Advantages Wholesome, flavoursome snack
Disadvantages Filling unattractive but still tasty
Given the option this would be him one's choice for a lunchtime snack. I say snack advisedly, since weighing in at a hefty 227g,: that's half a pound in old money.In 1969 Geoffrey Ginster began producing his own Cornish pasties from a site in Callington, Cornwall just two years after starting a van sales business buying and selling fresh pasties to local retailers in Cornwall. The business quickly began to grow and distribution channels were opened up throughout the south of England. By 1977 Samworth Brothers had acquired Ginsters and it remains within this group today.
This group is behind many of the cooked and chilled foods we are familiar with in supermarkets, high street retailers, convenience stores and garage forecourts.Ginsters Original Cornish Pasty is claimed to be the nation's biggest selling product in the Chilled Savouries market and the Ginster brand offers food across sandwiches, wraps, quiches, hot pies, cold pies and ready to eat meals. Typically these seem to retail around £1 for a single pasty but cheaper multipacks are available.
So is it a pasty or is it a pastie??The Cornish Pasty is thought to have started life as the working lunch for tin miners to take underground with them. The pasty was easy to carry, could be eaten with dirty fingers, was nourishing, and could even be savoury at one end and sweet at the other.
My conclusion is that it's actually a pasty in the singular and pasties in the plural.So how does the modern Ginster's variety stack up? Well it contains:
Fresh British beef, with fresh potato, onion & swede, wrapped in light puff pastry.Ingredients
Each pasty typically contains:
Energy 549 kCal
(of which sugars) 3.2g
(of which saturates) 14.8g
I have discovered that oven warming the pasty still on its cardboard packaging (naturally having removed it from the outer sleeve) actually absorbs some of the fat and makes the pastry even nicer. A plea though, never be tempted to microwave these pasties, its well worth the wait for the oven and the smell from the cooking gives you added anticipation and pleasure. ………..EnjoyThis review is published under the same name on Dooyoo and Ciao
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