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I usually buy the cheaper brands of spaghetti in tins because I am on a very tight budget but Asda were selling the branded Heinz spaghetti in tins (the largest 400g size) for only 59p the other week and so I stocked up on four of them. I actually do prefer Heinz soups and spaghetti / pasta type foods and buy them only occasionally though as I can rarely afford to pay the higher prices.
I eat this spaghetti mainly on toast. Two slices of wholemeal toast with half a can of spaghetti will fill me up for the night and it does taste really delicious. It can be heated up on the oven top but I put mine inside the microwave for about two and a half minutes with a lid on so it doesn't explode all over the place.
The spaghetti is well cooked and really delicious tasting. I know there is a big difference in taste between tinned spaghetti and fresh spaghetti but really this is so filling as a meal and I eat mine with brown sauce at the side of the plate. I never put butter on the bread as I hate the way it mixes in and congeals with the spaghetti sauce.
These tins from Heinz might seem like a really simple meal but I feel they are actually pretty good for me in terms of nutrition because they contain no preservatives and little fat or sugar. The sauce is the second best thing about these tines because its rich and very tomato flavoured and not too salty as some of the cheaper cans of own brand spaghetti can be.
There is plenty of spaghetti in a tin and they haven't overdone the amount of sauce they have used in comparison to the spaghetti. I know the prices of these tins of Heinz spaghetti have now gone back up to their original price of 85p which is slightly too much for me to pay on a regular basis but as soon as they are reduced again you can be sure I will be buying more.
Lovely tasty filling meal and totally recommended.
One thing I love is simple food of an evening when I have the munchies. I often buy Heinz spaghetti to have on toast and of course have had it as a side dish on my plate with foods in the past but on toast is my fav way to eat this stuff covered in a generous helping of bbq sauce for good measure to!
The spaghetti comes in a bright yellow can in sizes 200g and 400g only as far as I am aware and there is a ring-pull to the top of the can and on the front of it we are clearly told what it is and who it by and there is a picture shown of the spaghetti then on the back of the can other information listed includes being told a bit about the product and the ingredients used and nutritional advice is given, the size is stated and contact details for Heinz are given. Its a nice high quality looking can this one and so it should be...its from Heinz!
The Spaghetti Itself:
Made from Durum wheat pasta and in a thick orange and generous helping of tomato sauce this is low in fat, low in sugar and free from preservatives. You can heat it in the microwave or on the hob and in a saucepan and either way it takes a couple of minutes so its simple to prepare.
I love the taste of this one. The pasta is slightly soggy and well cooked in a really nice thick and creamy almost tomato flavoured sauce. I like the thickness of the sauce not being runny but you always get plenty in a can no matter the size option in my experience.
I find this filling, tasty and better than cheaper and shops own brands and its the one I usually opt for knowing its great quality and really tasty!
You can pay anywhere between 60p to 85p a can for the 400g size and I always get and I get the 400g sized can because it works out better value though I never seem to use a whole can all to myself but it can be covered in the fridge for a couple of days which is what I do and its available in all good supermarkets and so on.
Thumbs up from me!
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I love Heinz spaghetti, I have it with my cooked breakfast in place of beans, I like it in a jacket potato or on toast. There are also several other ways to enjoy spaghetti. A large tin contains 400g and costs around 95p in the supermarket. They are currently 50p in Asda.
You can get an original variety, spaghetti hoops, spaghetti with sausages, spaghetti with chicken nuggets, alphabetti and spaghetti shapes which are aimed at children and come in a smaller can containing 300g and cost about 47p.
The ingredients are;
Tomatoes (48%), Spaghetti (47%, Water, Durum Wheat Semolina), Sugar ,Glucose - Fructose Syrup, Modified Cornflour, Salt, Citric Acid, Herb Extract, Garlic Salt, Spice Extract.
