“ Brand: Sainsburys / Type: Snack „
***This review was suggested quite a while ago, so I'm not sure if the price has gone back to normal***
We have been buying Ginster's sausage rolls for a while but decided to buy these as they were on special offer at £1, instead of the usual price of £1.50. Being an own brand product, I wasn't too sure what these sausage rolls would taste like even though they aren't the Basics range.
The pastry is a light golden-brown colour and at first glance, they look fairly appetising. You can get a glimpse of the sausage rolls through the packaging as a section is transparent. The sausage meat is a lightish brown/grey shade, which doesn't look quite as enticing. Once heated (if you choose to do this), they look very nice indeed. We have been heating a few up to give to the builders who are currently working on our conservatory and they certainly don't seem to realise that they are own brand.
I usually heat them up so I will comment on that first. Once heated up, the pastry is enticingly flaky and crumbly, which is nice but messy. There is a fair amount of greasiness so it is probably not to eat them entirely with your fingers because of that. The sausage meat is soft and a little bit chewy. If you prefer to eat them cold, it is a less messy business as the pastry isn't flaky or very greasy. For me personally, I prefer them heated as sausage rolls don't taste right for me when they're cold but that's just personal preference.
They are usually around £1.48 but were on offer for just £1 for 6 at Sainsburys at the time of buying.
There is nothing particularly special about these sausage rolls, but then you probably wouldn't expect that from the price anyway. They are perfectly edible though and look and taste lovely when heated up. They also seem to burn less easily than some other sauasage rolls that we've had in the past. As I said earlier in the review, we tend to have Ginster's and they seem to burn if they are left in the oven for longer than ten to fifteen minutes. Today, I accidentally left two of these sausage rolls in the even for around twenty minutes as I'd forgot that they were there, and was pleasantly surprised to find that they hadn't burnt to a crisp (although they were a tad burnt!). All in all, I'd say that these were a pretty decent buy for the price of £1 - as long as you don't expect fabulous food for that price!