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      31.05.2010 13:35
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      Another winner from the basic's range

      == Sainsbury's basic's salami ==


      === How I came by it ===


      Well the parents where coming over to stay for a couple of days and they rather do like there after dinner snacks normally because they insist on there main meal at 4:30 so hungry by 9 o clock rolls around. So off I popped to my local Sainsbury's now it being towards the end of the month I wasn't rather flush with cash plus the fresh counter wants to make me sick so wandering down the cold meats aisles I noticed the above product for the rather cheap price of £1.09 needless to say it ended up in my trolley and into my fridge soon after.



      === So what is it? ===


      Well it's a pork sausage lightly smoked and then cut into wafer thin slices so great for everyday use from putting it on your sandwiches to making your own pizza with it. It is from Sainsbury's basic's range and comes in a plastic packet like most cold meats. So don't forget to seal it back up when you've taken some unless you like dry hard crusty salami and a very stinky fridge.



      === Did I go barmy about this salami? ===


      Well just in case my local health officials are reading this- Hey I'm paranoid I'm writing this from a tin foiled lined room to stop the satellites watching me. Yes I'm pregnant and under no circumstances eat any of the above product...... Course not it just fell into my mouth not my fault. Anyway this product was rather tasty not hard like some salami's you buy rather the texture of most mass produced meats just nice and soft to appeal to as many people as they can. It also was not spicy like some salami's you can buy. As mentioned before this comes in wafer thin slices and my husband regularly puts it on his sandwiches for work so really is great for everyday use.



      === Price ===


      Well as mentioned before it cost me £1.09 for a 150g packet. Its very difficult to do a price comparison on salami as different one have different stuff in them and as this is just a general salami it makes it even harder. But in my opinion the price I paid for the product was well worth it and makes a great everyday cold meat product.



      === Ingredients ===


      Pork, Salt, Garlic, Glucose, White Pepper, Antioxidants: Sodium Ascorbate, Ascorbic Acid; Preservative: Sodium Nitrite



      === General advice ===
      This product does contain pork so if you don't eat this for any reason then this is not for you. Also according to the packet the country of manufacture was Germany.

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        02.04.2010 16:27
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        Really worth to try!

        I hate those Cooked Ham or Pork Luncheon Meat for sandwiches... So all the time I keep on looking for smth really delicious. One day we were shopping in Sainsbury's and I noticed Sainsbury's basics Salami
        (Cured and smoked pork salami). The price was great - £1.09 for 150g.

        Information on the package:
        Nutrition information. Typical values per 100g: Energy 1584kJ, 383 kcal; Protein 16.0g; Carbohydrate 1.0g of which sugars 1.0g, starch nil; Fat 35.0g of which saturates 14.4g, mono-unsaturates 15.8g, polyunsaturates 4.1g; Fibre 0.2g; Salt 4.0g of which sodium 1.60g.
        Ingredients: Pork, Salt, Garlic, Glucose, White Pepper, Antioxidants: Sodium Ascorbate, Ascorbic Acid; Preservative: Sodium Nitrite.
        Made using 122g of pork per 100g of salami.
        Produced from German pork.
        Produced in Germany for Sainsbury's Supermarkets Ltd, London EC1N 2HT.

        This sliced salami looked pretty nice, besides German meat products are very delicious and superb quality, so I expected this salami to be good as well. And we decided to try it.
        Same day after shopping I opened the package and was really surprised by the smell. It was full of flavour and spices! Salami itself looked .... well, like Salami. Slices were very thin, so I wondered if it is gonna be possible to taste smth in a sandwich? If the taste is gonna be as good as the smell?
        And it really was!!! Sandwich was extremely delicious! I really enjoyed this Salami: seasoning and flavour - perfect, meat - finely minced and gently smoked, conveniently sliced. I would have never thought that for £1.09 You can get such a good product!
        Since then Sainsbury's basics Salami is our favourite!!! Even my boyfriend, who never cares much about what he eats, loves it!
        I really recommend to try it. Though if don't like this kind of meat for sandwiches - don't bother, cause You'll be very unsatisfied. But if You like finest, spicy and smoked meat - Sainsbury's basics Salami is a perfect choice for You!
        Enjoy!
        Also posted on ciao.co.uk under the same name.

