“ Brand: Tesco / Type: Other Ready Meals „
Quite often I run out of ideas on what to eat of a lunchtime. With an eating disorder hot on my tails and an eating plan I have to stick to and the fact that I really don't like cooking much these days due to lots of health problems I tend to buy a few cans of thing to shove in my larder cupboard simply to shove on toast and the likes.
This ravioli really appealed to me. Cheesy sauce....., cheesy ravioli whats not to like I thought!
The can is 410g in size so a standard sort of size this is. The labeling on the front of it shows me the ravioli I should expect to be eating and I am clearly told what it is and where it comes from (Tesco) and there is an at a glance nutritional chart shown then on the back of the can other information given includes the ingredients used within it and allergy advice as well as a full nutritional chart and cooking instructions (you can pop this in a saucepan and on the hob or microwave it if you prefer) , the size is stated and contact details for Tesco are clearly stated. Nice enough can this is and it is informative enough too.
What you get is lots of plump creamy coloured squares of the ravioli in a light orange tomato sauce. The sauce is meant to be infused with cheese as is the ravioli itself and cooking it couldn't be simpler with it taking only about 3 minutes to heat through whether it being in a saucepan or in the microwave, me I use the microwave whenever I can for speed and less mess as I am a really lazy cook!
When heating this through this smells nice and cheesy and when I got it out to pop on my toast it looked nice enough and piping hot!
Taste wise, well I wasn't enthralled with this to be honest. The sauce was thin, albeit smooth but it mainly tasted tomatoey rather than cheesy, though there was a hint of a cheese flavour to it to be fair and it was nicely seasoned and not too much so. The pasta ravioli was nice nice enough though the sauce sort of slid off it it was cooked through well and like I mentioned earlier looked nice enough. The ravioli pasta parcels tasted ok. To me it was all about the flavour of the pasta which was pleasant and I got a hint of a nutmeg flavour along with it though barely any flavour of cheese from that but it was ok and not awful!
All in all I wasn't enthralled with this at it all not like I was the meaty version of this that Tesco sell. It was just a bit samey all the way through, from the sauce to the pasta and I would certainly of liked more of the flavour of cheese to come through!
Per half a can of this contains 160 calories and 0.9g of Saturated Fat which I don't think is bad at all for this type of product however for me I won't be buying this again because its simply not flavoursome enough for me!
Only available from Tesco stores and a can/tin of this costs 62p.
The vilest creation man has ever created, found only in the pits of hell and my brothers stomach, the orange filth and the nastiness that defeats all nastiness, concocted in the rustiest of cauldrons, and kept only in the strongest containers, so it cannot escape and wreak havoc on the world, causing a thermonuclear meltdown globally. This unspeakable menace is simply known as Tesco's canned cheese ravioli!
No, but seriously, my brother used to eat this stuff and, well, it would honestly make me feel sick watching him shovelling that stuff into his mouth. Im sure this stuff is a form of torture. The main thing wrong with it is that it absolutely reeks. It fills the room with stench, and I had to leave the room whenever he had it for dinner as I would be wretching really bad. At first my parents thought I was putting it on, but then my Mum tried some and nearly spat it back out. So thankfully, she doesn't order it anymore.
In conclusion, don't buy this, if you're going to buy a Tesco's Ravioli, then I'd suggest the beef one (if they still do it) as that doesn't stink, and my brother seemed to like it more, but then again, he eats anything.
I don't buy this very often, but at the weekend I bought 2 tins as the girls were off school this week and their dad off work for a couple of days. He likes to eat things like this with toast for breakfast.
The tin no longer looks like the one dooyoo is showing. It comes in a 410 gram tin that has pictures of the ravioli on. The cost is 51p from Tesco (obviously) as opposed to £1.07 for a tin of Heinz cheese and tomato ravioli. So I am not bothered that I have to open the tin with a can opener as I know to buy the Heinz one that would have a ring pull would cost me more than double.
Once the can is opened the tomato sauce is a nice orange colour but looks a little thin. The ravioli looks nice and big and they all appear to be a similar size.
If heated up in the microwave it takes around 2 minutes to heat and if heated on the hob abouot 4 minutes.
There is plenty of sauce, in fact there is a bit too much for my liking, but it tastes ok. Just ok, the whole thing is a bit bland and you can't really taste the cheese it just has something in the middle of the pasta and you can't tell it's cheese.
I would buy again to have in for emergencies as it tastes ok on toast with a fried egg on top.
