Product Type: Asda Meat / Fish
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Picnic Perfect Sausage Rolls
Asda Sausage Rolls
Member Name: graceyyxx
Asda Sausage Rolls
Advantages: Tasty, cheap.
Disadvantages: Nutrition, not the highest quality.
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:
Sat Fat: 5.3g
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!
Summary: 4/5 perfect for the price.
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