“ Brand: Asda / Type: Snacks „
~Sausage and Bacon Wraps~
These sausage an bacon wraps (aka pigs in blankets) are part of the Asda Chosen By You Christmas range. They are seasoned pork sausages wrapped in smoky bacon and they contain no artificial colours, flavours or hydrogenated fats. The pigs in blankets should be cooked from frozen for 40-45 minutes in an oven pre-heated to 200c.
The pigs in blankets are stored within a foil tray which can be put directly in to the oven. The outer sleeve contains all the important product information. There are 14 pigs in blankets in the tray and each one contains 62 calories, 4.1g of fat and 1.7g of sugar.
These pigs in blankets can be purchased from Asda and www.asda.com priced at £2.00 per pack.
Today we had an early Christmas lunch at my Grans house and I was in charge of picking up all the bits and pieces that we needed for the meal. As not everyone likes turkey (and we don't tend to have turkey anyway at Christmas), I bought a turkey crown and also roast beef. After buying the other trimmings to have with both meats, I spotted these pigs in blankets in the end freezer section in my local Asda store. I thought they would make a nice addition to our meal.
Whilst frozen, they don't look highly appetising but this is true of most frozen foods. I popped these in the oven alongside the turkey and the 45 minute cooking time was accurate in my experience. Once the cooking time and elapsed, I opened the oven and could smell the smoky bacon aroma as it seeped out. There was a fair bit of fat left in the tray after I dished up. The pigs in blankets aren't huge but you only need one or two alongside the other yummy treats on your plate. I personally had turkey, carrot and swede, roast potatoes, mash, cranberry sauce, gravy, a Yorkshire pudding and a few pigs in blankets. These were also well appreciated by the beef eaters and the children liked them with their meat too so not just for having with turkey.
The little sausages were of a good quality - meaty and well seasoned with no gristly or fatty bits evident. The pigs in blankets had a nice bite to them and the bacon was fairly crispy too. The bacon wrapped around them was streaky but not overly greasy or fatty despite how much fat drained out of it whilst cooking. The bacon not only smelled good but tasty equally as good as it had a flavoursome, smoky taste. Neither the sausage or the bacon tasted cheap or overly salty. They were very easy to eat and they were enjoyed by all. If I was cooking for this about of people again (I cooked for eight today), I would buy two packets a few people were asking if there were any extras so these went down a storm.
These little pigs in blankets are very tasty indeed. They may not be the healthiest but they add a bit of smoky, meat flavour to a roast dinner. I'm sure a lot of people would prefer to make their own and whilst they would probably be quick and easy to make, I personally couldn't be bothered to faff around with fiddly little sausages and bacon especially when I can buy a tray for £2.00. It is the easy option but when you have so much to do on Christmas Day, this will give you a bit more time if you don't need to prepare the pigs in blankets. Recommended!
Thanks for reading :)
You know it's getting near to christmas when Asda get out all their frozen party food . They all seem to be on offer at £1 at the moment, and as my freezer was getting a little bare, I decided to grab a few bits and bobs, including this pack of sausage and bacon wraps .
The packaging is very similar in design to the product pictured, with just a few small changes in design . It contained 10 rather than 12 of these.
Cooking these was incredibly simple just a matter of bunging them into a preheated oven for 20 minutes . As they cooked, a lovely meaty smell filled the kitchen. Once these were cooked, there was a huge amount of oil in the baking tray that had seeped out of these, and I found it neccesary to drain these on some kitchen towel as they seemed rather greasy .
Size wise, these aren't huge - a tiny bit bigger than your bog standard cocktail sausage perhaps, but still a couple of good bites in each. The bacon had gone lovely and crispy looking, and the sausages an attractive shade of brown .
Biting into one, the sausage is moist and perfectly cooked, and tastes like it has quite a high prok content . However, I did find it just a little bland, and rather lacking in texture . The bacon was very crispy, but I found it tasted rather salty and that it was a little too dry . In fact, I removed the bacon from most of my sausages as it was far too salty tasting to eat, and it also seemed to be incredibly fatty.
Per wrap, there are 79 calories, and 6.1g of fat. Rather a lor for a small sausage, so I guess caution is a good idea when eating these .
While I personally didn't enjoy the flavour of these too much, and found the texture left a little to be desired, I do think these would be enjoyed by other people - my daughter and friend who also ate these with me liked them a lot, so I guess it's a matter of personal taste . They could be a nice addition to a sunday lunch or a finger food buffet, and are very easy to cook .
I'm giving these 3 stars . Not brilliant, and I personally didn't enjoy them, but I'm sure others will .
My mum makes wicked sausage and bacon rolls for Xmas dinner, she uses cranberries and stuffing to wrap round the sausage before wrapping the whole thing in the bacon and they are delish. Last month though she discovered these ready made Bacon And Sausage Wraps in Asda and we've been having them with all our cooked dinners ever since! lol
You get 10 wraps in a pack for £1.00 and I reckon that's brill value especially because they are so yummy and quick to cook. They're a bit bigger than I was expecting, some of these wraps we brought from Tesco earlier in the year were so small that you would have needed a pack for each person I reckon! lol
They cook good in the oven, they took about 20 minutes and by that time the bacon had gone crispy and the sausages were cooked all the way through.
