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51 calories? Did I read that right?
Member Name: graceyyxx
Advantages: Low in calories, good value
Now you often hear about the horrible stuff that goes into sausages and does put me off slightly, occasionally I will buy high quality high meat content sausages but these also come with a high price tag and high calorie content. I used to be vegetarian and always really enjoyed Linda McCartney sausages as they had a really meaty flavour and have also enjoyed other Quorn products so when I saw these I thought I'd try them.
Price: I got these on offer recently for £1 and had a couple and put the rest of the pack of 6 into the freezer, so these are great if you're the only person wanting these you won't have to chuck them all out if you don't eat them within a few days. They're usually around the £1.90 mark though which isn't bad, it works out at just over 30p each.
Packaging: (Different to the one shown above) These come in a black plastic container with see through plastic over the top so you can see the sausages before you buy them. There is then a recyclable cardboard sleeve over the plastic container where the Quorn logo is very prominant, there's also a picture of 2 griddled sausages placed on a bed of mash with some greens and gravy looking very nice. There is also nutritional information down the right hand side of the pack.
The Product: There are 6 sausage in the pack, they're a decent size and I would say about the average size for a sausage and nice and thick. These are made from mycoprotein, naturally low in fat member of the fungi family. I have to say these don't look very nice in the packet, they're very pale in colour, but then I suppose what sausage does look nice before cooking?
Cooking Instructions: They recommend you cook these on the hob but I find it hard to give these sausages all- over even cooking in a frying pan, I cooked one in a frying pan with a little oil for a sausage sandwich this morning and found it really hard to brown the sausage but once it started browning it did so quickly and I had to be careful as it burnt on one side and I only left it for about 20 seconds on a medium heat. I also found this was the case under the grill and found myself standing in the kitchen for the 10 minute cooking time as they would burn very quickly. I found the easiest way to cook was in a pre- heated oven for about 10 minutes at 220 degrees turning after about 5 minutes they cooked really evenly and no watching the oven!
Taste: I'm not sure about the taste at all, I can't put my finger on what the taste is but it's just abit odd. It's slightly rubbery in texture but the inside is quite soft and it doesn't taste meaty. I smothered mine in ketchup, or gravy when I served it with mash and it tasted fine. They say there's onion in there but I don't think you can particularly taste it, but having said that there's nothing you can particularly taste in this sausage.
Nutrition: Per Sausage:
Sat Fat: 0.3g
Contains wheat, gluten, eggs and milk.
Suitable for vegetarians (obviously!)
Overall: Although I wasn't a great fan off the taste it was fine when served with something else, and since cooking in the oven the un-even cooking hasn't been an issue either. I wouldn't recommend these to someone who loves meat but I'll definately be buying them again and when they're on offer again I'll be storing a few pack away in the freezer. The main reason why I'll be eating these again though is the calorie content, at just 51kcal per sausage you can't complain at all and it's a great alternative to high calorie meat versions.