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      07.04.2010 22:00
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      4/5 Eat in moderation for a tasty treat!

      Sausage Rolls have always been a favourite of mine, and most of us will admit that we like a good Sausage Roll every now and again. Sainsbury's Mini Sausage Rolls seem to be my family's choice and my mum buys these every so often especially if we're having people over and she's putting on a little buffet.

      Price: For 20 Mini Sausage Rolls you pay £1.59 in Sainsbury's, although they're often on offer at 2 packs for £2.50 which isn't too bad and they can be frozen so you might as well get 2 packs in and save some money. They are a bit more expensive than the 50 Sausage Rolls you can get in a bag already frozen for £1 at many supermarkets but I personally think they are worth spending a little more on.

      Packaging: These are wrapped in a plastic packaging which for the majority is clear so you can see exactly what you're buying. The rest of the packaging holds the orange brand colour of Sainsbury's with the name of the product and the promise that Sainsbury's Mini Sausage Rolls are made with British Pork, always good to know. The Sausage Rolls are housed in a plastic tray and joined together in rows of 4 which can be easily torn or cut apart.

      Cooking Instructions: These Mini Sausage Rolls are ready to eat straight out of the packet although you can warm them up if required in the oven and I have to say they do taste yummy cold or hot. Pre- heat the oven to 180 degrees, remove the sausage rolls from packaging and place on a baking tray in the middle shelf of the oven, cook for 15 minutes from chilled or 20 minutes from frozen.

      Taste Test: The Mini Sausage Rolls are wrapped in puff pastry and they seem generously portioned with meat. On eating the pastry was nice and light, however it was quite flaky but then puff pastry usually is, and a plate or napkin will be needed when eating these. The sausage was very nice too, meaty and didn't taste at all synthetic, it tasted like good quality sausage meat. I found the sausage to be very tasty indeed and had quite a lot of pepper in it which enhanced the flavour even more. One thing I will say though that these were a little bit dry, not very dry but it was noticeable, we buy these fairly often though as they're delicious. The pastry and the sausage work really well together as the pastry was so light and the sausage heavier it contrasts nicely. I prefer these to frozen sausage rolls as when cooking the pastry gets crunchy and I don't enjoy this I prefer it to be soft.

      Nutrition: Now Sausage Rolls are never going to be great for you but as these are bite size they're only 60kcal a pop so if you're on a diet you can have one or two as a treat and not feel too bad about it. Along with 4.1g of fat and 1.6g of saturates these aren't going to hurt anyone if eaten every now and again. These contains egg and wheat gluten

      Overall: As I said we buy Sainsbury's Mini Sausage Rolls fairly regularly and although they aren't the highest quality which you'd find in your local butchers shop they aren't bad at all and have a really good flavour to them. I think they're a good price especially as they're regularly on offer and you can put them in the freezer so you don't have to worry about them going out of date. A good buy and definitely one to put in your basket.

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      18.02.2010 13:55
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      We often have Sausage Rolls in our freezer. It is normally the frozen ones we have more than the chilled ones but the wife picked these up the other week. They normally cost £1.49 for the 20 of them, but they were reduced to £1 due to the best before date being the next day. We were looking for a quick snacky tea, so this fitted the bill.

      you cook these in the oven for about 12-15 minutes, and this allows the Meat to be moist, slightly greasy and with a crisp, flaky pastry.

      They were in a simple cellophane wrapper in a plastic tray. and it was all ok, Nothing that fancy though.

      The Sausage Rolls were pretty small, but just the average size of a Sausage Roll. I could eat the whole pack of these on my own, but would probably not feel so good afterwards.

      These didn't seem any nicer than any other kind i've tried. Perhaps they weren't so greasy, and the Pastry seemed a bit less greasy and more dry and layers of flakes, so they are good that way, but they are also more expensive, and I don't think they are worth anymore than the frozen ones.

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      16.10.2009 16:14
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      A Delicious Sausage Roll Yummy For Any Party Tea.

      Sometimes, in our house, we have the nights when we just want to get in loads of junk food and little mini snacks and just have a 'party' style tea with lots of sausage rolls, mini sausages, cheese on sticks etc and it really is yummy and great fun for the whole family. There is minimal washing up and although it can be a little expensive sometimes I don't mind paying more to not have to bother with lots of washing up and cooking before I can eat when I get in from work.

