Linda McCartney Vegetarian Sausage Plaits Review
Relatively new to supermarket shelves are these Vegetarian Red Onion & Rosemary Plaits that sound and smell wonderful. But what do they taste like? The first bite is a quite hard but crumbly texture and you mostly get the pastry flavours in your mouth which tastes like most regular puff pastry and then the flavour opens up with a slight Rosemary and what looks like a sausage meat texture that does not have a strong taste of anything but gives the mouthful a sausage roll type taste, a blander sausage roll type taste if you will.
As you eat more into the center you do get more flavours from the inner plait contents and you do get a richer taste than before that is slighly sweet(possibly from the red onions) slighty sausage roll meaty and slightly rosemary.
Do I like it? Actually its not bad, texture wise its very good, good pastry and meat like texture inside. The flavour is OK actually, it does have a sausage roll flavour to it, blander than a regular Greggs one but this is vegetarian so putting that in mind its quite good. Plus each plait is of a well proportioned size(5in X 3.5in) and one is quite filling for me.
Would I buy it again? I’m not vegetarian myself but say I was throwing a party or had a get together and some of the guests were vegetarian I think this would be a great party piece, cut it up into smaller bits and I think it would go down well, its got good flavours and looks good.
Puff Pastry (53%) Fortified Flour (Wheat Flour, Calcium Carbonate, Iron, Niacin, Thiamin), Water, Palm Oil, Salt, Rapeseed Oil, Emulsifier: Mono- and Diglycerides of Fatty Acids], Filling (47%) Rehydrated Textured Protein (60%), Red Onion (14%), Water, Seasoning (Red Onion Powder, Kibbled Red Onion, Salt, Sugar, Yeast Extract, Rosemary, Sunflower Oil, White Pepper, Ginger), Soya Protein Concentrate, Rapeseed Oil, Stabiliser: Methyl Cellulose; Rosemary]
Contains WHEAT and SOYA
|Typical values||(as consumed) per 100g||(as consumed) per cooked plait (155g)|
|– Saturates||6.9g||10.6 g|
|– Sugars||2.9g||4.5 g|
*Prices correct at time of publishing
GOOD QUALITY VEGGIE WITH SAUSAGE ROLL TYPE FLAVOUR