I have two boys aged 5 and 3, both gorgeous, both monkeys. My youngest has a brilliant appetite and will eat almost everything, my eldest is fussy and reluctant to try new foods, making meal times a challenge on occasion. Despite his fussy tendencies I still ensure that he eats plenty of fruit and vegetables, even if it is always the same ones, they still count.
On more than one occasion I have slipped some extra veggies into his food without him noticing, grated carrot into the Bolognese or added leek to the mash potato but it’s not always that easy.
When I heard about the secret sausages – vegetables in disguise, my first thought as a mother was what a brilliant idea! My second thought was where do I get these? When I looked into this product a bit more I was surprised to see the reaction they had received from the Dragons over at Dragon Den and knew I just had to try them for myself.
What exactly are Secret Sausages?
They are sausages that are
two thirds vegetables and one third rice,
a good source of fibre
and 90% less fat than normal sausages.
Three of these sausages and you have hit your recommended five portions of vegetables for the day, brilliant.
When I showed the sausages to my boys the youngest loved the packaging and found the disguises very funny. When I unwrapped the packaging to discover an activity for kids he was delighted and it kept him quiet and content whilst I got on with the cooking.
The Secret Sausages Review
When I first took the sausages out of the packet to cook them I did notice that they do look a little different from meat sausages but that is usually the case with meat free/alternative foods.
They were easy to cook and smelled delicious.
I gave them to the boys and both had the same reaction, they liked the taste of the inside but didn’t like the outer casing as it was too tough, chewy, and made eating the sausages difficult. After picking out the middle bits of a few pieces they both eventually gave up.
I tried them myself and had to agree with the boys. I loved the taste, especially the honey bee ones but the outer sausage skin does make them a bit of a pain to eat.
Final thoughts about the secret sausages
If you are a fan of vegetables then I would highly recommend them as they taste great and are a lot healthier than meat based sausages. However, if you are buying them for children then be prepared for some strange reactions to the skins and may be even opt for a different brand for them.
Sorry Secret sausages but its a 7/10 from us.
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