“ Brand: Morrisons / Type: Baking Aids „
Morrisons Double Concentrated Tomato Puree
Description: Manufacturer: Morrisons.
Okay so tomato puree is never going to be one of those things that changes your life, but it is certainly something that we eat a fair bit of in our house. Whether we are adding it to pasta dishes, using it for pizza bases or just adding to casseroles, we actually get through a surprising amount so it is a bit of a kitchen essential.
A 200g tube of this tomato puree cost me just £0.40 in my local Morrisons which was less than half the price of some of the competing brands. I had a quick scan of the ingredients (tomatoes and salt, no hidden nasties!) to try and establish whether there was any difference, and found that they contained exactly the same things! The Morrisons variety avoids excess packaging too, so that you simply buy the metal tube, which isn't contained in a cardboard box. Cheaper and more environmentally friendly - how could I refuse?!
The tube is a bright red colour with pictures of delicious looking tomatoes all over it. The screw off lid if red and you have to pierce a seal before using, which assures you that your product is as fresh as it can be. Once opened, store in the fridge.
The puree is rich and thick and squeezes out of the tube easily with no fuss or mess. It has a lovely tomato aroma which smells natural and fresh and a great deep red colour.
Tastewise, the puree is delicious. It has a rich and sweet tomato taste which is well seasoned and perfect with pasta. We like to make a simple sauce with tinned tomatoes, mushrooms and parmesan and the puree complements it perfectly and quickly thickens it to the right consistency too.
This is one of those products that there really is no point in spending extra money on, just save the extra cash for more exciting things and give this one a try!
I use a lot of tomato puree because I do my own pizzas, put it in stews and even add it on top of cheese on toast if I fancy a change from plain melted cheese. We've usually got Napolina in our fridge but this week my mum brought the Morrisons Double Concentrated puree.
It cost 39p and comes in a normal metal tube like most other tomato purees. The puree is a very rich red colour and smells delish when you squeeze it out of the tube, it's got a lovely sweet smell that is also a bit vinegary at the same time.
It squeezes out easily and also spreads good with a knife, when I did a pizza with it the other night I was careful not to put too much on because it spreads so good that you only need a small amount. Because of it being double concentrated you can also be sure that even if you're only using a bit of the puree then you're still going to get a rich strong flavour.
I think the flavour of this puree is perfect. It tastes so strongly of fresh tomatoes and has got a delish sweet flavour, it's as good as Napolina and in some ways I prefer this cheap Morrisons puree because of the sweetness that takes some of the taste away from the tomato.
Everything I've tried it with has been fine, the first day we brought it I squirted it into chicken stew and it gave the gravy a yummy mediteranean flavour. If you're using it for pizza squirt some into a bowl and mix some dried basil or oregano in, leave it for a bit before you spread the puree on the pizza base and it will give it a bit more of an Italian flavour.
We use tomato puree a lot in our house as it's full of flavour and really makes sauces rich and tasty!
The one we buy is Morrisons Tomato Puree which is double concentrated and weighs 200 g.
The price at the moment is 40 p but it changes a lot...
The puree is sold in a recyclable red metal tube with green and white writing on it. It is not sold in a box so that is better for packaging therefore the environment as well :)
The tube comes with a little red top that you pierce the metal sealed lid with and it screws on.
There is a best before July 2011 so it last ages and we keep in the fridge once opened and it has to be eaten in four weeks...
The only ingredients are tomatoes and salt and the puree comes out of the tube as a thick red splodge like a red snake, lol!
Made in Italy and has only 82 calories per 100grma this is really healthy. High in sugar at 18.6g it doesn't taste sweet though tomatoes are a fruit.
There is 0.4g of fat on 100g as well so good for dieting!
Puree is great to add to sauces and stews and soups and I use it when I make a bolognaise plus I add it to my Pot Noodles for an intense flavour!
Really red and really rich this is something you need to dilute as it is very strong. It is a product that can be added to so many things for a tomato essence and you don't need a lot to make a difference...
5 stars from me for a good tasty product from Morrisons that you can do a lot with!