The only thing wrong with these I think is the bacon is a bit fatty, I know you should use fatty streaky bacon for these wraps but these looked very white before they was cooked and some of the fat stays a bit stringy feeling. It tastes nice though and the salt of the bacon gives the sausage a lovely flavour when you eat both of the together.
The sausage is good quality, they're made with pork sausages and they have a lovely flavour. They sausages are quite meaty and go lovely with the smokey bacon, the ends of the sausage go a bit dry while the wraps are cooking but you can stop that by stretching the bacon across a bit to cover as much of the sausage as possible.
The over all flavour of these is yummy, I love the combination of the sausage and bacon and think these wraps go lovely on any dinner. We won't use them for Xmas dinner because my mum does such wicked wraps of her own but I can see us getting through loads of them in the run up to Christmas!
Whilst wandering around Asda yesterday stocking up on tinned vegetables I remembered a review on here from someone who had mentioned that Asda had brought out their party food in readiness for the festive season (Thankyou Lools_24!)
With this information in mind I scurried over to the freezer sections and lo and behold I was met with the sight of a tall freezer full of these goodies. I love Asda at this time of the year especially for their choice of party foods so into my trolley I added these Sausage and Bacon wraps plus a few other boxes of tasty treats.
It looks like Asda have changed their packaging this year as my box is different from the one above, it is still a deep red colour and has illustrations of the wraps contained within but the box contains 10 not 12 as shown above.
Asda describe the wraps as being "Juicy pork sausages wrapped in smoky streaky bacon with added water" and nutritional information advises that a single sausage wrap will provide:
0.2g of which sugars
2.7g of which saturates
However if you can stop at just eating 1 then you have great self control because I think these are delicious!.
As we prepared a traditional Sunday dinner of chicken yesterday we cooked these to accompany the roast and it was like having a mini Christmas Dinner lol. The salty smokiness of the bacon and the meatiness of the sausage fills your mouth with flavour and you cant help but enjoy every mouthful.
They always remind me of Christmas and at just £1.00 for a box of 10 it works out cheaper to buy these then having to buy sausages and bacon seperately and preparing yourself. Theyre not the healthiest thing in the world and obviously contain a lot of fat, but the majority of sausages are like that anyway and for an occasional treat I dont think you can beat them.
Allergy advice warns that they contain gluten and wheat and may contain traces of nuts and/or seeds. There are a lot of ingredents listed so wont repeat here, chances are if youve ever had a sausage before you probably are aware of what they contain.
All in all they have to get 5/5 from me, for taste, flavour and value for money you cant go wrong. Available from Asda only (obviously) and priced at a quid!
I think most have you have guessed by now that Mr Lools and I have really been hammering the Asda Party Food so you have guessed it. Yet another review. This time around is Asda Sausage and Bacon Wraps
Asda Sausage and bacon wraps are part of the party food range. The packaging is branded consistently with the Asda party food range; a deep red cardboard box 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 sausage and bacon wraps should be cooked at 200C for 15-18 minutes.
A pack of 20 sausages wrapped in bacon costs £1. I think that is very reasonable as although the sausages are small you do get a lot for your money and if you were serving these at a party they are an item which as my mother puts it "bulks up the buffet table", meaning that you look like you have a lot on your buffet table!
***Sausage and Bacon Wraps***
When these are removed from the oven there is a lovely meaty scent very much like bacon sandwiches.
I personally like bacon to be very crispy therefore I was not disappointed as when these were removed from the oven the bacon had gone a dark colour and texture wise was very crispy without being burnt. The issue that I did have was that the bacon wrapped around at least half of the sausages in the pack was quite fatty and did not contain as much meat as I would have liked. Therefore when I tasted these I spent my time trying to avoid the fatty pieces of bacon.
Taste wise the sausage and bacon wraps are very much as you would expect from a traditional favourite. The bacon on the outside is crispy however is a little too salty for my liking and this salty taste is what hits you first. When you reach the mini cocktail sausages these have a meaty slightly spicy taste (like Cumberland sausages do). What I particularly enjoyed about the sausages was that they were pretty lean and contained no grisly bits. The after taste in your mouth is quite a salty one from the bacon
Per Sausage and bacon wrap
These are of reasonable quality and are pretty average taste wise. The sausages are not at all gristly and are lean and are wrapped in crispy bacon which makes a crunchy snack with a softer meat centre. However are let down as the bacon the sausages are wrapped in is too salty and on many of the sausages was a little too fatty rather than being meaty. Price wise £1 for 20 sausages wrapped in bacon is good value.
Not my favourite party food but a traditional classic that will be featuring on my festive buffet table but not as part of mine and Mr Lools' evening snacking menu!