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Offline Pattidevans

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Sausages
« on: 09 December 2016, 12:43:31 PM »
Tesco are currently doing a Limited Edition pack of 4 (very large) "Christmas Market Inspired" sausages in their Finest range.  They are very tasty indeed and work out at only 1.6g carb per sausage.  They are also gluten free  ;D
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Offline Paulines7

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Re: Sausages
« Reply #1 on: 10 December 2016, 03:20:34 PM »
Thanks, Patti.  I will look out for them on my next visit to Tesco. 
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Re: Sausages
« Reply #2 on: 10 December 2016, 08:51:18 PM »
All the Finest range range ones are low carb. To be honest they are a bit too meaty really but the low carbs mean I buy them anyway. I think the carbs (is it bread? rusk?) makes for a better sausage lol
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4/13 63 (7.9%) 6/13 59 (7.5%)
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Re: Sausages
« Reply #3 on: 11 December 2016, 10:07:08 AM »
Are they Liam?  I can't recall specifically, but I usually buy that range and I am sure I have had some, which to my surprise were about 10.6g per two.  Maybe they were caramelised onion or ones with apple in.
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Re: Sausages
« Reply #4 on: 11 December 2016, 10:52:09 AM »
The sausages that are low in carbs are usually 97%meat.  These include their Finest British Traditional Pork Sausages 400G where 2 sausages contain 1.6g of carbs.  Those with onion, leek or apple added, as Patti says, are all over 10g of carbs for two.
Diabetes Type2 diagnosed March 2014.  Treated by diet only.  HbA1c 60 on diagnosis, 52 in June 2014, 50 October 2014, 44 December 2014, 48 May 2015, 50 Sep 2015, 53 Jan 2016, 50 Oct 2016, 56 Feb 2017, 50 Jun 2017. 50 Aug 2017.  Pacemaker fitted 2008.

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                      "What a sweet little old lady"........
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                    "Oh Crap! Whats she up to now ?"

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Re: Sausages
« Reply #5 on: 11 December 2016, 11:13:26 AM »
British Law dictates what commercially made sausage can and cannot contain - hence all of it must contain X% rusk - as our friend the pork butcher used to tell us - hence when he made up a run of certain sausages illegal for sale in the shop, he'd ring round all his mates and family for their freezer orders.  Totally illegal you know, putting real tomatoes in tomato sausage ......
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Re: Sausages
« Reply #6 on: 11 December 2016, 03:11:05 PM »
Sorry yes I shouldn't have been so broad in my statement. The apple ones I know are a good bit higher, not sure about the onion ones.
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HbA1c 3/10 10.2%, 7/10 8.1%, 12/10 7.5%.
2/11 7.8%, 8/11 8.6% 9/11 8.3%.
3/12 62 (7.8%). 10/12 67 (8.3%)
4/13 63 (7.9%) 6/13 59 (7.5%)
1/14 71 (8.6%) 7/14 59 (7.5%) 11/14 (6.7%)
3/15 56 (7.3%) 12/15 49 (6.6%)
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Re: Sausages
« Reply #7 on: 11 December 2016, 03:28:47 PM »
Bagged a packet of the sausages in question - I stupidly thought they'd be displayed amongst other such raw meat Xmas offerings, how daft that was.  They were with all the normal ordinary ones!
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Re: Sausages
« Reply #8 on: 12 December 2016, 12:10:23 PM »
LOL - I was well hypo at 2.8 just after my dinner last night as there was masses of fat in the sausage - so the insulin got there far in front of the carbs so although the whole tea was only 30g CHO and the bolus was only 3u - I plummeted.

So - I had a guilt free Mr Kipling - they are very nearly 40g CHO each !

Still took over an hour to get me over 4 though.

Oh and the skins were that tough I eventually managed to de-skin mine as no way my gnashers could cope.  And although they were indeed. solid meat - solid is the word.  Very disappointed with them.  I mean we're used to 'meat' sausages in France, but prefer the more -open textured' ones - and would still prefer Tesco's Lincolnshire ones, thanks!
Jenny

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HbA1c - 7/07 8.7, 1/08 7.8, 9/08 8.4, 3/09 7.3, 7/09 7.2, 12/09 7.3, 11/10 8.1, 2/11 8.6, 9/11 6.5 2/12 6.4  5/12 50/6.7  11/12 52/6.9  01/13 46/6.4  06/16 46/6.4  12/16 45/6.4

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Re: Sausages
« Reply #9 on: 12 December 2016, 02:00:45 PM »
Oh well, you can't please everyone all the time and everyone's tastes are different.  I can't say that I noticed the skins being particularly thick.

Ar least you got to eat cake... or was it  mince pie?
Patti


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Re: Sausages
« Reply #10 on: 12 December 2016, 04:28:22 PM »
A mince pie!  Not actually all that nice really TBH - too sweet!  LOL

Patti - Pete and I both had difficulty actually cutting the skin (and no our table knives are not blunt instruments LOL) but really, it was the amount of fat I was more appalled at, I mean normally eg a Lincs sausage has 16.4g but they usually pop during the 'sizzling' and leave a fair bit in the pan, whereas these didn't burst, left hardly any behind after cooking so I can only conclude that the whole 22g of it must have stayed within cos where the heck else could it go?  Yet - it didn't actually taste greasy - weird.
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Re: Sausages
« Reply #11 on: 12 December 2016, 05:38:58 PM »
I wonder if they were actually the same sausages?  Cos Julian said he didn't recall a problem with the skin and our table knives are not terribly sharp really.  Mind you I didn't fry them, I always do them on a trivet over a roasting dish in the oven.
Patti


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Re: Sausages
« Reply #12 on: 12 December 2016, 10:07:01 PM »
I didn't fry em either - did them in the oven too as they cook 'drier' instead of whilst swimming in fat.  Either the oven or the grill for any sausage except the French ones actually - although Merguez do have a terrible tendency to positively drench you in red hot red fat if you turn the heat up too high!
Jenny

T1 DX 1972, pumping Novorapid 24/05/11

HbA1c - 7/07 8.7, 1/08 7.8, 9/08 8.4, 3/09 7.3, 7/09 7.2, 12/09 7.3, 11/10 8.1, 2/11 8.6, 9/11 6.5 2/12 6.4  5/12 50/6.7  11/12 52/6.9  01/13 46/6.4  06/16 46/6.4  12/16 45/6.4

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Re: Sausages
« Reply #13 on: 13 December 2016, 09:01:59 AM »
Love Merguez sausages, wish they were available here.
Patti


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Re: Sausages
« Reply #14 on: 13 December 2016, 10:28:17 AM »
We used to have a specialist sausage shop about 20 miles away called O'Hagans. You could get all sorts of sausages which were all made with natural ingredients, expensive but when you tasted them it was worth every penny.

When London Transport introduced the red bus routes some years ago, they ran right past the front of the shop and his trade dropped off so much he had to shut up shop.

Last year I discovered that he had moved down Chichester way and opened a shop in a pub. What a great idea.
He now does online ordering. Orders are collated on Mondays, prepared on Tuesdays and shipped on Wednesdays. Delivery is expensive unless you order a freezer load over £75.

You can salivate over the web site here -

http://www.topsausages.com/
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