The nutritional value is;
Nutrient Per 100g
Energy - kJ 259kJ
(Of which sugars) (3.9g)
(Of which saturates)(Trace)
Salt Equivalent 0.4g
You can heat the spaghetti gently in the pan, or you can microwave, you need to check the tin as it varies for different microwaves, in mine it takes about 90 seconds.
When you open the tin you can smell the tomatoes immediately, is has a slight zing to it. The sauce looks a red/orange colour and the tin is packed full of spaghetti.
I have over the years tried other spaghetti's but I keep coming back to Heinz, the main reason is their tomato sauce, it is really tomatoey and has a slight tang to it. Some brands are far too sweet. The sauce is also thicker than other brands which makes it ideal for topping toast, I don't like soggy toast!
A serving of Heinz spaghetti which is half a tin also counts as one of your 5 a day! Spaghetti is also low in fat as well as being filling.
The spaghetti is also low in sugar, and it has no artifical colours, flavouring or preservatives.
I would give Heinz spaghetti 5 out of 5 it is far nice than cheaper alternatives and worth paying the extra for!
Oh dear, I'm afraid I can't give this the good rating I'd like to. I have always loved Heinz products but sadly this product is far from what it once was : ( It tastes good but the Tomato Sauce is nowhere near as rich as it should be. Its very very watered down, which means it goes everywhere when you pour it onto the plate and lacks that tomato richness that competators Branston have got very well sussed with their baked beans.Waitroses essential version of this is actually far better and less watery than this and it will cost you half as much. This is Heinz trying to recession proof there bottom line i.e just add extra water!
I quite happily consume own label or cheaper brands of spaghetti because the taste is satisfactory considering the price is so good however you certainly can tell a can of the Heinz variety when compared to these.
Heinz spaghetti is presented of course in a recyclable can with a yellow wrapper. As I mentioned with the tomato soup a great feature is the ring pull on the top of the tin which enables you to access the food rather swiftly and this product is no different.
At Tesco you can purchase a 400g tin of this brand for roughly 49 pence where as the value option from this supermarket is around 14 pence which is a big difference. I can see why you pay more for Heinz though, the spaghetti is longer and thicker than any cheaper brands I can remember sampling and the tomato sauce that it is served in is extremely tasty. I enjoy this tremendously with a couple of slices of toast but it is always a great addition to a meal such as a jacket potato or fish and chips.
I have to eat a whole can usually as half a can is not often enough but even then I am only consuming a gram of fat and give or take 244 calories, obviously if you eat it with toast and some type of spread this adds to your intake but all in all this can make a good snack or small meal with out too much damage. According to the label because of the tomato sauce I imagine this also contributes to one of your five a day intake even if you only indulge in half a can.
If you buy an individual tin this product is relatively costly but often supermarkets will have multi packs or special offers on the shelves and every now and again it is worth eating this as you definitely can taste the difference.
Heinz was established in 1869 and promotes itself as having created 57 varieties of products. One of these products is Spaghetti which is described by them as being *pasta in our classic tomato sauce*. This is the product I will be reviewing.
Heinz Spaghetti comes in a metal can (recycle) with a ring top pull on the lid for easy opening. There is a yellow label surrounding the can. The front of the label has the traditional Heinz logo, the name of the contents, short description and an image of pasta and tomato. The rear of the can has some information about their pasta, the contact details, nutritional information, ingredients and allergy advice, cooking instructions, storage instructions and dietary information. The best before date can be found printed on the base of the tin.
Heinz state that they have been making spaghetti since 1926 and that the contained spaghetti is made with fresh pasta and delicious juicy tomatoes.
After opening the tin, you are met with an intense orange coloured sauce which is fairly thick in consistency and not watery like cheaper varieties. The tin is packed with soft spaghetti strands which vary in length but are mainly quite long as you would expect.
The spaghetti will need to be heated up (unless you like it cold) and you can so on the hob or in the microwave.
Hob - empty the contents into a saucepan and stir gently while heating. Do not overcook as this will impair the flavour.
Microwave - 850W - empty contents into a microwavable container and cover. Heat on full power for 1min 30secs, stir, then heat for a further 1min.
