“ Brand: Tesco / Type: Snacks „
Recently I was shopping in a Tesco store and I bought a bag and remembering how much I like them I bought some more. Pleased was I at the time that any 3 party foods like this cost just £2.00 (they retail usually at a pound a bag) so I bought several bits and pieces cos Christmas Eve I am hosting my first friend get together and having a bit of a do!
These come in a mainly red coloured plastic bag and on the front of them we are clearly told what they are and who they by and there is an at a glance nutritional chart shown then on the back of the bag other information listed includes ingredients and allergy advice given, along with a full nutritional chart and cooking advice and the weight of all 50 sausage rolls (800g) is given and contact details for Tesco are given.
The Sausage Rolls:
They come partly cooked and are small looking little oblongs and bite size really in shape. To cook them is really simple and all you have to do is glaze them with milk or beaten egg and heat them in the oven for about 35 minutes.
Once cooked they look really nice, golden and smell nice and sort of porky too. I let them cook down before serving them on a cooling rack as I did last year!
Taste wise well the pastry is nice, seasoned and looks slightly puffed up and each one is is stuffed full of pork and a little helping of sage (as well as a few other bits and bobs of course!).
I really do like these which is why I repurchased them this year. The pastry is not greasy but slightly buttery and the pork tastes just as it should along with a nice flavour of sage and each one is seasoned nicely too and being a one bite sausage roll they make ideal nibbles over drinks and at usually £1.00 a bag (if not on offer when I bought them of course) I think they are really good value for money and you can't moan you don't get enough of them either!
Per two sausage rolls contain 100 Calories and 2.5 Of Saturated Fat which is high in my opinion but they do taste nice enough so in my view they are worth the weight on the hips and are a nice little occasional treat!
Only available from Tesco stores at a pound a bag (unless they are on offer!)
My partner recently held a trial day for a football club and we decided to put on a selection of nibbles for the parents who are watching and waiting for the few hours. Among the usual such as sandwiches and crisps (we were not catering for the Queen!) we also put out a plate of cold mini sausage rolls. We picked up a bag of mini frozen sausage rolls from Tescos as there was an offer on with some of the other "mini" nibbles range.
*** Packaging ***
The mini sausage rolls come in bags of 35 and the first thought I had when I picked up a bag was that it was the old Christmas stock as the bag was red with what looks like little white/ yellow lights depicted over the bag! There is of course a large plate of mini sausage rolls on the front. On the back is the cooking instructions and nutritional information etc. The bag is quite small and is just big enough for the 35 mini sausage rolls so its not extensive packaging for a small item!
*** Cooking ***
Tesco recommend that they are cooked from frozen and can only be cooked in the oven (temperature: 425°F,Gas 7,220°C). It is best to place on a baking tray and pop on a middle shelf. Tesco say that they take around 13-15 minutes and for best results brush the sausage rolls with a beaten egg or milk.
I have to say I was incredibly disappointed with the cooking of these sausage rolls. I have a gas oven and always expect for items to take a few minutes longer but these sausage rolls were in over 25 minutes! I found that even though I was using a pre-heated over it took a hell of a long time for the sausage rolls to get a brown colour, for ages they just looked like little dough balls. Even after I turned each one over individually they seemed to take ages to actually cook through. Even after 25 minutes I tried one and they were still doughy inside and the sausage meat was incredibly mushy. We weren't in a particular rush for them as we were cooking them the day before but it was still a pain as we had plenty of other things to do and had to keep checking these.
*** Taste ***
After they finally cooked and allowed to cool down we did try a few as they do create a fantastic smell when they are cooking! The pastry is quite crisp and flaky and doesn't really have much of a taste to it, but it is perfectly pleasant when put with the sausage meat which fortunately firms up into what a sausage should resemble when fully cooked. The sausage meat I found was grizzle/ fat free and had enough seasoning and goes with the flaky pastry well. I did find however, that there is a bit too much pastry considering the tiny size of the actual sausage meat but that's just me being picky.
*** Ingredients ***
Wheat Flour,Water ,Vegetable Oil , Pork (11%) ,Pork Fat ,Salt ,Yeast Extract , Emulsifiers (Sodium Triphosphate) ,Sugar ,Dextrose ,Sage ,Onion Powder , Spice Extracts (Cayenne, Coriander, Ginger, Mace, Nutmeg, Pimento, White Pepper)
*** Nutritional Info ***
2 sausage rolls contain (28g):
Energy - 100cal
Protein - 1.9g
Fat - 5.8g
Sodium - 0.1g
*** Price ***
Only available at Tescos for £1.03 and can be found in the frozen aisles.
*** Overall ***
Apart from taking a bit too long for something so small to actually cook through they don't taste too bad. They are an ideal size for something to snack on at a party etc. So they are not the healthiest mini snack out there but most people at a party only have one or two so it's hardly going to harm you. All I would change would be the amount of pastry as it just seems a bit too much but that's just my personal opinion.
I'm not usually mad keen on these tiny "party" sausage rolls because to me they never taste much like sausage rolls at all, so I was shocked out of my head to find that I actually LOVE these mega cheap ones from Tesco!
For £1.00 you get 35 party sized sausage rolls, they are frozen and only take 15 mins to cook. They look proper pasty and boring before you put them in the oven but after the cooking time you'll be amazed when you pull the baking tray out of the oven because the sausage rolls have plumped up wicked and smell delish.
They go a gorgeous golden brown colour while they are cooking and most of them had cooked evenly, these tiny sausage rolls normally don't brown all over and sometimes you'll have a perfectly cooked sausage roll that is still nearly white on the sides!
The puff pastry is fluffy and delish, it's a bit greasy on the bottom but has got a nice greasy flavour if you know what I mean. The sausagemeat in these rolls is yummy, loads better than the cheap small sausage rolls I've had before from other supermarkets. There's obviously not mega amounts of meat in them because they're so small, but it's delish and so well seasoned that it feels like you're eating loads more meat than you really are.
One of these sausage rolls will be gone in a bite and that's perfect I reckon because sometimes at parties I just want a taste of the greasier food like this. We'll deffo be buying a couple of bags of these for over Xmas, I love the fact that they come in a bag and not a box because it makes it easier to store them and also means I can open the bag and just cook a few if I fancy a sausage roll munch.
Each serving of these sausage rolls has got 100 calories in it, stupidly though Tesco haven't said how many sausage rolls is in a serving!!!