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Sainsbury's Stuffed Mini Red Cherry Peppers

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Brand: Sainsbury's / Type: Snacks

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      21.03.2012 16:04
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      A very sweet bite-sized appetiser

      I'm a huge fan of Greek-style appertizers, such as these cheese-stuffed peppers. They were bought for me as a treat from Sainsburys, where you can find a variety of similar products. The counters in particular stock a few different types, and if you intend to eat them the same day you can often pick up a reduced pot. These come in a little plastic tub that can be stored in the fridge, and are good for a couple of days after opening. The tub can also be re-used afterwards if you like to recycle. They can be added to a salad or eaten on their own; if you're health conscious then make sure you drain off some of the olive oil before eating! Each pepper is bite-sized and very sweet; I personally prefer a spicy pepper to a sweet one, when it comes to stuffing with cheese. The cheese itself is very sweet too, which is where the problem lies. Each mouthful is quite sickly with all this sweetness; I am used to these dishes having a spicey, savoury pepper filled with a sweeter cheese, which allows the different extremes of flavour to combine very pleasantly. I found the sweetness to be overwhelming and sadly couldn't finish the pack. The peppers are also quite oily, as with all similar products; If you're eating them on their own I would recommend a light rinse or putting them onto some kitchen towel briefly to take off the excess, as the amount of oil is unpleasant. Added to a salad, however, the oil would make for a good dressing, so no draining needed! I would recommend these to someone who was a fan of sweet dishes, or who wanted to try out stuffed peppers but isn't a fan of the spicier varieties.

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      07.04.2010 20:56
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      Still love them even with a couple of small flaws.

      I love these peppers from Sainsburys. They are so tasty. They come in a plastic tub witha lid, which I find really helpful as you don't have to eat them all in one go. A few products I have had from Sainsburys just have the peel back plastic film, so it doesn't keep things as fresh. They cost about £3.25 for a 200g tub. I'm not sure how many actual peppers that equates to but you do get a good few. The peppers are described on sainsburys website as "Red peppers with a feta and soft cheese filling coated in sunflower oil". The small red peppers are always very soft, juicy and very sweet, with loads of lovely creamy soft cheese stuffed inside, and they taste amazing, they are great as a snack or as a salad accompaniment. There are a couple of issues that I have with this tub of peppers, that really let them down for me though. One is the amount of oil that the peppers are stored in, I presume this is to keep them fresh and stop the cheese drying out, but it does make handling them a bit of a nightmare, and sometimes if you don't get alot of the oil off, you can actually taste it, which isn't too pleasant, but I'm not sure how they would combat this problem. The other problem I have and this is purely down to personal taste, but I always expect the peppers to be a bit spicy, and they aren't in the slightest, and I always forget and have a moment of disappointment and realisation when I eat them, that's just me though. All in all they taste great, so I will continue eating them, but the oil and lack of spice let them down a tiny bit.

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