Product Type: Sainsbury's Ready Meals
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Firm skin, soft middle, slightly too fatty sausages
Sainsbury's Basics Thick Sausages
Member Name: dysonka
Sainsbury's Basics Thick Sausages
Advantages: Cheap and can be cooked from frozen
Disadvantages: Fatty and high calories
I absolutely love sausages and therefore have tried hundreds of different brands and types in my life. Due to this I believe I'm in the perfect position to review these Pork Sainsbury's sausages.
The pack includes 20 frozen sausages and costs 96p per pack. These are sausages that can, and should, be cooked from frozen so you can decide last minute that you want them, instead of requiring pre-planning the night before.
These sausages are thick and for cheap sausages, almost never have any gristle in them. Here are the nutrition details for these sausages:
Calories per sausage: 97 / Calories per 100g: 237
Fat per sausage: 6.2g / Fat per 100g: 15.0g
Carbohydrate per sausage: 5.9g / Carbohydrate per 100g: 14.3g
Salt per sausage: 0.56g / Salt per 100g: 1.38g
Sugars per sausage: 0.1g / Sugars per 100g: 0.3g
I find these take about 30 minutes to shallow fry, but I like my sausages well cooked, if you prefer them a little more anaemic it would take around 20 minutes to cook.
These sausages are firm skinned and light on the inside. Their firmer skin makes it easier to cut them so are good for salads cut into cubes. They do produce quite a lot of fat and I usually use low fat spray light in the pan to reduce the fat. I also find they are less fatty tasting if you roll them in kitchen roll once they are cooked. You will be surprised by how much fat comes off on the kitchen roll. However it is only the outside of the sausages that tastes fatty and once you remove this they taste much better.
Do not leave them in your freezer for too many months, else a large amount of ice will appear on them and this makes them more soggy tasting when you cook them. The plus points to these sausages are the price and the fact they cook from frozen. The negative points are that they are quite high calories and fat per sausage & they do not come in any other variety.
As I mentioned I love sausages and even those these are at the bottom of the price ladder, if your budget is low, these are well worth buying.
My favourite way to eat these sausages is with chips and beans. I also enjoy them as bangers and mash or in a giant Yorkshire pudding with vegetables.
I personally prefer low fat sausages to these one's as they do not produce as much fat. I also like how firm fat sausages are. These sausages have a good firm skin, but the inside is quite soft and sometimes falls apart slightly if you try to cut them.
The packaging these sausages come in is not re-sealable. You therefore have to cut them open and unless you use all twenty sausages in one go, which seems a little unlikely, you then need to find a way to seal them before they can go back into the freezer. This is not a huge challange as a food bag or carrier bag would do the job.
I have eaten better sausages than these, but I have definitely eaten worse as well. Good for their price and easy to cook. I rate these 6 out of 10.
Summary: Good for their price with a firm outer skin, but very fatty and pork per sausage is only 34%
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