I've never been the biggest fan of sausages. Usually I find they taste quite fatty to the point where they are actually quite sickly to eat. Other times, just the taste of them is off-putting unless the sausages are of a high quality. Cautiously, I tried these mainly for convenience reasons and I found them to be quite palatable. They certainly exceeded my expectations in terms of taste and texture. The sausages are packaged in pairs in a transparent plastic wrapping which is a great idea as it prolongs the life of the sausages and prevents the unused ones from spoiling as they would do if they were packed together. 3 twin packs of these sausages are sold in a blue cardboard box with the Wall's and a picture of the product on the front. Being microwaveable sausages, these are very quick and easy to prepare. There are easy to follow cooking instructions on the back of the box which vary depending on the wattage of the microwave being used. I have an 850w microwave and I cook two sausages on full power for 50 seconds. If you have a lower power microwave the cooking time will be slightly longer. When cooking, I would advise placing the sausages on a piece of kitchen towel rather than directly onto a plate as this helps to absorb any juices that may seep out during the cooking process. When cooked, the sausages look and smell very appetising. They turn a lovely golden brown colour and look very meaty and juicy. The texture of these is also very nice. Often with sausages, they can be quite gritty and gristley but that isn't the case with these. I found them to be very smooth and there are never any hard strange bits to come across. As well as looking meaty, they also taste meaty and they are probably one of the better sausages I have tried. They are great as part of a quick meal or they make a nice filling for a sandwich which is the way I usually choose to eat them. ---Ingredients--- Pork Belly (40.5%), Pork Shoulder (21%), Water, Rusk (Wheat), Pork Fat (3.5%), Potato Starch, Ingredients Less That 2%: Wheat Fibre, Salt, Soya Protein Concentrate, Dextrose, Stabilisers (E450 (I), E450 (Ii)), Onion Powder, Preservative (E223), Yeast Extract, Antioxidant (E300), Herb Extract, Spice Extracts, Colour (Cochineal). ---Nutritional Information--- per 100g per 2 sausages Energy kCal.............. 278kCal 256 kCal Protein......................11.2g 10.3g Carbohydrate........... 10.7g 9.8g of which sugars....... 1.0g 0.9g Fat.............................20.6g 19.0g of which saturates... 7.6g 7.0g Fibre..........................2.4g 2.2g Sodium......................0.8g 0.7g Salt Equivalent......... 2.0g 1.8g Walls micro sausages can be purchased from supermarkets for £1.97 and they are currently on offer at Tesco for £1.67. I think this is a fairly resonable price for a good quality product which is such an easy to cook and tasty snack. They are also suitable for home freezing and it's a great idea to keep a pak of these on hand. Unfortunately the fat content is quite high so I would advise consuming these in moderation. **Also on Ciao under the same username**
As a huge fan of the humble sausage I was overjoyed to see a variety from walls that promised to be hot and ready to go in a mere minute, (although they can also be "enjoyed" cold, not sure how enjoyable this experience would be in truth). Excellent thought I until I realised in horror, of course the only medium that would enable such a sizzlingly speedy sausage was my arch nemesis....the microwave!!! I loathe the microwave and find that 99% of things that go into it end up coming out soggy and bland. My lust for sausages ready in 60 seconds overrided the part of my brain screaming "RUN MATT...RUN FOR YOUR VERY LIFE, AND NEVER RETURN" and so with some trepidation I took them home with me and released them from their cardboard prison. First off there are 8 per pack rather than the 6 stated above, and they were 8 of the sorriest looking sausages I have ever seen, looking very sorry for themselves they were, withered and anaemic looking, theres no hope all is lost I thought. Having to rely on that loathsome curr who sits slothlike in the corner of my kitchen to transform these pathetic specimens into something to behold seemed unlikely but I punched in 60 seconds and fleed to a safe vantage point to observe. Eyeing the plastic glutton contemptuously I heard it ding at me so I scuttled over and ripped the sausages out of it's smoking jaws. Things were actually starting to look up, the sausages while not as deep and brown as they may be after a good frying were certainly less pale than they had been. I snatched ruthlessly at two slices of bread which I then buttered feverishly, I layed the sausages down into their snug little bread bed and covered them over as best I could. With much anticipation I sunk my teeth into the micro sausage sandwich I held in my trembling hands. I was very pleasantly suprised. The sausages were not upto the same standard as a good BBq'ed or fried sausage, they had more of an oven cooked sausage taste and texture about them but considering their method of preparation I was happy with them. Apparently they also come in a hot & spicy variety, I am a chili addict and so will be keeping my eye most definately out for these little beauties. To summise these sausages are better than you might think, they do not compare to a traditionally fried sossums but at only 60 seconds and no horrible grubby pan to clean they may be one of the elite few who have made it out of my microwave and into my smiling mouth. Reccomended to anyone who love saussies but hates mess and fuss, they are perfect for a late night snack in a lovely warm crusty roll.
