Saturday, June 23, 2012
Sausage roll review
So let's start with the Co-op, a company proudly bearing the slogan 'Good with food'. Unfortunately, if their sausage rolls are representative, then perhaps they should concentrate instead on the sale of batteries and sanitary products.
Two large sausage rolls were purchased from a local outlet; the first was eaten, the second binned. The one consumed, and thereby unfairly inflicted on a living gastro-intestinal tract, tasted like a turd wrapped in a layer of greasy cardboard. If it was the first sausage roll you'd ever eaten, you would have vowed never to eat another one again.
Further away than the Co-op, however, lay a Waitrose store, and predictably their sausage rolls are fabulous. A sausage roll from Waitrose is a genuine gustatory treat. In fact, it's difficult after eating one not to return to the still-beckoning oven, and replenish its warm bosom with another pork-filled delight.
Sadly, post-location change, the nearest store is now a Sainsburys, 4 miles away. Their sausage rolls proved to be edible, but very ordinary; neither fair nor foul.
And, whilst Co-ops tend to be as common as chlamydia, Waitrose outlets are distributed in a selective fashion, often within snobbish districts, so the nearest one is now 13 miles away. Surely I can't justify going that distance just for some sausage rolls, can I?