What makes sausages so SENSATIONAL?

We all know and love sausages for their juicy, lip-smacking taste, but one thing we love about sausages is their amazing versatility.



Grilled, fried, baked (see our delicious Baked Sausage recipe here), boiled, stewed or slapped marinated on a braai, sausages can be enjoyed as an accompaniment or on its own. Sausages are generally an easy to prepare meal source – a  sausage stew is always a good choice for parties because you can throw all the ingredients together in a pot and leave it to cook.



If you need another reason to enjoy a healthy serving of sausage, one humble sausage contains 11g of muscle-building protein. There is one essential mineral that only pork sausage contains – fluoride. When consumed in the appropriate amount, fluoride maintains the strength of your teeth and enamel. It can also help prevent cavities and osteoporosis.  Sausages contain Niacin (Vitamin B3), an according to Men’s Health enough Niacin will keep away depression. So yes, it’s a scientific fact that sausages will make you happy!


Pork is a very affordable, healthy meat choice and has always been the standard sausage filling, but that is rapidly changing, for example have you tried Colcom Oxford Beef Sausages? (They are actually PORK-FREE – an excellent choice ).


They are a few important points when it comes to why pork fat is used in sausages. Pork fat is extraordinary in the world of culinary fats for its properties.


Pork fat is a much different consistency and composition than beef, lamb, goat, or chicken fats. Pork fat is a very neutral flavour, it melts at a lower temperature, and at room temperatures is “sticky” and acts to bind meats together into a coherent mass in a sausage – unlike more crumbly beef fat. It also does not go rancid as quickly and easily as lamb or goat, and does not so easily carry salmonella as chicken fat can (though, when being rendered using heat, this is not much of a concern).

Pork as compared to beef has more of a neutral flavour and takes spices/seasonings better. Beef is comparatively quite strong in flavour and it takes more seasoning to overcome this. Beef fat carries a stronger flavour, and does not emulsify with the meat in the same was pork fat does. It can be used in sausage, but the texture will be dryer and different than if pork fat is used.

The Colcom sausage range includes uncooked frozen sausages (also known as fresh sausages), ready-to-eat/special sausages including bangers from the Tastee range, as well as the firm crowd favourite, boerewors.


Bon Appetit!


Senior Citizens Get Their Own Special Day!

At Colcom, we recognize that some of our most valued shoppers have been supporting us for a very long time! To say a big THANK YOU to our older mums, dads and grandparents, we’re offering a 10% discount to anyone over 60 years old every Wednesday – our special Pensioner’s day.


The great thing about mid-week shopping is that there’s often less people – definitely a plus as you can take your time browsing through all our bacon, burgers, sausages, fresh pork and pies!


For your convenience, Colcom factory Shops are open between 8am and 5pm daily, and until 1pm on Saturday.


There are also usually Manager’s Specials running at each Shop daily, so you may be able to land even bigger deals than your 10% off.


This special is only available at Coventry Rd (Harare) & Mutare locations.


To get an overview of our in-store prices, feel free to send an email to colcomshop@colcom.co.zw or call ahead on the following numbers: (0242) 753934, 0775 868559 (Misheck), 0712512825 (Netsai).


If you’re in Mutare, we’d love to see you! Our contact details are as follows:

The Colcom Shop

18/20, S. Mazorodze Rd, Yeovil, Mutare

+263 (020) 62220

+263 772 843 265



They say when you’re older you’re wiser, so let’s make a wise choice and visit Colcom factory shops every Wednesday to take advantage of our Senior Citizens’ discount!


* Ts & Cs apply


We don’t have to tell you how rising prices make it hard to enjoy what you love (everybody knows) …we can however let you know how Colcom is making things better for our shoppers and giving them PRICE CUTS on the products they love!


Available only at our locations in Harare and Mutare (addresses which you can find here ☛ bit.ly/Colcom_Shops) we’re so happy to share great deals on Bacon, Beersticks, Boerewors, Fresh and Ready-to-Eat Sausages thanks to the SIX FOR LESS promotion.


While we love when you pick out a pack of your favourite Colcom product to enjoy, we know you’ll be even happier when you pick up a banded pack of 6, at 10% off the price!


For your convenience, here’s a list of the products on offer:


Colcom Sliced Premium Bacon 6 x 250g
Colcom Sliced Premium Bacon 6 x 500g
Colcom Streaky Bacon 6 x 250g
Colcom Streaky Bacon 6 x 500g
Colcom Value Bacon  6 x 1kg
Colcom Value Bacon 6 x 250g
Colcom Value Bacon 6 x 500g
Colcom Middlecut Bacon 6 x 250g
Colcom Middlecut Bacon 6 x 500g
Colcom Red Vienna 6 x 500g
Colcom Red Vienna 6 x 250g
Colcom Smoked Vienna 6 x 1 kg
Colcom Frankfurters 6 x 500g
Colcom Frankfurters 6 x 250g
Danmeats MILD Beersticks 6 x 1 kg
Danmeats HOT Beersticks 6 x 1 kg



Colcom factory Shops in Mutare and at Mbare, Mbudzi and Coventry Rd are open between 8am and 5pm during the week, and until 1pm on Saturday, so you have plenty of time to fill your basket with bargains.


Remember, buying in bulk helps you $AVE! Happy shopping!


Fresh Pork Fiesta @Colcom Shops!

There’s a FIESTA going on every week and you’re invited. From Monday to Saturday  Colcom Shops are offering SPECIAL prices on all fresh pork cuts. Before you all rush in and stock up, it’s best to know about how much value you’re really getting.


Why is pork such a great type of meat to stock up on?


The verdict is still out on whether it can be called ‘white’ or ‘red’ meat (the internet rages on), but we can all agree it tastes so good!


Firstly, it’s so versatile! It tastes great whether you fry it, stew it, braai it, boil it or grill it.


Pork takes flavours very well so it’s an excellent choice for exotic, spicy dishes. It is a healthier choice because of its high protein content. It is also high in essential vitamins, minerals and amino acid good for overall health.



Because by nature it is not “tough” meat, so thankfully it has cook times that won’t leave you hungry!


It’s also an economical option because the price is often much less than beef, mutton or poultry. There are a lot of ‘cut’ options to choose from like tenderloin, ribs, pork, shoulder and belly so you really are spoilt for choice.


Like we always say, “Put some Pork on Your Fork”


If you want details of where to buy the freshest Colcom pork cuts, click here ☛ bit.ly/Colcom_Shops


If you’re looking to buy in bulk or take home whole porkers, then it’s best to get in touch directly with our flagship factory shop, on colcomshop@colcom.co.zw or call us on the following numbers: 0242 753934, 0775 868 559 (Misheck) or 0712 512 825 (Netsai)