Sainsbury’s Caramelised Onion Shroomdogs

Ah, shroomdogs. 

When we first heard about these new products coming into Sainsburys, we definitely had a raised eyebrow or two. Shroomdogs? What kind of a name is that? It sounds ridiculous, and that caused a few worries that the product itself was going to be a laughing stock.

And then we ate them.

Sainsbury's Caramelised Onion Shroomdogs
Sainsbury’s Caramelised Onion Shroomdogs

Shroomdogs, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways. First, there is your texture and appearance, so like the real sausage and yet just different enough as to satisfy. Then there is your crunchy exterior when fried, turned a delightful brown and crispy from the heat. Next let us examine your interior: mushroom, through and through, with delicious onion flavourings to boot.

This is a tube of mushroom, ladies and gentlemen. And I can’t stop eating it.

Sainsbury's Caramelised Onion Shroomdogs
Sainsbury’s Caramelised Onion Shroomdogs

I don’t know if I will ever bother eating a different type of sausage. So long as there are shroomdogs, they (and the Quorn hot dog sausages for when you need a slimmer alternative) will be my go-to. I am in love, and love, thy name is shroomdog.

Why go on any further? Trust me: go buy a pack of shroomdogs, and eat them. You can come back and thank me later.


3 Replies to “Sainsbury’s Caramelised Onion Shroomdogs”

  1. Everything about the awesomness of these sausages is true!

    My only complaint would be that the casings can sometimes be a teeeeeny bit tough, but with the texture, flavour and ‘bite’ being as amazing as it is, I don’t mind at all.

    I normally bake them in an over tray (which isn’t listed as one of the ways to cook it). My go-to meal with these is:


    * 2 – 3 sausages per person, over-baked in a baking tray
    * 2 – 3 potatoes, boiled for 15 minutes, then mashed, adding vegetable spread, fresh parsley and 1/4 white onion (how my Irish Granny used to make mash)
    * 1 can green garden peas (heated in a small pan on the hob)
    * 1/2 cup diluted instant gravy (from granules)

    I have pan fried them, but it didn’t cook as consistently.

    I also cut them in half longways after grilling them whole, to then grill the insides – this is perfect for me for a vegan’aise & brown sauce toasted sandwich. If I’m in full junk food mode, I switch the healthy bread for a cheeky fresh, white roll and add on some violife ‘block’ diary-free melting cheese.

    Thanks for letting people know about this excellent product!

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