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      05.11.2011 18:04
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      I love the sauce that this Ravioli has with it.

      I like to stock up on tins in my food cupboard, Heinz is my favourite although you may have to pay a little bit more for their products the taste is always great and nothing can compete with their Ravioli.

      What I like about this product is the fact that it does not contain artificial colouring or preservatives which is always good to hear. The can can be found in Tescos and is currently on sale for 93pence which I dont consider bad for a tin which does me for two snack meals. I love to have mine served hot on toasted brown wholemeal bread, spread with ulterly butter and then half the tin of this Ravioli does for me covering two slices of toast.

      The Ravioli is little squares of already cooked pasta containing a meat filling spicy beef with onions, it is covered in a thick tomato sauce which has a great taste and I find this delicious.

      I always keep a few tins of this in my food cupboard for the times when I fancy a quick and easy snack meal, or i will add this on a plate of sasage and chips as I find this is a little bit different from the usual beans or spagetti and is indeed very filling.

      My grandchildren love this and always ask me for some on toast when they come to stay with me at the weekends.

      Its a good filling meal and you can have this as a snack or have it on its own, or with toast.

      I sometimes put it into an ovenproof dish then grate some cheddar cheese on the top and tick it under the grill, makes a yummy dish to have with some vegtables or on toast, great for those winter evenings when you want something quick for your tea.

      I love the soft pasta, and also love the flling I have tried the cheaper brands but must say that Heinz has a unique taste and their sauce is thick and spicy and tasty, and I think that it is well worth less than £1.00 a can for a great snack. Heinz is a great make and I love their Ravioli.

      Thanks for reading and rating my reviews.

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        12.06.2011 00:51
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        Easily prepared ravioli

        As a snack or a light meal it is always good to have something from a tin heated up and put on top of toast and the usual suspects are things like beans or spaghetti but a good option produced by Heinz is Ravioli in tomato sauce. You will find this food stuff in a tin with the yellow Heinz label and 410g of this is currently available on the Tesco website for 93 pence.

        This ravioli is a ready prepared version of the kind of thing you could buy in a splendid Italian restaurant. What you get in the can is several pasta parcels filled with a beef and onion mixture amongst other things like spices and this is swimming in rich tomato sauce. After a few minutes of heating in a saucepan this ravioli is perfect on toast and the combination of the soft pasta with the filling of the beef and other ingredients is fantastic, the tomato sauce finished it off nicely and means that it is not dry at all. I don't know about everyone but I would always want to eat a whole can of this with my toast or bread.

        I think this really makes a nice change from the normal tinned products you might heat and eat with toast and another plus is that like some other Heinz food stuffs this contains no artificial colours or preservatives. In a tin this size you will find 310 calories and 6.6g of fat which is not too bad I should think. I think these are ideal for a child's lunch or tea when you need to rustle up something quick when they are really hungry and are very suitable for anyone who is looking for an easily prepared snack.

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          08.04.2010 23:03
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          Great

          I am very low on money at the moment, and am making the most of this by clearing out our cupboards and making do with what I have!

          Ravioli is something that we always keep in the cupboard as it is a great quick meal when you can't really be bothered to cook. I went through a stage of eating ravioli for lunch and just eating it straight out of the tin, cold!

          The tin is 400g. It has a yellow label and has a picture of the ravioli on the front, and is easy to spot amongst all of the other Heinz goods. The lid is a pull off one which I find really useful.

          The tin cost about 90p, and is sometimes on offer, and is also available in multipacks.

          The ingredients are: ravioli 45%, water, durum wheat semolina, egg, beef (14%), wheat flour, vegetables oil, flavourings, salt, onion, spices), water, concentrated tomato puree (17%), sugar, modified cornflour, herb extracts, salt, vegetable oil, garlic salt, spice extracts, black pepper), nutritional information per 100g (155 calories, 4.9g protein, 26.4g carbohydrate, 3.3g fat, 1.8g fibre, 0.6g sodium, 1.6g salt equivalent), allergy advice (contains gluten, wheat, egg).

          There are no artificial colours or preservatives, which is always a good thing.

