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      15.03.2011 11:41
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      Recommended for a quick and easy pasta meal

      For me, cooking is one of those things that has to be done so that I can sustain my body. I don't take a great deal of pleasure in doing day-to-day cooking for normal meals as I feel it's more like a chore. I like to bake as a hobby and consider that to be the fun side of cooking. I usually end up stocking up my store cupboard with basic essentials for making quick and easy meals. I found this Weight Watchers Roasted Garlic Pasta Sauce in Poundland and decided to give it a try as it sounded tasty. Obviously it cost me £1.00, but I have also since seen this in Tesco's where it costs just 5p more.

      Product description: "Inspired by the Italian recipes, this rich tomato low fat sauce combines roasted garlic and onion.
      Simply delicious with cooked pasta, minced beef or fish."

      This sauce looks very much like every other tomato based pasta sauce on the shelves, and has a nice orangey red colour. It comes in a clear glass jar and contains just 350g of sauce which is enough for two servings. This is fine for me as I just cook for myself, but this might not suit others that are trying to feed several mouths or people with families and kids.

      Cooking instructions: To enjoy your Weight Watchers sauce, ensure it's served piping hot by gently heating in a pan, stirring occasionally. Stir into cooked pasta or spoon over your favourite cooked fish, meat or vegetables. For recipe ideas visit www.weightwatchers.co.uk

      On first inspection it looked and smelled lovely, with a natural aroma and a slight hint of herbs. It had quite a thin and runny consistency but I left it to simmer away nicely for a short while as it was heating through and by the time it was ready to serve it had thickened up a little. I went for the very lazy option of simply serving this mixed with pasta and then adding in loads of grated cheese, yummy! :)

      The smell was great and I was looking forward to eating my pasta. The taste did not disappoint and I was impressed that a low fat sauce had such strong flavours. It was very rich with a mainly tomato flavour that was tangy and fruity. I am massively into garlic and always overload when I cook dishes from scratch as I really love the taste. To begin with the garlic didn't stand out that much but as I ate more of the pasta the flavours built up and it became more noticeable, nicely rounding off the sweet flavour from the tomatoes. There were a few small chunks of veg in the sauce, but it wasn't really worth it as there were so few pieces. I think this would be nice with extra veggies added in like bits of pepper or mushrooms, to give a more hearty meal.

      Each 175g serving of this pasta sauce is given 2 points on the Weight Watchers Pro Points Plan. I am not following this diet programme, so was more interested in the nutritional values listed on the label. There is a pleasingly low amount of fat and salt, and this is also low in calories. It still has a lovely rich flavour and I would not have thought it was a diet brand food if I hadn't seen the label first.

      Based on the flavour of this Roasted Garlic Pasta Sauce I was very impressed, and would be tempted to buy it again. I usually "make" my own pasta sauces using just tomato and a whole ton of garlic and herbs, so there are no hidden chemicals or nasty bits, but this cuts out even that level of minimal effort. I really liked the flavour of this Weight Watchers sauce and would probably buy it again just to add to a quick dinner when I'm short on time. I think this is an excellent item to have in your store cupboard and it cooks up quickly and conveniently.

      Nutritional values per half jar / 175g serving:
      Energy - 269kJ - 64kcal
      Protein - 2.3g
      Carbohydrate - 11.2g - of which sugars - 5.1g
      Fat - 0.7g - of which saturates - <0.2g
      Fibre - 2.1g
      Sodium - 0.08g - Salt Equivalent - 0.2g

      Ingredients: Tomatoes (60%), Water, Tomato Purée, Onion (2.5%), Sugar, Maize Starch, Roasted Garlic (1%), Celery, Dried Onion, Vegetable Oil, Citric Acid, Pepper, Dried Parsley, Dried Oregano, Dried Basil, Natural Flavouring (contains Celery), Thyme.

