“ Brand: Morrisons / Type: Snacks „
Whenever I need a snack/easy lunch I tend to go to Morrisons fresh bakery section and therefore I was very happy when I noticed these sausage rolls!
They come in a brown paper bag, usually with 4 large rolls for around £2! Each sausage roll is around 6-8'' long (which is very good in comparison to most popular bakery chains) though there are options for smaller or mini ones if necessary. In comparison to bakeries, 1 sausage roll of this siz for 50p is quite cheap!
Each sausage roll is well filled with meat, and cooked to perfection so that the pastry is crumbly and not at all stodgy! They are made with standard sausage meat (though in larger Morrisons there may be options for other flavours (also there are cheese and onion rolls for the same price if you are a vegetarian or just don't fancy the sausage meat).
One negative point is that it is quite hit and miss as to whether you get these when they are hot. Sometimes they have been left in their bags for quite a while (obviously they're still viable) and this means that they are cooled down and sometimes more dry than if you manage to find them freshly baked. This is where traditional bakeries win, as they can guarantee you a hot sausage roll, which is usually a much better experience than a cold one!
Overall, reasonably priced product for an easy meal, just try and make sure you get them while they're hot!
I usually shop at Morrisons - firstly because it's one of the nearest supermarkets to where we live and secondly because I like the quality of Morrisons. Their Market Street concept which has a bakery, deli, fishmongers, butchers, cake shop, greengrocer and fresh to go section, located around the edge of the stores, works well and, in my opinion, they do this better than any other supermarket. Everything looks so tempting and I nearly always head for the fresh to go counter to buy a 'snack' to eat when I get home.
I usually buy a pack of sausage rolls for the simple reason that I like sausage rolls. Morrisons bake then on their premises and sell them in brown paper bags with a cellophane window so you can see how yummy they look - if you're lucky you will find them still warm (I live about 20 minutes from our nearest store and they're usually still warmish by the time I get home).
Unfortunately I don't have one on hand to measure, but I would say they are about 7 inches long and about 1.5 inches wide, so quite substantial. They are full of sausage meat (you can buy two varieties - pork sausage or lincolnshire sausage which is a bit spicier) and wrapped in crumbly pastry. I prefer the lincolnshire variety, but the pork ones are still very tasty.
I've always found the sausage meat to have a nice pink colour and it's firm which I think shows that it's good quality (in comparison, I think that Greggs are a bit too moist and soft). The pastry tastes quite rich. It's not particularly greasy and crumbles nicely when you bite into it - actually it's better to eat these off a plate or napkin as the pastry does tend to drop all over your lap if you don't.
I can only eat two sausage rolls because they're so filling, but if my partner is not at home, the other two do keep. They're never left uneaten for more than a day, so I don't know what they'd be like if left overnight, but certainly they're still fine to eat cold later in the evening. You can also warm them up again - I always do this in the oven because microwaving makes them go too soggy and the sausage meat tends to become molten which will burn your mouth if you're not careful.
There are four sausage rolls in a bag and they usually cost around £2.40, although they are sometimes on offer. This works out at 60p per sausage roll and so they're cheaper than those you can buy in, say, Greggs. They are much larger too.
I have no idea of the nutritional values of these sausage rolls as they're not listed on the packaging. Suffice to say that they're probably not the best choice to eat if you're on a diet. Personally, I'm hooked on them and they do make the weekly supermarket shopping chore more enjoyable.
If you have a Morrisons nearby, I do recommend that you try these.
Well i can sum this review up very easily, i will never buy morrisons sausage rolls again. I felt physically sick when half way through my sausage roll i found a pigs artery!! I know that the sausage rolls are cheaper than the average but i did not count on the quality be quite so poor, would definitely pay extra to ensure i am not consuming arteries.Would definitely not recommend these sausage rolls to anyone.
As an employee at Morrisons, I often visit the Oven Bake department to feast upon their savoury goodies.
Oven bake has two sausages rolls ons offer, Linconshire pork and plain pork sauage rolls. Both are prepared well and cooked to a high standard. The food is regularly probed to check the temperature and therefore you can be assured your food is cooked to correct safety standards.
The Linconshire pork sausage roll has a more herbal taste over the standard pork roll and both contain alot of sausage meat so you are getting your monies worth.
You can buy one sausage roll for a little over 50p or a bag of 4 for around £2 (prices vary throughout year).
Although the food is baked to the correct temperatures, the sausage rolls can sit behind the counter for several hours and can be barely warm upon purchase, but the pastry doesn't sweat or feel greasy. It is best to wait until a fresh batch is coming out of the oven, perhaps returning at the end of your shop.
If your in the vicinity of a morrisons around lunchtime i do suggest popping in and grabbing a bag of 4 sausage rolls.
Morrisons Sausage Rolls (baked on the premises)
Description: Manufacturer: Morrisons / Type: Snacks.
Like so many of us, I managed to eat and drink far too much over the festive season. Unfortunately, this has meant that or the last few weeks, I have been trying to shift those few extra pounds. I am trying to avoid my jeans feeling tight and so that means losing the naughty foods from m diet and replacing them with healthier options.
