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Asda Sausage Rolls come in a plastic tray and are covered in plastic wrapping. I think it's true to say that they don't exactly look luxury sausage rolls, but I bought them for a kids party and so I wasn't too bothered about having the most luxurious looking sausage rolls in the world since kids will eat just about anything as long as it's not green and good for them! There are five sausage rolls in the packet and each packet cost £1.20 - and so that equates to 24p per sausage roll - which actually when I broke it down seemed quite expensive and more than I would have thought (but I never work this out when I buy things!). Having said this, the sausage rolls are quite large and chunky - but I do have to say that the majority of the sausage roll is pastry rather than sausage - and there is actually quite a big gap around the sausage and the pastry. The pastry is quite thick and heavy and isn't delicate or very tasty actually. I like pastry to be light, airy and flaky - but this certainly isn't the case with these sausage rolls. The sausages are made of pork and seem to be of a fairly decent quality because there isn't any gristle or course bits in the sausage. However, I did find the sausage to be a little peppery and this was a bit overpowering and took away from the taste of the pork rather than complimented it. I did find that these sausage rolls were better if they were heated up rather than eaten cold - simply because the pastry was less cloy when eaten like this. They only took 15 minutes to heat up in the oven. Overall, I do think these sausage rolls are not brilliant quality and I've certainly had better. The sausage part is fine, but the pastry is just too thick and heavy.
Last night I was settling down to watch Big Brother when my doorbell rang and it was my friend carrying loads of carrier bags and she walked in straight past me. She explained she had been shopping with her mate and picked me up a few reductions as everything was so cheap. I ended up with sausage rolls, batches and custard donuts everywhere lol. One thing she did pick me up was some sausage rolls as she knows I am rather partial to them. These ones are in a see though plastic flip open tray and you get 9 mini sausage rolls in this offering and we are told on the packaging that they are baked in store! On the bottom of the tray other information lists the ingredients and allergy advice and thats pretty much it, no nutritional chart or contact details for Asda are given. We are not told that they are suitable for home freezing so I assume because they are baked and ready to eat that they are not. The Sausage Rolls: Well as I have already pointed out you get nine of them and although called mini they really are not. Sure they are not huge but certainly bigger than bite sized pieces and rather fat too! In colour they are a golden shade and look a little they are made from puff pastry however what pastry they are actually made from we are not told! What they are is basically plain tasting sausage rolls. The pastry contains little flavour to me at all and is a little flaky but really, well it doesn't taste of much at all and certainly isn't buttery or seasoned. The inside of each sausage roll is generously filled with a brown coloured sausage meat which is moist and smells like pork and is rather a smooth sausage and contains 21% of pork. Once again though this seriously lacks flavour! This is a really bland sausage roll and I expected more from a freshly baked instore product! Wheres the salt? Wheres the texture? Bleurgh I really don't like these and I ate two of them gave one to a hamster who also walked straight past it and the rest hit my bin. At £1.19 a tray of 9 I certainly wouldn't purchase them again so thank goodness she only paid 30p for them! lol
Making the most of the recent weather on Friday myself and a few friends decided to go to the supermarket and get a few bits and pieces so we could have a picnic. We were closest to Asda so decided to nip in there and one of the first things we bought were Asda's 5 pork sausage rolls. Now, I don't think I've ever been to a picnic where there hasn't been a sausage roll lingering in a tupperware container somewhere so these are pretty much an essential for me and we picked these up on offer at 2 packs for £2 usual price £1.21 a pack so a reasonable saving can be had. They're great to stock up on because you can also freeze these and keep them for up to a month. The packaging is your average plastic tray covered in thin plastic with a small label and unlike the picture above the majority is clear so you can see exactly what you're getting. The sauage rolls are a decent size, we cut ours into three's to make cocktail type sausage rolls perfect for snacking on. The puff pastry is visably very light when cutting open and upon eating it's lovely really soft and not at all dry which is often the case with some cheaper varieties of sausage roll. The pork is quite tender and meaty it's nicely seasoned without having too much of a peppery kick to it but giving it plenty of flavour. The pork doesn't taste like cheap meat, another usual sign of a less expensive sausage roll and on eating quite a few of these I've never found any gristle. They're also very tasty heated up, the soft pastry goes lovely and crisp on the outside without the inner pastry and pork becoming dry. Asda's sausage rolls are delicious cold but very easy to heat up. It's advised that for best results these are cooked from chilled and that they shouldn't be re- heated afterwards. Oven cook - From Chilled: Remove all packaging. Pre-heat oven and place sausage rolls onto a baking tray on the middle shelf at 180°C /Gas 4 for 15 minutes. Oven cook - From Frozen: Remove all packaging. Pre-heat oven and place sausage rolls onto a baking tray on the middle shelf at 180°C Gas 4 for 20 minutes. I often find it easiest to just zap these in the microwave for a few seconds, you don't get the crispness as they are straight from the oven but it's great if you're in a rush. Nutritionally, well, a sausage roll is a sausage roll isn't it, it's never going to be the best thing in the world to eat but here are the values per sausage roll: 223kcal Salt:0.36g Fat: 13.1g Sat Fat: 5.3g Sugar: 0.9g Overall: I'd definitely recommend these while on offer, they don't taste like a high quality full of meat home made sausage roll but for the price they're very good. The meat's tasty and well seasoned, the pastry is soft and tasty. Great hot or cold and perfect for everyone, if only they were good for you!
