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Often I buy small tins/cans of things to pop on toast. I've never been able to see the point in buying a huge can of something just to waste half of it or to pop it in the fridge to forget all about it and so the other day when I spotted the range of Disney pasta shapes in what I think of as half size to the usual Heinz cans priced at 40p a can in my local Asda store I thought that although shapes like fairies and the likes it made sense to try them as I love spaghetti and I liked the thought of them as something a little bit unusual for a grown up lol.
The can has a yellowish label around it and a picture of Tinkerbell (I think) on the front of it and we are told that it is Heinz Disney Pasta Shapes In Tomato Sauce and that this particular variety is Disney Fairies and that they count as one of your five a day. On the back of the can other information listed includes ingredients and allergy advice, a full nutritional chart is listed as well as cooking instructions and contact details for Heinz are given. To open the can there is a sturdy ring-pull to the top of it and all in all this is a nice child friendly looking can/tin and easy to open and informative enough for us adults too!
The Pasta Itself:
What you get is little shapes made of pasta made out to be butterflies, a fairy called Fawn, Tinker Bell, Rosetta and Silvermist in a light orangy coloured tomato flavoured sauce. I cant see the weight stated on my can but its half the normal size of a standard can and crammed full of holey looking pasta shapes in abundance.
To cook them you can simply pop them in the microwave (which I did) for a couple of minutes or simmer them in a saucepan for a couple of minutes. Which ever way you decide to cook them isn't rocket science anyway and really rather straight forward.
For me though, as an adult this was all a bit bland. First off I could only make out the butterfly shapes and not the fairies and although the pasta wasn't soggy or anything it really was very plain in flavour. The tomato sauce was really rather bland and watery too and all in all the whole thing wasn't well seasoned enough.
Might be ok for children but for me this was a complete let down on every level but the price!
Nutritional Information Per 100g (The Important Bits):
Energy: 59 Kcal
of which saturates: Trace
Available in all good supermarkets etc.