If you don't plan on using the full tin, it is recommended that you empty the remainder into a covered container and refrigerate. Use within 2days.
*Ingredients and Allergy*
Tomatoes (48%) , Spaghetti (47%, Water, Durum Wheat Semolina) , Sugar , Glucose - Fructose Syrup , Modified Cornflour , Salt , Citric Acid , Herb Extract , Garlic Salt , Spice Extract
Contains gluten and wheat.
Half a can contains
trace of fat
-Suitable for vegetarians
-No artificial colours, flavours or preservatives
-low fat and low sugar
-½ can provides you with 1 of your 5 a day
H J Heinz Co Ltd
*Availability and Price*
Heinz Spaghetti is available from most supermarkets and corner shops.
Asda current prices
200g tin - 34p
400g tin - 49p
Asda are currently running an offer on the 4pk Spaghetti which is £1.95 per pack or 2 packs for £3. This offer can be mixed with Heinz Beans and the Snap Pots. If you purchased 2 packs of the Spaghetti on this offer, the equivalent price per 400g can would be 37.5p per can making this excellent value for money.
As I am sure you all know by now, I am not a very good cook so convenience foods are regulars in my cupboard. I don't often buy Heinz tins as I feel they can be pretty overpriced compared to Asda own brand though I spotted these of the 2 for £3 offer whilst shopping online and put a pack of these and a pack of Beans in my electronic trolley and clicked my way to the checkout.
I like the packaging, the ring pull top is ideal for me as being left handed and clumsy, I sometimes struggle with tin openers. I was impressed with the appearance of the spaghetti as it was thick and had a lovely tomato aroma. I poured my spaghetti into a microwavable tub and popped it into the microwave. I had mine in for 1min 30sec then just a further 40secs and any longer it would have went funny! I have previously cooked this on the hob and find it irritating standing and stirring as it does stick if you don't.
Once my toast had popped and my spaghetti pinged, I got to work on setting my plate up. 2 slices of buttered toast, Heinz Spaghetti heaped on top! The serving was very generous and the pasta looked very soft and tasty. The tomato sauce is similar if not identical to the one they use in Beans and remained thick after cooking. The pasta as I expected was soft and I noticed how long some of it was. I am a messy eater and had to have a towel underneath my chin to catch drips! The spaghetti went wonderfully with the toast and there was enough sauce left over for me to mop up with my toast which I love doing!
I think this is a great meal as it is low in fat and sugar and combined with some toast is quite filling and reasonably cheap if you buy in bulk. If you simply wanted a snack, you could split this between two of you but personally I prefer to have it myself!
Once tip I would say though is wash your pot/microwavable tub and plate quite quick as this does stain if left for too long!
Overall I am very impressed with this product and recognise Heinz as being a quality family brand.
Thanks for reading
I'm not mad keen on tinned pasta but the other day I just wanted spaghetti on toast, usually I'll go for the hoops because they're more fun to eat but in the shop by me they only had the normal spaghetti so I got a tin of them.
They was about 50p for the big 400g tin... and it had to be Heinz because I've tried cheaper brands of tinned spaghetti before and it's all pretty nasty! lol
This one isn't much better I don't think but at least it's decent quality! lol The sauce doesn't taste very much like tomatoes and it's weird that I can count this spaghetti as one of my 5 a day because there doesn't taste like there are any actual REAL tomatoes in it! lol The sauce is nice and thick though and hasn't got that weird sweet flavour that a lot of the cheaper brands of tinned spaghetti have got.
The spaghetti has got a nice texture, I think the best way to eat this is to forget it's pasta at all and think of it as some other food because it deffo doesn't feel or taste ANYTHING like the pasta you'd cook yourself at home. It's soft and you can sort of squish it up with your tongue, it's not soggy but the texture of it always makes me think that it's NEARLY soggy but not quite.
