coeliac-Ann posted a comment on the product Sausage Rolls
I was delighted when I saw Schar (a company whose products I generally enjoy; they do the best frozen bread rolls!) sold Sausage Rolls. Had I investigated closer, the long list of unpronounceable chemical-sounding ingredients and the 19.42% pork might have given me pause.
However, buy them I did, and my mother (who also needs a gluten-free diet for medical reasons) and myself ate them yesterday evening.
A terrible disappointment has yielded to unfortunate after-effects. The pastry was heavy, what little pork there was over-herbed. But, even worse, though we cooked them well, slightly longer than stated, we were both left with abdominal cramps and bloating. We know this to be not uncommon with E451 (here listed as Pentosodium Triphosphate, a bulking agent with which we have previously had difficulties and which we avoid - I only know this because I tracked all ingredients in yesterday's meal this morning to find out why we were suffering; I know, of course, that Schar's food is gluten-free and that could not be the cause of our problems).
We shall now avoid the Sausage Rolls completely in future. However, we will continue to enjoy the more natural products in Schar's selection.