“ Brand: Asda / Type: Pasta „
I bought this pasta in Asda alongside the spinach and ricotta ravioli as it was on special offer of 2 for £2.50. I find that pasta helps to fill me up before I go to work as well as being easy and quick to prepare. The packet is 300g in size and comes in a recyclable plastic tray with a non recyclable film plastic lid.
There was a lot of pasta in the tray and it was nearly full up which makes a change from buying products that only half fill the packet they come in. The pasta itself was a lovely golden yellow colour and they were a good size each with a good sized pocket of filling. The filling includes emmental, taleggio, mascarpone and gorgonzola cheeses. The tortelloni do not contain any artificial colours, flavours or hydrogenated fat but they do contain gluten, milk, wheat and egg and also may contain traces of nuts.
The pasta is easy to prepare and heat as you just have to add it to a pan of boiling water, bring to the boil again and simmer uncovered for 2 minutes before draining. It can be frozen and only takes a minute longer to cook from frozen. A serving suggestion size is half the packet which will give you 313kcals, 11.4g of protein, 37.4g of carbohydrates of which 1.8g are sugars, 13.1g of fat of which 6.3g are saturates, 2.4g of fibre and 0.36g of sodium.
The pasta is soft and goes paler in colour once it has been heated. I didn't notice any smell at all while I was heating the pasta or once it was ready to eat. The filling of the 4 cheeses has a subtle flavour which is quite nice but by the time you have eaten a few of them, you can't really taste it any more. The packaging recommends serving the pasta with a sauce but you would have to be careful what kind of sauce you used if you wanted to be able to taste the pasta in it. The filling of the tortelloni was soft but not gooey and I didn't think that it needed any more seasoning as it was fine for me. I was disappointed with this pasta as although it filled me up, I felt like I had just eaten a bowl of plain pasta as the filling was not strong enough tasting. You could give it a try if you wanted but I wouldn't recommend it, the spinach and ricotta ravioli is much better.