In a local convenience store recently I spotted these KTC Chopped Tomatoes at 3 cans of them for a pound and so I bought them. I am familiar with the brand because I often buy the KTC Chick Peas at the same price so decided to give them a whirl as I get through rather alot of canned tomatoes whether it be for when me and my boyfriend when we have a fry up or if I am putting them into dishes. The Packaging: The can has a mainly black label around it and a picture is shown of the tomatoes and on the front it we are clearly told what they are and who they are by and then on the back of the can other information listed includes ingredients and a nutritional chart, the weight is stated which is 400g and contact details for KTC Edibles are given. There is no ring-pull given to the top of this can but hey that's something most of us can live without considering I think that I think that everybody owns a tin opener nowadays! The Tomatoes: These are billed as Italian Sunripened Tomatoes and what you get is lots of fleshy reddish pieces of tomato flesh, a few seeds and plenty of tomato juice and basically the only ingredients used in a can of these is the tomatoes and the juice, nothing extra is added to these at all. You can heat these on the hob in saucepan or in the the microwave, I usually microwave mine as I am lazy or I have used these alot in a chilli con carne and a spaghetti bolognaise and the likes. I really like these chopped tomatoes. I have never come across the plasticy looking skins that sometimes make an appearance in tinned tomatoes and their are no stalk bits and the seeds aren't too hard. They are naturally sweet and unseasoned and like I mentioned earlier me and boyfriend have had these on a fry up and our only quibble with that was that the juice was rather watery and there was rather alot of it and so although we didn't hate these served that way we would opt for the plum tomatoes next time from this manufacturer instead to try. Where these are best used, in my opinion is within dishes. I pop them with my other ingredients and allow it all to simmer for a while and these tomatoes, although in small pieces don't seem to melt down and disappear like some cheaper brands do that I have used in the past. They taste better to us within foods so will continue to buy them on that basis. They taste naturally sweet, which of course they are however if you don't like lots of thin juice, no matter how flavoursome it is then maybe don't bother with these cos you do get alot of it but me I will continue to purchase them at the price I get them for anyway! Available at the moment in Asda at 4 cans for just £1.00, I will be stocking up on those as soon as I can or Google if interested for a list of stockists.
KTC Chopped Tomatoes are currently on a multibuy at Asda (which is the only supermarket I have seen them stocked at) for 3 tins for £1, so 33.3p per tin!! This is the only reason I bought these over the Asda Smart Price ones (which are currently 35p). I use chopped tomatoes on a lot of different pasta and rice dishes and also with an English Breakfast. These chopped tomatoes are much the same as supermarket value branded versions, in a rich thick tomato juice. The calorie content per 100g is 18kcals which makes them great low calorie addition to a curry base, pasta sauce, soup or chilli and also great on toast. I have noticed that there has been the odd yellow/green tomato hue in the tin but these are not unpleasant or a nuisance, they simply blend in with the dish. They have a great sweet tomato taste. The tin have a ring pull opener which is a bonus feature, although not a massive selling point for me. I would buy these again as they are just as good as supermarket and even more well known branded versions and are a great price. They are particularly good value at 3 for £1.