“ Brand: Asda / Type: Other Ready Meals „
For a quick snack of an evening and on toast I simply love spaghetti and so when I recently spotted this costing only 25p for a can containing 215g or 395g costing 31p (and I always buy the larger of the two sizes) however both cans in appearance (though not size) appear the same I decided to give it a try.
The can has a bright orange label around it with a picture of the spaghetti shown on the front and we are told that it is Asda Spaghetti In Tomato Sauce and that it is suitable for Vegetarians. On the back of the can other information listed includes ingredients, allergy advice and a full nutritional chart, the weight is stated, we are told how to heat it up and contact details for Asda are listed. Nice enough and informative can this is though I do miss the no ring pull to the top of it but thats only a slight niggle to be fair.
What you get in a can is thick lengths of pasta in a bright orange thick smooth sauce. To cook it is simple you can either simmer it in a saucepan for 4-5 minutes or in a microwave for a couple of minutes and personally I have cooked this both ways and the flavour is the same which ever way you cook it so I usually microwave mine for quickness.
It looks good and it tastes good too. The pasta is well cooked and not soggy at all and the sauce is tomatoey and a little sort of creamy and thick. Its not a harsh tomato sauce and its well seasoned. Not too sweet though tastes naturally sweet this is lovely on toast or as a meal accompaniment and I think that the quality is excellent of this.
Nutritional Information Per 1/2 Can (The Important Bits!):
Energy: 113 Kcal
of which sugars: 8.0g
of which saturates: Trace
Only available in Asda stores.
Baked beans are the usual accompaniment to most dinners in our house but I do like to sometimes have something different for a change, so I was glad to find that I had a tin of spaghetti in tomato sauce tucked away in the back of a kitchen cupboard last week. When I saw that they were an Asda product I was a bit disappointed as I've tried Asda's baked beans in the same range and I wasn't very keen on the tomato sauce.
This was actually better than I thought it was going to be though. The sauce isn't quite the same as in the baked beans tin, however it still isn't quite as nice as the Heinz tomato sauce in tinned products. The sauce has a good thickness and consistency, just right for this kind of food, and has that bright orangey-red colour as well as a nice tomatoey smell. It has quite a strong taste and is maybe a little too strong in the tomato flavour which kind of overpowers the spaghetti, but that is the only bad thing I have to say about this product.
The spaghetti is perfectly nice - thin and short pieces of spaghetti which are very soft and, although this does make it incredibly easy for them to continually fall off your fork, it does mean that they taste very nice and are a good quality.
A standard size tin of these costs 31p and a pack of 4 tins costs £1.23 but this only ends up saving you a penny so it's only worth buying the 4 pack if you actually plan on eating lots of tins. A Heinz tin of spaghetti costs 49p which isn't really that much more so if you prefer the Heinz tomato sauce flavour then you might as well go for those. But if you're trying to save a few pennies here and there then these Asda ones are perfectly good and they went down really well for my husband and I.