          Ravioli, for those that don't know, is a square shaped pasta parcel, filled with meat, and contained in a tomato flavoured sauce. The ravioli is also available in a cheese version instead of meat.

          The ravioli is really easy to prepare. You can either eat it cold, as I sometimes do, or it is heated easily and quickly in either a saucepan or in the microwave.

          The pasta parcels are fairly sturdy, but some do occasionally burst, but I really don't think this matters. The sauce is nice and tasty, and the can is filled with ots of parcels. The meat tastes quite well seasoned and tasty.
          The whole can has roughly 600kcal, but half a can is plenty, and so it isn't too high in calories really. The fat content is also quite low, as well as the salt, and so it isn't too bad as a quick meal.

          I sometimes just have the ravioli on its own, but it is also lovely on toast, and I really recommend this version.

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            27.11.2009 13:09
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            I wouldn't bother!

            Heinz Ravioli (with meat)

            Description: Manufacturer: Heinz / Type: Ready Meals


            I can't begin to guess how long this has been around for, at least since I was a kid yet funnily enough, I have never tasted it until recently.

            The tin is a very bright yellow shade with the label in orange and the logo on the front, along with a picture of the product. Sadly, in my opinion, the picture is the best bit as the actual pasta is quite a let down.

            A 400g tin of this cost me £0.95 from a local shop but you can also buy this product in most supermarkets. The lid pulls off so you don't need to use a tin opener to access the contents.

            You can heat this food up in a pan or use the microwave, it doesn't take long either way (see pack for precise instructions) and using the microwave (stir this product half way through cooking and cover or you will find that it ends up all over the roof of your microwave!) it only took me 3 minutes.

            The tomato sauce looks really good, it is rich and thick and has a decent tomato smell. The pasts parcels however are quite soggy and prone to falling apart, exposing the somewhat grey looking meat interior. The meat itself is smooth but with a slightly gritty texture, which doesn't taste of much, and has a rather unpleasant texture.

            Nutritional info (per 100g) as per below;

            155 calories
            4.9g protein
            26.4g carbohydrate
            3.3g fat
            1.8g fibre
            0.6g sodium
            1.6g salt


            I am usually a big fan of Heinz foods but this one just doesn't come up to the standard that I expected. I understand that tinned pasta meals are never going to be amazing, but feel that they could have done a lot better here. Even as a quick stand by meal, this pasta was disappointing and I will not be buying it again.

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              26.11.2009 20:35
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              Well worth buying

              Heinz Ravioli (with meat)

              Description: Manufacturer: Heinz / Type: Ready Meals


              A 400g tin of this ravioli cost me £0.90 and you can find it in most supermarkets. It comes in a bright yellow tin with a red label and the Heinz logo and a picture of the ravioli parcels on the front.

              The tin is extremely convenient as it has a lid that pulls off without requiring a tin opener.

              You can cook the ravioli 2 ways, by warming in a saucepan for a few minutes or by sticking in the microwave for around 2 minutes. Stir it half way through cooking and then serve.

              I like to eat this with some fresh, crusty bread but Mrs Assasin always has it on toast.

              The tomato sauce is good, very thick and rich and quite similar to Heinz's spaghetti sauce. It is well seasoned and the pasta is tasty too. The meal filling is quite smooth and bland flavoured but because the tomato sauce is so tangy, it actually goes quite well.

              Ingredients are as follows;

              ravioli 45%
              water
              durum wheat semolina
              egg
              beef (14%)
              wheat flour
              vegetables oil
              flavourings
              salt
              onion
              spices

              water
              concentrated tomato puree (17%)
              sugar
              modified cornflour
              herb extracts
              salt
              vegetable oil
              garlic salt
              spice extracts
              black pepper

              Nutritional info per 100g is as follows;

              155 calories
              4.9g protein
              26.4g carbohydrate
              3.3g fat
              1.8g fibre
              0.6g sodium
              1.6g salt

              Of course, this is pasta from a tin so is never going to be as good as fresh, but for a quick and tasty enough meal, it is a handy stand by to keep in the cupboard. It reminds me of being a kid and still tastes the same as it always has, and is oddly comforting because of it!

