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Ginsters Buffet Bar

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      22.05.2010 23:39
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      Yummy, Yummy, Yummy!!!

      I went mad on these when I was still at school, I had a Saturday job in town and used to buy Buffet Bars in New St Station to eat on the train on the way home. I don't know if Ginsters made them then but today on the way back from my aunts we stopped off at the service station and I spotted these in the fridge. It was a bit expensive, the bar is about 100g and cost £2.05..... I know these have always been dear but that takes the mick a bit! It's a bit of a weird idea and it doesn't sound like the flavours are going to go very well together, but they do! It's sausage meat wrapped round coleslaw, soft cheese and mayo then the Buffet Bar is covered in breadcrumbs. You eat them cold, I always have anyway and with it having mayo and stuff inside I don't think it would be very nice warmed up. It's got a taste that takes a bit of getting used to. The inside isn't madly wet but it's got WICKED flavours. You can taste the coleslaw in it big time and the vegetables are what makes the Buffet Bar crunchy and delish. The filling tastes very cool and refreshing and I think it goes proper nice with the sausage meat, there's a bit of a peppery flavour to the meat... it's not strong but is definitely THERE and that makes all the flavours go well together I think. You can tell there is mayo mixed in and the soft cheese gives the filling a creamy texture, I think everything in the Buffet Bar goes well with everything else and that makes it a very interesting snack to eat. It all tastes fresh and the breadcrumbs round it don't over power any of the other flavours in the bar, it's deffo a snack and not the sort of thing you'd eat for a meal but it's a majorly tasty snack and very filling. It's a shame you can't buy them in more shops because you only see them in service stations and VERY OCCASIONALLY a little out of the way shop. They are expensive for what they are but these bars make a delish snack and it's one of those things that you don't mind paying more for because it's not going to be all that often and they're sooooo yummy!!! Recommended!!!

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      27.01.2010 12:27
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      I have had quite a few of the Ginsters items over the years, and had never seen this one. I spotted this in a service station while about 40 miles from where I stay, so I was curious to try it. I like different things, and like to try new things. This cost me £1.60 for the 90g bar, but we know how expensive service stations can be. Not sure if you can eat this hot as well as cold. I guess you could try, but I ate it about an hour after I bought it. It was in the chiller, so I left it at room temperature for a bit before eating this. This is a pastry shell which is filled with Savoury Pork Sausage Meat, Soft Cheese, Mayo and Coleslaw. Doesn't sound that appealing, but it was pretty tasty. I don't know if the mayo was needed after the creaminess of the Coleslaw, but it wasn't a huge quantity of it anyway. The main bit in here was the Sausage Meat, which tasted nice but a little greasy and perhaps fatty. The Pastry for this was ok as well, and seemed to flake easily enough. I admit a bit of a weid combination, and i've not seen these anywhere else. Not sure if these are new, or they have been out for ages and haven't made it past service stations. I advise if you see 1 of these then it is worth a try.

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        09.09.2004 20:11
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        As a full time convenience store supervisor in the summer, and a full time student the rest of the year, I?m used to eating on the go, and I?ve recently become addicted to these scrumptious little bars of heaven. Admittedly, they?re a little bit expensive for what they are, but when you have to deal with problematic customers, shoplifters and the occasional essay deadline, they work wonders to fill that nagging void in your stomach, let you escape the world for two minutes and also give your taste buds a mini orgasm. The packet states that the Buffet Bar is ?savoury pork sausagemeat filled with crisp coleslaw, soft cheese and mayonnaise?. Mmm? I?m munching on one now actually and I can?t get enough of them (I generally eat two or three during each shift I work, an given that I work five or six days a week, I get my fair share of these). It?s about three inches long (who says that size matters?) and has the appearance of an elongated scotch egg with little black spots of pepper along it. Bits of carrot are clearly visible when you bite into it and there?s a subtle hint of pepper, which also leaves a nice after taste of peppery lemon. As you bite into it, it is crunchy and crispy and oh so delicious. Even before you open the packet, you can get a whiff of pork through the packaging and I don?t know about you, but I?m a practising omnivore and this is the perfect solution for that. The packaging itself has a picture of the product itself on the right with a small portion missing showing the interior set against a red background. The brand (Ginsters) is written on a white copy set against a lighter hue of red than the background and also has a Cornish shield above it. This in turn is above an image of what looks like a coastal beach of some sort. On the reverse of the pack is a drawing of a kite with a description of C& #72;ICKS (registered charity number 1080953), which stands for Country Holidays For Inner City Kids, which provides holidays for underprivileged kids around the UK (donations can be sent to: CHICKS, Freepost EX335, Devon, PL19 0QJ). You can expect to pay about £1.05 (CAD$2.40) for one of these. If you?re allergic to wheat, gluten, egg or milk, then steer away from this. The rest of this is just the list of ingredients and nutritional values. Feel free to skip straight to the ?very useful? button, go on, you know you wanna! Ingredients: * Pork (44%) * Pork backfat (9%) * Full fat soft cheese (8% [containing stabilisers: E415, E410, E412 and preservative, E202) * White cabbage * Breadcrumbs * Rusk * Onion * Mayonnaise * Egg * Carrot * Water chestnuts * Wheatflour * Vegetable oil * Salt * Potato powder * Pepper * Barbeque flavour * Yeast extract * Sage * Lemon juice * Nutmeg * Pork stock * Ginger * Flavour enhancer (mono sodium gluamate) Coleslaw = 33% of the product Nutritional Information: Typical values 100g provides Each product (90g) contains Energy 1065Kj 958Kj 255kcal 229kcal Protein 9.6g 8.6g Carbohydrate 7.0g 6.3g of which sugars 1.4g 1.2g Fat of which 21.1g 18.9g saturates 8.4g 7.5g Fibre 0.9g 0.8g Sodium 0.7g 0.6g Capital letters courtesy of: http://www.chuckleweb.co.uk/fixit.php

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