I am realy picky when it comes to sausages. If they have too much grissle or fat in them then I can't eat them. I saw these in Asda for £1.49 and didn't expect uch from them as you get 6 in a box. I am lazy when it comes to making something to eat before I go to work so thought I would try them anyway. The sausages come wrapped as pairs in the box so you can eat 2 without worrying about the others being open to the air. I thought that this was a really good idea. You can eat the sausages cold or hot. I had mine hot as they are really quick to heat in the microwave. If you are heating 2 sausages they take 1 minute, 4 take 1.30 mins and all 6 take 2.20mins. I put all 6 in together as Grandad and I were sharing them. When you first take them out of the microwave, they don't feel overly hot after 2.20 minutes but when you cut them in half they are steaming inside. They felt a bit greasy to touch when I was cutting them but the plate that I heated them on came out near enough dry. The sausages are a good size and 2 of them cut in half are perfect for a 2 slice of bread sandwich. There was no grissle or obvious fatty lumps in the sausages and they smell really nice. I was very pleasantly surprised by these sausages as they have a love meaty taste. They are juicy and succulent without tasting greasy. I found them quite filling too. Grandad was impressed with them. They are never going to be the best sausages in the world for the price but I think they are much better than a lot of premium range sausages that I have tried. I think that they are perfectly seasoned as well. 2 sausages will give you 256kcals, 10.3g of protein, 9.8g of carbohydrates of which 0.9g are sugars, 19.0g of fat of which 7.0g are saturates, 2.2g of fibre and 0.7g of sodium. They contain the finest cuts of pork, have no artificial colours or flavours and are suitable for freezing. They only take an extra minute or so to cook from frozen too. I would definitely recommend these sausages to keep in the freezer for when you want something quick to eat that tastes nice.
Walls Micro Sausages Description: Manfacturer: Walls / Type: Meat. I have to admit that I would probably never have bought these sausages as I am a little bit of a sausage snob and like them to be as good as possible. Mr Siamese has no such qualms and recently arrived home from the shop clutching a box of these and marveling at the fact that sausages could be cooked in the microwave. Now for me, the idea just doesn't work, sausages should be grilled until deliciously brown not popped into the microwave, it just doesn't sound right! A 275g box of these sausages costs around £2.10 in supermarkets and can be found in the chilled section in supermarkets. The cardboard box is a bright blue colour with the Walls logo on the front and a picture of some tasty looking sausages. The sausages are packaged in pairs which is handy if you only want to eat a couple at a time. They look a little pale and insipid before cooking but a couple of minutes in the microwave transforms them into plump and brown sausages which look a lot more appetising than I had expected. If I am being honest, these are not the best sausages that I have ever tasted. They are okay though, didn't have any nasty bits and were well seasoned - and that is surprising as I had assumed they would be horrible! They make a tasty enough sausage sandwich in minutes and although I would prefer to have ones from the butcher, cooked under the grill, if I was in a hurry, I wouldn't turn my nose up at these! Nutritional information per two sausages is as follows; 256 calories 19.0 grams fat (7.0 grams saturates) 1.8 grams salt Ingredients are as follows; Pork Belly (40.5%), Pork Shoulder (21%), Water, Rusk (Wheat), Pork Fat (3.5%), Potato Starch, Ingredients Less That 2%: Wheat Fibre, Salt, Soya Protein Concentrate, Dextrose, Stabilisers (E450 (I), E450 (Ii)), Onion Powder, Preservative (E223), Yeast Extract, Antioxidant (E300), Herb Extract, Spice Extracts, Colour (Cochineal).