      These Sainsbury's Mini Sausage Rolls can, naturally, be found in Sainsburys stores and on the www.sainsburys.co.uk website and they are available from the chiller cabinets. At present 20 sausage rolls, 310g, cost £1.59 or 2 packets can be purchased for £2.00. In addition to these sausage rolls there are other items such as cheese & onion rolls which can be purchased in the same deal. I ended up purchasing one packet of these and one of the cheese & onion rolls to try and add some variety for a change to the usual party food.

      These sausage rolls are sausagemeat which is seasoned and wrapped in puff pastry. The sausage rolls are ready to be eaten but if you prefer then they can be heated in the oven or microwave until warmed through thoroughly. I prefer to just serve them as they are as it's quick and simple and I normally can't wait because I'm very hungry after working all day and then spending ages pouring over all the goodies on offer.

      The sausagemeat is fairly meaty and it does seem to be well seasoned while the puff pastry is fairly flaky and puffy but when mixed together the sausage roll gives me a dry mouth and I always require lots of water. I know that most sausage rolls make your mouth like this but I did find these particularly dry which was a shame as I couldn't force down quite as many as I usually would in a matter of minutes. I drank lots of water while eating my party food tea and felt that I'd ran out of space before I normally would just because I was so thirsty! The sausage rolls were a hit with everyone in the family and while they were dry I did find them very tasty. The pastry has a lovely texture to it that's fairly chewy and the whole thing works very well. I would definitely purchase these ones again and was glad that I didn't have to faff around cutting up larger sausage rolls and could literally rip open the wrapper and dump them on a plate.

      Ingredients: Puff Pastry (60%); Meat Filling (38%); Glaze.Puff Pastry contains: Wheat Flour, Margarine (Vegetable Oil, Water, Salt, Emulsifier: Mono- and Diglycerides of Fatty Acids), Shortening (Vegetable Oil, Emulsifier: Sorbitan Tristearate), Water, Butter (from Cows' Milk) (4%), Salt.Meat Filling contains: Pork (57%), Seasoning (Salt, Spices (Pepper, Nutmeg), Dehydrated Onion, Stabiliser: Diphosphates; Yeast Extract, Rusk (Wheat Flour, Salt), Pepper Extract, Herb Extracts (Sage, Marjoram)), Water, Rusk (Wheat Flour, Salt), Potato Starch.Glaze contains: Pasteurised Whole Egg.

      Each sausage roll contains 61 calories, 4.1g of fat, 1.6g saturated fat, 0.3g salt & 0.2g sugar so these, like anything nice really, should be enjoyed in moderation.

      I will be buying these again as I think they are reasonably priced, particularly with the latest offer, and they tasted pretty nice. I am giving these sausage rolls 4/5 from me as they weren't the best I have ever eaten but they weren't far off!

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        05.10.2009 12:16
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        I'm not so keen on full sized Sausage Rolls. It isn't about the quantity of them, as I can just as well eat probably all the pack of the Mini ones, the mini ones are just more tasty in my view. I often buy them frozen and cook them myself, but I saw these while shopping in Sainsbury's and decided to give them a try. Priced at £1.49 for 20, I thought they were slightly more expensive than Asda and Tesco versions, but Sainsbury's is a little more expensive for most things.

        These are in the chiller section and next to the other Pies and Pastry type items.

        Each Mini Roll has 61 calories and 4.1g fat, but Sausage Rolls were never the healthiest snack around.

        Packaging is ok. The Rolls are on a plastic tray and the pack is covered in a cellophane wrapper. You can clearly see the Rolls through the pack and they look golden and slightly flaky pastry.

        You can eat these out the pack or heat in the oven for a short while. I have been known to chuck these in the Microwave, but they end up a bt more soggy with a more greasy taste to them. Handy though if you want something hot in a hurry.

        These taste nice. THe Pork Meat is thick, slightly seasoned and isn't chewy or cheap tasting. The Paastry is quite thin, but there is a couple of layers to it, and the top part is crisp and flaky.

        I would buy these again, as they are nicer than other Chilled Sausage Rolls i've had, just wished they were a little bit cheaper though.

