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WOW Grinds Homemade Challenge - Best Portuguese Sausage Final Results

Click on a Judge to see their profile. Hover over each Judge's score to see their comment explaining that score and a score breakdown. A complete list of judge's comments is located below the results table. We did weighted scoring again with Taste=50%, Texture=30% and Presentation=20%.


Rank Name Judge 1
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Judge 3
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Judge 6
Average Score Out of 10 Normalized Score
#1 Rego's Purity of Hawaii
8.7Taste 9...Texture 8...Presentation 9. Now that is what I expect from a PS. Tastes like PS I grew up with. Ono and oily with nice koge-ness. Sweet flavor. 10 Taste 10...Texture 10...Presentation 10. Perfect balance! Good color and consistent flavor. I like that you can't taste the pepper in it. 5.2Taste 5...Texture 5...Presentation 6. Tasted OK. Didn't like it that much. Greasy. Weird after taste. 7.2Taste 7...Texture 7...Presentation 8. Medium spicy. Sweet. Moist. 6.3Taste 6...Texture 7...Presentation 6. Too sweet. 7.3Taste 7...Texture 8...Presentation 7. Typical PS. 7.45 100%
#2
Maui Homemade by Brother-In-Law
6.0Taste 6...Texture 6...Presentation 6. Little too spicy for me. But I'm NCH (No Can Handle). Nice flavor and greasiness. 9.5Taste 10...Texture 9...Presentation 9. I like the sweet and spicy flavor. Taste a little like lup cheong. 6.3Taste 8...Texture 5...Presentation 4. Had a trail of orange oil that oozed out of my piece as I poked it with my fork. Good flavor, little spicy kick at the end. 7.0Taste 7...Texture 7...Presentation 7. Gamey taste. Smoky flavor. Spicy. 5.8Taste 6...Texture 6...Presentation 5. Tasty and salty. 7.0Taste 7...Texture 7...Presentation 7. Typical PS. 6.93 93.1%
#3
Hawaiian Sausage Company by Rego
7.2Taste 8...Texture 6...Presentation 7. Nice koge-ness. Kind of a non-texture(?) but good. Ono sweet flavor. 8.2Taste 8...Texture 8...Presentation 9. Sweet at first then gets peppery and spicy. Lots of layers of taste to this one that would be lost if eating with other food. 5.5Taste 6...Texture 5...Presentation 5. Tasted this one before. Slight after taste. 6.6Taste 6...Texture 8...Presentation 6. Sweet, salty. 5.5Taste 5...Texture 6...Presentation 6. Slightly too sweet. 6.3Taste 6...Texture 7...Presentation 6. 6.55 87.9%
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6.6Taste 7...Texture 7...Presentation 5. Ono. But like D. Not typical PS. More like smoked meat. I could eat a bunch of this one. 6.5Taste 7...Texture 4...Presentation 9. Good smokey flavor! But too much fat. 5.5Taste 6...Texture 5...Presentation 5. Tough. Pretty good taste. Oily. 6.3Taste 5...Texture 8...Presentation 7.Funny after taste. Gamey. 7.1Taste 8...Texture 7...Presentation 5. A tasty little surprise. I like the flavor bursts of fat. 6.2Taste 6...Texture 6...Presentation 7. Tough meat and a bit gamey. 6.37
85.5%
#5 Gouvea's Portuguese Brand Sausage
5.2Taste 6...Texture 4...Presentation 5. Not bad. Salty. Nice pepper flavor. 6.0Taste 7...Texture 5...Presentation 5. Too salty and texture was not so great. Didn't hold as I chewed it. Pieces broke up kinda like hamburger steak. 5.8Taste 7...Texture 5...Presentation 4. Good flavor. Little spicy. Little oily. Ono. 7.7Taste 8...Texture 9...Presentation 5. Good flavor. Not too spicy, but enough zip. Nice crispiness. 6.6Taste 7...Texture 7...Presentation 5. Slight kick to it. I like that. 6.8Taste 7...Texture 7...Presentation 6. Better tasting spice. Less rubbery. 6.35
85.2%
#6 Kukui Sausage Company
5.1Taste 5...Texture 6...Presentation 4. Nice chewiness, chunkiness, but not much flavah. Quite bland. Not memorable. 9.2Taste 9...Texture 9...Presentation 10. Sweet light flavor. Easy to eat. 5.0Taste 5...Texture 5...Presentation 5. Flavor is very light. Not too oily. 4.3Taste 3...Texture 6...Presentation 5. Soft and bland. 4.0Taste 4...Texture 4...Presentation 4. Zzzzzzzzzzzzz. 6.3Taste 6...Texture 7...Presentation 6. Simple taste. Bit rubbery. 5.65
75.8%
#7 Redondo's Portuguese Brand Sausage
6.5Taste 7...Texture 6...Presentation 6. Ono. Greasy and oily. Little spicy. 4.4Taste 5...Texture 5...Presentation 2. Taste like McDonald's sausage. Too much oil...unappetizing. 4.7Taste 5...Texture 4...Presentation 5. Very, very moist (oily). Too moist and wet. Didn't care for the taste of this one. 5.5Taste 5...Texture 4...Presentation 9. Moist and juicy, but too soft. 4.4Taste 5...Texture 3...Presentation 5. 8.1Taste 8...Texture 9...Presentation 7. Good texture. Good taste. A bit like link sausageish. 5.60
75.2%
#8 Hilo Homemade by Nelli778's Family Friend
4.6Taste 5...Texture 5...Presentation 3. Tastes like venison, not sausage. Kind of odd. Good, but not what I think of as PS. 2.3Taste 2...Texture 3...Presentation 2. It's a good sausage, but doesn't taste like PS. More smokey and beefy. 4.3Taste 4...Texture 5...Presentation 4. Very dry (not oily). Little chewy. Thick smokey flavor. Didn't like the flavor but maybe that's because I'm not used to it. 6.0Taste 6...Texture 6...Presentation 6. Like smoked meat. Interesting. A little tough. 5.0Taste 5...Texture 5...Presentation 5. Not as juicy on the inside as I would like. Tried a second piece which had a weird flavor thus decreasing score. 7.8Taste 8...Texture 8...Presentation 7. Different but good. Borderline beef jerky. A little tough but good. 5.00
67.1%

