Product Type: Asda Snacks
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Asda Cumberland Sausage Rolls
Member Name: Emmald
Asda Cumberland Sausage Rolls
Advantages: The price.
Disadvantages: No major hitches.
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 ?
Summary: They are worth eating.