“ Brand: Napolina / Type: Sauces „
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Recently Tesco were running a buy one get one free offer on Napolina sauces and being a fan of the lasagne sauces from this range, I decided to stock up and pick up their tomato and mascarpone pasta sauce tp give it a try. When cooking pasta I try to stick to tomato based pasta sauces and particularly like tomato and mascarpone, however this is the first time I have tried this flavour in this range. It currently costs £1.75 for a 335g of the sauce, however I was getting 2 for 1, so even better. The napolina sauces all come in tall jars with black lids. On the front of the jar underneath the Napolina heading and tomato and mascarpone picture it states that this is a 'delicious pasta sauce with sundried tomato, basil and cracked black pepper'. Like other pasta sauces, it is simply a matter of heating this through and then pouring it over the pasta, which was easy and simple to do. In terms of nutritional value, this isn't too bad. Per 100g, there are 132 calories and 10.6g of fat. All in all, although this isn't the worst in terms of calorie content and although I have liked all the other sauces in the Napolina range, I was disappointed with this sauce from the moment I opened it. When I opened the lid, I wasn't struck the familiar smell of tomato and mascarpone, in fact it just smelt like tomatos. The taste was much the same - more tomato than mascarpone. I felt the sauce could have been creamy, but to me it resembled simply a tomato pasta sauce. If it hadn't stated it on the front, I don't even think I would have known that mascarpone was part of the sauce. At the time I bought two for the price of 1, so I have a second one to use, however I will use it, but will avoid this particular pasta sauce flavour in the Napolina range again. Disappointing since their lasagne sauce is terrific.