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Sainsbury's Hot Dog

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Brand: Sainsburys / Type: Meat

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      08.06.2010 09:09
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      Average Hot Dog

      Wanting to do something quick and easy for tea on Saturday I decided to do some hot dogs and onion and duly popped down to Sainsbury's to get what I needed....

      Packaging:

      The can contains 8 hot dog sausages in brine. The label is predominantly blue in colour and has a picture of some hot dogs with tomato sauce on them on the front. The back of the can contains the ingredients, nutritional information, contact details and cooking information. These hot dogs are suitable for stove top and microwave heating. The label also states that this product contains no GM ingredients.

      The website address is:- www.sainsburys.co.uk


      Ingredients:

      Pork (51%), Water, Chicken (14%), Potato Starch, Salt, Pork Collagen, Herbs and Spices (contains Celery), Beef Collagen, Dextrose, Natural Smoke Flavour, Preservative (Sodium Nitrate), Citric Acid, Brine: Water, Salt


      Nutritional Information per hot dog {per 100g in brackets}

      Energy kJ: 205kJ {890kJ}
      Calories: 45kcal {197kcal}
      Protein: 1.9g {8.4g}
      Carbohydrate: 1.3g {5.5g}
      Fat: 3.6g {15.7g}
      of which saturates: 0.8g {3.6g}
      of which mono-unsaturates: 1.1g {4.6g}
      of which polyunsaturates: 1.0g {4.3g}
      Fibre: Trace {Trace}
      Salt: 0.2g {0.8g}
      of which sodium: 0.1g {0.3g}

      Dietary & Allergy Information

      Contains celery (Not suitable for milk or soya allergy sufferers due to the methods used in the manufacture of this product)
      This is a gluten free product


      Price:
      I paid the sum of 75p for a can of these at Sainsburys


      Taste and Opinion:

      These Sainsburys hot dogs look pretty much the same as most other hot dogs that are available in cans. They're around 10cms long and 1cm across and are a medium brown in colour. Tipping two cans into a pan to heat I also fried some onions to add to them.

      The first thing I noticed about these hot dogs once they had heated was how much "sturdier" (for want of a better word) they are than some of the cheaper brands. I generally use a fork to get them out of the pan once they've been heated and with some of the cheaper brands you can guarantee that at least a few of them will "snap" as soon as you insert the fork into them. However, out of the 16 hot dog sausages I cooked not one of them snapped when I inserted the fork which I was quite surprised about.

      I kept a couple of these to one side for the purpose of this review as I wanted to see what they tasted like without having a bread finger, onions and sauce surrounding them. Actually they don't taste too bad. There's a hint of a "smoky" flavour but it's not so strong that you'd find it off-putting. They do taste like meat (as you'd expect) but,. to be honest, you can't actually put your finger on what sort of meat they taste like. I wonder whether this is down to the fact that they've mixed chicken in with the pork for the recipe? I couldn't really detect any sort of taste in terms of the herbs and spices listed in the ingredients so these are not strongly flavoured at all.

      They do have a nice, firm consistency without being overly chewy and when combined with a bread finger, onions and sauce make a nice, quick, easy to cook, filling meal.

      In nutritional terms they are comprised of 15.7% fat which isn't great, although this is less in percentage terms than you'd find in a lot of crisp ranges. Overall, I'd say that these are just "ok" in taste terms although I'm impressed that they don't break up like some of the cheaper brands do.

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