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                25.10.2009 23:05
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                Hits the spot

                What can i say about Heinz Ravioli that hasn`t already been said. Nothing except that although it is a very unappetising thought to open a tin of food to substitute a main meal it is a very tasty and filling option. When I offer it to my three year old son as pasta he says "I don`t want it, that`s not pasta!" (He loves pasta by the way). But when i serve it up to him he eats a full 200g tin with toast and he mops up the tomato sauce. Don`t get me wrong I`m not in the habit of serving my child tinned food on toast for tea every night but it is a good one to have in the cupboard for emergencies. Personally I detest pasta but funnily enough I can eat Heinz Ravioli and Spaghetti, however I don`t know if that is a good advert for the authenticity of Heinz pasta or not!

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                  12.09.2009 22:50
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                  Disgusting! I could make better myself!

                  Making meals for me and my twins can be a little difficult at times, I don't want to keep eating nuggets, chips, oh and more chips with a blob of sauce so the other week in Sainsburys I picked up a few tins of foods that I could eat with my erm nuggets instead of chips and sauce! Some of the tins were things I hadn't ate for ages, last time I'd ate them were when I was living with my mum and dad last year. One tin I bought was Heinz Ravioli.

                  Heinz Ravioli in tomato sauce comes in a bright yellow tin with a ring pull on top. Heinz is clearly printed on the front of the tin and two pasta parcels as well as two tomatoes are decorating it. Low Sugar and Low fat I'm told on the tin also.

                  Half A Can contains;
                  155 calories
                  6.8g sugars
                  3.3g fat
                  1.6g salt equiv
                  1.2g saturates

                  You can either cook these on the hob or in the microwave, I opted for the hob, although I can remember trying them out of the microwave, neither way alters the taste at all and I'm surprised I actually bought these again.

                  When opening the tin you are met by square shaped pasta parcels in a deep red tomato sauce which is quite thick. Each parcel is quite a fair size but what do they taste like?

                  Well they actually taste horrid in my opinion.

                  The sauce for me is the best bit, it's the same thick tomato sauce that you find in most heinz products such as their beans and spaghetti.

                  As for these pasta parcels though? Well they are slimy, chewy and don't taste of anything at all. The erm 'meat' inside which I'm assuming is beef as that is what it says on the ingredients, well more like where is the meat? It's tiny, it's grainy, gritty and it's also chewy. It is as if someone has fried mince meat and the last tiny crumbs left in the pan they have just about scraped together and stuffed into the pasta. It's puke, provides no flavour and just a chewy, strange texture. Why I bought a tin of these I really don't know, I should of just stuck to the usual tomato sauce as that was the best part about this tin. It offered nothing flavourwise to my meal at all.

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                    06.09.2009 22:46
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                    Quick Easy Comfort Food

                    I was looking around for something quick and easy to have for lunch today, there was nothing in the fridge so I went to the tin cupboard which is always good when theres nothing in, and found some Heinz ravioli! I have only started eating Heinz ravioli in the past year, before that it was all spaghetti hoops! We also enjoy baked beans and tomato ketchup from the Heinz range.

                    The packaging of the ravioli is simple, and all you need for such a basic staple food. You can tell that its Heinz, with the signature colours and logo on front of the tin. On the back of the tin, there a few details about the product with nutritional information and ingredients. There is also a ring pull, useful if you struggle with a tin opener! However, it can leave the can top rather sharp, I've sliced my finger open on it before.

                    In 410g of ravioli, there are around 300 calories, which is hardly anything when you think about that its 2 servings, so just 150 calories! To make it a bit more substantial, you might want to sprinkle some cheese on the top or serve some salad on the side, today I had mine on toast although thats not the healthiest option! It comes in at around £1 for the 2 serving tin, and around 60p for the one serving tin which is quite reasonable in my opinion! You simply make it by either putting it in the microwave for 2-3 mins, or cook on the hob till warm through.

