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Brand: Heinz / Type: Other Ready Meals

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      14.12.2011 17:37
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      won't be buying again!

      Heinz offer a wide range of tinned, baby and dessert products.

      ~Spaghetti Plus Sausages~

      Spaghetti and Sausages is one of the tinned "meals" available from Heinz. You can also buy spaghetti with meatballs or pepperoni.

      "Heinz Spaghetti Plus Sausages in tomato sauce has all the classic great taste of our Spaghetti, but with an appetising twist..." (from packaging)

      Spaghetti and Sausages is presented in a metal can with ring pull lid. This dish is free from artificial colours, flavours or preservatives. It can be cooked on the hob until heated through or blasted in the microwave for 2.5minutes (stirring after 1.5mins).

      ~Ingredients and Nutrition~

      Tomatoes (43%) , Spaghetti (36%, Water, Durum Wheat Semolina) , Pork Sausages (18%, Pork (65%), Water, Pea Starch, Salt, Spice Extracts, Spice , Emulsifiers - Tri-, Poly- and Diphosphates) , Sugar , Modified Cornflour , Salt , Citric Acid , Herb Extract , Garlic Salt , Spice Extract .

      1/2 of a can contains 177 calories, 2.6g of saturated fat and 7.9g of sugar.

      ~Price~

      A 400g tin can be bought from Asda for 98p. A 200g tin is 68p or 4 for £2.50.

      ~My Thoughts~

      I make a lot of meals from scratch now though when I am home alone, I cannot be bothered to make something big. I keep a few Heinz tins in my cupboard for emergency meals. I actually bought this spaghetti and sausages tin for my fiance but feeling peckish (and tired) today, I decided to have it for lunch with some toast.

      On opening the tin (thank goodness for ring pulls!) there is plenty of spaghetti in a rich, orange sauce. I poured mine into a pot and by the time my toast was cooked, it was ready to be served. I was really hungry so a 400g tin with 2 slices of toast was perfect for me though you could have this as a side and it would be suitable for 2 - or for 2 children. It smelled nice and I poured it over my toast.

      ~Where's The Flavour?~

      I will state here that I love the Heinz spaghetti - I also love the sausages that you get with the tins of beans so was confident I would like this tin of food. There were 6 rather small (think the size of Wee Willy Winky sausages but a bit thicker). The sauce looked pleasing and reasonably thick which I like. There was plenty of small strands of spaghetti and the meal looked like it would fill me up nicely.

      From the first taste I was rather disappointed but plodded on as I was hungry. The sauce was bland and this surprised me as Heinz tomato sauce is usually flavoursome and sweet. This was tasteless. The spaghetti itself had a nice texture - not soggy but not hard and was easy to eat but let down with the bland coating of sauce. The sausages were awful. They were a bit too firm for my liking (where as the ones in the beans have a nice soft texture) and tasted "bitty". They lacked any seasoning and tasted cheap and boring.

      There was enough sauce left on my plate to mop up with my toast though the lack of taste to the sauce was an insult to my Warburtons toast! The meal was filling and I was treated to a sort of salty/sweet aftertaste which was just weird!

      ~Conclusion~

      Bitterly disappointed Heinz - this could have came from a value store own brand as it tasted cheap and nasty. I expected better so will not be recommending Heinz Spaghetti With Sausages. A total waste of 98p! Not too bad with calories though.

      Thanks for reading x

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        15.09.2010 01:25
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        Not bad but not great either!

        I love tinned spaghetti and so the other night when I spotted that Heinz has a spaghetti and a sausage combo in a can on the market I couldn't wait to get right stuck in!

        The Packaging:

        I purchased a 400g can with a ring pull to the top of it and it has a yellow label around it. On the front of the can I am told that it is Heinz 'EST 1869', Spaghetti Plus Sausages 'In our classic tomato sauce' and that there are 57 varieties and that this counts towards one of your five a day and there are pictures of small sausages and tomatoes on there. Other information listed on the back of the can includes being told a bit about the product, ingredients and allergy advice is given along with a nutritional chart and heating instructions and contact details for Heinz are stated too. Nice bright and informative labelling this has and I do appreciate a ring-pull being given.

        The Spaghetti & Sausages:

        You can heat these through in a couple of ways. Either microwave the food in about 2 and half minutes or simply heat them in a saucepan on the hob for a couple of minutes.

        What you end up with is lot of bright orange coloured sauce, lots of thin spaghetti strands and (in the large can) 8 small pinkish, smooth looking sausages.

        The sauce was plentiful though this was my only gripe there was far too much of it and I had to throw some away. However it tasted well seasoned and of tomatoes and quite tangy though a bit runny it was flavoursome enough. The spaghetti was soft and tasty enough too and not too large to handle and not sloppy again I would of preferred it a bit more thick cos then it would have been a bit more filling but it was ok and certainly up to Heinz's usual standard to be fair. The sausages were moist and tasty and did taste of like a processed pork and a bit like a canned hot dog sausage to me. It was a little on the peppery side but at least that gave a bit of flavour to them.

        All in all I simply thought these were ok but nothing really very special. A bit too soggy throughout for me due to the amount of sauce that was there but flavoursome enough. Not bad but not something I would really go out of my way to purchase again sadly.

        Nutritional Information per 1/2 Can:

        Energy: 177kcal
        Protein: 7.0g
        Carbohydrate: 21.7g
        of which sugars: 7.9g
        Fat: 6.9g
        of which saturates: 2.6g
        Fibre: 1.1g
        Sodium: 0.6g
        Salt equivalent: 1.4g

        A 400g can (the size that I am reviewing) costs about 90p a can and a 200g can costs about 68p in all good supermarkets etc.

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