Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Sanitarium sausages

Tonight we had sausages and 3 veg. Very anglo and old fashioned. We tried the new Vegie Delights Gourmet Sausages from Sanitarium. In the photo you will see a sundried tomato & kalamata olive sausage on top of a rosemary sage & parsley vegie sausage. We served them with smashed potatoes, corn, peas and mushroom gravy. The gravy was 1/2 cup of Massel gravy, Windsor Farm mushrooms in lite sauce (a ninja vegan product) and a dash of soy sauce.

The sausages were a cut above the normal Sanitarium sausages, which we have fairly regularly. The flavour was a bit "meatier" than other Sanitarium sausages, and the seasonings were good. In my household, 3 out of 4 people preferred the sundried tomato and olive, (M fell asleep early and didn't want dinner when we woke her). Z preferred the herbed flavour. I liked both and would think about buying them again for a change or a barbecue. However, I wouldn't say that I loved them so much that I would buy them in place of the much better-value Sanitarium hotdogs and BBQ sausages.

A downside of this product is that each packet only contains 5 sausages, which would be an awkward number for a lot of people, if you prefer to eat more than one sausage. Another issue is that they are quite high in fat and calories, so if you are watching your weight, they are not ideal. They are also rather expensive, as they cost almost $6 for 5 smallish sausages. My omni husband liked the flavour, but was not thrilled with the texture, which is a little softer than the standard Sanitarium range.

Overall, the sausages are a good product, but not one that I would buy often.

Smashed Potatoes

2 small potatoes per person
1-2 tablespoons Olive oil

  1. Boil potatoes until just tender.
  2. Place in a baking tray. Smash with the back of a spoon.
  3. Drizzle potatoes with olive oil.
  4. Bake for half an hour at 200 degrees Celsius, until golden brown. (You can finish them under a grill, if you want to speed things up).


  1. I've seen those new sausages but haven't given them a go yet. The unfortunate thing is that they have completely replaced the regular sanitarium sausages in the shops here in Townsville :(

    The smashed potatoes sound great, I'll have to give them a go next time we have the oven on!

  2. Thanks for your kind comments Theresa. I love your blog, even though I have been shy about commenting.

    My first comments!

    It sucks that you can't get the old sausages in Townsville. The new ones are nice, but they are more expensive and wouldn't always be what I would want.