“ Manufacturer: Sainsbury's / Type: Pates „
I was quite pleased with Sainsbury's Mushroom pate. There's so many sandwich fillers and toast toppers available from the meat section, that I get a bit cross sometimes at the lack of foods on offer for those who don't wish to eat meat at all, or want a healthier option at times. Because of this I often look around for something new whilst shopping.
I saw this pate on the chilled delicatessen shelves recently and thought that, for £1.00 it was definitely worth a try.
This mushroom pate comes in a small, 115 gram tub, with a thin cardboard covering, displaying all the necessary information. The sleeve and cap is recyclable but, not so the plastic pot and lid so, I think Sainsbury's should improve on this packaging.
This food needs to be kept refrigerated and, once opened must be consumed within two days. This is quite a short time as most similar foods I have purchased have a three day life span. Because I happened to read this I didn't waste any. On Sunday, when I had to rush out, I used about half of the amount spread, generously enough, on toast, and on the following day, I had soup for my lunch followed by a sandwich filled with mushroom pate.
I wouldn't go in raptures over this but I did enjoy it and it was better than I expected. I would buy this regularly from now on. The cheese could be tasted, and there was just a hint of garlic. The mushrooms, although very small pieces, were still of a decent texture. I did add a sprinkling of salt and black pepper, as I do like my food to be flavoursome. I was pleased with the pate on both ocassions.
The pate consists of roasted mushrooms blended with creamy garlic and herb soft cheese. It is produced in the United Kingdom.
This product is suitable for vegetarians.
Half a pot of this contains:
sat fat- 3.0g
total sugars- 0.3g
* ALLERGY ADVICE: Contains milk, egg, wheat gluten and mustard. **It is not suitable for nut allergy sufferers due to the manufacturing methods used.
For further information on this product, or other products from Sainsbury's, please see the website, which is www.sainsburys.co.uk
This mushroom pate is nice served on toast or sliced bread ( particularly nice with brown bread) or thick crusty bread. I also think it would be nice as a filling for a jacket potato or even sprinkled onto an omelette.
I love sandwiches, but sometimes I get tired of the normal fillings and wander off down the supermarket aisles in search of something a little bit different . It was just such a search that led me to this little 115g pot of Mushroom Pate, costing a mere £1.
It comes in a small round clear plastic tub, which is inside a cardboard sleeve . This lets you get a good look at the pate itself - and I will say on first look, its not the most attractive thing to look it, being largely grey in colour and looking a little like cat litter mixed with cream . Appearances can be deceptive however, so I decided to reserve judgement until I got it home and could taste it..
When got it home and opened up the pot, there was a lovely rich earthy smell to it, underlined with a slight hint of garlic . I found this spread quite easily, and there is enough in the pot for two generously filled rounds of sarnies, maybe even three at a stretch.. Biting into this - it was wonderful - creamy, earthy, wonderfully mushroom flavoured with a slight herbiness to it, and wonderfully creamy yet slightly chunky in texture. There is something luxurious and treatlike about this pate.
Per half a pot, there are 88 calories and 7g of fat . Not too bad really.
This little pot of pate has gone from being an impulse buy to a regular addition to my shopping basket . It can be found on the chiller aisle in Sainsburys only , with all the other pates, and at just £1 a pot I think is excellent value .
Shopping for a Vegetarian can be really difficult! Staying with my mate in a caravan and holidaying at the moment I struggle to find things that we can both sort of snack on! I like a sarnie in the evenings which is not a problem for me not being a Vegetarian however for her she gets bored so when I spotted this in Sainsbury's at £1.00 a tub I popped it in my trolley and she was well pleased when she saw I got it!
Light beige sleeve that pulls on and off with ease from over a see-through round plastic tub. On the front of the sleeve there is a photograph on the pate and I'm told it is Sainsbury's Mushroom Pate 'Roasted mushrooms blended with creamy garlic & herb soft cheese', I'm told that it is produced in the UK, suitable for Vegetarians, the best before date is clearly stamped on and there is an at a glance nutritional chart on there. On the back of the sleeve ingredients and allergy advice is given., the size is stated which is 115g, there is a full nutritional chart given and contact details for Sainsbury's are listed.
The Mushroom Pate Itself:
Dark brown and sort of sludgy in appearance but moist enough that you can see little pieces of mushrooms and herbs within this mash up! Smells slightly of garlic and the moist mixture tastes really of mushrooms, with a hint of garlic, herbs and soft cheese to it it really is nicely seasoned and easy enough to spread if desired. It's tasty and versatile and I like the way that all the ingredients listed on the sleeve can be detected and nothing ingredient wise is overpowering on flavourings. It's of nice texture, stays refrigerated for a good couple of days and doesn't lose it's consistency whilst stored. It's a fresh flavoured pate this one and my friend exclaimed that this was just as good and far cheaper than her usual choice of one from Waitrose so big thumbs up from her me thinks!
Nutritional Information Per Half A Pot:
Saturated Fat: 3.0g
Total Sugars: 0.3g
Only available in Sainsbury's stores priced a pound a pot.