“ Brand: Dress Italian / Type: Slow cooked sundried tomato sauce for pasta „
When it comes to cook in sauces I buy rather alot of them if I'm honest. I can't be bothered to make a sauce up from scratch anyway and never seem to have enough time lol!
This one I picked up in Asda costing a pound a jar and familiar with the range already I couldn't wait to try it out!
I've only ever seen this sauce available in one size to purchase and that is a glass jar that holds 350g of the sauce and it has a black label around the main of it and a black screw on/off lid to top of it. On the front of the label there is a picture of a women eating spaghetti and we are told that it is Siciliana Sundried Tomato, Dress Italian and that it is is slow cooked, contains red wine and is made in Italy. On the back of the label other information listed includes being told a bit about the sauce, the ingredients and allergy advice is given as well as a nutritional rundown and the weight of the sauce is given and finally contact details for Dress Italian Ltd are given. All we are told to do with this sauce on the jar incidentally is to warm it gently and to stir it into hot, drained pasta.
The Sauce Itself:
The sauce itself is dark red and runny enough without being soppy or too wet and it is a sauce made up mainly from chopped tomatoes and sundried tomatoes with some slithers of onions and then there is a little red wine in there though you can't really taste that to be honest but you can taste the rosemary and the fact that it is seasoned.
Naturally sweet, a bit sharp this is a really tasty sauce that tastes expensive. This has no added sugar, starch or flavourings and looks great in and on food. I added some of this sauce to drained and warm pasta and I added some to some garlic and mince and made a sort of bolagnese sauce and it really was rich and tasty and not one bit runny or greasy.
I am not a fan of Dolmio sauces and the likes and in my opinion this is far superior and rich and tastes authentic and interesting and I wouldn't hesitate in purchasing this again as not only does it taste so good but it really is very versatile indeed.
Nutritional Information Per 100g (The Important Bits):
Energy: 88 Kcal
of which saturates: 0.7g
Available in all good supermarkets I bought my jar for £1.00 but this was an offer price so do expect to pay about £1.50 usually.