. Here are some pics of the nutritional info:
You need to call up your friends at the FDA and see if they can get a crack investigative team on this sweet/mild Premio deal??!!!!
Seriously, why would a company want to do this --- to have minor variations of a "similar" product causing only confusion amongst customers (like me!
). I could understand if they called one "sweet" and one "fennel" but I just don't get the sweet/mild distinction. I can see that there's paprika in the sweet, and also that they list the preservatives on one but not the other. And now you're telling me the grind is different between the two??? Dang-it!
Admission: I think I have been getting the sweet all along (That's all they have at Costco). Embarrased to say I think its good
. And also I'm going to admit I thought "Ol' Bobby may just be a little bit too picky on his sausage and these products are just the same thing in different packages!"
But now you have piqued my interest sir, and I will be heading to Walmart, and buying some MILD
premio, and doing a side-by-side, double-blinded, placebo-controlled trial of the two sausages in question.
I need help on one aspect of my study --- I need a good sausage placebo! Just kidding.