When I'm bored of having sandwiches at work every day for lunch, I sometimes like to try something else just for a bit of variety. Asda's pork sausages are one of the things that I occasionally pick up for these times. They are made from pork sausage meat which is lightly seasoned and wrapped in a golden puff pastry case. The puff pastry is the most delicious part which is always very soft and fluffy and I could just eat loads of this by itself. The sausage inside has always been good meat whenever I've had them. I've never found a gristly bit of meat and it's always the pinky-brown colour that pork meat should be. The seasoning just gives the meat that little bit of extra flavour with a slightly spicy taste. These are great whether eaten hot or cold. I have them cold at work but I sometimes fancy a couple for dinner so 5 or 10 minutes in the oven heats them up and crisps up the puff pastry nicely, and with some chips and beans makes a yummy dinner. These aren't too bad for you with each sausage roll containing 259 calories which is apparently on the medium scale according to Asda's packaging. They cost £1.23 usually for a pack of 5 but are almost always on offer for 2 for £2. There are a couple of other items in this offer including Asda's low fat sausage rolls and their cheese and onion rolls which are great for a vegetarian option. Although they're not the most healthy of things to eat I only buy them very occasionally to make a change to eating boring sandwiches every day and they always seem to go down well in my house.
There's nothing like a nice Sausage roll. I don't even mind them when they are a bit greasy, and as long as I have a splodge of Sauce on my plate to dip mine into then i'm happy enough. Over the years i've found I prefer Mini sausage Rolls to larger ones. Not sure why, as I can still eat enough Mini ones to equate to a larger one, but I think they taste that bit better. This was my first try of a larger Sausage Roll, so how did it go? These were from Asda and were on sale for £1 for the 5 pack. Not sure of the right price, as they were on an end chiller with a large £1 stuck on them, but think i've seen them for around the £1.30 mark. Packaging was just the normal for the product. The 5 Sausage Rolls were on a plastic tray and this was wrapped in a cellophane wrapper. The wrapper was mostly dark blue and it has a small see through part at the bottom and you seen a glimpse of the Rolls. Being Sausage Rolls these aren't the healthiest snack for you and each Roll has 258 calories and 18.8g of Fat. I felt I could eat at least 2 of these, so with Chips these would have so much Fat. You can Microwave these for about 90 seconds, but I think Sausage Rolls come out really greasy and soft this way. Handy for a quick snack though, but may upset your tummy. If you cook these in the oven for 10 minutes on 200o then the pastry comes out nice and crisp, and although the Meat is still quite soft, if it nice and Juicy and doesn't taste too Greasy. Upon eating these I felt that they didn't taste that special. Although the Meat is Pork Meat, you got the normal Sausage taste, but not overly Spicy or Pork like. There didn't seem to be much seasoning in here, but I guess they did taste slightly salty. The Pastry was quite flaky and came off in your hand easily and I found that looking at my fingers they glistened with grease a lot. These were not too bad, but I found a bit too greasy for me. I will stick to Mini ones, as I find I like them much better.
