“ Brand: Aldi / Type: Sauces „
I love pasta but am not keen at all on plain pasta so from time to time I purchase stir in sauces to pep it all up with! I hate cooking really and it's not something I'm all that great at though don't get me wrong I do get by ok but me......I wanna be fed and quickly usually and so instead of messing about and trying to make up my sauces I will happily buy these types of foods and costing a mere 59p in my local Aldi store seemed a mighty good buy to me for a jar of sauce that looked rather posh!
350g stubby see-through glass jar with a black and white label around the main part of it and a red screw on/off lid to the top of it. On the front of the label there is a picture of the sauce dribbled over a plate of pasta and I am told it is Specially Selected Spicy Tomato And Red Pepper Pasta Sauce 'We have chosen the finest ingredients combined with our passion for food, to offer you a deliciously rich sauce made from fresh Italian sun ripened tomatoes and freshly chopped yellow, green and red peppers with chilli peppers = perfect for full flavoured Mediterranean dishes' and the weight of the jar is stated (as I've listed already). Other information given on the jar includes directions for use, ingredients and dietary advice is given along with storage advice and contact details for Aldi. Surprisingly no-where on the jar is any nutritional advice listed, which is so odd!
Directions For Use:
Well all you do is tip the sauce into a saucepan and bring it to the boil and then let it simmer for a few minutes till warmed through. You then can pour this over pasta or as you could do as I do and that is to use it in a pasta bake (Mix with cooked off pasta and vegetables and/or meat) and then cover it all with cheese and grill it to finish) or you can add this to pre cooked vegetables, meats, fish or meat alternatives or as directed simply use it as a stir in sauce. It's a very versatile little sauce this is.
Me Using It:
Well the sauce when tipped into a saucepan or over food of course is a rich red in colour and a bit of a gloopy consistency really. It's glossy and has a slight smell of herbs and garlic to it and when cooked through it does melt down rather a lot but doesn't become too watery at all and does contain a bit of body to it.
Flavour wise this tastes of rich tomatoes with no pips in. There is taste of peppers to this (though not visible) giving a sort of earthy and sweet taste to this sauce and a slight kick of chilli, garlic and parsley and that parsely really does compliment the tomato taste. It's a nicely seasoned, rich tasting sauce that isn't too sweet but naturally so and very tasty and in a natural way. I really like this simply but tasty sauce on every level and it's great as a base sauce as well cos you can of course add other herbs and spices etc if you wish to.
High quality at a very good price and I'm impressed with this sauce and will repurchase it time and time again!
Suitable for Vegetarians and Gluten free.
Only available in Aldi stores.