Judge's Comments


#1 Rego's Purity of Hawaii

Judge 1 - Taste 9...Texture 8...Presentation 9. Now that is what I expect from a PS. Tastes like PS I grew up with. Ono and oily with nice koge-ness. Sweet flavor.

Judge 2 - Taste 10...Texture 10...Presentation 10. Perfect balance! Good color and consistent flavor. I like that you can't taste the pepper in it.

Judge 3 - Taste 5...Texture 5...Presentation 6. Tasted OK. Didn't like it that much. Greasy. Weird after taste.

Judge 4 - Taste 7...Texture 7...Presentation 8. Medium spicy. Sweet. Moist.

Judge 5 - Taste 6...Texture 7...Presentation 6. Too sweet.

Judge 6 - Taste 7...Texture 8...Presentation 7. Typical PS.


#2 Maui Homemade by Brother-In-Law

Judge 1 - Taste 6...Texture 6...Presentation 6. Little too spicy for me.  But I'm NCH (no can handle). Nice flavor and greasiness.

Judge 2 - Taste 10...Texture 9...Presentation 9. I like the sweet and spicy flavor. Taste a little like lup cheong.

Judge 3 - Taste 8...Texture 5...Presentation 4. Had a trail of orange oil that oozed out of my piece as I poked it with my fork. Good flavor, little spicy kick at the end.

Judge 4 - Taste 7...Texture 7...Presentation 7. Gamey taste. Smoky flavor. Spicy.

Judge 5 - Taste 6...Texture 6...Presentation 5. Tasty and salty.

Judge 6 - Taste 7...Texture 7...Presentation 7. Typical PS.


#3 Hawaiian Sausage Company by Rego

Judge 1 - Taste 8...Texture 6...Presentation 7. Nice koge-ness. Kind of a non-texture(?) but good. Ono sweet flavor.

Judge 2 - Taste 8...Texture 8...Presentation 9. Sweet at first then gets peppery and spicy. Lots of layers of taste to this one that would be lost if eating with other food.

Judge 3 - Taste 6...Texture 5...Presentation 5. Tasted this one before. Slight after taste.

