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Sainsbury's Basics Baked Beans With Sausages

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      11.03.2013 18:53
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      Yummy baked beans and sausages on a budget.

      I bought these baked beans with sausages as a bit of a treat. I usually buy Sainsburys basics baked beans for 28p. I love nothing more than eating beans on toast. So when I bought these I thought this will make a good change.

      It has the usual white and orange wrapper on the can. I have to say I really enjoyed these sausages and beans on toast. By no means are they luxurious like Heinz. But the basics version met up to my expectations with plenty of sauce that was not as 'tomatoey' as Heinz. The sauce had a slight hint of tomato flavour. There were plenty of beans to split between two people. I suppose the only downside to this product was the lack and size of the sausages. They are the size of cocktail sausages and were only about 8 in the whole can. Divided by between two there is only four each so not much meat. But for one person, which I have done, its very generous.

      Overall I have always been impressed with the quality of Sainsbury's basics products, and this product is no different. The beans and sausages do not pretend to be something their not. At 34p it is a bargain. If you are looking to eat something different on top of toast, give this product a go.

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      31.03.2011 08:29
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      Nice as part of a meal, but not healthy or made of good ingredients.

      I can't remember the last time I had a tin of baked beans and sausages, so when I saw these in Sainsburys, I had to buy them. The 420g tin cost me about 30p, which is a bit more expensive than just baked beans.

      This product is part of the Sainsburys basics range and so it comes wrapped with a label that fits in with the rest of the range. The label is white all over with orange text. The tin they come in is a standard sized tin that holds 420g of the baked beans and sausages.

      I always microwave my beans as it is a lot quicker and saves all the mess. With these I found that the sauce was a bit runny, which was a little bit of a disappointment. Despite that, the beans were nice and soft and the sauce and beans together had a nice flavour. Each sausage is about 4cm long and 1cm in diameter and I counted 8 in the can. They don't have the most appealing look as the colour is not what I would normally associate with a sausage. They have a soft texture that is easy to eat and has a pork taste to it. The "meat"/inside of the sausage is more of a smooth taste which is what I expected with these. Despite the funny colour, they are okay for a cheap "sausage".

      Being part of the basics range, I don't really expect this to contain the best of ingredients. This is the case as the list is quite extensive. It doesn't actually say how much pork meat is in the sausages, but there are 13 different ingredients that make the sausages alone! Personally I would prefer nice proper sausages, but for the price I can't complain too much.

      Health wise, this product is okay. Per half a can they contain 229 calories, 7.6g of fat, 2.1g of salt and 8g of sugar. There does seem to be a lot of fat and salt added which isn't great, but as part of a balanced meal, it shouldn't be too bad.

      On the whole, I got pretty much what I expected with this product. I have had the basics beans before so I knew what they would be like and I expected the "sausages" to be how they were. I don't think I will have these often as despite being an easy part of a meal, they aren't very healthy and they don't contain good ingredients. Therefore I am only going to give these 3/5.

      If you want something cheap, easy and filling then I would recommend these, but if you want good quality sausage and a healthy, well made product then I would give it a miss.

      Thanks for reading.

      This review may also appear on my Blog and on Ciao under the same username.

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        09.12.2010 19:35
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        You get what you pay for but in this case you get more!

        I quite often cook my children quick and easy meals when they have been at school and had a cooked lunch there, and am often on the lookout for new ideas. My son loves baked beans (of which I usually buy Sainsbury's Basics) so when I saw the Baked Beans and Sausages I thought I'd give them a go. And I was pleasantly surprised.

        The tin is decorated in the standard Sainsbury's Basics design - white background with orange writing. The tin doesn't have a ring pull which is quite disappointing but for only 29p I guess I can forgive Sainbury's.

        The beans inside the tin are very tasty, there are plenty of them and the sauce is nice and thick. There is quite a lot of sauce too which means you need plenty of bread/toast to soak it up - yummy.

        The sausages were the biggest surprise. Not only were they plentiful but they actually tasted pretty good! Even my fussy 4 year old gobbled them up and asked for more.

        Nutritional Information Per Third Of A Can....

        Calories: 186
        Fat: 5.5g
        Saturated Fat: 1.6g
        Salt: 1.79g
        Total Sugars: 7.3g

        I would definitely buy these again and will continue to use the Basic's range by Sainbury's.

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        09.06.2010 23:45
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        Heat & Enjoy

        I tried Sainsbury's basics Baked Beans & Sausages for the first time today (after trying them out initially on my son!).
        I found them amongst the tinned goods on the bottom shelf (as is usually the case with basics products!). They are packaged with the familiar white and orange label, both the can and the label are widely recycled.

        Unfortunately, the can needs to be opened with a tin opener, no handy ring pull!
        On opening I was quite surprised by the number of sausages, I didn't count but there was at least eight.
        I expected the sauce to be fairly runny but it wasn't and the beans tasted really good. I found the sausages quite peppery but did prefer them to Heinz!

