“ Brand: Kepak / Type: Other Ready Meals „
Rustler food is mad, it's not THAT good and is deffo proper bad quality food BUT there's something about the range that I can't resist when I see them in the supermarket. It's that old thing about not shopping when you're hungry I reckon! lol
I hadn't seen their breakfast in a bun ones before but there were some in Cool Trader last week and were only 2 for £1.00 so I got me and my sister one each.
They're proper stodgy and greasy tasting but I think they taste yummy! The bun is soft and fresh tasting, the bacon and sausage has warmed through good in the microwave and the ketchup they give you is as good as Heinz I reckon.
It's all good actually. I was surprised that the bacon cooked so good because normally stuff like this goes stringy in the microwave, the rasher of bacon does go a bit stringy but I think it still cooks proper nice. It's meaty and not chewy like most nuked bacon. The same goes for the sausage, it's obviously precooked so that when you nuke it you're just heating them up.
The sausage is quite good quality, it was a bit of a con I thought because when I brought the breakfast burger the sausage was arranged so that it looks like you're getting 2 but it's just one cut in half. I think it was probably a pork sausage and didn't taste all that fresh, I reckon it was meaty enough but it's not that the sausage tasted off or anything but it deffo had a bit of a fake taste.
The flavours together are very nice. I couldn't face it in the morning for breakfast but I had mine for a snack at night and thought it was dead nice. It's meaty and yummy, I reckon brown sauce would have gone a bit better than the ketchup but you can always put some of that on yourself instead of the red sauce.
I didn't look at the calories or fat sorry, but I reckon if you're on a diet you probably shouldn't be eating these anyway! lol
I have to guiltily admit to being a big fan of the Rustlers range - burgers and baps that can be whacked into the microwave on those occasions when you just don't have the time or the energy to mess around.
My local garage had their various products on offer for a quid each, and one of the ones I picked up was the 'Big Breakfast'.
Now, I know the Dooyoo category lists it as a burger - but it's not, its actually 2 rashers of bacon, a sausage cut into 2 halves, a sachet of tomato ketchup and a bap . You take it out of its packaging, microwave the burger and meat together for 70 seconds, then add the ketchup
It's actually pretty nice - The sausages, whilst nothing amazing and certainly not having any added herbs, were pretty tasty, and not gristly or cheap tasting. The bacon was lean, and soft with just a tiny hint of crispiness at the edges and a lovely bacon taste . The bread , which was lightly floured, did go a little soft in the microwave though, and also got very hot to handle, which is perhaps the only downside - it might only have taken 70 seconds to cook, but I had to wait at lease 3 minutes before the bread was cooled enough to handle. The ketchup sachet was just about the right size for the sandwich too .
I enjoyed my burger, and felt pleasantly full for a good while after I ate it , and I didn't feel the need for a mid morning snack .
Per 100g, this has 266 calories and 12.3 g of fat. The product is actually 166 g, so (if my calculator is working properly) for the whole burger that makes it 441 calories, and 20.4g of fat altogether - so its really not that good for you, and definitely not something to eat for every meal!
But, as an occasional quick eat on a morning where you might otherwise have to skip breakfast entirely, it's great, and as I said, it filled me up until lunch!
4 stars - a tasty burger but a little high on the calories and fat for my liking .
On occasions I do buy snacky food for ease and quickness at home. A lot of the time I have quite a hectic schedule and never find time to cook myself something decent so I rely on something quick.
Rustler's snacks are not something that I would normally buy as a rule, however when I saw them in Tesco for just a £1 each I thought I would throw a couple in my trolley as I was sure they would come in use for a quick meal if I wasn't in the house for long.
Included in my variety of Rustler's snack was the Breakfast Burger, I wasn't too sure whether it would be tasty or not, but for £1, I wasn't particularly bothered because if I didn;t end up eating it, I hadn't really lost a fortune.
Rustlers packaging is actually quite attractive. Packaged in a plastic see through container at the bottom, with a colourful peal off lid, which an American theme to the top of it and a picture of the cooked contents. This product by the look of it shouts America at you.
What I liked about this product was it could be eaten at any point during the day and for a mere 70 seconds in the microwave and its done. You have breakfast in a matter of second let alone minutes. When you peel the lid off this product, it is placed on a microwaveable cardboard mat and underneath you will find the appropriate relish to go with your burger. Just pop this in the microwave for 70 seconds and jobs a good one.
It actually comes out looking quite appetising, however did it taste nice? It wasn't too bad to be honest. It was made up of bacon and sausage on a bap, which both the bacon and sausage did taste nice. The sausage tasted like the Wall microwaveable sausages that you can get and the bacon, well I am fussy with bacon and how it is cooked but it was just to my liking. The bread however wasn't as nice and I did end up throwing my sesame seed bun away as the microwave didn't like cooking it.
I wouldn't buy this one again, however they do have better ones in the Rustler's range that are quite nice and a lot tastier that the breakfast burger. It's okay for a quick snack but thats about it.
What could be healthier than a burger for breakfast?