So, I am awaiting quotes for my brand new kitchen and in the meantime am still living out of the microwave and toaster. Its been twelve weeks and the meals are becoming more and more unappealing. Thank goodness for good old mum having us over 4-5 times a week! Anyhow imagine my delight at coming across these little beauties. Microwavable sausages !? It couldn't be true could it? Sausages that could be cooked in the microwave and were from a well known brand ? There had to be a draw back and I was assuming it was a compromise on taste. I found the Walls microwave sausages in the refrigerated section of Asda. They are recognizable by their stylish blue box with fat brown sausages on the front, they certainly look appealing in the picture. They cost £1.98 per box from Asda and recently I spotted them in Tesco for the same price give or take a penny. They are a little more costly than the regular banger as you only get 6 sausages per box instead of the usual eight links. The weight is 275g. As a comparison Wall's regular pack of 8 thick pork sausages weigh 454g and cost around £1.99. As per the cooking instructions provided on the box, two sausages should be microwaved for one minute. All six will take only two minutes twenty or as these are freezable three minutes thirty from frozen. Just pop them on a microwavable plate, cover with a sheet of kitchen roll and away you go! One of my favourite things about these sausages is that in the box the six sausages are packaged in two's enabling you to open them fresh at any point if not cooking six together. The shelf life was dated a good two weeks later so they remain fresh if not needed. The sausages are a light brown in colour, fairly thick and wrinkly and not too appealing uncooked. In fact they look like left over cooked sausages cooked the day before. But after a minute in the microwave they are plump, brown and wholly inviting! I was seriously impressed, they have such a golden even colour that would be impossible to achieve cooking regular sausages. Obviously the most important factor is the taste and again I was not disappointed. They smelt good and were tender. They were not gristly nor were they greasy as I expected. To be honest they reminded me somewhat of café sausages with their even golden colour and plump exterior. They were actually really 'meaty' tasting and had a good texture to them. Nutrition information per 100g : 330 kcal , 67% pork, fat 25.3g, fibre 2.3g. I shall definitely be purchasing these again. They are so convenient, taste good and less washing up always makes me a happy bunny. Imagine cooking sausages with no fat running or spitting and ending up with a plump even coloured banger that tastes good ... you've just imagined a Walls microwavable sausage.
Generally I don't eat sausages too regularly as find them to be quite unappealing to look at and I never quite trust what has actually gone into them. I also find them to be difficult to cook through without burning and release a lot of fat so on the whole I tend to avoid. Whilst doing our last lot of grocery shopping I noticed these Microwave sausages for sale and having the urge to eat a sausage sandwich thought I would buy a box in and give them a try. Packaged in a box of 8 (not 6 as shown above) and in a predominately blue box the sausages are wrapped in pairs in a see through wrapper. The box gives full heating instructions depending on the quantity of sausages you want to prepare and having a nicely prepared sandwich roll on hand I placed 2 in the microwave and set the timer accordingly. In their cold, fresh out of the packet state the sausages look and feel a bit on the manky side if I'm being honest, and my first impressions were not good. They had a strange aroma about them that smelled like cold meat that had been stood a while and appearance wise they were a bit on the shrivelled and pitiful looking side. Thinking that I had probably made a huge mistake I committed myself to at least try them so waited for the timer to countdown on the microwave. A minute or so later and the sausages were ready. Removing them from the microwave I was actually quite impressed with the visual results. They had transformed from limp looking sausages to nicely browned, plump and moist and the smell coming from them made my mouth water. Splitting them in half to put in my sandwich I noticed that they were easy to cut through and didn't seem to leak any fat or water and I actually found myself looking forward to tasting them. After a liberal application of Tomato ketchup I was ready to eat my sausage sandwich and I have to say despite my initial misgivings they actually tasted really good. Definitely meaty and well seasoned they had a lovely taste to them that certainly seemed like a 'real' sausage. Being a well known brand name and probably most associated with sausages 'Walls' certainly have produced a winner here in my opinion. No need for grilling for 10-15 minutes, or frying in oil or fat and being careful to avoid splashes and spits these are certainly quick and convenient to cook and overall they