                    There's not a lot of meat in this ravioli, but it does still taste very nice! There are around 10 pasta parcels in the tin which contain some beef mince, but mainly tomato puree and the pasta is also in a thick tomato sauce. The overall effect is very soft, and a total comfort food!

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                      21.04.2009 14:21
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                      A snack meal that is full of flavour.

                      It seems that Heinz are endeavouring to cut the amount of salt and sugar that goes into their canned products and as a company they are working in close conjunction with the Food Standards Agency to try to achieve this. I would imagine that it is incredibly difficult to lower that harmful salt and sugar level and still end up with a product that is as tasty as it was. So I applaud Heinz for their efforts.

                      Heinz ravioli in tomato sauce, for starters the labelling is so cheerful, a delightful primrose yellow label with the red centrepiece that holds that all important information, the manufacturer and what is contained in the tin.
                      A 410g can comes in at around 97p and it will feed two for a snack.
                      Put a hot serving on a plate along with some warm crusty French bread and a liberal sprinkling of cheese on top of the pasta and it is a very passable mini-feast indeed.

                      As always Heinz have made life simple for us with the addition of a ring pull lid.
                      Inside of the can there is a lot going on, there is a riot of colour which is all down to the very thick rich tomato sauce and the can looks full to bursting with pasta.
                      Anything remotely spicy always interests me and I rarely feel disappointed when I open a can of ravioli, the savoury flavour is there in abundance. Take a look at the label and as you note the ingredients it all becomes clear why the sauce is so tasty, spice extracts, onion, garlic salt, herb extracts, tomato purée, that makes it clear that there is quite a bit crammed into this can.

                      Heinz have parcelled this dish very neatly, each little packet of pasta is uniform and has a delicately crinkled edge. The parcel filling seems to have been religiously measured out, each one containing more or less the same amount of tasty meat seasoned filling.
                      The soft pasta which has been made using durum wheat semolina has absorbed some of the colour from the rich tomato sauce. The pasta is relatively thick considering the size of each parcel but it holds the contents safely inside. There is more than enough spicy sauce and it soaks into that chunk of fresh crusty bread very well indeed. The ravioli is soft, the texture is pleasant and there is no need for any frantic chewing, the outer shell gives way to the marginally firmer filling easily.
                      The whole beef content is just 14%, so don't expect miracles, the ravioli attracts its admirers with the spices more than the meat.

                      As I have said in many of my reviews I prefer to heat canned food in a saucepan on top of the hob, the food then retains its original flavour well. Just heat the ravioli through but don't bring it to the boil. The whole can full takes but a couple of minutes to warm through thoroughly.
                      A half a can contains 155 calories, 4.9g protein, 26.4g carbohydrate of which 6.8g is sugar ( still a significant sugar content) 3.3g fat of which 1.2g is saturate, 1.8g fibre and 0.6g sodium.
                      Heinz have used no artificial colours or preservatives but the product does contain wheat, gluten and eggs.

                      Although this is a common or garden tin of Heinz ravioli I see no reason why anyone shouldn't be tempted to make the most out of it, it would make a tasty topping for a jacket potato ( even though it would contain a lot of carbs!) it is good served on top of a slice of toast, put the ravioli in a ramekin and serve it with a good and varied side salad and crusty bread ( don't forget to sprinkle it with grated cheese).
                      I am sure that it would be a favourite with a lot of children too.

                      I have to confess that I don't enjoy fresh pasta! I must be in the minority. I would far rather enjoy a can of Heinz ravioli any day of the week. Marco Pierre White would be raising his big bushy eyebrows heavenwards if he read that statement!!

                      Don't forget, Heinz have catered for the vegetarians and have provided a meat free version of their delicious ravioli.

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                        14.01.2009 15:06

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                        nice quick tasty meal

                        Comes in an easy to open ring pull can so no more struggling to open with your can opener which is always a good start.
                        Nice big pasta squares and they are well filled with good tasting meat,as youd expect this quality from Heinz.
                        A thick consistant tomato sauce with Heinz,not like the cheaper brands as the tomato sauce is always runny,and thats before youve heated it up!
                        A firm favourite with me as i tend to use these for work as ideal for a quick meal and great with brown sauce smothered on top and couple of slices of bread and butter to fill you up,or even on toast as i often do.
                        I tend to buy these when on special offer from Morrisons as you can get them cheaply so i fill up on this then.
                        Remember to check around your mouth when youve finished as the tomato sauce can go all over your face without you knowing as youve enjoyed eating these!