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          30.09.2009 07:59
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          I loved these because they tasted homemade, but without the effort.

          SAINSBURY'S MINI SAUSAGE ROLLS




          These we love and i always grab a few packets when i have company coming over as they make for a nice snack at lunchtime, well anytime really.

          They come in a packet that is see through and contains lovely sausage rolls, they cost £1.25 for a packet containing 12 sausage rolls.

          Allergy information **********

          They do contain egg and wheat gluten.

          These are lovely pastry, with pork sausagemeat 45 percent and are lovely and brown because they are covered in an egg glaze.

          The Puff Pastry, contains Wheat Flour, Palm Oil, Water and Rapseed oil, and it tastes lovely just like home made.

          The Pork Sausagemeat contains Britrish Pork sixty percent, Water Rusk (Wheat Flour, and Salt)The sausagemeat tasted really nice and just like a home made sausage roll.

          Cook in an oven for electric 180 for fifteen minutes., or gas mark 4 for 20
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          As they already have an egg glaze on them they already look fairly brown, and taste really lovely.

          You can keep these refridgerated once opened but you must eat within the date given.

          You can also keep these in the freezer but you must freeze on the day of purchase and consume within one month.

          I thought that these were really lovely sausage rolls, and my grandchildren loved them too.

          They are great to have at children's parties and i think also they are great to have at adults parties too. I like mine with a bit of brown sauce.



          They are just a little bit nicer than the frozen ones i usually buy, even though you dont get as many they are really tasty Sausage Rolls, so will be rating them five stars.

          Thanks for reading and rating my reviews.

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            15.01.2009 19:34
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            Its not real sausage is it?

            Sainsbury's Sausage roll's generally come in packs of 12, the 20 pack pictured here is a real buffet pack. The price for 12 is around £1.49 but if you catch Sainsbury's at the right time they can be £1 per pack or 2 packs for £2 depending on the offer.

            The packaging is Sainsbury's own brand packaging, bland brown packing, it doesn't look cheap but doesn't look high quality either.

            So the Sausage rolls packaging doesn't look great, how do the Sausage rolls look, well the pastry is decent enough, its solid Puff Pastry, I like to leave them out for a while after purchase to allow the pastry to soften a bit as I prefer them this way, the sausage looks anaemic and this puts me off the product somewhat it really doesn't look like sausage, more a mix of other meats.

            How does it taste, well as I say, solid pastry which I don't like but its nice when softened or heated, cold, the meat doesn't taste too nice, heated the product is a whole lot better.

            would I recommend you buy these, well they are good value, but you really do get what you pay for and the taste is bland and a bit nasty.

            Price - 4/5
            Packaging - 2/5
            Appearance - 3/5
            Taste - 2/5

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              14.01.2009 22:07
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              A tasty snack for all the family

              Sausage rolls and Vol-Au Vents took pride of place at every party or wedding reception I ever went to...a good few years ago mind you!
              Now sausage rolls are pretty common or garden and many of us buy them regularly for a snack or a quick meal.
              You would never think that sausage rolls could vary so much, but if you pay a penny or two extra then on the whole the tastier the product. I have tried numerous own brands and cheaper versions and the majority have been a disappointment.
              The pastry is a huge factor, a buttery flaky pastry is half of the attraction, though I must admit I do live a good shortcrust pastry too.
              These mini sausage rolls are brilliant for little visitors, Yes you could go to Gregg's the bakers and buy a couple of large ones and cut them down, but the kids think its a novelty if they have a mini portion.



              Sainsbury`s have got the balance right with these mini savories, the sausage meat is just lightly seasoned and the flaky pastry is as light as a feather and is at its bet when eaten warm.
              The 20 mini sausage rolls are neatly packed into a PVC tray and covered with a plastic film. To the left of the packet the plastic film is gold coloured and the words `British Pork` sits in a green triangle. Wording inside of a brown rectangle tells us that there are 20 Sainsbury`s mini sausage rolls inside of the pack.



              At £1.55 for a packet of 20 they are decent value, each sausage roll contains 61 calories, 4.1g fat, 1.6g saturated fat, 0.3 sugar and 0.2 salt. The product contains wheat, gluten and milk.
              They can be frozen but always freeze them on the day of purchase.



