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What's Kowalski (Hamtramck, MI) kielbasa like?


Turbowicz 4 | 13
7 Jul 2012 #1
I remember Kowalski's when we used to visit ciocia and wujek in Hamtramck, but don't recall that we ever purchased anything there. However, I see that Kowalski's is still in business, and they sell via their website. They also provide a few recipes that look appealing: kowality.com

Anybody familiar with Kowalski's products?

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Meathead 5 | 470
8 Jul 2012 #2
I don't know if it was Kowalski's but I purchased some fresh polish sausage from a Polish Deli in Hamtramck (on Jos campo) and it was gooood. The stuff was freshly made and not packaged like they show on the website. This was a couple of Christmas's ago.
Polonius3 1,000 | 12,446
15 Jul 2012 #3
Kowalski kiełbasa is OK, but it is made for the sake of broad American pubic appeal. A taste test conducted a few years ago showed Hamtramck natives preferred the kiełbasa from smaller family-owned places like Środek's or Polish Market. Kopytko's (a Ukrainian pork butcher) was excellent, but they went out of business a coupla years ago.
Patrycja19 63 | 2,699
15 Jul 2012 #4
Kowalski kiełbasa is OK, but it is made for the sake of broad American pubic appeal

Ahem!! Just for the record Kowalski's Keilbasa has never appealed to my pubic.. maybe yours. not mine.
hamtramckPOLE - | 9
2 Mar 2013 #5
it ok like polish market or srodeks i live in hamtramck so i would know
TwinbrookNine
16 Mar 2018 #6
Kowalski's smoked kielbasa (like their cold cuts) are the best of the best. Kowalski fresh kielbasa (pretty much like Srodek's and Polish market) are quite good, although I'm into a more garlicky sausage than any of them produce. Pypkowski once upon a time had the best fresh kielbasa but that outfit is long gone.
johnny reb 29 | 5,120
16 Mar 2018 #7
I just had some Kowalski Polish sausage this week.
It costs almost exactly twice as much as the commercial fat filled crap like Hillshire out of big box stores.
(About $6 - $7 a pound.)
You get what you pay for when it comes to a good meaty sausage with natural casings that has flavor besides garlic and smoke.
However like Pol3 stated, it doesn't compare with the smaller Mom & Pop Polish meat shops sausages and cold cuts.
Those get real expensive but damn are they good.
Maybe I will get some for St. Patrick's Day.


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