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        12.08.2010 21:33
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        Fab

        As most of you know from my frequent reviews of Weight Watchers and other diet related foods, I am trying to lose a bit of weight. So far it is going very well and this has been helped by amazing products such as this Weight Watchers Roasted Garlic Pasta Sauce.

        The sauce comes in a recyclable glass jar with a screw top lid. It contains 350 grams which is enough sauce for two reasonably sized portions of pasta. I always cook it with pasta shells and meatballs but you can put it with anything. The sauce is very easy to cook and will heat up in just a few minutes on the hob.

        The sauce is described as 'Inspired by Italian recipes, this pasta sauce combines roasted garlic and onion with delicious vine ripened tomatoes.' The tomatoes really are delicious and there are some good sized chunks in there so it is very satisfying. The garlic is not very strong so if you are hoping for something really garlicky you will be disappointed. The good part of that is that you won't get garlic breath!

        The jar costs £1.19 from Asda which is not too bad. I have seen it on offer once for £1 and if it comes up at that price again I will be stocking up!

        Half a jar contains only 60 calories, 0.7 grams of fat and NO saturates! A serving has only 1 Weight Watchers point so you can have this as often as you like really! I will definitely be having it again!

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          14.07.2010 08:16
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          Tasty, Low Calorie Sauce

          Boyfriend is quite keen to lose some weight so as well as stocking up on various fruit and veg he's also started to buy various "diet versions" of some foodstuffs. The last batch of stuff he bought had a few Weight Watchers products in it, including this:-


          Packaging:

          The sauce comes in a standard glass jar with a screw top lid. The label covers around 80% of the jar and has the Weight Watcher logo on the front along with a picture of the sauce covering some pasta. We're also told that this sauce is "inspired by Italian recipes" and that it "combines roasted garlic and onion with delicious vine ripened tomatoes".
          The rest of the label contains the ingredients, nutritional information, cooking information, allergy advice and storage information.

          The jar contains 350g of sauce and is meant to serve two people. Half a jar of sauce is worth 1 point on the Weight Watchers diet.

          Nutritional Information per 100g {per serving: (175g )}:

          Energy kJ: 145kJ {254kJ}
          kcal: 34kcal {60kcal}
          Protein: 1.3g {2.3g}
          Carbohydrate: 6.4g {11.2g}
          of which sugars: 2.9g {5.1g}
          Fat: 0.4g {0.7g}
          of which saturates: <0.1g {<0.2g}
          Fibre: 1.2g {2.1g}
          Sodium: 0.05g {0.08g}
          Salt Equivalent: 0.1g {0.2g}


          Ingredients: Tomatoes (60%), Water, Tomato Puree, Onion (2.3%), Sugar, Maize Starch, Roasted Garlic (1%), Celery, Dried Onion, Vegetable Oil, Citric Acid, Pepper, Parsley, Oregano, Basil, Flavouring (contains celery), Thyme


          Allergy Information:

          Contains celery. May contain traces of nuts or sesame seeds.
          This sauce is suitable for vegetarians

          Price:

          At time of writing my local shop are charging 50p for one jar of this sauce.


          Taste and opinion:

          I've tried a number of Weight Watchers products before and, in general, find the brand a bit hit and miss. You can imagine, then, that I wasn't exactly filled with confidence at the thought of trying this pasta sauce. After reading the calories and nutritional information I was even less impressed, expecting the sauce to be thin, watery and lacking in taste.

          Opening the jar I got a slight whiff of the garlic. I spotted bits of vegetable in the sauce which were presumably the onion and/or the celery. The sauce itself is quite thick and the last remnants need to be got out of the jar with a spoon. It's certainly a thicker sauce than I was expecting from reading the nutritional information. Pouring the last of it over my cooked pasta I gave it a stir and left it to warm whilst I put the finishing touches to the rest of the meal.