Whilst in my local Asda supermarket the other day, I picked up a double pack of their own brand sausage rolls to give them a try. The packaging is different to the picture shown on Dooyoo, as the ones I opted to buy are in a little plastic packet containing two individual sausage rolls, costing somewhere around the 50 pence mark or thereabouts. After returning home and putting all the shopping away, I opted to try out one of the sausage rolls - Lol what can I say?... Food shopping always makes me hungry! :-o Tearing open the clear packet and removing one sausage roll, I was aware straight away that they did not look to be all that appetising. If I had paid more attention whilst I was in the supermarket, I would probably have noticed this, as the packaging is see-through - d'oh! They are quite flat and rectangular in shape, and the sausage meat filling is certainly evident from looking at them. The pastry though, was not at all golden brown-looking, and is rather dull in colour, which I found to be a bit disappointing. Anyway, due to the immense hunger pangs I was suffering, I took a large bite of the somewhat grey-looking sausage roll. The first thing that hit me was the texture of the pastry - it appeared to be far too thick, and was therefore rather stodgy. It was not at all crumbly or flaky, which is what I personally think the pastry on a sausage roll SHOULD be like. I also thought that the taste of the pastry was a bit bland, and that it tasted faintly of cardboard! The sausage meat within the pastry was, in a word - foul. The ratio of sausage to pastry was not on the mark at all, and the pastry was so thick that the small portion of sausage within was engulfed somewhat. As it turned out though, this was a bit of a blessing for me, as the taste of the sausage was so off-putting. I was aware whilst I was chewing it that the meat did not taste much of anything at all - and there was definitely not enough seasoning. The worst thing about it for me though, was that I came across a little bit of gristly meat on TWO separate occasions whilst eating the sausage roll. Given the rather small size of it, I felt that this was a bit on the ridiculous side, and opted to throw the remainder of it straight into the bin. I was then left with a rather greasy feeling in my mouth and a rather salty aftertaste, which remained even after two glasses of fruit juice. In the end I brushed my teeth thoroughly, just to get rid of the feeling of grease, and found the whole experience rather unpleasant. There is cooking guidelines on the packaging, should you wish to eat these sausage rolls warm, and the packaging also states that these are suitable for home freezing. There is also some allergy advice on there so that you can make an informed choice about buying these if you suffer from any food allergies. The nutritional information on the packaging informs me that each sausage roll will provide 231 calories, and 15.8g of fat! Hmm... enough said methinks! I would not buy these again, ever. Nor would I recommend them. I found them to be a complete and utter waste of money as the remaining sausage roll in the packet had to be thrown out, given that I would not have touched it with a barge pole, and my partner does not like them. I was actually considering buying a larger pack of these when I spotted them in Asda, as I saw straight away that they could be frozen for convenience, and thought that they would be handy to keep in my freezer until they were needed. - Needless to say, dear dooyooers that I am VERY glad that I decided against it and bought the small package of two sausage rolls instead of a larger sized pack... what a disaster that would have been! Because I cannot award these with minus stars, which is what I think they deserve, they get only one star from me - although this feels like it is a bit over-generous! Yuck!
Sandwiches get very boring after a while when that's all the kids are being offered for their lunches. Whilst in Asda last weekend I saw their sausage roll packs on offer for 2 packs of five for £2, so I picked up a pack of sausage rolls and a pack of cheese and onion rolls. The packaging is very basic, and you can see the product straight through the clear wrapping, but I could see the rolls were an average size and would do nicely for a change. No doubt they would only last a few days in our house, but never mind. Each sausage roll is covered in a plaited puff pastry. I looked quite dense when you pick it out of the packet. Not a lot crumbles away as you lift it, and because of this I get the feeling that if these were heated up then they wouldn't be as nice as some you could buy. We didn't buy them for the purpose of heating however as the weather was too warm for hot food, so they were destined to be eaten with salads. Appearance wise the rolls look nice. There is a decent layer of pastry that encloses the meat, and thankfully there is sausage meat from end to end within the pastry. I can't stand buying a sausage roll to find it's only half full inside with meat. The sausage rolls aren't as thick as I've seen other rolls, but they have just perhaps deflated slightly in the packaging. They're not squashed by any means and you can see you will have a decent snack from it. Biting into the roll for the first time, I was met with more pastry than sausage meat, but the flavour of the pastry was nice and light with a hint of butter coming through the more I ate. I found the pastry to actually be flakier than appearance told me it was going to me. This made the roll taste a lot less dense and thick than I first thought. The pastry melted fairly easily in my mouth. It wasn't as nice as some of the deli counter sausage rolls you can buy from bakeries but it wasn't bad at all. The sausage meat however was a bit more of a letdown. There wasn't a lot of flavour going on the further I got into the sausage roll. Some you can buy have herbs and spices mixed in and make for a very flavoursome snack, but this was almost bland. The sausage meat looked quite dark and appetising, just sadly didn't follow through with the taste. I got over this hurdle by adding coleslaw to every bite and this made the roll tastier. We all know pastry products aren't good for us and should only be eaten occasionally. I'm glad I never look at nutritional content before I eat otherwise I don't think I'd buy anything. There are plenty of added extras in these sausage rolls including an ingredient called "neutral flavours". That says it all really. Per roll which would need to be served with an accompaniment to make it a meal would provide you with 259 calories and 18.8 grams of fat. I'm glad they're all gone now I have researched them more to write about them. They were an average purchase, but not one I would run back to Asda to buy again.