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                        10.10.2008 20:50
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                        Don't go for the cheap stuff pay the extra

                        Heinz Ravioli has become a firm favourite in our family recently. I tend to try and buy cheaper brands when ever possible and we have been eating ravioli for a while but it was not that popular more of a side order than a meal.

                        Ravioli is pasta pillows filled with meat in a tomatoe sauce

                        Recently Tesco ran a promotion on Heinz tins and I bought three tins in a buy 2 get one free offer. We had Ravioli with jacket potatoes and cheese that evening after dividing the tin between us my daughter ate her portion straight away and there was a request from more! Since then we have never turned back well worth the extra pennies.

                        We enjoy Ravioli on toast, cheese and ravioli, jackets or mash with ravioli or as a side order with fish finger etc.

                        I do however find Ravioli a bit on the expensive side at about 90p a tin but we stock up when it is on offer.
                        We tend to buy Ravioli in a 400g tin but it does come in smaller sizes too. Ravioli can be found with the other tins such as beans and spaghetti. The tin has a yellow label with an orange/red picture of ravioli on a spoon.
                        I would recommend buying the Heinz variety, as it tastes so much better than the cheaper brands.

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                          25.08.2008 04:06
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                          Really Great Recommended

                          I always try to keep a good stock of tinned food in the cupboard for when I don't have time to cook from scratch or for if the freezer breaks down and decides to melt all my food, very annoying! At least my tins will be a good backup meal. Heinz make some of the best tinned food especially spaghetti and baked beans, they also make awesome ketchup which I am slightly addicted to but that's just because it's so good! One of my favourite tins to buy is Heinz Ravioli, I never used to like ravioli as a kid, I have no idea why as I love it now.

                          It can be bought in two different sized tins depending on how many people you are feeding or how much you need in one meal. A 200g tin will cost you 50p from Tesco but I prefer to buy the 410g tin for 79p as it's better value for money and I tend to eat a whole tin on it's own as a main meal, kind of greedy I know but I find that the smaller tins aren't filling enough.

                          The tin has a very helpful ring pull at the top which is great for when you can't find a tin opener. It has a large yellow label all the way around it with "Ravioli In Tomato Sauce" written on the front and the large Heinz logo. There is also a picture of two pieces of ravioli so you know what to expect in the tin and two tomato because of the sauce, very appetising. On the back of the tin are the ingredients and the nutritional information which is great for those of you who want to know what you're eating. I won't list the ingredients as that would be a waste of space but I will let you know that it contains no artificial colours, preservatives, flavours or GM ingredients, so it's not full of nasty chemicals. Plus it isn't the most unhealthy snack in the world as it is quite low in fat so you won't need to worry about ruining your diet.

                          As soon as you open the can you can smell the tomato sauce, this us why I like Heinz as they make really good smelling and tasting sauce for all of their foods and it always entices me to try it. Anyway this can be cooked in one of two ways, like most tinned food of this type. Either you can cook it on the hob or in the microwave. I like to microwave it as it's just easier, you simply put it into a microwavable bowl and pop it in for 2 minutes, then take it out and give it a stir so that it doesn't get stuck to the dish, put it back in for another 2 minutes and voila you're done! Don't forget it'll be very hot so try not to burn yourself, alternatively you can put it into a saucepan and gently heat on a low temperature for about 5 minutes, don't let it boil though as that will ruin its flavour.

