Product Type: Mattesons Meat / Fish
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One of my store cupboard items!
Mattesons Reduced Fat Pork Sausage
Member Name: kaitlinsmummy
Mattesons Reduced Fat Pork Sausage
Advantages: Can be eaten warm or cold.
As the shopper of the house I do like to have a few little store cupboard items, these are usually items that can be thrown together to make a dinner at short notice and without too much effort involved, this one of them.
The product I will now review is - "Mattesons reduced fat smoked pork sausage".
This particular product is very much like a long hotdog sausage, but the difference being the storing methods, you can of course store this in the fridge, but also, if not opened, in the cupboard. This due to the sausage being shrink wrapped within cellophane.
There are four different varieties of sausage available in this range, this one, the full fat version, hot and spicey and a garlic sausage, all of which I would recommend.
The reason I keep one of these in the cupboard is due to the variety of different things that this can be added to, our particular favourite being either an additional topping onto a frozen pizza, there is never enough toppings on those, or finally with pasta.
When you open the outer wrap, you are faced with an almost "link" shaped piece of sausage. You simply remove from the shrink wrap and use.
You can either eat cold, no cooking involved on a sandwich or sliced onto a jacket potato for example, or warm through in the ways mentioned earlier, the choices really are limitless with this product.
When removed from the shrink wrap the smell is quite subtle, meaty with a slight edge of spice to it. This is carried through to the taste, with the meat being smooth but firm to the bite, but tasting of a hotdog, but a little more peppery.
Heated up the taste differs a little making this much tastier in my opinion, I tend to always cook it now.
To warm through I usually fry for a couple of minutes in a pan, this releases very little fat, but what it does release coats the pasta it is added to, giving that a slightly pink glaze.
The nutritional information is as follows -
Per ¼ sausage,
4.6g of which saturates.
This product can be stored in a cupboard, the fridge but also frozen, I tend to use ½ then freeze the rest for another day. If opened then chilled this has to be eaten within 2 days, but kept in the pack unopened it can be left in the cupboard for a good few months.
For more information and for more recipe ideas visit - www.mattesons.co.uk
These are available for around the £1.40 mark, but are currently on offer at Asda for "2 for £2.00".
This is a lovely product that scream quality when you are using it, the fact that is reduced fat should in some ways mean it has less of that delicious "sausage" taste, this in fact taste no different at all to the original version, recommended!
Thanks for reading x
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