One of the best ways for me to do this is avoid snacking of course, but because I work shifts, this isn't always easy. I find that far too often, I eat the wrong things at the wrong times, so the best way to prevent this is to make sure that I have a decent and fulfilling meal, which helps stop me reaching for snacks later. Having said all that, a couple of days ago, a colleague came into work clutching a bag of these sausage rolls and I am afraid that I gave in and had to have one, mainly because I know how god they are!
So, while I haven't abandoned the healthy eating, I have reconciled myself to the fact that I may slip from time to time and treat myself to something a little bit naughty, and I must admit that these sausage rolls are naughty but also very nice.
We had a bag of 12 mini sausage rolls (I actually had two, yes I know, I have no willpower!) but you can also buy packs of four full sized ones. Expect to pay around £1.50 and if you are lucky, then you can buy these while they are still warm, which is delicious.
The pastry is buttery, flaky and soft and not greasy like some sausage roll pastry can be. The sausage meat inside is a decent consistency too, soft without being soggy and with a tasty and meaty flavour which is slightly peppery. I hate when you bite into a sausage roll and the sausage is grey and inidentifiable and this certainly isn't the case with these, they look and taste like proper sausage and complement the pastry perfectly.
It is best to eat these over a plate as the delicious pastry will end up all over your desk or lap otherwise and if you are not lucky enough to buy them when they are still warm, you can pop them into the microwave for around 30 seconds to a minute which will heat them up again. They are very tasty and morish and you will have to exercise all your powers of willpower to prevent having just one more. Yes these are naughty but sometimes, only naughty will do!
4 Dooyoo stars from me, simply because sausage rolls are not very healthy, which in my opinion is a crying shame!
I love these sausage rolls and always put a pack in the trolley when we go shopping to Morrisons. They are freshly baked in the store and you can buy either 2 in a pack or 4, we usually buy the 4 sausage rolls for about £2.00 and that's good value because they are large and there's tonnes of sausagemeat in them.
I always get the normal pork sausage rolls but I think you can also buy them with different sausagemeat in them like Cumberland or Lincolnshire.
If you're lucky they'll still be warm when you buy them and then I might eat one as I'm walking to the car. I never eat them in the car though because the pastry is mega crumbly and my dad wasn't happy when he sat on a load of my sausage roll flakes! lol
The sausagemeat is very meaty and is lovely and moist, I've never had one that's been dry and the sausage rolls always taste very fresh. If you leave them to go cold you can heat them back up in the microwave or the oven. They're best in the oven because the pastry will go nice and crispy again but it's still good nuked because then the pastry goes wickedly stodgy and yummy.
The sausage rolls are a bit greasy and sometimes they're oilier than others, I think the fresher the better when it comes to these and I always have a rummage round the shelf to see if I can get a pack that's still a bit warm.
I just have them for a snack, I know they're going to be high in fat but I can't help eating them. They big in size and very filling so at least it stops me munching all day long, and I know that's a crap excuse but it's mine! LOL My 10 year old sister has hers for a meal with jacket potato or mash and she even covers the sausage roll with gravy sometimes and it doesn't fall apart so they must be well made!
On a recent trip to Morrison`s with my daughter I was tricked into buying what appeared to be delicious sausage rolls made in the Morrison`s store but although they looked the part and even smelled the part, they certainly did not pass the taste test.
I say tricked simply because of how good they looked but I guess at my grand old age I should by now know not to judge a book by its cover. The sausage rolls looked lovely and the smell of them had my mouth watering but they were very disappointing really.
The pastry was quite nice and flaky as a pastry on a sausage roll should be but that was only if you ate them straight away because the two my husband had the next morning were not like that as they had gone a bit hard and not nearly as nice.
The sausage was a bit horrid no matter when you ate them, it is a bit soft and falls apart not really giving the impression of true meat at all and there were a few gristly bits in there too that put me right off.
Morrison's do these in bags of four large ones or 12 mini ones and they are reasonably priced but sadly the quality is lacking and I certainly would not recommend them!
My granddaughter's all love fresh sausage rolls and their favourites are these from Morrisons which are cooked in the bakery at the back of the store.
You get four large sized sausage rolls in a bag and they are very tasty indeed, far better in fact than the bland and flavourless ones in Tesco which I have stopped buying because they weren't being eaten.
The sausagement is pink and tasty, a little spicy with a delicious peppery flavour that is wonderful on a chilly Autumn evening. It's not sloppy as some fresh baked sausage rolls are but the meat is very soft and almost melts in my mouth as I chew.
The pastry is delicious; ordinarily I hate soggy pastry so don't tend to buy sausage rolls for myself very often but there's something about these fresh ones from Morrisons that makes the very soft pastry extremely flavoursome. It's beautifully seasoned, a little greasy as all good sausage roll pastry should be and has a wonderfully rich pastry flavour.
The combination of sausagement and pastry is excellent in my opinion, and believe me it must be good for me to say that as I am certainly not a sausage roll type of person! I am particularly impressed with the lack of gristle in the sausagement and I find it very soft and as high quality as sausagemeat possibly could be.