Judge 4 - Taste 6...Texture 8...Presentation 6. Sweet, salty.

Judge 5 - Taste 5...Texture 6...Presentation 6. Slightly too sweet.

Judge 6 - Taste 6...Texture 7...Presentation 6.


#4 Waipahu Homemade by Smokey

Judge 1 - Taste 7...Texture 7...Presentation 5. Ono. But like D. Not typical PS. More like smoked meat. I could eat a bunch of this one.

Judge 2 - Taste 7...Texture 4...Presentation 9. Good smokey flavor! But too much fat.

Judge 3 - Taste 6...Texture 5...Presentation 5. Tough. Pretty good taste. Oily.

Judge 4 - Taste 5...Texture 8...Presentation 7. Funny after taste. Gamey.

Judge 5 - Taste 8...Texture 7...Presentation 5. A tasty little surprise. I like the flavor bursts of fat.

Judge 6 - Taste 6...Texture 6...Presentation 7. Tough meat and a bit gamey.


#5 Gouvea's Portuguese Brand Sausage

Judge 1 - Taste 6...Texture 4...Presentation 5. Not bad. Salty. Nice pepper flavor.

Judge 2 - Taste 7...Texture 5...Presentation 5. Too salty and texture was not so great. Didn't hold as I chewed it. Pieces broke up kinda like hamburger steak.

Judge 3 - Taste 7...Texture 5...Presentation 4. Good flavor. Little spicy. Little oily. Ono.

Judge 4 - Taste 8...Texture 9...Presentation 5. Good flavor. Not too spicy, but enough zip. Nice crispiness.

Judge 5 - Taste 7...Texture 7...Presentation 5. Slight kick to it. I like that.

Judge 6 - Taste 7...Texture 7...Presentation 6. Better tasting spice. Less rubbery.


#6 Kukui Sausage Company

Judge 1 - Taste 5...Texture 6...Presentation 4. Nice chewiness, chunkiness, but not much flavah. Quite bland. Not memorable.

Judge 2 - Taste 9...Texture 9...Presentation 10. Sweet light flavor. Easy to eat.

Judge 3 - Taste 5...Texture 5...Presentation 5. Flavor is very light. Not too oily.

Judge 4 - Taste 3...Texture 6...Presentation 5. Soft and bland.

Judge 5 - Taste 4...Texture 4...Presentation 4. Zzzzzzzzzzzzz.

Judge 6 - Taste 6...Texture 7...Presentation 6. Simple taste. Bit rubbery.


#7 Redondo's Portuguese Brand Sausage

Judge 1 - Taste 7...Texture 6...Presentation 6. Ono. Greasy and oily. Little spicy.

Judge 2 - Taste 5...Texture 5...Presentation 2. Taste like McDonald's sausage. Too much oil...unappetizing.

Judge 3 - Taste 5...Texture 4...Presentation 5. Very, very moist (oily). Too moist and wet. Didn't care for the taste of this one.

Judge 4 - Taste 5...Texture 4...Presentation 9. Moist and juicy, but too soft.

Judge 5 - Taste 5...Texture 3...Presentation 5.

Judge 6 - Taste 8...Texture 9...Presentation 7. Good texture. Good taste. A bit like link sausageish.


#8 Hilo Homemade by Nelli778's Family Friend

Judge 1 - Taste 5...Texture 5...Presentation 3. Tastes like venison, not sausage. Kind of odd. Good, but not what I think of as PS.

Judge 2 - Taste 2...Texture 3...Presentation 2. It's a good sausage, but doesn't taste like PS. More smokey and beefy.

Judge 3 - Taste 4...Texture 5...Presentation 4. Very dry (not oily). Little chewy. Thick smokey flavor. Didn't like the flavor but maybe that's because I'm not used to it.

Judge 4 - Taste 6...Texture 6...Presentation 6. Like smoked meat. Interesting. A little tough.

Judge 5 - Taste 5...Texture 5...Presentation 5. Not as juicy on the inside as I would like. Tried a second piece which had a weird flavor thus decreasing score.

Judge 6 - Taste 8...Texture 8...Presentation 7. Different but good. Borderline beef jerky. A little tough but good.