Product Type: Tesco Sauces / Soups
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Tesco Value Pasta Sauce
Member Name: jade22green
Tesco Value Pasta Sauce
Advantages: cheap, low in fat and calories, easy to use
Disadvantages: somtimes I find it has a sweet taste to it, which I am not too keen on and try to correct
I don't shop in any one supermarket and tend to do small shops in each, usually going to a different one each week depending on the offers. I am not loyal to any shops, I go where the value and offers are, to save as much as I can.
A great way of saving is by using the supermarkets basic brands. Tesco's is called Tesco Value and is a range of quite basic, essential products at a low price. the quality does differ but overall I find they are pretty good and try to use as much from this range as possible.
One of the things I do buy on a regular basis is this pasta sauce. For just 36p you get a 440g jar which I find is easily enough for 3 to 4 servings.
It's got a good consistency, not too thick but not runny and tasteless either.
I do like the flavour although I have had other value brand sauces that were slightly better. I sometimes find it tastes a little too sweet for me and so always avoid adding anything with any extra sweetness in the taste such as peppers. Having said that it's still a good flavour and perfectly edible, just I'm not a fan of sweetness in sauces too much. To get around this I make sure I either dilute it a bit or add a bit of tomato puree/ The other thing I do is spread it amongst a lot of pasts so that you get just a hint of the sauce. I don't think anyone else would have this problem. It's very personal to me.
I use this sauce with lot's of different things. I have it with chicken, rice, pasta, couscous, over vegetables and with meat. It has a tomato flavour so suits a lot of different foods.
I do try my best to cook sauces from scratch, but I'm not perfect and have very lazy days when I can't bothered or am sometimes just too busy to cook. That's when this sauce is great. I can just shove some pasta in a pan and then when it's drained I add this and a bit of iceland pre-cooked chicken.
A serving is 100g (just under a quarter of the jar) and this contains 24 calories and 0.4g of saturated fat, which is very good for a cooking sauce.
Good for the waistline and the pocket!
Summary: great for the waist and the pocket
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