          Sitting down I took a taste of the pasta and was pleasantly surprised. It hadn't gone all watery during cooking and there was enough sauce to cover the pasta I'd used quite well. Taking a taste I was pleased to find that it had rather a nice flavour. I could taste the garlic, the onion and the herbs but, thankfully, none of the flavours dominates the others. So, if you're not a fan of things which taste strongly of onion or garlic this is unlikely to be a problem for you.

          Overall this is a pleasant tasting sauce. I've had tomato based sauces that taste better and I've had ones that taste worse but, considering that this is a diet sauce and is low in calories it actually does rather well on the taste front. It's low in fat and there are no nasty artificial colours, preservatives or additives listed in the ingredients.

          On the downside one jar of this will only really feed two people if you're using it as part of a main meal. There isn't enough sauce to feed two people who just want to have pasta unless they're both eating a small amount of it, or unless you're not bothered about having much sauce with your pasta. I did salad and jacket potatoes with our meal and that was enough to make a satisfying main meal for the two of us. If I'd just done enough pasta to ensure that there was enough sauce to cover it then I suspect we'd still have been hungry after finishing it.

          To conclude then, this is a fairly tasty sauce which could provide a main meal for one person or part of a main meal for two or three.

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            07.07.2010 23:15
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            great with pasta

            As a weightwatcher member I am always on the look out for new products in their range. They do tend to be on the expensive side, but some of the products are worth spending a bit more on.

            When they launched this range of pasta sauces around a year ago I was very keen to try them as I love pasta and eat it often. They had about 3 or 4 options and a couple of curry sauces. I brought one of each and tried them all with pasta and chicken.

            The flavour of this was alright, fairly normal, nothing very special. The jar held enough to make pasta for 3 to 4 people and there was plenty of sauce. The texture was quite smooth but it has bits of vegatables, which I liked but some people might not.

            I did have a problem afterwoods though, if left me with a lot of acid. In case it was coincidental I tried it again and the same thing happened, so I dont buy that flavour anymore.

            They are priced at around £1.30 per jar, but are almost always on offer somewhere at £1, which is about average, and at between 0.5 and 1 point for half of the jar, they are a great way of making the most of your points.

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            10.05.2010 11:57
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            A filling meal

            I have been following the weight watchers plan for a couple of months now and have previously lost weight following this plan, if stuck to it does work as technically all you are doing is limiting your calorie intake via counting them as points. After a couple of months however like any diet you've lost some weight and get a bit despondant and need a bit of a boost so i've looked for some weight watchers products to do that.

            Weight Watchers roasted garlic pasta sauce is a great and easy way to follow your diet and fill you up. Each half jar contains 0.5g of saturated fat, 86 calories equalling to only 1 1/2 points although you do have to add your pasta point to that too but even still it's a relative low point meal and the pasta keeps you filled up.

            This product does comprimise on texture slightly but if your a serial dieter like me you'll know even if a product sounds delicious and says it's low fat there's always a catch but although it may not be a rich and creamy sauce it does still hold it's flavour.

            You can buy this product in asda for £1.23 which even with the price of the pasta and a sprinkle of cheese on top is a good tasty low calorie deal!

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            03.04.2010 11:30
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            Yummy And Not Too Much Garlic!

            When I was in Pound Land the other day I saw this Roasted Garlic Pasta Sauce and brought a jar because I love pasta but get a bit bored with using the same sauces all the time. I've used some of the Weight Watchers sauces before and some are proper nice but others aren't good at all. I like garlic so thought this one was worth trying to liven up my pasta, each jar does 2 servings so it's a pretty cheap way of making a nice meal and you can keep what's over in the fridge for 3 days so there won't be any waste.

            You just cook your pasta as normal then either warm the sauce up on it's own or drain the pasta and add it to the saucepan with the sauce. When you open the jar you'll be able to smell the garlic but it's also got a nice tomato smell that tells me the sauce isn't going to blow my head off with garlic. It only takes 2 or 3 mins to heat the sauce up but it's important that you keep stirring it because something in this sauce makes it stick big time to the bottom of the pan.

