Among encased-meat products, handmade sausage is the most delightful, followed closely by a saddlebag filled with jerky and a ham sewn into a larger ham. Nibble upon neatly packed proteins with today's Groupon: for $22, you get $45 worth of sausages delivered from Jody Maroni's Sausage Kingdom. This Groupon does not cover shipping fees.
Jody Maroni, founder of Jody Maroni's Sausage Kingdom, started linking gourmet sausages in 1979 and now rules over a royal court of meat artisans who assemble more than 20 all-natural varieties. Third-pound Kobe beef hot dogs (5 lb. for $46.75) await buns and ribbons of mustard, and quarter-pound chicken molé sausages (1 lb. for $8.30) don rich flavors of chilies, chocolate, and cumin. Shoppers can sample the flavors of France's cuisine with the thyme- and garlic-accented toulouse garlic sausages (1 lb. for $8.30), then hop back to the New World to lease out mouth real estate to tequila chicken sausage tenants, with roasted corn and brined jalapenos (1 lb. for $8.30). Jody Maroni's requires a minimum order of 5 pounds, and offers free shipping for meat parcels of 15 pounds or more.