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Grassington's Vegetable Sausages

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      27.03.2009 21:37
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      OK, but I've tasted better

      I'm not vegetarian, but I don't eat a huge amount of meat, and have found that I actually quite like a lot of frozen vegetarian products, such as veggie burgers. I'd had Dalepak vegetable sausages a while back and I really liked them, but have been unable to get them since, so when I saw that Grassington's now make them, I decided to give them a try.

      I've had Grassington's products before and generally found them to be quite good, so had high expectations for these. I must admit from the description on the box they did sound lovely - 'a delicious mix of vegetables infused with sun-dried tomatoes and herbs'. Although it didn't specify which vegetables these contained, a quick look at the ingredients tells me that the answer is -red pepper, sweet potato, carrot, tomato and onion.

      The sausages are frozen and you can oven bake, grill or barbeque them - no need to defrost first. I did mine on the grill just because it's quicker!

      Although the picture on the box seems to depict these looking a lot like real sausages, in reality they don't look like that at all. They are sausage shaped, but you can see that that they have a slight orangey-red colour to them which makes it quite obvious they're vegetarian.

      The taste of these is OK but I don't feel they matched up to the Dalepak ones I'd tried earlier. The outside of these is slightly harder than the middle, but not exactly crispy, and the inside is quite a nice smooth, soft texture.

      The flavour of the vegetables is really overpowered by the sun-dried tomatoes and the herbs it contains- I'm pretty sure oregano is the main taste. Although the vegetables taste nice, there is an overall sharpness to the flavour - probably caused by the tanginess of the tomatoes, or possibly even from the onion - that ruins the taste for me. They are still more than edible and I did eat all six (not all at once though!), however I think had they not used the sun-dried tomatoes, and laid off the herbs a little bit, the overall taste would have been much better.

      Per Sausage:
      56 calories
      2.3g protein
      9.8g carbs
      0.9g fat

      Looking at that, these are not too bad nutritionally, and I was actually quite surprised at how low in fat and calories they were, so they might be worth considering if you're trying to lose weight.

      I bought these from ASDA and they cost £1 for a box of six, although they are not currently listed on the ASDA website.

      Overall, these were OK and I might consider buying them again, but only if they were on special offer, they certainly wouldn't be on top of my list. Like I said if they didn't have such a sharp flavour they would be a lot better, and I'd give them extra stars!


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