            The sauce has got a lovely taste. You can taste the garlic quite strong but the tomatoes in the sauce are sweet and that helps the garlic taste a bit weaker. It's got a strong flavour but you can still taste the pasta through it, if you're going to put your pasta back in with the sauce while it's heating up you should cook the pasta so that it's still a bit tough because it will carry on cooking when you put it back in with the sauce. The sauce isn't all that thick but it sticks good to the pasta, there's a few chunks of tomato in it but they're not very exciting because they're a bit squishy feeling and taste a bit watery when you bite into them.

            The only thing with this sauce is that the garlic taste lasts for AGES in your mouth, it's proper hard to get rid of even after you brush your teeth. You can tell it's been roasted because the garlic has got a yummy sweet taste and that's what lingers in your mouth, that's a good thing though because at least it doesn't give you major garlic breath like a lot of pasta sauces do but the after taste does get a bit over powering after a bit.

            When I did the second serving up I added some cooked chicken and vegetables to it, when you do this half a jar isn't quite enough but a full one would be too much so you're kind of stuck if you're just cooking for yourself. The taste of the garlic went proper nice with the chicken and it doesn't taste low fat at all when you have it like that, I reckon you could also use this sauce with mince if you're getting bored of normal bolognese sauce like I am.

            Recommended.... a proper nice pasta sauce that isn't mega expensive and won't pile on the pounds either!!!

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              02.04.2010 10:19
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              A very good low calorie pasta sauce from Weightwatchers ~ 4/5 stars !

              Weightwatchers Roasted Garlic Pasta Sauce.


              I love pasta and I love pasta sauces. I am also trying to watch my weight so the ideal combination for me is this pasta sauce from weightwatchers. I have tried many of their range and particularly like this one so this is the one I am going to review.



              ~~~ Packaging ~~~

              The Weightwatchers range of sauces all come in a clear glass jar about 6" high with a black screw top lid. They have a white label on with 'Weightwatchers' in large blue lettering and the name of the sauce written underneath. They all also show a lovely bowl of pasta smothered in the appropriate sauce. The labelling tells us that this jar contains only 70 calories for half the jar (1 serving) and is only 1 Weightwatchers point.


              ~~~ Contents ~~~

              The sauce is a lovely deep red colour and has a good consistency being not too thick or too thin. It has little pieces of tomato in too which gives a slightly thicker look to it. It has a lovely aromatic tomato smell with just a small hint of the garlic and actually smells quite delicious.


              ~~~ To use ~~~

              First of all boil some water and add your pasta to it and cook in the usual way. Then drain the pasta and add the pasta sauce and heat through gently too, without boiling. I like to add some cooked onion, red peppers and broccoli at this point to as it adds different textures, tastes and makes the meal more substantial. Also these vegetable have a 'no points' weightwatchers value so they add no points to your meal.


              ~~~ Taste ~~~

              The taste of this sauce is quite a sweet tomato taste and the garlic is nice and subtle and not at all strong or overpowering. You can feel the little chunks of tomato too which adds to the texture and flavour. The garlic taste is just enough to make it lovely.


              ~~~ Nutrition ~~~

              With the calories at only 70 for a serving which is half the jar this is great for those watching their weight, and with a low fat content at 0.7g, and low sugar and salt content too at 5.1g and 0.2g respectively, it makes for a reasonably healthy sauce.


              ~~~ Allergy Advice ~~~

              This sauce contains milk, celery and nuts and may contain traces of sesame seeds.


              ~~~ Opinion ~~~

              This is a good pasta sauce that has plenty of flavour and a good consistency and texture. It has a very pleasant tomatoey taste with a good hint of garlic that isn't too strong or overpowering. The only downside to this sauce I think is that if you are feeding more than two people and need more than one jar it can work out a little expensive.