I enjoyed my spaghetti on toast. The long pieces of spaghetti are messier to eat than the hoops because you'll end up splashing yourself as you try and twist them round the fork! lol It was nice to see how quick I could twist a bit up, but this spaghetti was big time impractical for giving to my 2 year old sister because she got into such a mess that she ended up having to have a bath after her spaghetti on toast! lol
I sprinkled a bit of grated cheese on top of mine and that brought the tomato flavour of the sauce out a bit more.
Recommended.... as far as tinned spaghetti goes this is quite nice, I'd still prefer proper pasta though but you couldn't have that on toast! lol
Heinz Spagetti is one of them products where there is a certain brand that it just has to be or it wont taste right, its the same with Heinz ketchup and beans or even Philadelphia for cream cheese. As the advert says beans means Heinz, it does for spaghetti too!
The traditional Heinz colours and logo are present on the tin packaging. Unlike some other tins, this one has a ring pull so no tin opener necessary, this is meant to make it easier but at times I had find myself pulling for ages and ages and still not being able to get it open, or maybe I'm just not very strong! You can rinse the tin out and then recycle it.
When you first pull the lid off the tin, it doesn't really look that appetising as it just looks like thick pasta in tomato sauce the same as the spaghetti hoops. But its not meant to be haute cuisine so this is okay, more like comfort food or a quick snack. Its probably quite good food for small children because of the texture of the pasta, it is really quite soft so therefore doesn't require a lot of chewing.
You can get two sizes, one with two servings in and one with one serving in. I generally get one serving as its normally only me having it, these are on offer at the moment for about 30p in Asda but are normally around 50p. This is a reasonable price and so there is no need to try and downgrade on the quality!
Its very easy to make and you can either heat in the microwave for a few minutes or on the hob for a few minutes, the exact instructions are on the tin. You could have it with a meal, maybe with some frozen chicken as that will also be easy! However I like to have it as a supper dish on toast, it is really nice that way.
Not as good as beans. End of review. Actually, there is some truth in what I say. Heinz beans are seen as the benchmark by which all tinned food is judged, can you actually get better than their beans. The spaghetti is a worthy contender, but it does not quite pass with flying colours.
Comes in a tin with a ring pull, is it just me who sometimes has trouble getting a finger or even a knife under these ring pulls? I actually preferred the old days where you had to use a tin opener. Anyway, once you're inside the tin, you will be greeted by what appears to be one congealed sloppy lump of red stuff. The spaghetti is usually clumped into one big mass, held together by the goopy sauce. Don't be alarmed, it changes form when you cook it.
The best way to prepare it is to heat gently on a hob for about five minutes. This means on a low to medium heat, if it's up full whack then you will impair the flavour and also burn the spaghetti. I serve mine on toast, when it is ready.
The taste is satisfying with an underlying sweetness running through. That is the stumbling block for me, a good spaghetti that you might prepare from scratch should have spices and stronger savoury aromas. The sugary sweetness of this one makes it an unconvincing contender. That said, the taste is pleasant and you can easily demolish a can of this in one sitting. The texture is soft and very easy to chop up or curl around a fork. If I could change anything I would like to see one on the market that adds more spices.
Useful for lunchtime snacks, this will set you back about fifty pence for a can.
Heinz Spaghetti is the way forward! I have eaten this since I was a small child and I love it! You can have it on toast, with cheese, on jacket potatoes or with many other things as part of a main meal.
Heinz spaghetti comes in a tin with a ring pull lid. The tin has a paper wrapper which is yellow and red. There is a small picture of a tomato on the front as of course this spaghetti is tinned in tomato sauce. Many people may not know this but this spaghetti is classed as one of your fives a day! Its is made from multi-grain pasta and is low in sugar and fat.
All nutritional information is on the back of the tin ( I wont bore you with that). The cooking instructions are also listed there but basically the spaghetti is already cooked so just needs heating up.
You can buy this spaghetti from Tesco at around £0.69p per 400g tin which is not that cheap but they usually have offers on such as 4 tins for £2.00. These tins are handy to have in the cupboard and always have a long expiry date so they don't have to be used straight away.