The meat is nicely seasoned and has a lovely herby pork flavour which is at least as good as the sausage rolls you can buy in Greggs and other such bakeries, and actually far better than other supermarket fresh baked sausage rolls.
If you time your visit to Morrisons just right these sausage rolls may still be warm and then I have to physically stop myself from tucking in as soon as I get into the car. When perfectly fresh the pastry is delightfully flakey and you'll find yourself getting into a real mess with it! If you wait until they are cold then they do microwave very well, obviously using this method of reheating means you will lose the flakiness of the pastry but the flavours come through nicely and the pastry itself becomes rich and buttery tasting.
I'm not 100% sure how much they cost but think the packet of four large sausage rolls is around £1.79, and I think they are worth every penny as they are full of flavour and seem to be of a far higher quality than other sausage rolls in the same price bracket. Also look out for them just before the store is due to close as they are often greatly reduced and even thought they cannot be frozen they will keep at least until the next day, my best bargain was when I found a bag reduced to just 49p.
We have the bags with 4 big ones in for £2. We regularly buy them and share them at work. We sometimes have the Lincolnshire ones and sometimes have the normal pork ones. Both are absolutely delicious.
They are long and thin but there is definately enouh there to be worth the money you pay for them.
The two types do have different patterns o the top the the pastry, but this does not affect the taste at all.
The meat inside both is plentyful and succulent. The Lincolnshire meat is very spicy, exactly what you would expect from a Lincolnshire sausage roll. However, the ordinary pork ones are quite spicy too, which is a little odd but they are still delicious!
The pastry is crisp and tasty, but you will need a plate to eat your sausage roll and it can often flake off, but you can still eat the bits that have flaked off as they are lovely on their own without the sausage meat too.
There is no nutritional information whatsoever on these sausage rolls, not that that is really a problem for the men at work, they couldn't care less! But for the girls this is a bit of an issue.
Overall though, these are the nicest sausagerolls I have ever tasted, and I have to stop myself buying some everytime I go in there!
PRICE: £1.49 for 12 small sausage rolls
NO NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION AVAILABLE ON PACKAGING
Every so often, my local branch of Morrisons places a few large stands and tubs close to the entrance door, with items freshly made in their in-house bakery. Mostly they are things like shortbread, cakes, crumpets etc., and I usually bypass them because they look so delicious, and I know that if I bought something, I'd eat it all at once. The other day there were some beautiful looking sausage rolls in one of the tubs, which I just couldn't resist, so popped a pack of them into my trolley.
The sausage rolls are tiny, bite-sized, and look delicious as they are nicely browned and have a fluted decoration on the top. They come in a clear, stiff plastic container which is sealed at the top by the price tag, and they are made from flaky pastry.
The first thing I noticed, was that while my shopping was passing through the checkout and I was packing it away in my bags, the plastic pot containing the sausage rolls is an awkward shape - wide on top, tapering down to a narrower bottom, and the pot thus didn't easily fit in between other items in my shopping bag. I overcame that difficulty by balancing the pot on top of everything else.
Once home, I noticed it was lunchtime, so I decided to try a couple of the sausage rolls. While in my shopping bag, the side of the plastic container had become a little dented, but the dent hadn't damaged the sausage rolls inside. I opened the container, placed two of the sausage rolls on a plate, and a few of the flakes of pastry showered over the kitchen work surface - a good sign (even if irritating), as it meant that the pastry wasn't stodgy.
I did a taste test, and found that for the size of my own mouth (which is on the small side of average), each sausage roll took two bites to finish. The pastry was lovely and rich, buttery and flaky, very light and tasty - plus, it wasn't rolled out too thickly. There was a very generous portion of sausage meat inside each one, which, when I bit into it, I found tasty, but of a very leathery, rubbery consistency. It took me longer than I'd have liked to chew through the sausage meat, and I felt as though I was munching on an old in-sole! I didn't detect (once all the sausage rolls - over a period of two days - had been finished) any gristly bits or jelly bags in the sausage meat, but overall I wasn't at all happy with the texture.
To see if it improved things, I warmed the last few sausage rolls up in the oven; it did improve the already excellent pastry - making it even lighter and flakier - but the sausage meat didn't soften at all in the heating process; it was still tough and leathery.
Despite the pastry being of the highest quality, I don't think I will be buying these again, as I was totally put off by the sausage meat - what in some ways made it worse, was that the portion of sausage meat was extremely generous, so it resulted in there being even more of it to have to try and chew through. In the ordinary way, I'd see this generous dose of sausage meat as being an advantage, but in this instance it wasn't. In future, I shall make my own I think, and use some sausage meat that is nice and soft.
This product understandably, due to its very nature, is no doubt disgustingly high in fat and calories. There is no nutritional information at all on the container, but it isn't rocket science to work out that something made of sausage meat and pastry is far from being a healthy thing to eat. The price is reasonable, but I feel that a serving of 12 small sausage rolls could be hand-made, just as economically - maybe using ready-rolled frozen pastry and much better sausage meat.
My thumbs are in the halfway up, halfway down position for Morrisons Sausage Rolls (from the bakery), and the star rating I give relates solely to the pastry, and their very tempting appearance.
Thanks for reading!