Do they refer to the same kind? Or is there a subtle difference?

And what essentially encapsulates the concept of a sausage being sweet? Is it typical sucrose driven sweetness inherent to the product...or the resultant chemical aftertaste on consuming it?

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Both sweet and mild refers to the sausages without hot red pepper flakes. The fact they are called sweet Italian sausages doesn't mean they contain sugar.

  • But there is still a difference between sweet and mild, because some companies sell both a mild version and a sweet version of Italian sausage. Commented Apr 1, 2021 at 7:33

Sweet refers to the sweet basil that is not in the mild

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