Product Type: Asda Meat / Fish
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I'd be rolling everywhere if I ate too many of these
Asda Sausage Rolls
Member Name: abbadabbado
Asda Sausage Rolls
Advantages: cheap and cheerful
Disadvantages: bad for you
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.
Summary: an average snack