Heinz spaghetti has a slightly tangy taste from the tomatoes but is lovely as a snack and doesn't have too many calories so can be eaten if your on a diet also. My Daughter has just started eating spaghetti and she absolutely loves it. It's great for children as it is healthy, filling and warm in winter.
I must admit I am partial to having spaghetti mixed with super noodles! It does sound strange and is probably not the best thing to eat but try it and you will see how nice it is! Heinz also make lovely soups and beans and I always buy their brand as it's the best tasting around.
Heinz Spaghetti in tomato sauce is in a tin and is fairly adaptable to many meals, I put it in homemade lasagne which may seem odd but adds some taste to it.
Thickish tomato sauce with little 1cm long pieces of cooked spaghetti mixed in the sauce. The sauce is a bit more of an orange colour than a red I would say.
These sell for about £0.50 per 400 gram tin, this equates to be 12.5p per 100 grams
About the Taste?
This can taste a bit cheap I find, compared to other Heinz products the tomato sauce tastes a little bit bland in flavour, it does taste of tomato but only a hint of I would say. The spaghetti is really soft so good for those young mouths. These are great mixed with other main meals or on the side with something.
The traffic lights has this as fat sat and sugar as all green, with the sugar as amber so these are not too bad for you at all, and having only 61 kcal per 100 grams these really are good for on the go
A bit bland in taste but a great healthy quick to go accompliment to most meals
My local corner store is a little bit lacking in easy to cook food for lazy vegetarians. Good old Heinz Spaghetti (which I remember fondly from my student days) stood out as the best of their limited options. The cost was 99p for a tin, which I thought was a little bit steep, but it's still cheaper than going for a take away and easier than cycling over to a big supermarket to get some proper ingredients.
What was new and intriguing to me was that it is now multigrain. I'm not sure if that makes it better for me or not, but now I get to have oats, rye and maize as well as wheat in my spaghetti.
Disappointingly, I could not tell from the taste that it was now made from exciting multigrain pasta. But it tasted fine - much the same as I remember from years ago. Eating the long strands of spaghetti still splashes the sauce around my mouth, making eating it tricky. I still instinctively think of worms when I eat it thanks to a school-friend of mine who told me that the long worm-like strands were really made of worms.
The sauce still tastes salty and enough like tomatoes to seem like it must be good for me, whilst still being sufficiently enough unlike tomatoes that picky children will eat it. The sauce still covers the microwave if you cook it a microsecond too long (about 2.5 minutes).
The spaghetti is still the same texture as I remember it - it is so overcooked that it practically melts in the mouth. If I cook pasta, I prefer it to be al dente (my family call that "crunchy", but I don't think they've ever tried eating dry pasta, which genuinely is crunchy!).
It's not particularly filling if you have it on its own - half a tin is the suggested serving size. I find that half a tin is OK, as long as I add toast, scrambled eggs, grilled tomatoes and sautéed mushrooms as well.
The packaging is branded with a nice big label saying it is now multigrain, contains vitamins and iron and is low in fat and low in sugar. On the back in small print, it says it is free from artificial preservatives, flavours and colours. The tin is the type with a built in ring pull, making it nice and easy to open (ideal for people like me, who seem capable of breaking every tin opener they lay their hands on!).
Call me a little bit cynical, but when I read on the packaging the proud claim that they have been "reducing their salt content for years", it just makes me think "Wow, it must have had an immense amount of salt in it in the past then" - each tin still has 2g of salt in, which is a huge proportion of the maximum recommended amount (advice on exactly how much is OK seems to vary according to where you live and who you are, but I know my limit is supposed to be 5g/day).
The can has a picture of a tomato on, which strikes me as a bit of misleading advertising - the processed tomato sauce bears about the same resemblance to a whole tomato as instant coffee does to a coffee bean.