              ~~~ Cost and Availability ~~~

              This sauce can be found at almost all the good supermarkets at a cost of around £1.59 for a jar of 350g. However they are often on offer if you have the time to shop around. I usually pick up a few jars when they are on offer at usually £1.00 in Asda or Tesco. Also if you have one near you these can frequently be found in Poundland too.




              Thank you for reading my review!

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                15.03.2010 17:12
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                Yummy Pasta Sauce.

                In keeping with my healthy eating kick Ive been buying more of these healthy diet foods lately. Weight Watchers is the one I tend to buy the most as I see a lot of their products in Poundland for obviously only a quid so thats very cheap and pretty much all the products Ive tried from this range have been really impressed with the quality and shocked at how nice they taste when theres barely any fat or calories in them. I am always buying these pasta sauces because pasta can make a quick, filling meal and the sauces often make a boring meal so much better but Ive been hearing on the news recently that all the pasta sauces have got really high salt contents so Ive stopped buying them as much lately. However the Weight Watchers range are well known for their great food with great nutritional values so I had to at least try this.

                There was quite a few differen flavours in the shop but this Roasted Garlic one looked the most appealing to me and I thought it was going to taste lovely. After trying this one I will definately be picking up some more of this flavour and trying the others!

                Nutritional Information:
                Per 100g:
                Fat: 0.4g
                Sugar: 2.9g
                Salt: Trace

                That is absolutely brilliant but I was hoping at this point that lack of calories, fat & salt didnt mean lack of taste and flavour.

                Also available in: Pesto & Parmesan, Creamy Mushroom, Rocket & Mozzarella, Korma, Chicken Tikka & Sweet & Sour so there is something for literally everyone there so its quite a good range.

                The Taste:
                So I cooked up my pasta drained it and then added the sauce to the pan to warm it through. I added a bit of chicken at this point just to make the meal a bit more filling but you can leave it as it is or add pretty much anything you like. I was expecting this to taste like, well garlic but I found the main taste was of roasted tomatoes and it was bloody lovely. You do get a garlic taste but it is more of an aftertaste rather than right in your face. I think they got the mixture of the flavours just right and just strong enough you can really taste them but they arent overpowering in the slightest.

                Another thing I really liked about this sauce is that it is really thick. A lot thicker than most pasta sauces Ive tried and there are little bits of tomato contained in the sauce which I thought was a nice added touch. I didnt think this would taste, look or smell as nice as it did at all and I have to say I have been totally surprised.

                I would say I had to use about half a jar to cover all of my pasta and I think that had a lot to do with the thickness of the sauce but at £1 a jar you cant really complain I dont think.

                I highly recommend this to everyone whether you are on a diet or not because it tastes great! I reckon if you didnt tell someone this was a Weight Watchers sauce that they would guess so it must taste pretty good. It tastes great and makes an ordinary meal so much better and tastier. And at £1 you really cant complain because that is a bargain.

                I highly recommend this sauce. Ill definately be trying out the other flavours.

                Thanks For Reading

                x0 Salz 0x

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                  26.11.2009 22:07
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                  A good quality low calorie pasta sauce

                  ~*~ Weight watchers roasted garlic pasta sauce ~*~

                  I'm a big pasta fan and could happily eat it every day. I'm not on the weight watchers diet, but when I saw the range of sauces they offered I decided that it was worth giving them a go. Not only were they low calorie but the flavour range offered seemed a lot more exciting than the standard tomato and tomato and chilli etc offered by Tesco!


                  ~*~ The weight watchers approach ~*~

                  Weight watchers attempts to create diets that people can stick to, helping them to control their eating allowing them to lose weight. Their website states that their dieting plans are based on eating filling foods that keep us satisfied for longer, therefore helping us to avoid temptation.

                  Weight watchers users a points system in which every food has a points value, based on that foods calories and fat content. Each person has their own individual points allowance, and using the points system participants 'learn to select the best food options to help them eat well, feel full and stay satisfied while still losing weight'.

