Food of the Seventies, Tinned Sausage Rolls

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6 sausage rolls stuck to a grease proof paper, rolled them out ready for the oven. what were they called or who made them, and its not pilsbury dough
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Bad Horsey - June 23, 2008 - Report this comment
I remember these. They were made by a company called Smedley (who also made tinned peas). Yum.
Wiggy - January 27, 2009 - Report this comment
They were made by Smedleys, and were actually delicious.
rach - January 30, 2009 - Report this comment
I remember when i was a kid my ma gettin a xmas hamper and to my delite it contained a tin of smedley beauties. UNrolling them was a dream come true and the taste was truly wonderful, Over the years i have often thought about these and wondered if there was a similar item on the market. . . sadly not. BRING BACK SMEDLEYS> > > BAD BOYS!!!
idnas - June 13, 2009 - Report this comment
I remember tinned sausage rolls as something we always had in the cupboard at the caravan. When i talk about them people think that i'm making it up! They have brought back bacon grill another tinned product of the 70s so I think sausage rolls should be next!
neil - June 17, 2009 - Report this comment
amazing,i was just thinking about smedleys tin of sausage rolls,told the family who were eating at the time,again no one belived me,so here we are.proof i thank you all!! oh the only thing i can think of like them are fraybentos pies.
Liz D - September 29, 2009 - Report this comment
I was just talking about these to my family and friends and they thought i as losing the plot, thanks to this site i proved my point, wish i could get a few tins used to love them.
tom - October 13, 2009 - Report this comment
i thought they were delicious and wish they would bring them nanna used to make them for our sunday tea followed by angel delight or birds trifle.
Jane Cook - December 06, 2009 - Report this comment
Bring back the tinned sausage roll. They were delicious.
NickH - December 07, 2009 - Report this comment
I can still taste them now, just thinking about them! They were the greatest food product ever! ten outta ten!
sheila - December 15, 2009 - Report this comment
I loved them, even now when my hubby goes in the kitchen late in the evening, I jokingly say "Put some Smedleys on love"
Sharon - December 23, 2009 - Report this comment
Happy memories of xmas hampers from the milkman with the good old tin of rolled ham, tinned sausage rolls, tins of mixed veg and a whole lot of other stuff that nobody ate lol
barry - January 11, 2010 - Report this comment
i used to work at one of the factories that produced them i have packed many a sausage roll in a tin
ERIC LAWTON - January 30, 2010 - Report this comment
They were lovely. The pastry used to melt in the mouth. Lovely dark pastry. Washed down with a bottle of Lemon and Lime Cresta out of the fridge. Did life get much better ?
Gill - July 15, 2010 - Report this comment
Ah yes, this was my favourite tea as a child, tinned sausage rolls, no one I know remembers them. Surely that's a gap in the market desperate to be filled.
joanna - July 22, 2010 - Report this comment
I used to love them ! Mum and dad left me at home in the morning, mum was at college and dad at work.. I used to stick the oven on and bake them and take them to school !! Always had finished them before I got to school !! Thank goodness mum had such a stock of them.. coz she still doesnt know that I used to steal them !!!!!...would be great to have them back in the shops I LOVED THEM and can still taste them when I remember !!!
john t - August 07, 2010 - Report this comment
What a food item. I dont Know anybody from my age group who didnt like them.They are a food item that should be brought back. Also very convenient to have in the cupboard
joyce - August 27, 2010 - Report this comment
I loved smedleys sausage rolls with home made chips and beans what a treat, happy memories, i still get a craving for them why stop making them?
stella - August 27, 2010 - Report this comment
my favourite sausage rolls - no one believes me when i mention them!! the mmm factor knowing they were in the oven! especially great when holidaying in the caravan :) Bring them back for sure
sheila - September 12, 2010 - Report this comment
My 31yr old son is now a manager at Sainsburys. I said "can't u bring back Smedleys?" he said "eh? what?" I think we all need to get together and sign a petition to bring them back
janette - September 19, 2010 - Report this comment
Yes I remember these and like many of you Im classed as mad when I tell people about them. also remember bacon burger and beans in a tin (same way you get sausages and beans together in a tin)
Jen - October 08, 2010 - Report this comment
My sister and I were only talking about these last week, so I thought I'd have a look online to see if they're still available, but sadly not. Nobody ever believes me when I talk about tinned sausage rolls, but they were the nicest sausage rolls ever!! BRING THEM BACK
tracey - October 19, 2010 - Report this comment
please bring these sausage rolls back,the best sausage rolls ever made, who ever brings them back will make a fortune
julie - October 22, 2010 - Report this comment
We too were talking about these gorgeous rolls at work and the amount of people who did remember them was astounding, so obviously the majority of working class households bought them. My question therefore is, "WHY DID THEY STOP MAKING THEM ?, THEY MUST HAVE BEEN A REAL BEST SELLER" and also why has no other food company taken them over?.
