While the concept of sausage is simple, thousands of variations can be found throughout the world. Sausages can be fresh, cured, smoked, or cooked. They are made of beef, pork, veal, chicken, and more. And they can include myriad ingredients, from spices and herbs to fruits, vegetables, and cheeses—and even liquids such as beer, whiskey, or blood. Our “Sausage in Profile” series aims to introduce you to different types of sausage—their flavor profiles, histories, and uses—from familiar favorites to unique finds.
Lobel’s Smoky Maple Links are the ultimate breakfast sausage. These sausages are marinated in the best pure, dark syrup that maple country has to offer before they are smoked over an applewood fire. The result: plump and juicy sausages packed with bold, clear flavors—the perfect accompaniment to a hearty breakfast!
A Brief Breakfast History
Historically, the British breakfast table was an opportunity for the upper class to display wealth and the quality of the estate. Guests would dine on the fine meats, produce, and other items cultivated from the land surrounding the estate. The meal also showed off the skills of the estate’s cook. This elaborate meal would often consist of bacon, eggs, fried or grilled tomatoes, fried mushrooms, toast with butter, sausages, and baked beans.
A hearty breakfast became popular with the working class during the industrial revolution. Eating a full breakfast every day provided workers with the energy they would need for a day of manual labor. These meals were simpler and would consist of eggs, toast, and bacon or sausage.
Enjoying Smoky Maple Links
Lobel’s Smoky Maple Links are fully cooked; simply brown and serve. For a hearty breakfast that will power you through whatever your day entails, serve them alongside freshly cooked eggs, hearty breakfast potatoes, coffee, juice, and homemade toast.
Have you tried Lobel’s Smoky Maple Links? What is your favorite breakfast food? Do you eat a full breakfast every day?