“ Brand: Asda / Type: Pasta „
Loving pasta the way I do when I spotted this in the refrigerator in Asda one night priced at £1.42 a carton I decided to pop it in my trolley for me and my Vegetarian mates tea (well not as a whole meal each but with accompaniment of course lol). We both love pasta dishes and I like stuff filled with something so am quite partial to Ravioli though making my own is not an option as I simply don't have the patience lol. The Packaging: Green and clear square deep carton and on the front of it I am told that it is Asda Tomato & Mozzarella Ravioli 'Creamy tomato, ricotta and mozzarella parcels, made with fresh Italian egg pasta' and there is a photograph of sliced mozzarella and tomato's on there and I'm told the product is made in Italy, contains no artificial colours, flavours or hydrogenated fat, the best before date is clearly stamped on, the size is stated (which in this case is 300g) and I'm told that it is freezable and there is an at a glance nutritional chart on there. On the back of the carton ingredients and allergy advice is given, cooking instructions are listed, there is a full nutritional rundown chart shown and contact details for Asda are given. It's a nice easy to open carton and it is informative enough! The Ravioli Itself: Well open it up and get decent mouthful sized ravioli which is a light yellow and squared in shape but is a natural looking pasta colour and it is smooth and pinched to the edges with a rounded middle where of course the filling sits, and there is plenty of that as these parcels have fat little tummies to them! All you do with this ravioli is to pop it in a saucepan with water for 4-5 minutes (this is not suitable to be cooked any other way) and voilà it is done and you can tell it is done by the fact is goes very flexible and then drain it and serve it! Taste wise well this is quite simply ok this one. I wouldn't avoid eating it but I wouldn't crave for it either! It is decent pasta, though you do need to be careful not to overcook it as it does go soggy but if cooked to the time stated it stays aldente...just! Smooth and with a slight taste of egg to it the pasta is lacking in seasoning so I'd advise people to pop a bit of salt into the water when cooking it really unless you like bland pasta of course lol. It's ok though and not awful! The centre when you bite into it is a light pink colour and it is filled with ricotta and mozzarella though those cheeses anyway are usually mild and creamy.... in this though it's just mild and not one bit creamy and is sort of stodgy and stays formed opposed to melting within the pasta. There is a hint of tomato in it but it is well blended and I personally couldn't taste much of that at all! It's not disgusting and not soggy (if cooked well) but for me it simply lacked flavour and/or any kick. I like the size of it but for me it was a bit boring really though on the upside it cooks in minutes and with ease and you can store this pasta in the freezer for emergencies if desired! Nutritional Information Per 1/2 Pack: Calories: 353 Sugar: Trace Fat: 17.3g Saturated fat: 7.5g Salt: 1.3g Only available in Asda stores costing £1.42 a carton.