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As a lifelong vegetarian I have never enjoyed eating meat replacement products that are so favoured by the frozen foods departments of supermarkets. To me they have an off putting flavour and texture which leaves me desperate for a fresh vegetable or two.
That said, on a rare trip to the frozen veggie meals section of my local supermarket I came across these sundried tomato and herb sausages. Now I am a sucker for those 2 for 1 offers and after studying the ingredients intently (2% sundried tomato, 5% tomato puree) I decided to take the plunge and buy some.
Once home I set about grilling a couple of sausages to go alongside a large salad. They certainly smelt rather nice and the only downside seemed to be their tendency to fall through the grill when turned. I haven't tried the shallow fry method of cooking these sausages yet but i'd think you would have better results. Taste wise they are lovely, despite the high tomato puree and low sundried tomato content they do taste fresh if not homemade.
I am planning to try them out on my nephews as I think the taste, which is not overly herby, will suit their wot - no meat? protests.
Overall, this is a refreshing change from the usual meat style products from the Linda McCartney Range and one which I will definately consider buying again - once I've got through the twelve I have left!
One final word is that the packaging is reasonably minimal for such a product - again making a change from all that uneccessary plastic and wrapping usually found on convenience food.
Nutritional Information (per sausage!): 93kcal 7.6g protein 3.5g carbohydrate 5.4g fat (1.8g saturated fat) 06g fibre 03g sodium
Price/Availability: I bought these sausages from Iceland who had a 2 for 1 offer. The usual price was £1.42 for 8 - a little on the expensive side. This product is generally available across the UK in major supermarkets and wholefood shops.
I never know whether to try these or not. I'm not keen on the actual texture of sausages!
eve6kicksass 02.06.2004 09:26
Not really for me, but an excellent op here, just thesame...Chris xxx
Elffriend 12.04.2004 18:55
these sound really good, I have tried quite a few veegie foods for my daughter and usually have a taste myself, I hope I am allowed to say this, Tesco is the best for dairy-free products, Asda do a good range of veggie foods, including bacon, one thing my daughter misses. LOL Lisax