“ Brand: Sainsbury's / Type: Meat „
Our big freezer needs defrosting so we're having to use a lot of the food up first, I found this bag of frozen pork cocktail sausages that was left over from Xmas and cooked them up last night for a munch up. You get 40 in a bag for £1.99.
They are raw so you have to cook them, you can cook them straight from frozen though and they don't take all that long. A lot of fat comes out of them while they're cooking and even though they're small you just know there are going to be shedloads of calories in them.
We ate about half hot and half cold and they're a lot nicer cold. When they're hot they just taste like bad quality sausages like you'd get on a road side burger bar. It's hard to know what to do with them then as well because they're too small for a butty but too hot to pick up with your fingers! lol
When you let the sausages go cold they get a nicer texture because they go a bit harder. Then you can dip them into all sorts of sauces and they taste loads better on their own too. I LOVE them dipped in Reggae Reggae sauce because that's nice and spicey and it gives the sausages a delish kick. They're wicked with mayo, ketchup, mango chutney and all sorts.... but the hot sausages are only really any good with ketchup.
Another thing is that when the sausages are hot they've got quite a greasy taste and that puts me off a bit, it doesn't come through to start with but I think the fatty tastes gets a bit over powering after a few hot sausages. They are meaty tasting though and that helps you be able to ignore the greasy taste, you can taste the pork in them big time and even though they taste cheap they've still got a decent flavour.
Kind of recommended..... nice but there are better cocktail sausages about!
Over the festive period which now seems a life time ago, we had a few people round to the house and at Hogmanay we threw a small party and one of the nibbles we laid on were these cocktail sausages from Sainsbury.
The cooking time of them seemed very long to me and I was constantly checking to see if they were ready but they did take every minute of the recommended 25.
Once cooked I could see that they had left a lot of grease on the baking tray and I therefore lay them on kitchen roll to hopefully absorb some of the grease but it just seemed to keep coming.
As I set them out on a tray for the guests I of course had to try a couple and to my surprise they were actually very tasty, yes greasy but still tasty, and by the way the guests got through them I guess they liked them too.
There are 40 sausages in a bag and my wife tells me they were on offer for two bags for £2 but she doesn't know the price of a single bag when not on offer but she thinks they are £1.18 but don't quote me on that.
There was no sign of any fatty bits in these sausages and they tasted very nice so if you can put up with them being very greasy then you get a decent quality cocktail sausage at a very decent price.