“ Brand: Dress Italian / Type: Sauces „
Often I enjoy baking up a pasta dish in a sauce covered in cheese or making up a quick spaghetti bolgnese with a jar of sauce for ease. I am not into thick tomato sauces though such as Dolmio and prefer thinner sauces as a rule.
Recently I found this Dress Italian range of stir in sauces often on offer in Asda at a pound a jar instead of the usual price of more like £1.50 a jar and after sampling my first jar fell in love with the brand and so when I spotted this one infused with basil and onion I couldn't wait to get stuck into it!
The jars of these sauces is really nice. The glass see-through jar holds 350g of the sauce and it has a simple black screw on/off lid to the top of it and then around it there is a label and on the front of that label we have a picture of a lady sucking some spaghetti and then we are told that it it Classica Basil & Onion, Dress Italian 'Authentically, Slow Cooked In Italy'. Other information listed on the jar includes being told a bit about the product, directions for use are given, we are told that it serves 2/3 people, ingredients and allergy advice is stated along with nutritional information and contact details for Dress Italian are given. Nice, informative enough jar this is.
Using The Sauce:
The sauce is rather runny, smells highly of tomato and basil and you can see green flecks running in abundance through it.
To use it we are advised on the jar to cook up some pasta and thoroughly drain it and then heat this sauce up and pour it all over it. I have done that with these sauces and they have been great however I like to fry off some meat (usually mince though you can use any I guess including Vegetarian mince and the likes) along with onions and then heated this sauce up with that and served it.
It is a lovely sauce. It thickens slightly through heating and looks like a real home made sauce with little chunks of tomato in it and all this has in it is chopped tomatoes, double concentrate, chopped onions, sunflower oil, basil and sea salt and so it has no added sugar, starch or flavourings to it so to me this is the next best thing to making it myself!
You can taste the naturally sweet tomatoes and basil the most with a hint of onion flavouring though it though I didn't personally come across any onions as such. Its nicely seasoned and all round just a really good sauce!
Me and my flatmate love this range of sauces and to me you can't beat the quality that it exudes!
Nutritional Information Per 100g (The Important Bits!):
Energy: 74.0 Kcal
of which saturates: 0.7g
Available in all good supermarkets etc.