“ Brand: Gregg's / Type: Other Ready Meals „
Sausage and beans in a pasty? What a great idea! I love this pasty and often go to Greggs specially for a Sausage n' Bean fix.
Greggs has long been known for making great cakes, bread, pasties and sandwiches, and their range of pasties is really great.
This pasty, like others in its range, is in a square form, and is made of soft crispy puff pastry. When you bite into it, the pastry often flies about, mostly down your top, so best to eat it within the paper bag it is presented in, and have a napkin handy!
Inside the pasty is a sausage and beans formula very similar to what you'd find in a Heinz tin (it probably is Heinz to be honest), so if you're expecting gourmet sausage, you'll be disappointed. This doesn't make the pasty any less enjoyable, as the quality of the ingredients is pretty good, and it makes a tasty pasty. They are generous with the quantity inside, there is a good blend of sausage and beans, enough so you're not just biting into it and finding only a couple of sausage pieces in there. It is quite sweet because of the added sugar within the sausage and beans filling, but I do enjoy eating this. It's not overly filling, and shockingly, one day I found I actually had two of these all by myself (and I don't have a huge appetite either!).
As each pasty has a whopping 460 calories and 28 grams of fat (wish I'd known that before I had two that day!!), I only have this on an occasional basis, and if you're interested in healthy snacks and lunches, this isn't for you. But it's definitely nice as a treat! Especially if you're out about shopping and want a quick and cheap snack.
These pasties are 95p each, so pretty cheap. They used to have an offer buying two for £1.80 so you save some pennies for bulk buying... but I didn't see this offer on when I went in today. They often run out quite quickly of these pasties on occasion, so you might want to go early or at the beginning of lunchtime to make sure you get one!
I saw online that someone has actually recreated one of these after their local Greggs had run out of them, by getting a pack of puff pastry, a tin of sausage & beans, and some grated cheese, creating pasties and baking them for 20 mins...sounds interesting, so I may try this!!
If you like pasties, sausages and beans, then this is made for you...!