Product Type: Heinz Ready Meals
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Not Very Good Value For Money
Heinz Bolognese Pasta Meal
Member Name: janharper
Heinz Bolognese Pasta Meal
Advantages: Quick, tasty
Disadvantages: Gritty texture
Heinz Spaghetti Bolognese is a complete pasta meal in a tin. The tin itself is yellow with a red and orange picture of the product on the front and white writing. It looks similar to all other Heinz pasta meals.
This is a low fat and low sugar product so it is good for those who like to keep an eye on what they are eating. At least that's what it says on the tin.
The tin holds 400g of spaghetti bolognese so one tin is supposed to be two portions. Personally I don't think it's enough without toast, or something else to bulk it out a bit.
I certainly wouldn't call it a pasta meal. It's more like a pasta snack.
Half a tin gives you 159cals, 2.9g fat and 1.4g salt. It contains gkuten as well as soya and wheat so it may not be suitable for anyone with allergies, or intollerance to gluten, or wheat.
This product has no artificial colours, flavours or preservatives.
Tis is vey easy to prepare in a pan on the cooker by heating gently until hot but not boiling.
You can also microwave it for 1.5 minutes in a microwave, stir, and heat for another minute. (Based on 850w microwave.)
The main ingredient here is spaghetti made fron durum wheat semolina. The sauce is bright in colour and based on tomato with soya protein, beef (4%) cornflour, garlic and herbs. It also has caramel for coloring.
Taste wise it is quite spicey but not hot. The tiny amount of beef in the sauce is like fine bits of gritty stuff.
The over all effect is Heinz spaghetti in tomato sauce with added garlic and herbs and a sprinkle of powdered beef.
I cannot be sure but it wouldn't surprise me if this was the same recipe as Heinz Spaghetti in tomato sauce with a few additions.
This product can be improved by adding chopped bacon, or sprinkling with grated cheese but I didn' think it was worth the 80p I paid for it.
I would have been better offer spending 40p on the ordinary spaghetti and adding cheese and bacon to that.
This is quite tasty but not something I would go out of my way to buy again. Basically I didn't think it was value for money and it didn't live up to the quality I expect from Heinz.
Summary: Expensive for what it is
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