Product Type: Asda Pasta / Noodles
Newest Review: ... looks a generous size and the squares of pasta are a good size too. These ravioli are suitable for vegetarians and for freezing which i... more
Seriously best avoided!
Asda Spinach & Ricotta Ravioli
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Asda Spinach & Ricotta Ravioli
Date: 16/03/10, updated on 17/03/10 (50 review reads)
Advantages: Slimy, gooey and contains no flavour and is very high in saturated fat
Disadvantages: Erm the list is endless!
The other night it was my turn to cook for me and my mate who I am staying with at the moment. She is a Vegetarian and likes pasta and so I got this to tempt her taste buds with as neither of us had seen it before and she thought it'd be nice with some baked salmon (she does eat fish but nothing that makes animal noises apparently lol).
Clear plastic carton with a peel back lid being see through and green in colour to the top of it. On that we are told that it is Asda Spinach & Ricotta Ravioli 'Creamy spinach, ricotta and mascarpone cheese parcels with a little nutmeg, made with fresh Italian egg pasta', the best before date is clearly stamped on, I'm told the weight of the product which is 200g in this case, that it is suitable for freezing and for Vegetarians and there is an at a glance nutritional chart on there and I'm told that it is free from artificial colours, flavours or hydrogenated fat. On the bottom of the carton other information listed includes ingredients and allergy advice, storage detail and a full nutritional rundown chart is given along with cooking instructions and contact details for Asda being stated. Nice enough easy to open carton this is and it looks nice through the see thoroughness of it all!
The Pasta Itself:
All you do is cook this in a large pan of boiling water for 4-5 minutes and that's the only way we are told how to cook it.
Appearance wise it's a very light yellow pasta, in square shapes with a slightly rounded middle section (where the filling is stored) and the edges are pinched to look home made and they are a good size.
Cooking it was easy though my water went a bit murky looking as some of the pasta sort of melted within it and so the whole lot looked a bit scummy and when I got them out on a draining spoon they looked really floppy and soggy like I'd overcooked them when I really didn't and watched them like a hawk!
Taste wise to us they carried little flavour really. The pasta needed seasoning which I didn't add as I wasn't advised to on the carton so assumed they already were. The pasta had no flavour really, the filling, as you cut open the parcel went into a light green and herby looking water on the plate and we couldn't taste cheeses one bit within these, and search for it we did!
All in all this was a watery, soggy and bland pasta best avoided. Sure I could see the spinach in it as it splashed all over our plates but if I didn't know what these were I wouldn't of known at all apart from that sure it was ravioli of some kind!
Not nice this and sadly it looks very nice in the container but not something that me or my mate ever want to consume again. It's lack of texture and being a watery mess has actually put us both of pasta for a while!
Nutritional Information Per Pack:
Saturated Fat: 9.2g
Only available in Asda stores priced at 1.17p for 200g or £1.42 for a 300g carton.
Summary: YUK YUK YUK!
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