===The nutritional information===
Other than the salt content, the ingredients list didn't appal me too much, which is pretty good going for things that come in a tin - it's 47% multigrain spaghetti, tomato puree, various types of sugar, cornflour as a thickener, salt, citric acid as a preservative, salt, garlic, unnamed herbs and spices, and various vitamins and minerals. It is marked as suitable for vegetarians, though it doesn't specify either way whether it is suitable for vegans, but no animal ingredients are listed on the allergen list, so presumably it is.
Each half tin contains 120kcal, 3.5g protein, 25.4g carbohydrates, 0.5g fat, and 0.4g sodium. It is fortified with 17% of the RDA of iron, iodine, thiamine, riboflavin, niacin and vitamin B12. The allergens in it are gluten, wheat, oats and rye.
It's fine as tinned food goes, though really not very healthy what with all the salt. If they got rid of lots more of the salt, I'd buy this again, but for now it's just too salty for me and will remain food for taking camping or when I can't find anything else to eat. It is quick and easy to cook though, and tastes nice.
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Heinz spaghetti has been popular for many years and in my opinion it is a product that no other manufacturer makes as well.
The pasta is thicker than most other brands and the sauce which is cheese and tomato, tastes unlike anything else.
I find supermarket own brands and other branded varieties a bit acidic because the sauce is usually thinner and has more of a tomato taste to it. It can also be a bit salty.
The cost of this is round about 67 pence for a 400 gram tin with a ring pull lid. Although I bought eight tins, in two times four packs for £3 recently, from Tesco on a promotional offer.
The standard price is about double the price of many other brands but there really is a difference.
A 200g serving (half a tin) has 120 calories and 0.5 grams of fat, it is quite good to have for lunch with a slice of toast if you like to be careful what you eat.
This pasta can be eaten by itself, or with toast and you can even use it as part of a meal. I like Heinz spaghetti on toast with a poached egg on the top of it. It may sound totally strange but I also like to eat Heinz Spaghetti cold.
When I was pregnant (many years ago ) I craved Heinz Spaghetti. No other brand would do and I had to eat it cold from the tin. Very strange, I know. It seems that I have never lost my taste for it.
Description: Tinned pasta in a tomato flavoured sauce.
This food has been around for ages and is easily recognisable by its bright yellow tin with a red label and the Heinz logo on the front. It also has a picture of the spaghetti.
A 400g tin cost me £0.68 from my local supermarker which is more expensive than some brands, but on this occasion, I do feel that the extra is justified. You can buy this from most shops and supermarkets so it is easy to find and can often be found on offer too.
This product is simple to cook, you can either heat it gently in a pan or do what I do and pop it in the microwave for a couple of minutes (stir half way through cooking) and then serve.
I like to eat this on toast, or with sausages but of course, you can have it with most things. It has a delicious and rich tomato sauce and the pasta is just right, not too soft and not too firm.
Nutritional information is as follows;
Based on 1 200g serving
Calories: 120 Calories
(of which sugar) 8.0g
I definitely recommend that you try this, it takes you back to your childhood and you may have forgotten just how tasty it is. The sauce is great, rich and tasty and that is what sets it apart from cheaper brands - and why I will keep buying it!
Heinz is a well known household name and is known for its good quality tomato products and condiments. Branching out for the classic beans in tomato sauce, they moved on to making spaghetti in a tomato sauce.
This product is a quick, easy meal or snack, and is certianly not a gourment or luxury food! It's a bit of a student food...and the packaging reflects this. It comes in a tin, either a single tin or in a four pack. The tin has a pully thing on the top so it opens really easily without the use of a tin opener, which is great. The tin has a yellow covering with a red detailing and the classic 'Heinz' sign with a picture of spaghetti below.
The spaghetti is long and quite thick, and is made of wheat but is more softy and squidgy than regular spaghetti. The tomato sauce is quite thick and almost tangy and is better in taste than the other options out there, so is worth the extra bit of money...it retails at about 60p per tin.
Perfect on toast, or with a fry up.
Weight: 7.00 ozs.