“ Brand: Sainsbury's / Type: Pie „
I love Cornish pasties. Well I love pastry and if it's filled all the better!
The Packaging Of The Product....
On the website the packaging is shown as a clear plastic packet with red bits on it. Now I've checked it out and this is the same product for sure but my packet is clear plastic and recyclable. On the front in white writing I'm told it is Sainsbury's Cornish Pasty and on the front the display date and use by date are shown along with being told to keep the product refrigerated and there is an at a glance nutritional chart. On the back I'm told that it it minced beef, diced potato, swede and onion in a puff pastry pasty. Then I'm given a full nutritional rundown, ingredients, allergy advice, information on how to store the product, how to cook the product, information on how to contact Sainsbury's if need be, size is stated (175g) and a bar code is shown. Basic packaging, however all the information you could possibly need is provided for your scrutiny.
To cook from chilled 20 minutes 190c/Gas Mark 5
To cook from frozen 35 minutes 190c/Gas Mark 5
Well I heated mine up from chilled. Uncooked it was pale white and half
moon in shape with a thicker almost ribbed effect crust. It actually looked rather floppy and a bit delicate with slashes on the top of the pasty that appeared to be quite wide and the filling looked like it would fall out if I didn't handle it delicately (which I did).
Cooked it came out slightly golden. Not flaky though as I expected but not as delicate as I assumed it still would remain. It needs eating with a knife and fork however because them slashes mean that you will end up with the hot filling all down you if your not careful. The filling is a brown slightly sludgy colour. It's well blended in the main but the minced beef tasted a little on the raw side to be honest. I could taste the small squares of potato and swede and the pepper and there was alot of filling making the pasty appear plump and it was juicy enough and tasted fresh. It was well seasoned and the pastry that contained the filling was very pleasant.
The pastry however tasted a little on the stodgy side and wasn't as I said earlier flaky at all. The crust got a bit heavy going for this reason and was a bit boring really and I could cope eating the pastry with the filling bit but not the bits around the edges and the crust. Those bits actually got thrown in the bin and even my dog turned his nose up at it after being offered it lol. Neither of us were keen!
It's not a bad buy but not the best. I have had these before and had it cold as I was starving at the time and it really wasn't nice at all. Eaten cold the pastry is just far to bland and stodgy and actually hard to digest. It's far more edible cooked!
This is what I think is an economy buy. It's filling and straightforward and one look at the packaging you know it isn't going to be the most amazing thing you've ever eaten. It's passable but I wouldn't go out of my way to but it and eat it in all honesty.
Filling (51%); Pastry; Egg Glaze.Filling contains: Beef (35%), Potato (32%), Swede (12%), Water, Onion (10%), Cornflour, Salt, Sugar, Black Pepper, Onion Powder, Yeast Extract, Potato Starch, Sunflower Oil, Dried Potato, Leek Powder, Mustard Powder, Natural Flavouring, Malted Barley Extract, Flavouring, Turmeric, Garlic Powder, Pepper.Pastry contains: Wheat Flour, Water, Palm Oil, Rapeseed Oil, Salt, Emulsifier: Mono- and Diglycerides of Fatty Acids.
Contains Egg, Mustard, Wheat Gluten & Barley Gluten
Nutritional information.... Per 175g Pasty.
of which is sugars 2.9g
Saturated Fat 15.7g
Only to be found in Sainsbury's priced at 60p per pasty.
Minced beef, diced potato, swede and onion in a puff pastry pasty.