I picked this up for 18p. The Use By date wasn’t even on that particular day. 18p for a Scotch egg! I’ve paid close to a tenner in some places.

The ASDA Lincolnshire Scotch egg is part of a 3 for £1 deal (40p each). The seasoned sausage meat contains salt, pepper, onion, sage and “Spices” which according to the packaging include: ground black pepper, coriander, paprika, ginger, and nutmeg.

I’m not sure if I’ve ever seen paprika, ginger and nutmeg used in Scotch egg seasoning? The result is a persistent aftertaste of spice. Dotted with black pepper you can just make out the paprika’s fiery lick. The problem with this is that it overpowers the egg and the sausage meat becomes dry and over-seasoned.

It’s certainly not bad, in fact it was surprisingly good (a taste of the credit crunch), however both egg, vibrant yellow yolk and breadcrumbs are over-powered by spices and this is damaging to the quality of the other ingredients.

Price: 18p

Overall: 2/5

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