Product Type: Ginsters Snacks
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Ginsters Ploughman's Roll
Member Name: abbadabbado
Ginsters Ploughman's Roll
Disadvantages: not exceptional
When I'm at work at weekends, I always find it a struggle to know what to eat that doesn't bore me. Yesterday I asked my other half to go to the shop and get me a pasty. I hadn't had a pasty for ages and it made a change from a sandwich. He came back with these Ploughman's rolls and said he couldn't find anything else that resembled a pasty.
A Ginster's Ploughman's roll is made much the same as a sausage roll but includes cheese spring onion and pickle. So far it was sounding nice. I'm particular when it comes to sausage rolls as they all taste so different, and I don't like it if it is too spicy or bland etc.
I opened the packet which was designed quite classily in black wrapping which was easy to tear open. My pack contained four individual rolls but you can get them as one large pie too. Sitting on a cardboard tray were my generous sized rolls looking back at me.
The pastry looked inviting if a little crumbly. According to the packet these can be eaten hot or cold. I chose to eat them cold as being at work I am limited on ways to heat foods.
I could tell the pastry was going to flake slightly as I picked it up. It wasn't overly fluffy though and I managed to break a piece off without too much mess.
Inside the pie I couldn't smell much out of the ordinary, and it looked much like a sausage roll, with maybe a tad darkness to the filling.
Tasting the pie is where it comes into its own. Immediately I get a hint of cheese coming through the sausage meat. There isn't a lot of onion flavour or even pickle, but I can taste a sweetness which I was putting down to the pickle being in there.
There was a nice consistency to the overall taste of the pie and the texture between the pastry and the filling worked well against each other.
I wouldn't go so far to say the pie was exceptionally moreish, but it served a good purpose with me and I happily ate one for lunch and then one again for dinner last night as well.
Some pies will leave a lot of flaky mess behind but this was minimal. The flavours weren't overly strong, but then I like some foods like that.
Each of my individual pies provided me with 220cals and a whopping 16.3g fat. That is a hugely high fat content that is consistent in all pastry dishes such as these, but I'm glad I hadn't read that before I ate them.
The pies contain Milk, wheat, gluten, barley and egg, so not suitable for any allergy sufferers.
My four pies cost me £1.50 from the supermarket and I thought that was average value for money compared to other similar brands of pasty. I wouldn't buy these all the time purely for the fat content but they served a purpose tome yesterday.
Summary: a change from a sandwich