                  Just to give you an example, 175g of mixed berries = 1 point, an omelette with fruit = 3 points and a large slice of pizza = 6 points.


                  ~*~ The weight watchers food range ~*~

                  Weight watchers have a massive range of food which covers pretty much everything including wine, bread, biscuits and frozen meals. Buying from the weight watchers range when on the diet makes the process a lot easier, as each product has the points value written on it, but the products tend to be a lot more expensive than the supermarket or brand equivalent which puts me off buying.


                  ~*~ The range ~*~

                  As well as the roasted garlic variety, Weight Watchers have several other pasta sauces to choose from - pesto and parmesan, creamy mushroom and mozzarella and rocket. My favourite in the range is the pesto and parmesan which is definitely worth a try.


                  ~*~ The sauce ~*~

                  The sauce itself is tomato based like most pasta sauces. It contains lots of chunks of tomato. It isn't the thickest of sauces, but is by no means runny. You use the pasta sauce just as you would with any other - I personally cook the pasta on the hob, drain and then add the sauce and simmer for another couple of minutes.

                  The amount of garlic used in the sauce is good - not too much to make it too overpowering, but not a wash out either. The perfect amount to not leave you smelling of garlic for the rest of the day!

                  The 350g jar states that it serves 2, which provided two good sized portions, which is unusual for 'diet' products.


                  ~*~ The price ~*~

                  This sauce is currently for sale in Tesco for £1.24, and is often on offer for £1. That's about the average price for a pasta sauce, and definitely worth paying.


                  ~*~ Nutritional information ~*~

                  One half-jar serving contains 60 calories, which is about the same amount you'd find in a standard serving of a plain tomato sauce, so pretty good going. A serving also contains 5.1g of sugar, 0.7g of fat and 0.2g of salt, making it the perfect healthy-meal accompaniment. Each serving also gives you 1 weight watchers point.


                  ~*~ The verdict ~*~

                  A very good pasta sauce. The flavour is good, there are a good number of tomato chunks and the portion size is also good. One of the weaknesses is the thickness - a little bit thicker would have made it better in my eyes, but I assume this would up the calorie content.

                  The garlic variety isn't my favourite in the range but I'll definitely be buying it again. Definitely worth a try if you are looking for healthy, low-calorie ways to spice up your pasta!

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                    A nice simple pasta sauce from Weight Watchers

                    Obviously with being pregnant I am not watching my weight but do look for the odd "bargain" at the supermarket. My latest was Weight Watchers Roasted Garlic Pasta Sauce.


                    ***Packaging***

                    The Weight Watchers Roasted Garlic Pasta Sauce comes in a 350g clear glass jar. This has a black screw on cap and has a white label with the Weight Watchers branding on. The number of points and calories are also clearly visible on the packaging as you would expect from a Weight Watchers product. There is an image of a pasta dish covered in what I would imagine is the Roasted Garlic pasta sauce which looks very appealing.


                    ***Price***

                    A 350g jar of Weight Watchers Roasted Garlic Pasta sauce costs £1.59 at Asda at it's usual price. I bought this on special offer from Asda at £1 per jar.

                    As you would expect because this is a Weight Watchers product, it is quite expensive and there are cheaper "low fat" pasta sauces available from other brands and from the supermarkets own brands. Especially as the jar only contains enough pasta sauce for two people. Therefore if you are feeding a large family it would work out quite expensive to use this pasta sauce.


                    ***Roasted Garlic Pasta Sauce***

                    Using this sauce I boiled my pasta first, drained off the water then added the pasta sauce to the pasta and heated the sauce through. I also added cooked chicken, onions and peppers to the sauce to make this a more substantial meal.

                    The sauce has quite a deep orangey red colour as this is a tomato based sauce. The sauce is relatively smooth but does contain some chunky pieces of tomato. I imagined the sauce to have quite a strong garlic aroma with this being a "Rasted Garlic sauce" but it doesn't. The main scent is of fresh tomatoes and you have to sniff quite closely to smell the garlic.