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          07.02.2010 02:11
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          Disgusting Salami

          I knew I was going to be making pizzas with my little sisters last night so I got a pack of this Basics Salami to use as a topping. I have a bit of salami sometimes but aren't that mad struck on it so don't buy it that often. I thought all salami would be the same but after trying this disgusting plastic stuff I know it's not!

          It costs £1.09 for a 150g pack and that might look like wicked value but the salami isn't worth 19p!

          It looks like any other salami, it's got a bit of a tatty look but that's just rough edges and it's not like it looks majorly cheap. There does look like there are more patches of fat in the meat but all salami is fatty and it's going to be how it tastes that's the clincher.

          The thing is it tastes disgusting. It's got a mega strong garlic flavour and even SMELLS like it's going to have a strong taste because as soon as I stuck the knife into the packet to open it I could smell it. The taste isn't meaty at all and I'd love to know how much pork is actually in this salami!!! All I can taste really is fat, salt and garlic.... doesn't that sound yummy??? lol I couldn't stomach the taste of it because the garlic is that strong that it gives the salami a proper hot taste, on it's own I could probably stand that but all the salt in it mixed bad with the garlic and made me feel sick.

          The texture of this salami is nasty as well. I know all salami feels weird in your mouth but I usually like the rubbery weirdness, this one just feels like you ARE eating thin shaved pieces of rubber! It's cut quite thin and has got like an invisible oil slick on each side of it, the actual meat feels dry to eat but the second you put it in your mouth you'll feel that thin layer of oil and my lips deffo felt greasy after I ate a slice. It's not madly chewy but doesn't feel nice to eat at all and it's a horrible experience having something that feels so disgusting and also tastes so strong of fake garlic.

          An 8th of a pack is 2 or 3 slices it's hard to tell because they're not all cooked evenly, has got 72 calories and 6.6g fat. That's high for how thin the slices are but it doesn't matter to me because I'll deffo NEVER eat it again!

          Not recommended!!!

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            15.10.2009 17:52
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            A cheap salami thats thin, garlicy and slimy.

            I quite like salami now and then, a stodgy, smelly meat that is so wrong yet so right so when I seen that Sainsburys have their own salami in the basics range I decided to give it a go.

            Sainsburys basics salami comes in a shallow, see through plastic tray with a peel off cover to it. The cover is white and orange, the usual basics colour theme and it clearly says Salami on the packet. The 150g packet cost me £1.09 which compared to other brands was quite cheap and the packet looked quite full too.

            Peeling back the cover after slicing it open with a knife it soon hit me, that strong garlic stench, spicy and powerful. The salami itself was in large circle shapes, all squashed together the way ham usually is. The large circles were very thin, almost like paper and instead of most of their colour being a deep, bergundy, reddy sort of colour the majority of their colouring was the white, circles that look like circles of fat. They were very slimy and greasy and the overwhelming smell and taste of garlic was a bit too much. They didn't have the spicy meat flavour that salami usually has it was just thin, paper like circles that wreaked and tasted of garlic.

            An eight of this pack that they got the cheek to call Salami contains;
            72 calories
            6.6g fat
            2.7g saturated fat
            0.8g salt
            0.2g total sugars

            It says on the packet 'wafer thin and ideal sandwiches' .. I agree with it being wafer thin, don't know about suitable for sandwiches though it's that thin you wouldn't know you got a filling.

            This definitely tasted 'cheap' and looked as though not much effort had been put into producing them. I certainly won't be buying this salami again, I like salami thats deep, dark red in colour, has a chew to it thanks to the meat and has that spicy taste to it not something thats dominantly garlic, slimy and wet and extremely thin with little to no chew as it seems to be hardly any 'salami' or meat to it. Definitely a salami to steer clear of in my opinion.

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