21 Oct 2015

Review: Three Little Pigs Rare Breed Spicy Chorizo from Yorkshire

Chorizo is one of the those ingredients that I always have to keep stocked in my fridge. Growing up in a Portuguese household, it's always been an essential part of many of my favourite recipes. As a result, I'm a more than a bit fussy when it comes to chorizo and I dislike much of the grizzly and fatty stuff that's available on the supermarket shelves! 

I was intrigued to try this Rare Breed Spicy Chorizo from Three Little Pigs - an award winning charcuterie producer from Yorkshire. All their products are made in Yorkshire from only the most flavoursome ingredients, such as La Vera Smoked Pimenton and carefully selected rare breed pork. They also give it a 'Yorkshire Twist' by trimming the pork more finely so it doesn't have any chewy bits.

My first impressions of the Three Little Pigs chorizo are excellent. The chorizo is meaty, without too many fatty pockets, and certainly no grizzly bits at all. The flavour is just delicious too. I usually avoid spicy chorizo as I often find that the spice is too overpowering, but that's certainly not the case here. The flavour is deliciously meaty and well seasoned, with a lovely balance of the smoky pimenton and spices. The texture is incredibly smooth and tender for a chorizo making it ideal as a snacking chorizo. We enjoyed it just with some fresh crusty bread - perfection!

I decided to also try cooking with the Three Little Pigs Rare Breed chorizo and I made a simple chicken, chorizo and chick pea stew. The results were very successful, the chorizo immediately turned the oil a gorgeous orangey colour and added plenty of deliciously smoky flavour to the dish.

Grocery Gems Review: Three Little Pigs Rare Breed Spicy Chorizo

RATING: 10 out of 10.
Buy it again?: Yes.
Nutrition: Gluten Free.
Available: See below.

Three Little Pigs products are available at Co-Op, Selfridges, Whole Foods Market, Partridges, farmshops, specialist cheese shops and via Aga Foodhalls online. For further information check out www.threelittlepigschorizo.co.uk


  1. Love chorizo. I buy the Lidl (or Co-op) sliced chorizo for sandwiches. I heat up a few slices up and add cooked jarred peppers and rocket to a roll, to make them a bit like the Brindisa rolls served in Borough Market. Have tried the Aldi sliced chorizo and it's not as good as Lidl's.

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