Product Type: Dolmio Sauces / Soups
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Dolmio Stir-in Sweet Pepper
Member Name: Cutecandy
Dolmio Stir-in Sweet Pepper
Advantages: Tasty; quick dinner; healthy
Disadvantages: Need to hide the package before your friends come round for your home cooked pasta!
A couple of weeks ago I tried a super quick review to see if I could race my dinner to being ready. Here it is:
Ready steady go......
I have stopped off at the supermarket on the way home and parted with £1.36 in return for a pot of sauce. All I need now is the pasta of my choosing - we like swirly ones in our house (known to the discerning as fusilli) but the beauty of this product is that each time you vary the pasta you change the nature of the meal!
Pour swiryly pasta into pan of boiling water and turn heat on.
Pasta is simmering away.
Time to read the blurb on the packet:
"Dolmio Sweet Pepper Stir-in" with a tasty looking rosy pasta dish to go with it. The cardboard sleeve slips off to reveal a plastic tub with peel off lid. Bet it won't peel....oh yes it did!
Inside is a deep red sauce with distinguishable vegetable lumps and a lovely spicy sweet aroma. Looks good enough to eat cold! But I will resist in the interests of a fair review.
I also discover the following info:
Sat Fat 1.4g
Tomatoes (47%), Red Pepper (10%), Tomato Puree (9%), Vegetable Oil, Yellow Pepper (5%), Roasted Onion, Olive Oil, Onion, Red Pepper (Concentrate) (2%), Salt, Modified Cornstarch, Sugar, Basil, Garlic, Chilli Paste, Lactic Acid, Spices, Milk Protein, Stabilisers (Xanthan Gum).
Contains Milk Proteins
Energy kCal 137 kCal
Energy kJ 571 kJ
Protein 1.5 g
Carbohydrate 9.7 g
of which sugars 5.1 g
Fat 10.3 g
of which saturates 1.4 g
Fibre 0.9 g
Sodium 0.8 g
What a lot of handy info on a small tub! I can also send feedback to various addresses if I so desire and the sauce is 100% veggie (good to know.) My sauce is well within its sell by date with a rather alarming 8 months which is both a relief and a lurking question which I choose not to address!
My pasta is looking suitably al dente by now so I drain it and then have to let my culinary activity take precedence as now I have to pour in the sauce and keep it moving whilst it heats through.
I know all I have done is boil and stir, but place this in a fine china bowl and it could easily pass as proper home cooking. It is sweet and spicy at the same time with neither scent being too overpowering. It has a good thick tomatoey texture and is generally rather yummy.
The packet says "Two servings" but I would be inclined towards 3. I guess the ultimate decision on that is part of the all important question:
"How saucy do you like it?"
Thanks for reading.
Summary: Well worth having in the storecupboard
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