“ Manufacturer: Crosse & Blackwell / Type: Snacks „
I have seen these tins of all day breakfasts in my local supermarket a few times now, and have always wanted to try them as the picture on the front, a picture of some very tasty looking beans, a chunky sausage and some other breakfast components, looks very appealing.
Earlier today, I had my first tin of them as I couldn't resist any longer. If i have to be honest, I was rather dissapointed, although I suppose my expectations were a bit high!
Cooking them is very simple, all you have to do is open the simple ring pull lid, tip them into a saucepan and heat them, while stirring untill they are warmed through, usually about 7minutes. Alternatively, you can also pop the contents into a bowl and warm them in the microwave for about 3 or 4 minutes.
It does smell very nice when they are cooked, and it contains two large sausages, two egg nuggets with cereal (which I can only describe as being a bit like scotch eggs), a slice of thin, round bacon, a few mushrooms and lots of baked beans all in a rich tomato sauce.
In all honesty, I found that there wasn't that much difference in taste or texture in the sausage and egg nuggets, just only what can be described as a sort of mush. I'm afraid I couldn't bring myself to try the bacon as it just didn't look appealing what so ever! The mushrooms on the other hand, are juicy and very tasty and the beans are soft and in a thick, flavoursome sauce.
Overall they aren't bad if you are very hungry and in a rush, as you do get quite a lot in one tin which is very much enough to fill you up, but don't be mistaken, they are nothing compared to the real thing.
I discovered these last summer whilst trying to find food to take to a week long festival with me. I was rummaging up and down the local asda store isles and stumbled across these amongst other beans, ravioli tins etc. They come in a can weighing 410g.
Cost me 62p from our local asda store.
The tin has a picture of a fry up on it with a blue and white checked back ground. There are many other flavours in this range all with similar packaging to help recognise them.
The can has a ring-pull lid making it perfect for festivals!
The info on the back states "baken beans in tomato sauce with sausages, button mushrooms, chopped pork and egg nuggets with cereal and bacon."
If memory serves me right you get two or three (good sized) sausages, 2 of the pork and egg cereal nuggets, three or four mushrooms and 2 slices of peperoni style slices of bacon.
All in all i was very pleasantly suprised with the taste of these and had one every morning whilst i was away. The beans are just like regular beans, the sausages are gorgeous and dont have any nasty fatty or gristly bits, and the mushrooms are just the right texture. The only part of this can that i didnt like was the pork and egg cereal nuggets, and that is because im not really a fan of egg. They are pleasant enough though and i did eat them so they couldnt have been that bad!
This couldnt have been easier. Just whack them into a pot and heat up. Or alternitivley put them in the microwave for 3 minutes and stir once half way through. I would say though be careful to ensure that the sausages are hot all the way through because they are quite thick it is easier to cut them into smaller pieces for a faster cooking time.
This can contains gluten, wheat, milk, egg and mustard.
carbohydrates:6.6g (of which sugars 2.9g)
fat: 4.0g (of which saturates 1.2g)
salt equivalent: 0.8g
These were a life saver whilst at a festival and set me up for the whole day. They are filling, tasty, and quick to cook, and now im at home i always keep one or two in the cupboard for those mornings where i cant be bothered to cook!