Where can I buy BOULDER SAUSAGE brand products?

We all struggle with time constraints and we know your time is valuable. BOULDER SAUSAGE brand sausage is in all the major supermarket chains. Please see the list below showing the stores we are in and those we are not. You can also visit our website for an interactive store locator.

BOULDER SAUSAGE brand products can be purchased at:

  • Albertsons
  • Atlas Purveyors
  • B & F Market
  • City Market
  • Costco
  • King Soopers
  • Lucky’s Market
  • Lulu’s
  • Safeway
  • Sprouts
  • Super Target
  • Village Market

BOULDER SAUSAGE brand products are currently not yet available in the following stores:

  • Trader Joes
  • Vitamin Cottage Natural Grocers
  • Walmart
  • Whole Foods

Why is online shipping so expensive?

We appreciate you valuing the quality of our brand. We recognize that we all have financial constraints and we also know you want to feel good about ordering online. It is important to us that you are fully satisfied when you receive your order. We want to ensure the product is safe and cold when you receive it. The product is packed in a lined cooler with plenty of dry ice and shipped via FedEx ground. We are required to use ground shipping due to the dry ice. Be assured we do not add any additional costs to your shipping. You pay exactly what our actual costs are.

Why is the product I buy online frozen?

We understand you want to be sure the frozen product has the same quality as our fresh product. We want to ensure your order is safe and cold when you receive it. Due to airline regulations, we can only use ground transportation. The product is vacuum packaged and frozen to ensure it is cold and safe when you receive it. We recommend you use the product as soon as convenient due to the impact of freezing.

Where does your pork come from, and how is it processed?

We understand you are concerned about how the hogs are raised, treated and processed…we share the same concern. We source our pork from trusted producers in the Midwest. Our producers raise and process the hogs in a humane manner as regulated and inspected by the USDA.

Are you a USDA Facility?

We agree you should be able to trust and have confidence our products meet food safety standards. We are regularly inspected by and regulated by USDA. We have a full-time USDA inspector onsite daily. In addition, we adhere to a food safety program (HACPP) that includes best practices and we conduct third-party audits of our procedures on an annual basis.

Are BOULDER SAUSAGE brand products low sodium?

We recognize sodium is a concern in many individual diets and may need to be minimized to meet dietary restrictions. We do use the minimum salt in our recipes necessary to ensure the flavor still tastes great. We have reduced our sodium to one of the lowest levels in the industry. Please review our nutritional labels on our website to ensure our sodium content meets your needs.

Do your Products contain sugar?

We understand sugar is a concern in all of our diets and we want to minimize our sugar consumption. We have eliminated sugar in our German and Chorizo sausages. The sugar in our other products is very low and we are working on the process of eliminating sugar in other products while maintaining our outstanding flavor. In the near future, the only products with sugar will be our Hot Italian sausage, Uncured bacon and Cranberry Orange sausage.

Do your products contain any preservatives or chemicals?

We agree and are concerned about preservatives and chemicals being used by food processors to enhance flavor and extend shelf life. We believe in producing only all-natural products. We use only lean pork and natural spices in our products. Our products do not include any of the following:

  • Water
  • Fillers
  • Chemicals
  • MSG
  • Nitrates/Nitrites
  • Allergens

What does Natural Ingredients really mean?

We agree there is a lot of confusion about what all-natural really means. According to USDA guidelines: Natural pork products contain no artificial ingredients and must be minimally processed. The label must include a statement explaining the meaning of the term natural (such as “no artificial ingredients”, “minimally processed”, or “No Nitrites or Nitrates”). We are committed to using only natural pork products and spices. We do not use any artificial ingredients. Our process includes only minimum grinding and mixing of spices (our definition of minimally processed).

Why is your package 14oz instead of 16oz?

We all want to be confident we are receiving value for our food dollars. Many sausage companies offer larger per ounce packages (gross weight) to convince consumers that they are getting the most for their money. However, it is the net weight (the weight after a product has been cooked) that provides the true value.

For example, a 16-ounce package of sausage before cooking (gross weight) could only be 14 ounces (net weight) after cooking that same sausage. This 2-ounce loss is due to the fat content in the product, additives, and fillers added to those brands. So, the consumer is only getting 14 ounces of product but paid for 16 ounces.

