“ Manufacturer: Tesco / Type: Sandwich „
Usually I make my own sandwiches for work, but the other day I overslept and didn't have time to do it. As a result at Lunchtime I had to pop into my local Tesco's for my lunch. The sandwiches varied in price from £1 to £2.60 and the selection choice was impressive, I selected the Sausage and Egg variety after much deliberation.
It comes in a see through plastic container that is easy to handle, so you can see exactly what you are getting. I was immediately impressed with the price at my Tesco's for two Sausages and Egg sandwiches the cost is just £1. I think this constitutes good value for money.
These sandwiches were stored in the chiller cabinet to help keep them fresh, but I was impressed also as my purchase had a best before date two days after I bought it. I would describe the packaging as inexpensive but effective. On the front it tells you what the product is, the best before date and the nutritional value of the sandwich.
To open the package just peel back the lid. What initially struck me other than a strong egg smell was the both sandwiches looked well packed with egg, sausage and tomato sauce all within two triangular separate sandwiches. These were on white bread and the bread was nice and soft and very fresh.
The taste was extremely good and I found with every mouthful a little of each sausage, egg and tomato sauce, there certainly appeared to me a fair and even constituent in each mouthful. With the sausage having been cooked before purchase and it tasted to me of good quality, especially when mixed with the other ingredients. What surprised me given the nature of the egg and the tomato sauce it was not a messy lunch and I did not drop any of it. The bread even the crusts were soft and although clearly cheap and cheerful bread it was very fresh and held all the contents within it without breaking up or spillage or even looking like it would.
It was a very enjoyable taste and the way it all combined reminded me of an old fashioned cooked breakfast. I found the egg was tasty and had a lovely mayonnaise taste, without thankfully any eggshell in it!! I found in no time at all I had wolfed down my lunch and really enjoyed it, I think I will be definitely be purchasing this style of sandwich in the future.
I certainly cannot fault the taste as this is a very tempting and enjoyable flavour all of its own, which I was very pleasantly surprised and impressed me. Beforehand it was not the kind of mix I would have bought but it was surprisingly excellent from my perspective. My fear before was that you would get little sausage in the package and the egg mayo would be runny and tasteless, but this was not the case at all and I had a filling and excellent value lunch. Next time however I will not eat it in the office!! As I did get moaned at the smell afterwards.
The other negative is this is not a particularly healthy snack for example it is high in calories and fat, so I would not recommend it as a daily purchase but one that should be like chocolate a treat once in a while.
Each pack contains:
This product contains no artificial preservatives, flavours or colours.
Despite being nut free in the recipe they cannot guarantee it is nut free.
In conclusion I was very impressed by this unusual sandwich, it tasted good quality and very mouth watering for me at a very good competitive price. The only negative I found was the sandwich is not particularly healthy being high in calories, but for me worth it for a lovely treat.
Thanks for reading my review.
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© CPTDANIELS June 2010
I have a bit of a cold today and am in dire need of being looked after. Unfortunately there's nobody here in my flat at the moment, as they've all either gone home, are out or are studying, so I have nobody to talk to or to make me feel better. This would normally be fine, but unfortunately we also didn't have any toilet paper, and so I had to wander the long 2 minute walk to Tesco to buy some. Since I didn't really fancy going outside at all since I have a cold and it's freezing outside, I decided to reward myself with a sandwich for going to all that effort. I had a sausage and egg sandwich from Tesco for lunch last week and knew that I liked it, and since I was in the mood for something not particularly healthy it seemed like a pretty good choice. As luck would have it there was one reduced to only 73p from £1.05 as the sell by date was today and I arrived 20 minutes before the shop closed, so I managed to get it for a bargain as well.
This pack consists of two triangular sandwiches made on white bread, filled with slices of cooked sausage, hard boiled egg and tomato ketchup. This is a fairly standard breakfast sandwich, other than the fact that it is to be eaten cold unlike ones that you would likely make yourself or buy from a cafe or what have you. Many people seem to dislike this type of sandwich for the reason that they much prefer this type of sandwich hot, or think that it's a weird idea, but I happen to really like them. The combination of the bread with the three ingredients inside it is very nice in my opinion, and although I do prefer hot sausage sandwiches I find this to be very nice for a cold one. The only problem really is that the sausage is not of the best quality by any means, but since the sandwich only costs £1.05 full price this is hardly surprising.
At 375 calories for the pack, this sandwich isn't exactly low calorie or diet friendly but it isn't too bad either when you compare it to a lot of ready made sandwiches which can include in excess of 500 calories. If you have it with a piece of fruit for your lunch then it's actually not too bad for you at all. Unfortunately, it is bad for you if you are allergic or intolerant to wheat, gluten eggs and mustard, as this sandwich includes all of these. The recipe includes no nuts and says that it is made in a nut free area, but to bare in mind that nuts are used elsewhere so contamination is possible (ie, covering their backs incase you have a reaction and try to sue). The one bizarre thing that I found on the back of the packet was the caution advising us that 'this product may occasionally contain small fragments of shell'. I have never read that before and was fairly suprised to read that on the packet, as I reckon people would have to find egg shell in their sandwiches quite often for Tesco to bother putting a warning on the packet. Strange.
Anyway, I love this sandwich and think that it's a pretty good bargain at £1.05, as although the sausage isn't of the highest quality it is still very nice. I will probably buy this again for lunch or for whenever I feel like cheering myself up again, and would recommend it to those of you who like this sort of thing.
I don't buy that many sandwiches when I'm out shopping because I'm a bit fussy about some fillings and would rather have something hot or wait until I get home and do myself a sandwich up. This Sausage And Egg Sandwich from Tesco is yummy though and it's one I'll go for if I do feel peckish when I'm doing the shopping.
It's sausage and egg mayo on white bread with a bit of ketchup. Dead basic but I think it's one of the nicest sandwiches I've had out of a supermarket, and I reckon some of that is BECAUSE it's so basic and Tesco haven't started being clever with tomato pickles and stuff.
There isn't a massive amount of filling in the sandwich but that's fine because it's all got a nice flavour and I think the deep fill sandwiches that Tesco do are usually too stodgy for me. Using egg mayo instead of a plain boiled egg sliced up is wicked because the mayo gives the sandwich a lovely moist texture. Thinking about it now I don't think there is any butter on the sandwich and I'm glad about that because there's enough fat in sausage without spreading butter on the bread too!
The sausage is delish, it's proper meaty and has got a nice herby flavour to it. It hasn't gone spongy or anything when it's gone cold like a lot of sausages in these kinds of sandwiches do and has kept a delish fresh sausage flavour. The egg mayo tastes fresh and is cool on the sandwich, I think the sausage and egg mayo go proper nice together and make the sandwich taste very filling and deffo satisfys my appetite.
Now I remember there is deffo NO butter on it because the top layer of bread is spread with ketchup. There's not that much on there and I think if I ever get one of these sandwiches home instead of eating it when I'm walking back I'd put a bit more ketchup on it. It means the top piece of bread isn't dry and also nothing goes better with sausage than red sauce!!!
This sandwich has got a lot of calories in, the whole thing contains 420 calories and 20.9g fat. You should be surprised about that though because anything you eat that has got sausage in it is going to be high in fat, it did shock me a bit though because this sandwich doesn't taste fatty or greasy at all!
Recommended... but not too often because of the 20.9g fat in it!!!