        Now for the boring stuff!
        Half a can provided 229 kcal, 12.8g protein, 27.5g of carbohydrate (sugars 8.0g of which are starch 19.5g), 7.6g fat (of which saturates 2.9g), fibre 10.7g, salt content is 2.10g - sodium 0.84g.

        You can heat on the hob or in the microwave, so a quick and easy meal and for 26p per can you really can't go wrong - unless you don't like them obviously, then that would be 26p lost and a lesson learned!

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          20.11.2009 13:08
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          I wouldn't buy these again

          Sainsbury's Basics Baked Beans With Sausages

          Description: Manufacturer: Sainsbury's / Type: Ready Meals


          Okay, so the plain, cheap white and orange packaging may look a little offputting but there is a lot to be said for saving money on wrappings. I have tried quite a few things from the Sainsbury's Basics range and have been quite impressed with most of them.

          These beans and mini sausages only cost £0.30 a tin, compared with around £0.80 for the Heinz variety that I usually buy, so were definitely worth a shot. I am a big fan of the Heinz ones, they are tasty and convenient and there is something about them that remind me of being a kid.

          These do not come with a pull off lid, so you will need a tin opener to get them open. Once open, you can either gently warm them in a saucepan or pop them in the microwave like I did. I heated them for 2 and a half minutes (stir half way through cooking) and they were ready to serve (I like to serve them on toast, or with mash).

          First impressions is that the tomato sauce does not look as rich as the Heinz ones. In fact, it seems a little thin. The beans were quite small and not very plump and the sausages were a little smaller than the ones that I am used to.

          They tasted okay, they were certainly edible but lacked the yumminess that I have come to expect. The beans were ever so slightly hard too and the sausages slightly soggier than I would have liked. The tomato sauce was quite bland and needed seasoning.


          Nutritional info (per third of a tin) as follows;

          Calories: 186
          Fat: 5.5g
          Saturated Fat: 1.6g
          Salt: 1.79g
          Total Sugars: 7.3g


          In summary, I probably wouldn't buy these again. They tasted a bit cheap and bland and were not nearly as delicious as I had hoped. Yes they are a lot less expensive, but in some cases, it is worth paying that bit extra, and sadly, this was one of those cases.

          If you are not a huge fan of these snacks and don't have expectations, they are fine for a quick snack, but if you are used to the more expensive versions, then these may leave you feeling left down. I won't be buying these again, but have given them 2 stars for cost.

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            11.08.2009 18:09
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            I love them!

            I love toast but get stuck for toppings from time to time cos I eat so much of the stuff! So the other day I saw these priced at 29p a can and thought what a bargain for such a large and generous sized can! So I grabbed one as I lurve baked beans!

            The Packaging....

            539g tin with a lid with no ring-pull to the top of it (Small complaint there lol). Around the middle of the can there is a white and orange label and on that I'm told it's Sainsbury's 'Basics' Baked Beans & Sausages In Tomato Sauce with 'Bangers loaded with beans an explosive old favourite!'. There is a scribble on there of a fork with a sausage on it and there is an at a glance nutritional chart on there and I'm told it's a new recipe. On the back of the can nutritional information is given, ingredients are listed as is allergy advice, how to store details are given as is how to cook them, contact details for Sainsbury's are listed, size is stated, the best before date is stamped on and finally there is a bar-code on there. Cheap looking can but as I stated earlier it is a large can so looks very economical.

            How To Cook Them....

            Empty contents into a saucepan and heat over a low to moderate heat for 5-6 minutes or put them in a microwavable dish and heat through for 4-5 minutes.

            The Beans & Sausages....

            Well I cooked these in the microwave for 5 minutes. They emptied out of the can very easily and I noticed the orange juice was rather thin and a little greasy looking to the top of it. There were plenty of beans in there thought they did look really small and 8 small anemic looking small sausages amongst the beans.

            They cooked really easily according to the instructions given and I did notice that through the cooking the sauce did thicken somewhat and the greasy look did vanish and there were no lumps thankfully and they smelt nice enough when cooked!

            Taste wise these was ok I found the beans to be a little on the chewy side though not too much or anything and they were very well cooked through. The sausages were a little soggy but did taste of pork though could of done with being a little seasoned which I didn't feel they were but hey at this price add your own seasoning if you want it why don't you? lol

            Overall....

            Not bad and very economical indeed. They certainly wernt bad quality. I just felt that the tomato sauce could have tasted a little bit more tomatoey, thicker and more seasoned and if the sausages weren't so soggy they'd have been really good (they are very prone to breaking up)! Eaten as they come they are a little bland but of course you can season them to add a little flavour though as I previously mentioned! Not too bad and very filling, these were and I would certainly buy them again!

            Allergy Advice....

            Contains mustard & wheat gluten.

            Nutritional Information Per Third Of A Can....

            Calories: 186
            Fat: 5.5g
            Saturated Fat: 1.6g
            Salt: 1.79g
            Total Sugars: 7.3g

            Only available in Sainsbury's stores.

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