“ Brand: Tesco / Type: Pasta „
I am currently trying out some of Tesco's "New" value ready meals.
Today's value meal is Tomato & Mozzarella Spaghetti. 300g
You will find the in the chilled ready meal isle at your big Tesco Supermarkets currently being sold at 75p.
I slid off the cardboard sleeve and pierced the plastic film lid. First impressions, it didn't actually look particularly appetising, it did look like it contained lots of tomato but just a small amount of mozzarella was sat on the surface in the middle of the pasta, but who am I to judge a book by it's cover. I popped it in my microwave for 3 1/2 minutes and it came out piping hot and smelling quite delicious.
I have to say to my surprise the taste is actually pretty good! It tastes of juicy tomato's, you can't really taste or see the mozzarella, but it has been seasoned with basil which does make it taste nice. The sauce is quite thick and your pasta isn't sat in a pool of liquid. The pasta is cooked just right, nice and soft without being too soft.
**********THE INFO******* as per the box
Milk, Wheat & Gluten
Recipe: No nuts.
Ingredients: Cannot guarantee nut free.
Factory: No nuts.
Tomato (35%), Cooked Pasta, Tomato Juice (19%), Mozzarella Cheese (3%), Onion, Tomato Purée, Olive Oil, Cornflour, Garlic Purée, Basil, Salt, Sugar, Black Pepper, Water.
Cooked Pasta contains: Durum Wheat Semolina, Water.
Name Per Serving Per 100g
Energy 1155kJ (275kcal)
mono unsaturates 5.7g
*Salt Equivalent 1.7g
It can be oven cooked for 15-20 mins on 190
Suitable for home freezing
*********MY OVERALL OPINION*********
I honestly thought that this was going to be exactly what it says on the cover, I was literally expecting spaghetti, tomato sauce and mozzarella and that's all. What I got was a seasoned meal, that although lacked slightly in mozzarella, this meal did actually taste really quite nice.
I would recommend this product to others although you may not find it filling enough on its own. Good value for money in my opinion.