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Asda Sausage & Onion Quiche

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Manufacturer: Asda / Type: Pie

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      09.04.2010 08:22
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      Asda Sausage And Onion Quiche

      After trying the bacon and leek quiche yesterday I decided to give the sausage and onion flavour a try.


      Packaging:

      This quiche comes in the usual sort of square carton that supermarkets nowadays use to pack their quiches. A small panel on one of the sides states that the carton is "widely recycled" and that you should check your local recycling rules to find out whether the foil tray can also be recycled where you live.

      The front of the carton shows a picture of a tasty looking quiche with a slice cut out and resting slightly away from it. This allows you to see a cross section of the interior of the quiche. You can see bits of caramelised onion on top of the quiche but I'd defy anyone to spot a piece of sausage in that picture!

      The back of the carton the usual allergy advice, nutritional information, storage instructions, ingredients, cooking instructions and contact details for Asda can be found on the sides of the carton. Their website address is also given:

      www.asda.com

      This product is described as:- "Lincolnshire sausage and onion filling in shortcrust pastry, topped with caramelised onions".


      Nutritional Information per 100g {per half quiche in brackets}:

      Energy kJ: 1056kJ {2112kJ}
      kcal: 253kcal {506kcal}
      Protein: 6.7g {13.5g}
      Carbohydrate: 21.6g {43.1g}
      of which sugars: 3.0g {5.9g}
      Fat: 15.5g {31.1g}
      of which saturates: 6.8g {13.5g}
      Fibre: 1.4g {2.7g}
      Sodium: 0.18g {0.36g}
      Salt Equivalent: 0.5g {0.9g}


      Ingredients: Milk, Wheat Flour, Lincolnshire Sausage (13%) {Pork (56%), Pork Fat, Water, Rusk [Wheat Flour, Water, Salt, Raising Agent: Ammonium Carbonates], Seasoning [Salt, Rusk [Wheat Flour, Water, Salt, Raising Agent: Ammonium Carbonates], Herbs: Sage, Parsley, Honey, Spice Extracts [Pepper, Nutmeg, Coriander], Sage Extract, Milk Powder, Black Pepper}, Vegetable Oil, Egg, Seasoned Caramelised Onion (7.0%), {White Onion, Demerara Sugar, White Balsamic Vinegar, Olive Oil, Thyme, Unsalted Butter}, Single Cream, Onion, Medium Fat Soft Cheese (contains Potato Starch), Modified Maize Starch, Dextrose, Salt, Thyme.


      Dietary Information:

      The product contains gluten, milk, wheat and egg.


      Price:

      At time of writing Asda have a 2 for £3 offer on their quiches.


      Taste and opinion:

      Like the bacon and leek flavour, the first thing that you notice about this when you open the carton and take out the quiche is how pale it looks compared to the picture on the front of the carton. The one on the carton looks more of a golden yellowey colour whereas the quiche is the foil tray looks pale and rather insipid in comparison. The second thing you notice is the large amount of onion on top of the quiche. Not sure quite what I feel about this as the onion is in strips in the same sort of way you might cut the onion rings in half before frying them to put them on top of a hot dog. Personally when I make quiche dice the onion and the place it inside the quiche rather than on the top but hey-ho we all do things differently. Personally I think it makes the whole thing look like a bit of a mess.

      Still, it's the taste that counts I suppose....

      Cutting the quiche into quarters I place half of it on a plate and , for the first time I spot the small pieces of sausage inside it. As with the bacon and leek flavour, the quiche itself is around 3cm in depth and I'm pleased to say that the base is just over 1/2cm thick. This is thicker than I would make the pastry if I was making my own quiche but it still means that the filling is, in general, around 2cms in depth which seems ok. I can't abide quiches that makes their bases and crusts really thick so that they can skim on the filling.

      The pastry itself is firm and actually quite nice. The base isn't soggy which is always a plus point in my opinion and the slice feels firm so that you think there's any danger of it collapsing or of bits falling off.

      The filling is also firm and it seems slightly more moist than the bacon and leek flavour. Biting into it I can feel the onion and the small pieces of sausage on my tongue. Unfortunately the sausage seems completely tasteless and there's so much onion used that it rather overpowers everything else so any sense of subtlety in the flavours is completely lost. If you're a lover of onion and that's the main taste you're looking for then this quiche will tick all of the right boxes. If you're expecting to find some sort of reasonably tasty sausage flavour contrasting with the onion then you're going to be sorely disappointed.

      In terms of texture I found this to be a pleasant quiche as it was firm and not soggy or watery. As I said, the taste of onion predominates on the flavour front and I was disappointed that the sausage bits were quite so tasteless. As much as I like onion I don't think I'll be buying this flavour again. The bacon and leek flavour was much, much better.

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