We choose to offer the consumer exactly what the package says, 14 ounces. We use lean premium cuts of pork and we don’t add fillers to our products to increase the weight, not even water. When the consumer purchases a package of our sausage, they can be sure they are getting the most value for their budget.

Why doesn’t your product shrink when I cook it?

We agree most meat products shrink when cooked. The shrinkage is due to the amount of fat content, water and fillers added to the product. BOULDER SAUSAGE brand sausages use only lean premium cuts of pork (82% lean). In addition, we don’t add any water or fillers to our products.

What is the best way to cook BOULDER SAUSAGE brand sausage so it doesn’t stick to the pan?

We all want to use the best methods for preparing BOULDER SAUSAGE brand products for our families. Our products stick due to the low fat content of the product. We recommend:

  • In a pan: Medium heat with a small amount of virgin olive oil added to the pan. Do not cover with a lid. Rotate frequently. Cook for 14-15 minutes. Breakfast links should be cooked for about 12 minutes.
  • On the grill: Medium heat with lid closed for 14-15 minutes.
  • Never boil our product.

How long can I freeze your product and what is the best way to freeze your product?

We understand your concern about freezing our product and whether it maintains nutrition, flavor and quality. Freezing does affect the tenderness, juiciness and vitamins of pork due to the ice crystals formed in the meat. We recommend you not freeze our sausage in the retail packaging. We recommend you remove the product from its original packaging and place it in freezer bags or re-wrap in your favorite freezer storage product. In addition, we recommend you use the product within 60 days of purchase. Our bacon can be frozen in the package you purchased it in.

What is Gluten Free vs. Certified Gluten Free?

We are all very skeptical about claims made by manufacturers. We want to make sure we can trust products that make Gluten Free claims.

Certified Gluten Free is achieved by meeting and adhering to standards established by third parties. To achieve certification a manufacturer must:

  • Pass an audit of our ingredients, processes and manufacturing plant.
  • Product and ingredients used in manufacturing cannot exceed more than 20 parts per million(ppm) of gluten based upon testing.
  • Ongoing annual audits are required.
  • Quarterly test results must be submitted.
  • Only manufacturers that meet and exceed these requirements are allowed to use Certified Gluten Free on their label and make the claim.

BOULDER SAUSAGE brand products have been Certified Gluten Free since 2014.

What does ABF mean and why does it matter?

We are all concerned about discovering healthier options to meet our healthy lifestyles. We want to be informed and educated about what is in our food. ABF is the abbreviation for Antibiotic Free. Overuse of antibiotics by humans can lead to the body building up a resistance to them.   Ingesting products that used antibiotics raises concerns and their presence alone is disturbing to many. For animals raised with antibiotics, the USDA requires there be no antibiotics in the animal system prior to processing. The USDA randomly tests animal liver and kidneys on the processing line to ensure there is no residual antibiotics.

To be labeled as ABF, the USDA regulations state: A meat producer must provide the USDA documentation demonstrating that the animals were raised without antibiotics to be considered an Antibiotic Free product.

Due to consumer demand, we produce and sell products that are both antibiotic free and not antibiotic free. For products that are not ABF, our suppliers certify the pork to be free of any antibiotic residues prior to processing. The processors accomplish this by withholding antibiotics for a period sufficient to ensure the antibiotics are no longer present in the animal.

For our products labeled as ABF, our suppliers certify antibiotics were never, ever used.

What are the spices and natural flavorings?

We are all concerned with what is added to our food. We need to trust the products we consume do not contain any items that may be harmful to our family and friends.   We use only spices and natural flavorings in our products. The following is an inclusive list of all spices and natural flavorings used in our products:

  • Agave Nectar
  • Black Pepper
  • Celery Powder (Natural Flavoring)
  • Chili Pepper
  • Cinnamon
  • Coriander
  • Cranberry
  • Crushed Red Pepper
  • Garlic Powder
  • Ginger
  • Hatch Green Chili
  • Mace, Ground
  • Nutmeg
  • Oleoresin of Oregano
  • Oleoresin of Paprika
  • Oleoresin of Rosemary (Natural Flavoring)
  • Paprika
  • Red Pepper
  • Sea salt
  • Sugar
  • Thyme
  • Turbinado Sugar
  • White Pepper
  • Whole Fennel