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      12.01.2010 17:22
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      A great snack or just add beans for an easy meal

      You will pay about £1.50 for 6 of these. Which is good value in my book. 25 pence for a snack that is going to cost you about 75 pence to £1.00 each in the local baker's shop (if such a thing exist - High Streets seem to be full of homogenous Greggs the Bakers).

      Okay let us get straight down to revewing these. You essentially have a pastry with a cheese and onion mix in the middle - more like a sausage roll shape than a pastie. I like my cheese and onion roll to have a smooth filling rather than being able to feel slivers or lumps of onion in the mix - I don't know why, bvcause it would be fair to say that a truer taste of one of these would be where you could feel the lumps of onion.

      They can of course be eaten cold, which is handy, but to me I like them hot, and done in a particular way I might add.

      You can heat these up in the oven in about ten to twenty minutes depending on your oven and how well-done you like the pastry. Delicious, but for me not quite right.

      I prefer these done in the microwave. I actually like the fact that the microwave prevents the pastry from going crisp. I like that soft feel of the pastry, and there is also a slight greasiness which, rank as it sounds, I actually enjoy. Doing these in the normal oven dries the pastry out too much for my liking.

      They taste great, are brilliant as a snack, and I also have these as a meal now and again, covered in baked beans. A lovely combination.

      Get some of these in for those times when a) you are peckish and b) when you can't decide what to have for an quick evening meal or supper.

      Yum!!

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      01.01.2010 16:14
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      Wicked Cheese And Onion Rolls, I Want One Now!!!

      I love these cheese and onion rolls from Sainsburys, I started buying them ages ago but have had a mega craving for them recently and can't leave them alone when they're in the fridge!

      They're basically a sausage roll only with a cheese and onion filling instead of the sausage. This means that even though they look the same they taste completely different, it's the same pastry as on a sausage roll but because they've got so much cheese in them it tastes different to on a meaty roll.

      You can eat these hot or cold, I prefer mine hot and they're easy to cook in 15 mins in the oven. If I'm peckish though I've had loads of them cold and they're just as nice but have got a much drier texture so I always add some bbq sauce when I'm having them cold.

      The filling has got a bit of a greasy taste when you have the rolls hot but that's good because it makes them taste like the ones you buy from Greggs, if you're having a cheese roll like this then you expect them to be greasy anyway.

      The flavour is very cheesy but the onion is also quite strong and that makes them taste yummy. It's good quality cheese and I was surprised at how good the cheese tastes when I first tried these rolls because they're mega cheap. In the filling there is also potato but I can't taste that much and I reckon they've used it to bulk the filling out, they've done it well though and not in a snidey way to save money on ingredients.

      The pastry is nice and flakey, it goes EVERYWHERE when you cut it if you have the rolls hot but stays nice and soft where it touches the cheese filling. I like the way the pastry tastes a bit cheesy as well, it's got the same sort of greasy but nice flavour as rolls and pasties you get from Greggs and places like that and is mega stodgy and filling.

      I love these cheese and onion rolls and could eat them every day I reckon. I have them on their own for a snack or with potato waffles and beans for a quick and tasty meal, my dad spreads the filling and some of the pastry onto a butty..... I haven't tried that but it looks yummy even though it sounds rank!!! lol

      You can buy these in packs of 2 or 6, we get the pack of 6 because buying less than that is a waste of time in our house! For 6 it costs about £1.50 and that's cheaper than most sausage rolls, even the cheapo brands! You can freeze them as well so if you see them on a good special offer then I recommend you stock up because these are proper good comfort food and perfect for this nasty cold weather.

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        17.12.2009 20:53
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        A tasty savoury.

        I have to admit that I love anything that contains cheese and cheese and onion is even better. If I am totally honest I have to say that Gregg's cheese and onion pasties are among the best that I have ever tasted , Don't ask me why but they are just delicious, the warm pastry is gorgeous and the filling is very tasty.
        Often I just pop into Sainsbury's and that means that I am no where near our local Gregg's bakery so I am happy to compromise and buy a couple of these Sainsbury's cheese and onion rolls.

        The Sainsbury's cheese and onion rolls are not bad value either, a pack of two decent sized rolls are 49p but what they lack in price they make up for in calories, each cheese and onion roll contains 192 calories and they are very high in fats. (11.0g fat and 5.0g saturate in each cheese and onion roll)
        Sainsbury's have used a puff pastry casing and they have mixed mature cheddar , reduced fat soft cheese, onion and potato together to make the filling.
        The rolls contain egg, milk, wheat gluten and mustard.

