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What's the Best Braunschweiger?

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  • Murdy
    Club Member
    • May 2018
    • 464
    • North-Central Illinois

    What's the Best Braunschweiger?

    Simple question
    . I've always been partial to Nueske's. What else is out there?
  • Andrrr
    Club Member
    • May 2019
    • 368
    • Wisconsin
    • WSCG
      Weber Kettle 22”
      Weber Smokey Joe
      Blackstone 36”

    I’ve always gone with Usinger’s. And come to think of it, it’s been a long time since I’ve had some. Added to my grocery list.


    • RichardCullip
      Club Member
      • Feb 2020
      • 137
      • Poway, CA

      For me it was the kind my Mom bought and that I enjoyed as a kid back in the '60's. Unfortunately she's long gone and I can't remember what she used to buy.


      • FireMan
        Charter Member
        • Jul 2015
        • 7860
        • Bottom of Winnebago

        I can’t remember what my Ma used to buy either, come to think of it, I don’t know if I even knew what she used to buy, I just ate it, and ate it. See, I was given it fer lunch one day & enjoyed it & said so. That was a big mistake, cuz it seems I got it fr lunch fer years afterwords. Now that I don’t have to eat it everyday I’ve once again takin a likin to it. Can’t remember what brand I’ve eaten lately either. 🕶


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      • HouseHomey
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        When ya’all figure it out let me know. Sophia loves that stuff and this doghouse is getting smaller and smaller. May have to contract HawkerXP


        • HawkerXP
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          Come on HH. I got room and another fishin rod.
      • mnavarre
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        • Jan 2018
        • 601
        • San Diego

        Braunschweiger? Pah, that stuff's the wurst.

        (sorry, I'll see myself out)


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      • painter
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        • Dec 2016
        • 240
        • Denver
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        Remember it from my New Jersey childhood. It was a deli staple but haven't had it in years. I'd love some right about now in this quarantine time.


        • Steve B
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          Where in Jersey were you from?

        • HawkerXP
          HawkerXP commented
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          Same here. Dumont, NJ.
          Don’t forget Liverwurst.

        • painter
          painter commented
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          I'm Hawker's next door neighbor from Bergenfield. And yes, don't forget the liverwurst!
      • Steve B
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        • Jun 2016
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        • Rockland county New York
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        Great post Murdy Coming from a German background I had the pleasure of having some really good authentic braunschweiger.
        I haven’t found anything good in years.
        Will follow this post to see what’s out there these days.


        • Mr. Bones
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          Me too, re: German background, on one side, in my case, Scotch Irish on th other.
          Also will be watchin this closely, same same reason, Brother!
      • Texas Larry
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        • May 2017
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        Limited choice around here. I usually settle for John Morell brand. Gotta get into a hill country German market.


        • Skip
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          • Jul 2014
          • 3538
          • Blue Earth, Minnesota
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          Wow! Great post. I haven't had any for 45 years I'd guess. My Mom used to buy it like some have mentioned already. We probably had Hormel brand?


          • troymeister
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            • Aug 2014
            • 1489
            • Forest Park Il
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              I love cooking with wine. Sometimes I put it in my food.

              One cannot have too many grills.

            My local grocery sells: Scott Peterson, Usingers, and sometimes Kretchmars,which is by far the best..and priced accordingly.


            • barelfly
              Club Member
              • Dec 2017
              • 1343
              • New Mexico
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              I don’t know what brand my Oma gets from the commissary when she gets it. Like many of you, when I go see her, she always has different German style meats in the fridge and offers me a sandwich.

              One brand that has decent German style deli meats I have found is Dietz and Watson. Albertsons use to carry this brand, I’d mainly by the German style sausages but occasionally deli meat.

              We use to have a German deli in the city called Alpine Sausage House, I’d go by there occasionally for stuff, and man was it good!


              • Steve B
                Steve B commented
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                Whoa. I don’t think I know anyone other than us, my family, refer to their grandma as Oma.
                Nice. 👍
            • cstrfd4
              Club Member
              • Dec 2015
              • 178

              My cat prefers Jones Dairy farm


              • IowaGirl
                Club Member
                • Dec 2018
                • 665
                • Northeast Iowa, USA

                Hubby (and the dogs) doesn't mind the Morrell or other national brands, but I refuse to eat that nasty stuff. Fatty with no flavor.

                My favorites are Fricke's (Washington, Missouri), and Bakalar's (La Crosse, Wisconsin) braunschweiger. We have some Nueske's in the fridge at the moment to try.


                • DaveP
                  DaveP commented
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                  I was checking on the internet and found this for Aldi. I know they protect their sources very tightly so I don’t know how true this is. It is from a website I have not heard of before so reliability is questionable.

                  “Deutsche Kuche” (translator: “German cuisine”) is the brand name they cooked up for some of their lunch meats and sausages. Their braunschweiger (liverwurst) is made for them by Washington, Missouri based Frick Meats.”

              • Troutman
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                • Aug 2017
                • 7475
                • aka Troutman Taco - Hanging Free in Tejas

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                We used to call it liver sausage. Only one I’ve had as an adult is Boars Head. That’s all I got


                • cstrfd4
                  cstrfd4 commented
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                  Liver sausage ( liverwurst)is not smoked,Braunschweiger is liverwurst that's smoked

                • Troutman
                  Troutman commented
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                  I stand corrected !!



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