taste great. Surprisingly the calorie and fat content wasn't as horrendous as I was anticipating, with 2 sausages providing 256 calories, 19.0 grams of fat - of which 7.0 grams are saturates and 1.8 grams of salt. Of course I realise that these figures could never be considered 'good' but for a once in a while treat when the fancy takes you then I can certainly incorporate these figures into my daily allowance and not feel too guilty about it. As I mentioned in my opening paragraph I am always wary about what meat actually ends up in a sausage, so for the sake of a thorough review I will list the ingredients: Pork Belly (40.5%), Pork Shoulder (21%), Water, Rusk (Wheat), Pork Fat (3.5%), Potato Starch, Ingredients Less That 2%: Wheat Fibre, Salt, Soya Protein Concentrate, Dextrose, Stabilisers (E450 (I), E450 (Ii)), Onion Powder, Preservative (E223), Yeast Extract, Antioxidant (E300), Herb Extract, Spice Extracts, Colour (Cochineal). Not that bad when read then, with 61.5% content being Pork meat and the majority of the remainder being water, starch and the stabilisers and herbs. I don't suppose they will appeal to everyone and as already stated my first impressions on seeing them in their uncooked state was less than positive. However once cooked I could tell no discernable difference between these microwaved ones and others that have been prepared by conventional means, and on that basis they ended up being a surprising hit with me. I bought our box of 8 from Morrisons for £2.00 so probably a little expensive when compared to buying sausages in packs and presumably they are charging extra for the convenience aspect. Saying that though I would buy them again and I really enjoyed my sausage sandwich the other day and would certainly recommend these to anyone who wants to save a little time and a lot of cleaning up. 5/5 Dooyoo stars despite their sorry looking state when uncooked; thanks for reading my review.
I don't normally buy Walls sausages, I remember a a kid that I never liked them, even though they are probably one of the most expensive and one of the better brands, however walking through my local Morrisons during the week, I was only on the prowl for something for lunch, I walked past these and the colourful packaging caught my eye and I had to have a second glance to see what it actually was. Walls sausages, 6 thick pork sausages in a box, which were microwaveable and were on offer for only 99p for the box. The packaging had already attracted me, and then the price attracted me too, so I popped a pack in my basket just to try them out. Walls have been around for years, or should I centuries as they were founded in 1786 which is always one of the points of call on all the packaging of their products. It all started with sausages too, when you think about it, its hard to believe that sausages have been around for that long. Walls is a British brand, established by Richard Wall, who is also famous for making bacon too. The brand has also received Royal Appointment to many of the British Monarchy. Over the years, we have seen Wall's success by entering other food markets including patry and frozen foods, and was only bought out in 1994 by Kerry Foods. Walls products are still manufactured in various places in the UK today. Wall's micro sausages, I had never seen them until the other day and I knew you could get microwaveable bacon, but had never seen microwaveable sausages and with it being what I consider to be a new thing I had to try. They are packaged in a small box with a perforated flap that you just tear up to get inside. The sausage themselves are packed in cellophane in two's to ensure freshness if you are not using them all at once. When loking at them, they do look tasty, already browned off and how you would expect a sausage to look when cooked, you just pop them into the microwave for 60 seconds, and they are done. When they come out, they are steaming hot and really look good to eat. They don't taste too bad, they don't taste like how they would if you had cooked them yourself, the flavour is a tiny little bit bland and not as much taste as a normal sausage. The outside of the sausage does go slightly crunchy as if they had been cooked under the grill and the middle of the sausage looks as though it has been cooked to perfection. If you are looking for an easy meal they are ideal, and if you have a microwave at work, its really good because of the amount of microwaveable products that are on the market these days, you could have a full cooked breakfast done in less than a couple of minutes. I wouldn't use these all of the time, however I would purchase them again for ease sometimes and when I haven't got too much time on my hands to cook something. I have tasted a lot worse than these. The only problems that I have with these are the nutritional values, there is great amount of carbohydrate and fat within this product and not a great deal of protein which tends to put me off because they really are not good for you. Not bad for a quick microwaveable product if you haven't got a great deal of time.