        The Sainsbury's cheese and onion rolls look quite good even when they are cold, the top of the pastry is golden and the pastries are well presented.
        The ratio of pastry to filling is good, 53% is filling. I have noticed in the list of ingredients that dried potato has been used but that doesn't surprise me. Although dried potato can taste unusual I find it works well in these cheese and onion rolls. I wonder if that is what Gregg's use in their cheese and onion pasties.

        I cannot enjoy the Sainsbury's cheese and onion rolls when they are cold, try as I might I find that the puff pastry tastes tough and the filling is glutinous. I am a fuss bag and I don't like to heat my puff pastry in a microwave oven either, it turns all soft and sloppy and the cheesy filling is then ruined.

        The best way to heat them is to place them onto a baking sheet and pop them into a hot oven for 10-15 minutes, the golden topped pastry soon heats through and it begins to look fluffy. As the cheese and onion rolls heat you can smell the filling and it is a glorious smell. If savouries are your thing then you will enjoy these.
        Once the pastries are heated through then you are ready to serve them, they are good on their own as a lunchtime snack and they are nice served with a handful of chips and a side salad. They are also very tasty served with some baked beans . The puff pastry tastes light and flaky and the pastry at the bottom of the cheese and onion roll just manages to hold firm in the heat.
        If you look at the list of ingredients you will see that Sainsbury's have used some mustard to add flavour but I can hardly detect the mustard.

        You do have to store them in the fridge and the Sainsbury's cheese and onion rolls can be frozen. I prefer to buy them as and when I need them because I found that freezing the cooked pastry caused the rolls to fall apart when they were defrosted.
        Maybe they aren't quite as tasty as Gregg's cheese and onion pasties but they come a close second. A pack of two is ideal for me but I do know that you can buy a pack of six.

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        29.11.2009 22:29
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        I will continue to buy them!

        I am addicted to greggs cheese and onion pastry things. They are 99p each and never fill me so I have been trying to find a replacement from a supermarket which would be cheaper. I came across Sainsbury's cheese and onion rolls are simple but rather nice. They are by no means fancy.

        The roll itself is comprised mainly of pastry, with the centre containing a fair among of cheese and onion. They come in a packet of 6 for £1.49 or at the moment they are doing a deal 2 packets for £2.50. For 25p a roll I am not complaining. They are by no means amazing but they are good for a lunch or quick snack. They can be eaten hot or cold, but I have not dared try them cold. I stick them in the over for about 10-15 minutes which does the job nicely, making them steaming hot with the cheese becoming some what liquefied. I will normally have about 2 for a lunch and that tends to fill me up.
        The packaging is simple, which I am not fussed about; I buy products for the food, not for fancy packaging.

        Sainsburys cheese and onion rolls are no way as good as the ones from Greggs, but considering you get 6 of them for the price of 1 from greggs (pretty much) I will continue to buy them. Decent for lunches and snacks, however they are quite fattening, so people on a diet beware!

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        07.11.2009 16:48
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        Sainsburys Cheese and Onion Rolls really surprised me when I had them a few weeks ago. Normally, Sainsburys charge that few pence more for their products, because their products are better quality. Usually, the extra cost is worth it to get something that little bit nicer for your pennies. In this case I was mistaken though, and I found that what I got for my Sainsbury's price was Somerfield's standard.

        A packet of six Cheese and Onion Rolls cost me £1.49, which isn't unreasonable as that's only 25p per roll. To be honest, I'd have rather paid an extra £1 for these and had something decent though! For an extra £1 they could pack some proper, medium strength cheddar in these and produce a considerably tastier product.

        Each roll mostly comprises of pastry. It's thick, stodgy, rather bland a not very appetising at all. It really needs to be a bit lighter and crisper, even if that means making the rolls appear that little bit thinner. I think making the pasty this thick has nothing to do with making them taste nice, but is rather more of a marketing ploy to make it look like you're getting a good deal for your money.

        The filling is rather sparse, and doesn't even taste that much like I expect cheese and onion to taste like. There was a lot of onion texture going on, but not a lot of actual onion flavour. The cheese was so mild and inoffensive that I had to double check the packet to make sure I'd read it right! There's a mild cheese spread sort of flavour going on inside these, but it tastes nothing like eating a proper cheese and onion slice that's got a generous slither of real cheese inside it.

        Each roll has 11g of fat in it, along with 0.5g of salt and just under 200 calories. To be honest, I'd rather have had a packet of cheese and onion crisps considering the nutritional content. I'd have consumed less calories and fat, and actually enjoyed my snack! I think these are a bit of a pointless buy and really don't recommend them to anyone. They're quite bland and flavourless, they're very stodgy, and they're not at all healthy or filling.

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