Just don't do it.
I'm with most people on this, they are awful now along with using Alginate sausage casings instead of traditional casings. I just cannot buy these anymore... Rank!!
Bangers and Beans
These Cumberland Sausages made quite a good midweek meal when served with Tesco Baked Beans, Hash Browns and Spicy Potato Wedges. They were tasty. I enjoyed them so much I reserved two and had a sausage sandwich for my Supper.
Tesco finest Cumberland sausages have been a weekly favourite for years…until now, when Tesco decided to change the recipe! Last night I cooked our usual sausages and mash, but the sausages did not cook up properly, then as we were eating them my wife commented that they tasted wrong and the texture was wrong and I agreed…these were horrible, soft and mushy pulp. We even discussed if we should take a Covid test in case our sense of taste was affected. We then decided I must have bought a different brand of sausage by mistake. After dinner I checked the packaging to find that they were the Tesco “finest” sausages (if those are their finest, the standard version must be a treat), so I went to the fridge and threw away the remaining brand new sausages that I still had. I came on the website to check if it was just us, or a dodgy packet…but looking at other recent reviews it is a Tesco recipe change. Such a shame, as the previous version were delicious.
Going by other reviews, I can only imagine that Tesco have very recently changed their recipe for these sausages.The packaging on mine were slightly different from the one in the photo. They were so good that I logged into Tesco especially to review them - never done that before. I baked them in the oven (on a tray with a rack) at 190 degrees, turning half way through. They came out perfectly. They had lovely brown, THIN and crisp skins and have a delicious herb flavour. They also had a good, meaty texture. I was delighted to have sausages which didn’t have skins like rubber which are impossible to cut through. Not the case with these. Provided that Tesco don’t change their recipe, I’ll be ordering these frequently.
Awful!!! Rating -1 star!
To sum it up in one word AWFUL!😖 Please go back to your old recipe. Thought it was me but after reading reviews glad I'm not alone. As of now, I shall no longer waste my money.
Absolutely awful sausages!
What absolutely awful sausages!! These are disgusting and absolutely packed with salt - 1.3 grams per 100 grams and it's a 400 gram pack!!! They are second only to Heck sausages for saltiness in my opinion! Also, the texture of the meat (supposed to be pork but certainly didn't taste like pork) was strange, almost slimy and the skins were awful too. My husband took one bite from his and left the rest and I couldn't eat much of mine either so out they went. Tesco Finest? I definitely think not. This was the first time we purchased the Cumberland Pork sausages and was certainly the last time too.
Taste and texture have changed for the worst
I don’t know what Tesco have done to their finest sausages but they have ruined them. The flavour and texture have completely changed. They taste like the cheap and nasty versions you can buy. Very disappointed indeed.
Something has changed with the flavour recently, a
Something has changed with the flavour recently, and they have become very 'sticky' after cooking. the last lot made me poorly so i won't be buying any more from this range.
What have they done to these? I'm not sure they used to be gluten free. Maybe that is why they are now awful.
Yuk! Couldn’t agree more with recent reviews. For years these have been our ‘go to’ snags for the bbq. Not any more I’m afraid. Nil points Tesco!