“ Brand: Asda / Type: Snacks „
We had these over Christmas and then Asda reduced their Christmas stock from the normal £1 for these 20 Sausage Rolls to 50p, so we bought a couple more bags of these and the little Snack Pizzas as well. Although I find that these are a bit greasy, they have a nice enough taste as well, which sounds a bit odd. Although these are larger than other frozen Sausage Rolls, since you only get 20 it doesn't seem like quite as good a deal, after all the other ones are 50 for the same price, but these taste like the Meat is more expensive. You just cook these in the oven for about 20-25 minutes and the Pastry turns out flaky and golden and the Meat inside is tasty and juicy. There is a good lump of Meat in here and this has the nice Cumberland taste to it. A slight spice to it as well, and there is a slight seasoning. The Pastry has a few cuts on the top of it, which seems to let the Grease out, but as I mentioned these still end up with a bit of a Greasy aftertaste. A nice tasty Sausage Roll but if they were able to get rid of a bit more of the Grease then they would be even better.
Every year we throw a Christmas Eve Buffet for my family. It's a nice chance for us to catch up, and everyone brings their Presents to my house and we all swap them over to be ready for the big day. Sausage Rolls are part of every Buffet in my view, as they are lovely. I picked these up in the freezer section from Asda. THey cost £1 for 20 Sausage Rolls. I know you can get 50 of the budget ones for £1, but these felt larger and bigger through the pack than the budget ones. I would have liked to think that these included a bit more Meat than the cheaper ones, but since they only had 20% actual Meat, and quite a high Pork Fat content, but I don't tend to read the ingredients on Sausage Roll, as often I don't like what I see (if that makes any sense!) The packaging is alright on this. The bag is a medium red colour and there is a tasty looking pile of Sausage Rolls piled up on the front. You cook these in a 200o oven for approx 15-18 minutes. Once cooked these are pretty nice. The pastry is quite thick, but flaky as well. There is 3 deep cuts in the top of the pastry and you can see the large chunk of Meat inside. The Cumberland Sausage Meat is Meaty, Tasty and has a slightly Herb-y, Spicy taste to it. The only problem with these is that I feel they taste a bit greasy. When you take these out of the oven, there is a good amount of grease left on the tray, which I wouldn't mind if it meant there was no grease on the Rolls, but it is like the Meat holds the grease in as well. Nice tasting and a good enough buy, but pity about the grease.
When you enter the giant supermarkets you can almost feel the tension, the competition for Christmas business is fierce and Asda is making it clear that they intend to go all out to try and offer the best possible value. Our local Asda is always busy at the best of times but at the moment it is like a madhouse, there are special offer signs hanging here, there and everywhere. Good news for the consumer and if Asda have got it right it will be good news for them when they announce their after Christmas sales figures. Asda Cumberland sausage rolls - 20 mini pastries that are stuffed with Cumberland sausage and all for the humble price of £1. We often have a couple of sausage rolls at lunch time and the last packet of frozen sausage rolls that I bought came from Tesco, the fluffy pastry was good but the sausage meat filling was tasteless. I had very little to lose by picking up a packet of the Asda Cumberland sausage rolls, after all 20 for £1 is a small price to pay. Being naturally inquisitive ( notice I didn't say nosey ) I wanted to take a peek at the list of ingredients. So, the Asda Cumberland sausage rolls contain no artificial colours or flavourings but the pastries do contain egg, milk and gluten. Reading down through the list of ingredients you can hardly help but notice that the Asda sausage rolls contain only 20% pork and an unspecified amount of pork fat. But there does seem to be a lot of tasty herbs and spices to pep things up a little. If I am handing over a minute amount of money to Asda then I am not silly enough to think that I am going to get a premium product. Inside of the plastic storage bag you have 20 small frozen sausage rolls. The Asda Cumberland sausage rolls are made with puff pastry and they need to be cooked in a hot oven. I like to brush the top of the pastry over either with milk or beaten egg, the pastry always looks so much better for it. Asda say that the sausage rolls should be turned half way through the cooking time. The Asda Cumberland sausage rolls smell fine when they have been cooked and you can instantly smell some of the herbs and spices that they have been flavoured with. The bronzed puff pastry is fluffy and light and after trying to work things out I have come to the conclusion that four of these Asda mini sausage rolls would be the equivalent of one that you buy from Greggs the bakers. One Gregg's sausage roll costs about 50p and four of the Asda mini sausage rolls costs you 20p - so if you look at it like that then if they are reasonably tasty they are offering good value for money. I feel that Asda have recognised the need for seasoning, sausage rolls can fall flat on their face if they are not well seasoned. I would say that they are sufficiently seasoned to be tasty and I quite enjoyed my four, though I must admit I could have eaten another couple ! ( two mini sausage rolls = 159 calories ) I don't know what it is about Gregg's sausage rolls but they are fabulously tasty, the Asda mini Cumberland sausage rolls don't quite live up to that but they are still enjoyable. If you are having a family get together or maybe you are organising a party over the festive season then these would make a great addition to the table. A party wouldn't be a party without a sausage roll and why not make it an Asda sausage roll ?