Louise - January 18, 2011 - Report this comment
So glad i am not alone regarding the tinned sausage rolls, i LOVED them when i was younger, but a lot of people didn`t believe they existed, but i am glad to prove them wrong, I e-Mailed SMEDLEYS asking to bring them back.
Lorraine - January 18, 2011 - Report this comment
I have been looking for these sausage rolls for years but like all of you have never managed to track them down. I couldn't remember the name of the makers....but as soon as i read the name on here it was like...yayyyyyy. I too think we should start a petition to get Smedleys to bring them back. I remember that there was only one store in town that sold them and I used to go every week and buy a few tins so i always had a stock of them. My favourite memory of them is having them at the childminders we used to go to and having them with the "thinnest" chips i have ever seen. This guy cut them by hand and i have never seen chips cut as thin in all my life but ooooo they were sooooo good :)
wendy - April 25, 2011 - Report this comment
bring back the smedley's yeh
Karen - May 25, 2011 - Report this comment
I loved tinned sausage rolls they must come back now I think my kids would love them too. Smedley Tinned Sauages Rolls rock yum yum yum xx
ritchie - June 13, 2011 - Report this comment
loved them used to eat one then cook the other five.loverly and crispy
Tony - August 07, 2011 - Report this comment
I too have been looking for the best sausage rolls ever, Smedley's. Bring them back, they would sell in thier millions in todays fast food fast paced life style. I can taste them now, even after so many years.
Sheila - August 25, 2011 - Report this comment
Aldo - March 08, 2012 - Report this comment
MMMMM Friday night after Scouts.....mmmmmm large tin of mini sausage rolls mmmmmmm....heartburn but the pain was worth it!
frizzy 67 - June 14, 2012 - Report this comment
mmmmmmmmmmm best food ever made. I used to have them at my sisters house when i was baby sitting. used to make two tins 1 for the kids n 1 for me. They should defo bring them back everyone loved them.
redbear00 - June 30, 2012 - Report this comment
they rocked
kesa39 - July 24, 2012 - Report this comment
I am so happy to have found this!! I would sign any petition to bring these delicious sausage rolls back. It is nearly impossible to buy decent uncooked sausage rolls now, just those piddling little party ones. I remember these with such affection. Smedleys are really missing a trick there.
John B - November 24, 2012 - Report this comment
Bring them Back
alan ramsay - December 02, 2012 - Report this comment
they were made in a factory in blairgowrie , a canning and freezetr plant , the cost of transport to major cities in the south sounded the death knell for the factory and th elack of inward investment didnt help , you could get anything from smedleys range of frozen and canned foods , ssoup , sausage rolls and beans with canned potatoes all from the same company -sadly missed , ,shame and i agree i am sure they would still sell well
anthony - December 19, 2012 - Report this comment
just remembered sausage rolls in a tin came across smedleys spaghetti today and remembered their sausages in a tin delicious bring them back todays sausage rolls utter rubbish
Angela - December 20, 2012 - Report this comment
omggggggg i used to live on these when i was a kid, had the full tin all to myself! I used to eat the pastry off all of them first then the meat, They were sooooooooooo delishhhh! I wish they would make them again I would buy them by the case! the best sausage rolls ever, even the fresh ones from the bakers dont even come close, always bits of gristle in them. ARE YOU LISTENING SMEDLEYS!!!!
maria - December 23, 2012 - Report this comment
I was just saying to my daughter yesterday did she remember smedley's sausage rolls, she sure did they were the best, Please please Smedley bring them back think of the profits, the new factory you would have to build for the demand, jobs for people and we would all be so HAPPY.
