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Sainsbury's Brown Sauce

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Brand: Sainsbury's / Type: Sauces

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      04.02.2010 11:09
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      I used to always go for Tomato Sauce before Brown, but recently I am leaning more to Brown Sauce. Nothing tastier at the moment than a Bacon Roll with a good enough layer of Butter and a splodge of Brown Sauce. Heinz and Daddies have been the brand named market leader, but some cheaper makes are just as nice thesdays in a different perhaps not as rich taste.

      I got this in a plastic 470g bottle for £1.09 the other week. You can also get this in smaller glass bottles, which are cheaper, but I like plastic as you tend to be able to get all the dregs out easier. The bottle isn't that exciting looking. It is just a cluudy plastic that you can see the dark brown liquid through it. There is a stick on label on the front which is a bit colourful, and the label on the back with the ingredients and nutritional information.

      I was expecting this to be pretty runny, and it is in a way, but not too runny. It isn't quite as thick as the brand name, but not a runny mess that the Value brands normally are.

      The taste of this is a rich, slightly spicy taste. It isn't fruity, or too overpowering, and is just a rich taste. There is a slight Malt Vinegar tang to this and it's just a nice flavouring.

      This Sauce is nice if you don't like the richness of the brand name, as it is that bit more mild. I would buy this again, but when the brand name is that bit cheaper when on offer, then I would probably still go for that, as it is perhaps that bit better and the same price.

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        15.12.2009 19:43
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        Yum on a bacon and mushroom sarnie!

        I love brown sauce but for as long as I can remember I've only really ever had Daddies or Hp sauces which is why when I saw this turn up in the cupboard I was slightly worried!

        The Packaging:

        Comes in different shaped and size bottles but of course they all the same in the way of labelling. We (in my home) have the flip down 470g size which is a clear plastic bottle and that has a large flip-top white plastic opening to the bottom of it. The front label is blue, orange and red and on that I'm told it is Sainsbury's Brown Sauce and there is a small picture of dates and tomatoes on there along with an at a glance nutritional chart. Other information on the back of the bottle includes ingredients and allergy advice, a full nutritional chart is shown, I'm told it is suitable for Vegetarians & Vegans, I'm told how to store it, the size is stated (as I've listed already) and contact details for Sainsbury's are given. Nice enough bottle and with this one in particular I do like the design of for ease of handling and being upside down squeezy means I don't have to struggle to get any sauce out!

        The Sauce:

        Glossy brown and runny dark brown sauce with a slight vinegary and tomato smell to it. It is runny but not like water but it easy to get out of the bottle at least! Taste wise it's slightly sour and tangy with a nice natural sweetness to it and my opinion it really is a rich and saucy sauce!

        I can definitely taste the dates and tomatoes in this, it has a slight malty vinegar taste to it and I really like the tartness to this and the fact it is naturally sweetened opposed to tasting like it's crammed full of artificial sweeteners!

        The only thing that lets this down in my opinion really is the thinness of the it but some of you may appreciate that and to be fair when put on/near warm/hot food it doesn't flop to water and holds itself ok.

        Nice tasting sauce this is and in my view as good as leading brands though cheaper!

        Nutritional Advice:

        Calorie: 15
        Fat: Trace
        Saturated Fat: Trace
        Salt: 0.21g
        Total Sugars: 2.5g

        Only available in Sainsbury's stores and prices as follows:

        335g - 85p
        350g - 79p
        425g - £1.09

        (Yes the 335g size is less expensive that the 350g and please note that both of them sizes are conventional glass-see through bottles).

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