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Ginsters Scotch Egg Bar

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Brand: Ginsters / Type: Meat

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      27.04.2010 21:58
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      Tasty, quality British product from a name you can trust

      Ginsters of Cornwall is a leading UK brand of savoury chilled food products, with retail sales of over £200 million.

      Ginsters was originally a family-run, egg-packing business based in Callington, Cornwall. In the late 1960s the egg-packing plant was converted into a small bakery and Ginsters started producing Cornish pasties. As a small bakery 30 people worked for Ginsters. Now there are at least 700 people producing an amazing three million pasties weekly!

      Since 1977 Ginsters has been owned by Samworth Brothers Limited.
      You can find out more about Ginsters and Samworth Brothers Limited on their interesting and informative websites.

      I am reviewing Ginsters Scotch Egg Bar.


      ~~THE PACKAGING~~

      The product comes packaged in a simple black plastic style wrapper. The writing on the wrapper is white. The front shows a picture of the Scotch egg bar with the trademarked slogan 'real honest food'. This slogan is supported by the statement 'Here at Ginsters we have fresh wholesome and satisfying food. We source as locally as possible to keep a close eye on the quality. With 100% fresh Bristish pork, our savoury bars are packed full of flavour. With no added artificial ingredients. We wouldn't have it any other way.'

      The manufacturer describes the product as 'Fresh British pork sausagement filled with chopped egg in seasoned mayonnaise wrapped in breadcrumbs'.


      ~~THE INGREDIENTS~~

      British Pork (48%), Egg Mayonnaise (32%), Pork Fat, Bread Crumbs, Wheatflour, Egg, Batter, Vegetable Oil, Salt, Pepper, Cornflour, Potato Starch, Chargrill Flavour Concentrate, Yeast Extract, Sage, Nutmeg, Smoked Paprika, Ginger, Rusk, Lemon Juice.

      Egg Mayonnaise contains: Egg (64%), Rapeseed Oil, Water, Whole Egg, Spirit vinegar, Cornflour, Sugar, Mustard Flour, Dijon Mustard, Egg Yolk, Colour: Riboflavin, Lemon Juice, Black Pepper, Salt.

      Chargrill Flavour Concentrate contains: Onion, Sugar, Water, Yoghurt, Spirit Vinegar, Salt, Cornflour, Flavourings, Garlic Powder, Black Pepper.


      ~~NUTRITION AND ALLERGY ADVICE~~

      The Scotch egg bar weighs 90g. Per bar:
      Calories - 259
      Protein - 12.4g
      Carbohydrate 11.5g
      Of which sugars 1.3g
      Fat 18.2g
      (saturated) 4.4g

      The manufacturer states under 'allergen information' Milk, Wheat, Gluten, Egg, Mustard.


      ~~TASTE AND TEXTURE~~

      I think the Scotch Egg Bar is very well seasoned, and I enjoyed the tongue tantalising spicy and peppery taste that the bar has. Because of the chopped egg mayonnaise filling, it reminded me, however, of a Snack Egg. The tasty spiced product is let down, somewhat, by the egg mayonnaise filling in my opinion. That said, I found the sausagemeat to be about the right coarseness, and the ratio of sausagemeat to egg mayonnaise about right too. I also thought the product was quite moist, and the whole bar held together well during consumption. The breadcrumbed coating was quite soft but not stodgy or sticky.


      ~~WHAT ELSE~~

      The bar itself measures just less than 5" long and is less than 2" wide, an is styled similar to a standard sized sausage roll in shape. It weighs about 20% less than an average Scotch Egg. Compared with the average 'traditional' Scotch Egg the recipe contains a higher percentage of pork (more than 50% higher). In protein terms, however, it is about the same.

      Overall, I thought the product was probably the tastiest, spiciest savoury egg I have eaten (except for the odd home made one). In my opinion the bar could be a little bigger, and although Ginsters have created a different shape for the product, I prefer my savoury eggs to be egg shaped or 'round'.

      I happened to pay 60 pence for this product (on special offer), but the full retail price is around £1.20.

      Would I eat this product again? Yes, more than happy to, but the relatively high price might put me off buying.

      If you like the spiciness of Ginsters pasty, then you will probably enjoy this savoury snack too.

      Thanks for reading x

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        01.12.2008 13:21
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        Ok, but i'd still rather eat a scotch egg.

        Product description:
        British savoury pork sausage meat filled with chopped egg in a seasoned mayonnaise.
        Price - a little expensive at £1.39 per 90g bar (from local newsagent) since a scotch egg is probably about 50p

        The sausage meat is pleasant and not overly seasoned; however I would have liked the meat to be bit thicker, it was very thin in places. The egg was chopped into decent sized pieces, not the egg mayonnaise mush I expected. So the filling held together well and didn't fall out or drip everywhere. Again the egg mayo was nicely seasoned but not overpowering.

        Overall I would say it was a pleasant experience, quite tasty, and filling. A nice alternative to chocolate, cake or a pasty. My only problem with it is its price, as it's a little on the expensive side.

        Also, I would ask the question- What's wrong with a proper scotch egg. Why make it into a bar at all?


        Ingredients
        British Pork (48%), Egg Mayonnaise (32%), Pork Fat, Bread Crumbs, Wheatflour, Egg, Batter, Vegetable Oil, Salt, Pepper, Cornflour, Potato Starch, Chargrill Flavour Concentrate, Yeast Extract, Sage, Nutmeg, Smoked Paprika, Ginger, Rusk, Lemon Juice.

        Egg Mayonnaise contains: Egg (64%), Rapeseed Oil, Water, Whole Egg, Spirit vinegar, Cornflour, Sugar, Mustard Flour, Dijon Mustard, Egg Yolk, Colour: Riboflavin, Lemon Juice, Black Pepper, Salt.

        Chargrill Flavour Concentrate contains: Onion, Sugar, Water, Yoghurt, Spirit Vinegar, Salt, Cornflour, Flavourings, Garlic Powder, Black Pepper.

        Allergen Information
        Contains: Milk, Wheat, Gluten, Egg, Mustard

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