I've had a bit of a sore throat today so have been eating soft food, that's why I ended up getting a tin of this Cheese Ravioli for my dinner while I was in Tesco.
I've only ever had meat ravioli before so didn't know what to expect but this is actually proper nice. It's more or less the same as the Heinz meat ravioli only the filling is cheesy, the sauce is the same and everything but the tomato in the sauce goes wicked with the cheese flavour of the ravioli.
I like the pasta because it's got a nice soft texture but hasn't gone sloppy like a lot of the cheap ravioli you can get. We had some from Aldi a few weeks ago and the pasta was mega slimey, it made me feel sick as I swallowed it because it was so slippy. This cheese ravioli has got a more natural texture.... even though it's nothing like real pasta at all! lol
The filling is quite squidgy, it's not stringy and is more like cheese flavoured something than proper cheese. I think it's a bit like a solid cheese sauce and has got a lovely strong flavour that goes dead nice with the tomato sauce. The sauce is a bit thin and doesn't taste as rich as the sauce you get in meat ravioli, that's not a bad thing here though because I think it's perfect for the cheese because that hasn't got such a strong flavour as the meat.
I think this is very nice, I'm not mad keen on tinned pasta but can have certain things like ravioli and occasionally tinned spaghetti if they're good quality. This Cheese Ravioli is deffo good quality and especially for an own brand product, there's nothing to fault with it and I recommend it to anyone who likes cheesey flavours and ravioli.
I am writing this as I eat it for my lunch at work. First off I would recommend not to expect a fine italian version of this classic. It by no means taste bad at all but it doesn't over whelm me and you really need something with it like a good chunk of garlic bread or veg and chicken and serve it on the side then I would be really impressed with it!
You get a lovely subtle aroma of the sweet tomato sauce when you open the can, the sauce almost looks like the sauce for baked beans, same colour and consitency. There are these neat looking pasta parcels in the sauce, the tin is full and there plenty of pasta. The ravioli's ar a little flat for my liking and could have a bit more filling in. The filling that is there is a really tasty subtle hint of cheese and herb mix but there is definitely room for more filling.
This tin of ravioli cost 51p so as a quick acompliment to a meal or served with garlic bread this is lovely, not outstanding but good enough.
I would rate it highly I would give it 3 stars but definitely keep a tin in your cupbaord to add to meals to make them stretch further.
I love ravioli but the fresh stuff is a little pricey to buy on a regular basis, and I wouldn't be confident making my own pasta, so usually I end up buying the tinned stuff. The main problem I have with this, is I'm often a bit concerned as to what is actually in the meat, as it's never very meat-like if that makes sense?! I knew that there are now some tinned vegetable ravioli's available and when picking one up I noticed Tesco's cheese ravioli. I've never had a ravioli stuffed with cheese but I thought it sounded nice, so I picked up a tin.
The ravioli comes in a rather bright, purple can featuring a picture of the ravioli on the front. It's a standard can which has to be opened with a can opener - no fancy ring pull here!
When I opened the tin the first thing that struck me was that the ravioli parcels were quite a large size compared to the Somerfield own brand I normally buy. The sauce looked a nice rich orangey-red colour and the pasta was all a uniform size.
You can heat the ravioli in either the microwave or on the hob, but I always choose the hob with these things, I don't know why. Either way, it will only take a maximum of four minutes to heat up.
When it came to the taste, I must admit I wasn't really sure what to expect. I have a terrible habit of dissecting ravioli - by this I mean opening the parcel up and eating the middle first, then the pasta! I know, I know, I shouldn't play with my food, and in this case definitely not. When 'dissected' I found the cheese middle to taste slightly gritty and the pasta was slimy. However, when eaten as a whole parcel like it is intended, the flavour was much better. This way I couldn't taste the strange grittiness of the cheese, it simply tasted creamy, however there wasn't much of a cheesy flavour to it. I have to mention the sauce too, which was a lovely consistency, whereas often with these tinned products in tomato sauce, the sauce is runny and watery. The sauce did have a nice tomatoey flavour and had a slight spice to it , but I think overall it might have benefited from a few more herbs or spices in there.
Per half a can:
A 410g can of this ravioli costs 48p from Tesco.
Overall, although I enjoyed the taste of this I think it would benefit from a stronger tasting cheese in the middle and maybe a spicier sauce. Still given that it was a meal in a can and that it only cost 48p it was pretty good and I'd still recommend giving it a try.