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Asda Smart Price Spaghetti

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      07.01.2011 23:55
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      cheap spag

      I picked this up whilst in asda (obviously) as my husband likes stuff like this on toast when he is only feeding himself. I thought at 17p for a 410g tin it was worth a try so I picked up 2 tins.

      ***************** Ingredients **********************

      Cooked Pasta (45%) [Water, Durum Wheat] ,
      Tomato Purée (27%) ,
      Water ,
      Sugar ,
      Modified Maize Starch ,
      Salt ,
      Onion Powder ,
      Ascorbic Acid ,
      Wheat Flour ,
      Cheese Powder [Cheese Powder, Wheat Flour, Whey Powder (from Milk)] ,
      Ground Paprika ,
      Sunflower Oil ,
      Paprika Extract ,
      Flavourings

      The can has to be opened with a can opener but I would expect this for 17p a tin. We still had a tin in the cupboard tonight and as my eldest does dancing on a Friday 5.30 until 7 we have decided this is too late for her to eat her tea. So as we have very little in she decided she wanted spaghetti on toast before she went so my youngest had it as well.

      I opened the tin as I had never had it before expecting lots of sauce and not a lot of spaghetti. I was wrong the tin seemed quite packed with spaghetti and not too much sauce.
      I poured about 3/4 of the tin into a pan to heat and made the toast. I found as I stirred it the spaghetti stuck together well, in a good way. The instructions said to heat for around 4 minutes on the hob which is what I did. I served it at the side of the toast for my youngest and on the toast for my eldest. They both thought it was nice and ate the lot. My eldest said it was really nice and she is now into spaghetti on toast. (she has had it with her dad). My youngest ate the lot which means yeah it was food and I ate it.

      As I hadn't tried it I thought I would before I dished it out - the spaghetti was different lengths and when I tasted it I thought it wasn't that tasty, as the sauce wasn't very tomatoey it was a bit weak tasting and bland. So I asked my husband what he thought as he had it before. He said not great as the spaghetti tasted too wheaty and agreed the sauce didn't have enough flavour.

      So children liked it and it wasn't tasty enough for adults but for 17p might just add some garlic pepper if I buy it again.

      ******************** Nutritional value ****************

      Typical values Per 100g Per ½ can

      Energy 264kJ 524kJ
      62kcal 128kcal
      Protein 1.5g 3.1g
      Carbohydrate 13.6g 27.9g
      of which sugars 5.3g 10.9g
      Fat 0.2g 0.4g
      of which saturates Trace Trace
      Fibre 0.9g 1.8g
      Sodium 0.20g 0.41g
      equivalent as salt 0.5g 0.1g

      cheap tinned spaghetti but you get what you pay for but I am not that keen on any tinned spaghetti.

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        02.04.2010 12:08
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        YUK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

        When it comes to tinned spaghetti in tomato sauce it's not something I eat very often and have to be in the mood for! I do occasionally love a bit of spaghetti on toast covered in a rich and fruity brown sauce and so when I spotted this can in Asda costing a mere 14p I really wanted to try it out cos the one's I usually opt to buy are far more expensive!

        The Packaging:

        410g can with a white and green label around it and a photograph of the spaghetti is on the front and I am told that it is Asda 'Smart Price' Spaghetti In Tomato Sauce. Other information given on the can includes ingredients and allergy advice being given, a full nutritional chart is shown along with heating instructions and the weight of the can, storage details are listed and so are contact details for Asda. It is a cheap looking can but to me it's all about whats inside the can and not what the can looks like!

        The Spaghetti Itself:

        Open the can up and you get a weird smell of sweet tomatoes that is rather fake really. There's lots of a murky looking juice and some small really thin bits of soggy cream coloured pasta in a tube shape. All you do to heat this up in saucepan on the hob for 4-5 minutes or alternatively heat it in a microwavable dish in the microwave for about 3 1/2 minutes and till piping hot.

        Taste wise I didn't like this at all. The pasta was limp and flavourless and contained no body or bite and it was just soggy and slushy in the mouth. The tomato sauce was runny and tasted weird and not one bit like a tomato sauce. It wasn't seasoned and from what I can make out no tomato's saw this just tomato puree and a load of water!

        The can is cheap, the spaghetti looks cheap and it tastes it and this to me has no redeeming features at all. Lacks flavour and what you can taste is awful anyway lol.

        Nutritional Information Per 1/2 Can:

        Energy:128kcal
        Protein: 3.1g
        Carbohydrate: 27.9g
        of which sugars: 10.9g
        Fat: 0.4g
        of which saturates: Trace
        Fibre: 1.8g
        Sodium: 0.41g
        equivalent as salt: 0.1g

        Only available in Asda stores costing 14p a can.

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