              To heat them through thoroughly preheat the oven to 180C and place the sausage rolls on a baking tray into the middle of the oven for 10-12 minutes to heat through. When you take them out of the oven they smell superbly savoury, the flaky pastry looks golden, fluffy, light and though you can see the fat glistening they haven't lost their pert shape.
              Layer after layer of crispy flakes sit on top of a small but tasty roll of sausage and though the entire thing is just one mouthful it is a tasty morsel.
              When the kids visit they are an ideal teatime snack for them, the size is perfect, no wastage and they are just the right size for those little fingers to hold.



              A snippet of news in the Daily Telegraph announced that the sausage roll and the Vol Au Vent had been consigned to history by the Prawn Wanton. Well im sure that the Prawn Wanton is delicious but im not turning my back on the humble sausage roll.
              Granted when the sit in packets in the chilled department at Sainsbury they aren't head turners but put them in the oven and heat them up and the smell is second to none.

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                24.09.2008 16:47
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                An anytime snack or even part of a full meal.

                When I was a child I absolutely hated sausage rolls with a passion you may or may not believe. These seemed to be the cure all of all hunger on all ocassions, and it would seem that at any opportunity an older relative had to shove a sausage roll down my throat it would be done.

                So fast forward a number of years to your teen years and you discover drink and parties, and what happens when you have had a drink at a party? You eat everything in sight!

                And this is where I acquired my tolerance of sausage rolls. Now admittedly I am still not too keen on them, but when I am in the mood for them they are absolutely delicious.

                And especially these little so-and-sos from Sainsburys!

                You know the drill, pop 'em in the oven and all that and get them all nice and crispy.... nah not for me...

                Pop them in the microwave, they go all soft rather than crispy, and I like them like this. Proper little morsels of loveliness and as you will know from my other reviews I really enjoy sitting in front of the telly and getting stuck in to some grub. So that is you snack sorted out.

                What about lunch, tea or even supper?

                This is where your favourite beans and the microwave again come into action. You heat either the beans or the sausage roll first and then t'other, depending on which one you don't mind getting a little cooler.

                And obviously put the sausage rolls on a plate and plop the beans on top - better still - get a tin of beans with those little pork sausages in them. Scrumlicious!

                Don't forget a cup of tea with three sugars in.

                Ohh lovely little Sainsburys Sausage Rolls, wait till I get you home.

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                  31.08.2008 16:25
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                  Lovely mini sausage rolls that are great for any occasion.

                  Neither myself or my daughter are big fans of sausage rolls but when we were preparing for my granddaughters birthday party we knew most people like them as buffet food. My daughter was determined not to make the annual mistake of buying 100 frozen horrible sausage rolls that get wasted because they're hard or burned.

                  Instead she went to the chiller section in Sainsbury's and bought two packs of their own brand Mini Pork Sausage Rolls. These are ready to eat but can also be warmed through in the oven for a few minutes.

                  She served them cold and they were very nice indeed. The sausage rolls are certainly bite sized being only about 1 inch long and they look golden brown and very appetising even to someone who doesn't particularly like sausage rolls.

                  I thought they were very tasty though. The pork sausage meat is seasoned to perfection, my sausage roll had a nicer herby flavour which worked wonders with the blandness of plain pork sausage. The meat is fairly compact but this was a good thing as it filled the pastry just right and made the small sausage roll seem much more substantial. I would imagine that once warmed these sausage rolls would soften, but having said that these rolls were certainly not hard like the frozen Farmfoods ones that my daughter bought last time.

                  The puff pastry is nice and light, although not as flaky as I would have liked. The bonus of this is my daughters floor was not covered in sausage roll crumbs, but I like a few flakes of escaping pastry when I have a sausage roll!

                  The sausage meat and pastry did go well together though, even better when I dipped it in Branston pickle because this added a lovely bit of tang.

                  Each sausage roll has 61 Calories and 4.1g of fat which I thought was fine as I only had the one. My granddaughter on the other hand ate six of them so her calories certainly racked up!

                  The packs of 20 cost £1.49 each so they work out more expensive than 100 for £1 in Farmfoods. The thing is every single one of the forty sausage rolls were eaten whereas at least 50 of the others were thrown away last year so in this case it's definitely worth the extra money.

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