                          Whilst it's cooking the lovely tomato smell will fill the whole room and make you very hungry. The food itself is covered in an orangey tomato sauce and the ravioli is in little square shapes, a bit like stamps but 3D because inside they are filled with tasty beef. The little squares are a yellowy colour underneath the sauce. Once you have bitten into one you will see that the filling is made of what looks like mush but really it's beef all squashed together to make it soft enough to eat. It is a very soft food to eat and is therefore a great way of getting kids to eat some meat if they find it too hard to chew. The tomato sauce is fairly thick which is nice because I don't like it when sauce is all watery. The sauce tastes as good as it smells and has a nice tomato flavour. The pasta and the beef soft of mix together in your mouth and it's a very nice combination you can still taste the sauce and the garlic etc on it, the combined taste is really great.

                          Overall I think that this is a great meal especially for when you're rushed for time and is very filling in comparison to Heinz Spaghetti Hoops. I think that this is one of the best quality tins of ravioli I have eaten and I really do recommend it to anybody who likes ravioli, 10 out of 10.

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                          01.07.2008 11:42
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                          a easy snack

                          Heinz ravioli is a firm favorite of ours, it is enjoyd by all in our house especially the children.

                          I have been a big fan of ravioli for years, i remember having it at infants school for my dinner with mashed potatoes.

                          Ravioli for any one who doesnt know is little square pasta parcels with mince beef inside the parcel.

                          The first thing i like about heinz ravioli is that when you open the tin it is ram packed with ravioli unlike cheaper brands where only half the tin is food and the rest is sauce.
                          The pasta has been boiled to perfection before being put into the tin so has a nice squidgy feel to it that isnt too hard or too soft but just right.
                          There is a generous portion of meat in each parcel which is good quality mince with no gristley bits in there.
                          The tomato sauce around the ravioli is the usual heinz high quality with a nice concistency and a sweet taste to it.

                          This is a good snack on its own that only takes a couple of minutes to warm up or is a nice accompanyment to chips.

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                            01.07.2008 11:21
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                            I don't like this. It tastes almost as bad as it smells.

                            This Heinz pasta meal looks suspiciously similar to the spaghetti bolognese and the spaghetti in tomato sauce from the out side. The only difference is that a heap of spaghetti is replaced by two pieces of ravioli on the from of the label.

                            This bright yellow can gives you 410g of ravioli in tomatoe sauce. If you think that sounds stragely familiar as you have read the same details for spaghetti and spaghetti bolognese, you would not be wrong.

                            The product promises low sugar and low fat but doesn't tell you what it compares itself with. After all, aren't low, lower and lowest, comparitive terms?

                            There are two servings in a can supposedly. So one portion gives you:

                            145 cal
                            1.7g salt
                            1.6g fat
                            7.3g sugar

                            The contents are 53% ravioli, 38% tomatoes, 6% tomato puree in the sauce, plus sugar, salt, herbs and spices and something called spice extracts.

                            The ravioli contains 14% beef, wheat flour, salt, flavouring (unidentified) colour (unidentified) and caramel.

                            As eith the other Heinz Pasta Meals this one contains gluten and wheat if you need that information. It also guarantees no artificial colours or preservatives. At least you know that the unidentified colouring and flavouring additives are natural.

                            The death cap mushroom is also natural but you wouldn't want to eat that. Not that I'm suggesting there is any such ingredient in this product. I don't want a lawsuit from Heinz! I am just pointing out that the word 'natural' does not always mean wholesome.

                            Cook it on the hob or for a couple of minutes in the microwave.

                            The smell as it is heating does give a clue to the flavour. It had what I would term a stale cheesey aroma which had hints of tomato. Yuk! (Perhaps it's a good thing that I don't try to describe the taste of wine.)


                            So, what does this taste like?

                            It's like the Spaghetti Bolognese but the pasta is in little soggy packets. The beef in the packets is gritty and has a strange but inspid spicey taste. The sauce is the same as that used on other meals in this range, basically tomato with spices and herbs.

                            Did I enjoy this?

                            Actually, I didn't. threw half the contents of the tin away. The pasta is too soft and gluey and the filling inside the ravioli is more like a bef spread that meat. It has a strange after taste too.

                            I think I'll stick to spaghetti in tomato sauce and add things to that. At 80p a tin this was a waste of money. It certainly isn't up to the standard I have some to expect from Heinz.

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