                    The sauce has a very pleasant taste to it. The initial taste is of tomato which is extremely fresh and quite tangy without this being overly tangy or unpleasant. A subtle taste of garlic then becomes apparent and you are left with the taste of garlic and tomato in your mouth which compliments any pasta very well.

                    The sauce was a lot thicker than I imagined it would be for a "low fat sauce" and contained a lot of pieces of tomato in it.

                    I did find that the sauce covered two decent sized portions of penne pasta well and the covering was enough, without drowning the pasta in sauce. However when the vegetables and chicken were added (not a particularly large amount) I felt the sauce did not cover so well and the meal was quite dry. Therefore if you plan on adding ingredients to your pasta you may find there is not enough sauce to cover, or if you are wanting to eat a larger portion of pasta.


                    **Nutritional Information**

                    175g serving (per half jar)
                    70 calories
                    1.2g fat

                    This contains 1 weight watchers point per serving.
                    As a pasta sauce this is reasonably low in calories and fat as you would expect from a Weight Watcher product. The product is suitable for vegetarians.


                    ***Overall***

                    This is a very tasty and pleasant pasta sauce. Although this is a low calorie, low fat sauce it does not lack taste. The tomatoes in the sauce taste fresh and tangy and there is a subtle garlic taste to the sauce but this is not too overpowering. A main downside of the product is the price at is quite expensive if you are cooking for more than two people and even so there are cheaper low fat products available in a similar sized jar. The sauce covers two decent sized portions of pasta alone very well however if you plan on adding a number of vegetables and meat to your food the sauce does not cover so well.

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                      nice flavour but not enough in the jar

                      I am a big pasta eater and pasta bake is one of the quickest meals that I know. My partner is currently watching his weight so when I saw this on a special deal I couldn't refuse it.

                      The jar

                      This is a nice sized jar and was very appealing. It had the weight watchers logo on the top and the flavour that the jar holds which was roasted garlic. I had never seen this flavour before so this really interested me. When I got it home I read the back of the packaging and it stated that the jar holds one point which was good. I don't know how many points the daily intake is because I do not watch my weight or go to the weight watches meatings but I have been told that this is good. The instructions on how to cook it was easy and the same as the other brands that I have bought. You simply put the pasta in a dish cover witht the sauce and fill the jar to the marker with water and pour over the pasta. This is then placed in the oven to cook and covered with cheese if that is your preference. I still never cooked mine like that I boiled the pasta first then mixed in the sauce and placed in the oven I find that this is much quicker.

                      The Sauce

                      I loved the taste of this. It had big chunks of tomato that was very sweet and tasted very fresh. It was a thin light sauce and when I put it on the pasta I didn't think I would be impressed due to It didn't seem to cover well so I was expecting not to have much flavour, I was wrong about this though it gave the pasta lots of flavour but I do think that their should have been a bit more sauce. I could taste the garlic in it but it was the right ammount and wasn't too overpowering. This smelt lovely and when it was cooking my mouth was watering in aticipation. When my partner tried this he commented how nice it was after the first mouthful.

                      The price

                      The reason that I bought this was because it was being sold at £1 a jar and I can not refuse a bargin. This was good value for money because it tasted so nice. I think that it should have a bit more in the jar because you can only really feed two people from it so when I was feeding my family of 4 it didn't go verry far. The original price on this is £1.59 and personally I wouldn't pay this price for the jar because it doesn't contain that much.

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                      I really liked the taste of this and thought that it was a nice original flavour. It smelt lovely when it was cooking and was very light to eat but still filling. It was easy to cook and explained it well on the jar. It was a good price on special but the original price I would say is a bit much. The jar is a good size to feed two people but not enough to feed a family. I would personally only buy this if it was on a special price but it was worth trying.

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