“ Brand: Tesco / Type: Other Ready Meals „
I don't normally shop in Tesco's all that often as I prefer the likes of Asda and M & S much better. But as Tesco is closet to me I do pop in from time to time purely for convenience.
Tesco Baked Beans & Vegetarian Sausages in Tomato Sauce:
Some people say all tinned beans taste like Heinz well for me I don't think so! However when I spotted baked beans and vegetarian sausages I gave it ago. I could only find a large tin so I guess that's all they do, in the tin you get six mini sausages and a lot of beans!
At first I was unsure if I liked it but I carried on giving it a go, the beans just didn't hit the spot for me as it really lacked in the tomato sauce. The sausage was like an herby frankfurter and well again I wasn't all that keen. I love veggie sausages but this truly did fail.
To make the sausages more palatable to eat I had to scoop it up with some beans then it wasn't as bad. I managed 2 sausages before feeding the rest to my dog. I think if you do what sausage and beans get yourself some Quorn sausages and a tin of Heinz baked beans.
I certainly don't recommend these to anyone the whole dish lacked in flavour. and well just wasn't really all that nice. To cook these you simple microwave or place on the hob so they are easy to cook!
Per half can
185 - Calories
5.3g - Sugar
4.4g - Fat
0.6g - Saturates
1.5g - Salt
For me I didn't read that at the time and normally I would but this would be product that wouldn't normally be a cause for concern. However for half a tin 4.4g of fat is shockingly high so I wouldn't recommend this for children at all.
Contains - wheat, gluten, egg and soya
Price and Availability:
This cost me 70p which if it had worked would have been a good price, my dog seemed to like it though! As this is a Tesco own brand product it can only be purchased from their stores or their online shopping
One bad purchase here, I will never buy these again nor would I ever recommend them. To high in fat and it tastes horrid.
One star out of five!
Thank you for reading.
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I can honestly say that I love meat. If I do not eat meat in a day i can become very aggitated, disgruntled and angry. I basically throw a hissy fit and strop. Despite this I accidently bought these vegetarian baked beans and vegetarian sausages (they were reduced and i didnt read the lable). Despite this the beans were equally as good as any Heinze beans I have eaten. As for the sausages they duped me. I thought they were real meaty porky sausages. Hand on my heart I can honestly say i loved them as much as one can love a can of baked beans and sausages. Later when I discovered they were meat free I was gob smacked. All I can say about these beans is that they taste good. Any vegetarian eating them is not missing much compared to the real thing. A good vegetarian can of sausages and beans.
As my husband works late and my daughter dances late a few times a week, I like to have something in the cupboard that at least my youngest can have for tea and sometimes the eldest. We do like to eat together but sometimes it can get a little bit too late so the youngest sometimes has tea and then a little tea with us. So quite a while ago I saw these beans and vegetarian sausages in a tin and bought them for the cupboard as I thought they would make a good emergency tea or dinner for the girls.
The label does say beans and vegetarian sausages and not the other way round, when you open the tin with a tin opener you will understand - there are 6 little sausages. The first time we had these I opened the tin for breakfast for all of us along with eggs and toast. This was just about ok as we had other things but a tin would not do 2 adults. I have only opened the tin for 2 people since or to top a pizza.
My youngest really likes these for dinner when we are home alone, she will have 3 sausages and some beans and I will have the rest with some toast. My eldest has also been known to have half a tin for breakfast before school.
The sausages look herby and have a taste of sage and onion (which is liked by my girls), and also taste a bit garlicy the taste is passed to the beans. I have checked the ingredients and there is no garlic in this product but there are herbs and onion. There are enough beans in the tin so that there is not a load of juice - so that's good.
Whenever I buy a tinned product like this I always check the sodium/salt content but as my youngest is now three I am not quite as strict with it but still don't like to have processed products with lots of salt in.
I always say if the sodium content is 0.5g in a portion then that is borderline and anything else is high. But I have just checked that out on the internet and it says anything over 0.6g is high. Half a tin of this contains 0.6g sodium which is 1.6g salt.
half a tin also contains 180kcal.
The tin is 420g and costs 69p.
overall a tasty quick meal but an adult will need toast or something else as well.