Bagpuss - February 20, 2013 - Report this comment
Always ate the pastry first ans saved the sausage till last
Stevie - March 14, 2013 - Report this comment
I have craved these for years and like a few people here have been given incredulous looks people when I talk about them. I did manage to find another old favourite on my last trip to the supermarket......tinned burgers!
pops mc sauchie - March 27, 2013 - Report this comment
Mind the taste still fae years ago
Scott - April 02, 2013 - Report this comment
I remember these and loved then on toast with spaghetti
Sheila - April 07, 2013 - Report this comment
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NEIL - April 22, 2013 - Report this comment
ahh,i see your all still here talking about"smedleys sausage rolls!!Mmm,found this site 2009,great!i agree with sheila,WE WANT THEM BACK"i can still see that little yellow tin!waiting to be opened:}
lynn - May 29, 2013 - Report this comment
our family favourite miss them so bad wish smedleys brought back our tinned sausage rolls I could not wait to let cool I ate the whole tin I even loved them uncooked yum yum bring them back xxxxxxxx
Charlie - June 30, 2013 - Report this comment
Where the hell are you people from???
sheila - July 02, 2013 - Report this comment
Why the hell are you reading this blog then Charlie?
lisa - August 18, 2013 - Report this comment
please bring back smedleys sausage rolls
Roxy - September 18, 2013 - Report this comment
This site is fantastic!!! As I too remember tinned sausage rolls for lunch on a Saturday they were delicious!!! My husband thought I was mad and making it up!! I'm glad I'm part of the smedley sausage roll family!!!
Mikey - September 27, 2013 - Report this comment
My buddy Ray used to come round to mine every night for em'after taking his Girlfriend home !
Mike - November 04, 2013 - Report this comment
Smedleys tinned sausage rolls were delicious. I remember as a youngster getting scarlet fever. I was so ill I didn't eat for ages. As I started to get better & my appetite slowly began to come back the first thing I managed to hold down were Smedleys sausage rolls. I for one would be delighted if they made a comeback - using the original recipe of course.
kevin - December 07, 2013 - Report this comment
my work mates laughed when i mentioned smedleys sausage rolls in a tin , until i googled it . laugh that one off, also smedleys mushy peas mmmm still sell the peas in lidle stores .
stuart - February 02, 2014 - Report this comment
they we,re the best sausage rolls ever they should bring em back , i got stupid looks off work mates when i mentioned them, bring back tinned sausage rolls
Thomas - March 27, 2014 - Report this comment
Loved them done in the chip pan my dad used to forget to take the paper of the middle ones he he
margaret - June 05, 2014 - Report this comment
We loved these sausage rolls.when our kids were little we used to have them every week.smedleys should definitely bring them back.i am sure they would be a great seller.
john - June 29, 2014 - Report this comment
Bring back smedleys sausage rolls in a can
Phyllis Edwards - June 30, 2014 - Report this comment
What was the price of these tinned sausage rolls I can't remember??
Simon Field - July 18, 2014 - Report this comment
I have a can of these. I believe they went out of date in January 1985. I'm thinking of selling them. What do we think might be the worth to a collector? I'm fieldsimon on twitter, if you want to state your interest!
fred - November 21, 2014 - Report this comment
They were canned in Blairgowrie Scotland and my Father was at the plant they were great and basically got me through Uni lol
Maggi - August 29, 2015 - Report this comment
I loved medleys tinned sausage rolls. I used to bring them back home from Bermuda and the UK all the way to Florida,USA. I still have a Smedleys label from the can of 6 sausage rolls. Oh, I wish They would bring them back.I have not seen them since the late 70’s...I COULD EAT A WHOLE BATCH OF 6.
Dawn - October 17, 2015 - Report this comment
Yeah,I remember sausage rolls in a tin made by Walls in the late 70's/early 80's and the best sausage rolls ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
brian - April 10, 2016 - Report this comment
Just been telling my daughter about them , my auntie worked at factory , must have been at Blairgowrie , mmmm can still taste them
maggie - July 02, 2016 - Report this comment
Friday nights smedleys tinned sausage rolls mushy peas and take and bake crusty bread mmmm lovely miss them
Taff - August 27, 2016 - Report this comment
Still get them in the Army (COMPO SAUSAGE) just as good as the real thing
ME - December 19, 2016 - Report this comment
Maddy - April 10, 2017 - Report this comment
They were very tasty. Trying to think back more critically (we didn't have a lot of choice in the 70's!) and I would still say pastry 10/10, that good you wouldn't mind if it was empty, soss filling 7 or 8 out of 10. If they came back onto the market I'd definitely buy them.
Mr David thomas jones - June 07, 2018 - Report this comment
Please bring back the food of the seventies tins of sausage rolls love them delicious.
Rob Lambert - June 07, 2018 - Report this comment
What no one mentioned of this topic was that Smedley's canned sausage rolls was a British product. A 1973 TV spot ("Sneaky Grandma") has the dialogue heavily accented. One can contained six sausage rolls.
Bryan Anderson - July 01, 2018 - Report this comment
How do we get organised to get these back everybody loved them.Take to the streets! At least the demo would be a laugh.

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