Yesterday I wrote a review on 'Asda's Bacon and Sausage Wraps' that have appeared instore in their party food range and mentioned that we had bought other foods from this range. We have just taken a tray of Cumberland Sausage Rolls out of the oven and our home smells like Greggs at the moment so I thought I'd take this opportunity to review these today. Packaged in the bag pictured above you get 20 Cumberland Sausage Rolls in the pack, in their frozen state they are nothing to write home about - about 2 inches square in size the pastry and sausage meat look just like you imagine they would do - a mini sausage roll. Cooking instructions advise that you place on a baking tray and cook for about 15 minutes turning them after halfway through. As they start to heat up you can smell the pastry and sausage start to cook and start to fill your kitchen with a lovely aroma. Making sure not to burn them, once cooked for the suggested time the sausage rolls come out of the oven a lovely golden brown in colour. Biting into one (after allowing to cool a little) the puff pastry is nice and crumbly and is light and tasty, as these are Cumberland sausages the meat is pleasantly seasoned and to me is slightly peppery. Chewing them allows the flavour to really come through and they do taste absolutely delicious. They do seem to slightly expand when cooked so you can easily get a couple of bites from a single sausage roll, we had ours with a simple sandwich for tea as didn't really fancy anything too much tonight and they accompanied this really nicely. Nutritional Information reveals that a 2 sausage roll serving provides: 159 kcals 3.7g protein 10.9g carbs 0.6 sugars 11.2g fat 5.6g saturates 0.8g fibre So are not at all bad if you want a savoury treat. Due to their size they make an ideal buffet food for the upcoming festivities and at £1.00 for a bag of 20 you can't really go wrong. These are a favourite in our household, being easy to prepare and very tasty. We actually prefer these to the larger packaged sausage rolls that are already cooked as we find by heating up those ones up they pastry seems to dry out a little bit. Being a branded product they are only available instore and online at Asda, they are located in the freezer section, and are normally with the rest of the party food range. 5/5 from me, tasty, quick and no hassle - Perfect!
Yep you have guessed it another Asda party food review this time is of the good old party favourite sausage rolls. ***Packaging*** Asda Mini Cumberland Sausage Rolls are part of the party food range. The packaging is branded consistently with the Asda party food range; a deep red plastic bag with a very festive look to it. There are 20 items per pack. There is an image of the cooked product on the front of the box. The cooking instructions are also on the box and the mini quiches should be cooked at 200C for 12-15 minutes. ***Price*** A pack of 20 Mini Cumberland Sausage Rolls costs £1 in Asda. I feel that this is very good value however you can get slightly cheaper mini sausage rolls from the chilled aisles in Asda. ***Asda Cumberland Mini Sausage Rolls*** The sausage rolls when removed from the oven smell and look delicious. The sausage rolls have quite a medium - dark colour puff pastry covering with the Cumberland sausage poking out of them slightly. On appearance they have slightly darker pastry than some sausage rolls which I find appealing as the pastry often appears almost raw on some brands of sausage rolls. The scent is of baked savoury pastry. As soon as you bite into the sausage rolls you get the taste of the light and crispy puff pastry. This has a pleasant baked taste but is very light tasting and not overly salty. The taste of the Cumberland sausage then hits you. This is a much stronger sausage taste than most sausage rolls I have eaten. The sausage has a meaty but quite herby taste to it. The after taste is not particularly strong yet not at all bland. There is quite a spicy sausage taste left in your mouth. The only thing I found unpleasant about the sausage rolls was that the pastry left a slight greasy coating in my mouth in particular on the roof of my mouth, which in my opinion spoilt the sausage rolls. **Nutritional information** 70 calories 3.8g fat ***Overall*** Personally I prefer sausage rolls cold and would more than likely get sausage rolls from the chilled aisles of the supermarket but as far as warm sausage rolls go these are pretty good. These are very good value for 20 per pack costing £1 and do not taste like a cheap sausage rolls. I encountered no gristly pieces of sausage and this tasted peppery and delicious. The puff pastry covering the sausage rolls was light and crispy but my only gripe was that it left a slight greasy coating in my mouth, hence the four star rating.