29. British free range whole goose
Taste the Difference

Serves 8

Collect on 22, 23, 24 December


£13/kg | 5.00kg

Item code: 7714406


This plump British goose is from a slow-growing breed and are free to range. Reared slowly for plenty of rich dark meat, that’s full of flavour and savoury, golden skin. Then there's the ladles of silky goose fat you can save for cooking perfectly crisp roast potatoes. Goose is a firm festive favourite and a great alternative to turkey. The birds are from a slow-growing breed and free to range, which means the meat is full of flavour...

Product legal description:
British free range fresh class A whole goose with giblets.
  • Freezable
  • British

Ingredients and Nutritional Information

Product information

Preparation and Safety

Cooking instructions

Oven cook from chilled only. If freezing at home, defrost thoroughly before cooking.

Time 30 mins per kg 180°C/160°C Fan/Gas 4

Before Cooking: Refer to the weight label on the front of the bag for the specific roasting time. Preheat oven. Remove all packaging. Remove giblets from the body cavity. Ensure the protective wing guard is removed. Place the goose on a rack in a deep roasting tin and prick the skin along each side of the breast. Loosely cover the goose with lightly greased foil and place in the centre of the pre heated oven.

During cooking: Periodically spoon the juices in the bottom of the roasting tin over the goose to baste and return to the oven. Remove the foil 30 minutes before the end of cooking.

After cooking: Once cooked, remove the goose from the oven. Check goose is piping hot and no pink colour remains. Cover with foil and leave to rest for 20-30 minutes before carving.

All cooking appliances vary. This is a guide only.


  • Safety: Don't wash raw goose.

    Keep raw poultry separate from cooked foods.

    Use separate kitchen utensils and surfaces for raw poultry and cooked foods, or wash them thoroughly in between use.

    Wash hands after handling raw poultry.

    Do not stuff the bird - the stuffing must be cooked separately.

    Always ensure product is piping hot throughout no pink colour remains and the juices run clear when a skewer is inserted into the deepest part of the thigh.


Keep refrigerated. Do not exceed the use by date.

Freeze as soon as possible after purchase and always within the use by date.

Once frozen consume within 1 month.

Defrost thoroughly for a minimum of 2 days in a refrigerator and once defrosted cook within 24 hours.

Ensure the goose is completely defrosted by checking there are no ice crystals in the body cavity and the legs are flexible.

Do not refreeze once defrosted.

Further information

Country of origin

Packed in the UK for Sainsbury’s Supermarkets Ltd, London, EC1N 2HT and Sainsbury’s Supermarkets Ltd, Upper Galwally, Belfast, BT8 6FX using goose from the UK.


We are happy to replace this item if it is not satisfactory.

Sainsbury‘s Supermarkets Ltd.
33 Holborn, London EC1N 2HT
Sainsbury’s Food to order helpline0330 123 1129

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