“ Manufacturer: Sainsbury's / Type: Pie „
When it comes to munching through pastry products although I know it's so bad for my waistline I'm simply unable to resist. It's so odd I can pass by chocolate and crisps if need be but not pastry products! I love the odd Cornish pasty so when I saw this economy offering costing 31p in my local Sainsbury's I simply had to try it out!
Clear, white and orange, oblong shaped, plastic wrapper and on the front of that I'm told it is Sainsburys Basics 'British Beef' Cornish Pasty 'A bit more veg, just as tasty, there is a scribble of a pasty shape on there, a nutritional at a glance chart is shown, I'm told it is made in Cornwall, freezable and the best before date is clearly shown. Other information on the back of the wrapper tells me ingredients used, allergy advice is given, a full nutritional breakdown is shown, I'm given heating instructions (20 minutes from chilled or 30 minutes from frozen in the oven), size is stated which is 150g and contact details for Sainsbury's are given. Cheap looking packagig this is but it's how the pasty tastes that's all imprtat to moi!
The Pastry Itself:
Well it's half moon in shape, golden in colour and when I opened up the wrapper along with the general size of it being good and being quite thick looking and the outside of the pasty looking hand pinched and traditional I got a waft of what I can only refer to as school dinners back in the day. It smels like vegetables and don't get me wrong the smell was pleasant enough.
Picking it up it was unmessy and I noticed it didn't feel at all flaky or greasy to the touch and felt quite heavy which pleased me greatly as I was starving at the time! Taste wise though...well it flopped.
Easy to handle it was but the pastry was really thick, bland and unseasoned. There was plenty of filling in it consisting of potato, British beef and a little lumps of carrots, swede and onion but all it looked like it was a huge brown looking stodgy, well blended mix. I could make out bits of carrot in it but that's as far as it went. It was simply mushy and again unseasoned so it all added to the blandness of the pastry and nothing tasted it was just one vegetable type of flavour.
All In All:
A boring but filling offering and it isn't vile to be fair to it. The pastry is quite stodgy and tends to be hard to swallow without a drink and the mess inside is just that. No real distinguishable flavours go on in this and there is very little meat in it. Not awful...just not very nice really!
Contains: Egg & Wheat Gluten
Saturated Fat: 12.3g
Total Sugars: 2.1g
Only available in Sainsbury's stores priced at 31p Per Pasty.