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Golden Wonder Nation's Pasta Spaghetti Bolognese

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Brand: Golden Wonder / Type: Pasta

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      09.08.2010 16:09
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      Not for me this one!

      When it comes to quick foods of late, I'm rather a fan of them. Things have been hectic for me and 9 times out of 10 I eat and run! I do love pot noodles and so when I spotted these way back on offer in a store for 49p each I simply had to try them out. That first taste of these was a curry style one (review is on here by the way if your interested) and it was absolutely vile. I anilated it and couldn't believe I had insulted my tummy so bad shoving that in my system. Then the team at Golden Wonder contacted me and offered me vouchers after reading my review offering me some free pots to try out and to talk about them on here and email my opinion to them. Great result and I have slowly but surely been munching through the range with very mixed results. Please rest assured though that just cos I got my pots free I will always honestly write my opinion and am not swayed! If it's a rubbish product just cos its free I won't be singing its praises......believe me lol!

      The Packaging:

      Black and burgundy plastic pot with a plastic peel off lid to the top of it. On the lid and on the front of the pot I am told that it is Golden Wonder 'The Nation's Pasta', Spaghetti Bolognese. Other information to the back of the pot includes being told a bit about the product, ingredients and allergy advice is given as well as being told that it is suitable for Vegetarians, the size is stated which is 70g, I'm told how to make it up, there is a full nutritional chart listed and contact details for Symington's (the manufacturer of the product) are given. Nice enough pot, robust and very informative it is.

      A Bit About The Product According To The Information Listed On The Back Of The Pot:

      Dried spaghetti pasta in a bolognese flavour sauce with tomato and mixed herbs.

      The Pasta:

      All you do with this is fill the pot to the fill line given on the pot with boiling water, stir and let it stand for about 5 minutes and then eat it lol.

      There isn't appearance wise alot in the pot before adding the water just a few thin bits of yellow sort of pasta, green dried herbs and lots of red flavouring and the whole thing smells to me like oxtail soup!

      After five minutes though, of course the spaghetti swells up and absorbs the water and your left with moist looking pasta.

      Taste wise this is gloopy pasta with a mix of dried herbs and a tomato taste given by the sauce. It's well seasoned and not too sweet but it really is stodgy and rather boring. I can taste the basil a bit but that gets overpowered with other herbs that in my view don't need to be in an Italian style pasta dish. It isn't awful but really didn't get my taste-buds going sadly and did leave a sort of odd tinny after-taste after consuming it!

      Nutritional Information Per 280g Pot:

      Energy: 287Kcal
      Protein: 9.5g
      Carbohydrate: 546g
      of which sugars: 8.1g
      Fat: 3.4g
      of which saturates: 1.7g
      Fibre: 1.1g
      Sodium: 0.53g

      Available in all good supermarkets (I got mine in Asda) priced at about 85p a pot......though pay a few pence more and get pot noodles!

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