WE ARE turning away from sausage rolls and switching to better food for picnics.
A new survey shows that 73% of people have eliminated the humble pork pie from their picnic.
But there are plenty of delicious ones out there to put in your basket and restore your faith in what was once a nationally loved one.
Lynsey Hope tasted a range of sausage rolls in the supermarket and rated each sausage roll over five.
Morrisons Pork (£2.49 for six, 56p per 100g) 1/5
THIS is a lovely yellow and I can’t wait to tuck it in.
However, it ended up being mostly just pastries and I was disappointed with the lack of sausage meat as well as flavor.
It was seasoned and I ended up letting go of the last bit.
It doesn’t taste like puff pastry at all, it’s more like a cracker.
Aldi Crestwood (£1.29 for nine, 44p per 100g) 4/5
The great price makes these sausage rolls a good choice if you’re looking for value.
The pastries have a delicious taste and contain a lot of sausage meat in each one.
The cakes are beautiful, crisp and beautifully colored.
Although delicious, they are slightly smaller than some other sausage rolls.
Essential Waitrose (£1.40 for six, 62.5p per 100g) 5/5
OH! I was really impressed – these were gone within five minutes of my picnic.
The cake is golden, spongy and light, while the meat is delicious and perfectly seasoned.
It contains about 34% British Pork, which is higher than most of the others and a few cents more expensive than the others but it is definitely worth it.
Asda Pork (£1.50 for six, 41.7p per 100g) 4/5
A great price from Asda, these are pretty good if you’re in need of a quick snack or planning a picnic.
I have to admit that the meat was a bit tough and dry but the cake was light and spongy.
Definitely an option for kids to enjoy and overall, a completely pleasant taste.
Sainsbury’s Snack (£2 for nine, 74p per 100g) 2/5
The cakes here look a bit weird, like giraffe or tiger bread, but too thin and dry – a bit like tissue paper.
These were definitely over-seasoned and too salty, with a sad looking gray meat inside.
It does benefit when warmed up, but that’s not what you’re looking for in a ready-to-go picnic snack.
M&S (£2.10 for six, £1.16 per 100g) 3/5
WITH delicious flavors and well seasoned meat, these taste like delicious sausage rolls.
It’s easy to see why, when you know what’s inside them.
Each roll contains 36% British pork, which is higher than all the others.
It loses a point on price, but you definitely get what you pay for.
Lidl Chef Select (£1.59 for six, 44 cents per 100g) 5/5
A GREAT sausage roll.
The puff pastry had a higher meat content than I expected, with 29% UK pork.
The pastry is just right – spongy and buttery – and the color is beautiful.
A good size, and a decent amount of meat in each.
A well-deserved winner to tuck into your picnic blanket.
Tesco Pork (£1.95 for six, 54p per 100g) 2/5
READ the ingredient labels and you should expect to enjoy.
These contain all sorts of fillings, including nutmeg, thyme, sage, tomato paste, and garlic concentrate.
Not only do I find them rather bland – despite the many ingredients added – but they also contain palm oil, which is high in saturated fat.