“ Brand: Asda / Type: Meat „
I think we are all guilty of getting a bit excited when we have a glimmer of sunshine in this country and all rush out to have a bbq to take advantage of the glorious weather! We picked up ASDA's pack of 18 BBQ Pork Sausage Sizzlers as we thought it was a bargain, but I'm afraid we were quite dissapointed! Now I know you shouldn't compared frozen meats to the quality of fresh meat from a butchers but these were not to our liking at all. They tasted more like frankferters than sausages and if the packaging was see through we wouldn't have bought them, the taste wasn't too bad but I found myself leaving half of my sausage sandwich as I wasn't satisfied at all. They are easy to cook but I found they didn't go very dark in colour so found it quite hard to see if it was cooked enough! I think it's great if you had a big event and needed to cook for loads of people to save money but I presonally wouldn't buy these again!
When me and my flatmate moved into our new place one of the first jobs on our to do list was to fill the empty freezer up! We decided that we would simply buy in bulk so that the freezer would be filled and on a budget which is where these came into things. Both me and my flatmate like sausage casserole, sausage sandwiches and things like that and for £2.00 a bag of 18 sausages these seemed a really good buy to us! The Packaging: Large plastic bag with a photograph of the sausages on the front and I am told that they are Asda 18 BBQ pork Sausage Sizzlers and that they can be BBQ'D from frozen and that they contain no artificial colours, flavours or hydrogenated fat, the size is stated (is 1kg), the best before date is clearly stamped on, I'm told to keep them frozen and there is an at a glance nutritional chart shown. On the back of the bag other information listed includes ingredients and allergy advice, a full nutritional chart is shown, I'm told how to cook them and contact details for Asda are given. Nice enough, informative bag this is, however it is a devil to reseal as nothing is given to retie the bag up with so once you've teared open the bag its up to you to find a way of making sure the sausages stay in it! The Sausages: What you get are 18 long, rather thin pinkish coloured frozen sausages. To cook them you can grill the in about 15 minutes, BBQ them in 15-20 minutes, shallow fry them in about 12-14 minutes or oven cook them in around 20-25 minutes. We cooked these by grilling some and shallow frying them. There isn't alot a difference really to the taste though of course through grilling we did feel that they lost a bit of fat through the cooking process and that they were less moist opposed to shallow frying them in oil! Taste wise both me and my flatmate loved them so much that we rushed out to Asda to grab another bag! Easy to cook, these contain 42% pork and have a slight taste of onion and garlic to them. They are well seasoned and not one bit fatty or gristly and to give them that extra pinky colour they do contain tomato and they do have a slightly smoked taste too. We feel that these are excellent quality and really, really rather tasty. They look good when cooked and taste it too and they work out ever so economical. I have fried these off and popped them in a sausage casserole and made toad in the hole with them as well as making a tasty butty with them and all round they are great! Highly recommended from us these are! Love em and Asda get a big thumbs up from me about these. I'm not saying I haven't ever tasted a better tasting or better quality sausage for a second but for the small amount these cost they are simply great! Nutritional Information Per Sausage: Energy: 115Kcal Protein: 5.9g Carbohydrate: 7.4g of which sugars: 0.9g Fat: 6.7g of which saturates: 2.4g Fibre: 0.6g Sodium: 0.36g equivalent as salt: 0.9g Only available in Asda stores costing £2.00 a bag.