“ Brand: Morrisons / Type: Tomato „
Just cooked Spaghetti Bolognese with Morrisons Value Tomatoes. Utter Yuk! I presume acidity regulator is another word for sugar. I'm now going to have a pint of water to wash the sweet taste out of my mouth. Star rating minus 5!To complete my review I am forced to give a star rating so I am forced to give a one star but please note I have already rated the product minus 5
Another product that I always buy from the value ranges of supermarkets is the tinned chopped tomatoes. I like these as when making a tomato based sauce, these save all the hassle of preparing the tomatoes. I did my big shop at Morrison's this week and so I decided to buy these ones which I have not bought before.
The tomatoes come in a standard 400g tin for the low price of 33p. I bought a few of these as they always come in handy. The tin has a yellow and green label around it that matches the rest of the Morrison's Value range. The front simply has the name of the product and then the rear contains cooking and product information.
On opening the tin, you can immediately see a nice red tomato juice that appears to be full of chopped tomato pieces. I poured my tin straight into the pan I was using as this was the easiest way to make the least mess. The tin has a good tomato pieces to juice ratio which is good as there are lots of tomato pieces. This gives you lots of tomato to work with in whatever you are cooking. As I was using the tin to make a Chilli con Carne this week, the good chunks of tomato were useful.
I found that the chopped tomatoes are easy to cook with and the final taste is very nice. There is no cheap taste to them at all and the quality of the tomatoes is highly comparable to more expensive options. Aside from Chilli con Carne, I have used these tins to make pasta and lasagne sauces before with great success.
For the price, these tins are great value for money if you don't have the time or don't want the mess of preparing fresh tomatoes. The quality of the tomatoes is much higher than I expected and so I have to commend Morrison's for producing such a great product for there own brand value range.
The only ingredients used in this tin are: Tomatoes, Tomato Juice and an Acidity Regulator. This is very good for such a cheap product. Health wise they will be good for you and so per ½ can, they contain 42 calories, 6g of sugar, 0.8g of fat and trace salt.
I would high recommend this product as it is excellent value for money from a value range of products. I am therefore going to give it 5/5 as I have no faults with it and it has so many great uses.
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A good old tin of chopped tomatoes is a must for all kitchen cupboards in my opinion, as there is so much you can do with your them. Add it to mince and garlic etc for your spag bol, create other such pasta dishes such as tuna pasta bake, or use it to make your pizza toppings.
Being a Morrison's shopper these days, I tend to buy the value version.
The Morrison's Value Range is similar to Tesco's version in the fact that it offers customers great prices for their own versions of items that can cost much more. They do this by using basic packaging and perhaps less expensive ingredients. This is not to say that the quality is any less, though.
The chopped tomatoes come in a plain yellow packaged tin and are just 35p for 400g. Suitable for vegetarians, and part of your five a day, the tin contains tomatoes, tomato juice and citric acid.
But what do they taste like?
Absolutely fine. They are a no thrills, simple purchase, but they do exactly what you want them to do (or exactly what it says on the tin?)
The taste if quite sweet, and you do tend to get some slightly discoloured tomatoes, which is what you would probably not get on the more expensive types, but added to your other ingredients such as herbs and garlic to create your dishes, these are just great and any discolouring so disappears.
Let's face it, you don't buy a tin of tomatoes to eat on their own, do you?
Well just had Spaghetti Bolognese for dinner using these Morrisons value tinned chopped tomatoes.
I went to Morrisons last week for the first time in years and was pleasantly surprised by the changes in the store and the good offers and prices.
I use tinned tomatoes in a lot of meals I cook so I always buy tinned tomatoes when I shop.
These tins come with the basic labelling on which is their standard value range yellow label with green writing.
On opening the tin I first noticed that the tomatoes were at the top of the tin where as normally with cheap brands they tend to have an inch of juice and then tomatoes. I tasted some before adding to meal and it was a very tomatoy strong taste compared to the normal watered down taste if that makes sense.
On using this in my dinner it tasted fine and I'm sure it tasted better then usual but I was using a new mince too lol.
These tomatoes are produced in Italy so could be another reason for good taste, but unsure of other stores suppliers.
The tin is 400g or 240g when drained.
Cost 35p each
The only ingredients are Tomatoes (no surprise there) tomato juice and citric acid.
Per 100g the calories are 16, sugar 2.8g, Fat 0.1g and salt 0.1 g
Lately it seems as if my reviews are getting a bit of a theme - own brand products! Like most out there, I'm always looking to shave some money off my shopping bill so I'm trying more and more 'value' products.
Now Morrisons isn't a shop I normally go into. There isn't one near me, but I do like their market style feel so if I'm passing one I try to pop in.
I normally buy the Tesco equivalent of these tomatoes as I feel they're good value (see a previous review!) so when I saw these I thought I'd stock up! I tend to make the tomatoes into a sauce and have it with pasta. I have a lifelong problem with onions that means I have to make my own sauce from scratch!
Like the vast majority of the value range, the packaging is very distinctive - white and yellow. I like that the packaging is very bold, it makes it easier for me to distinguish it from other brands on the shelf.
Upon opening the tin, the tomato smell is immediately noticeable. It's strong but not overpowering and smells very nice! The tomato pieces vs sauce ratio seems to be very favourable, which is where this product beats the Tesco version hands down. Up until trying the Morrisons brand I was perfectly happy with the offering from Tesco, but now my eyes have been opened! The extra tomato pieces make my sauce that little bit thicker, even to the point I can water it down to make it go further.
The taste was pretty good too. It seems to be smoother than the Tesco brand. Tangy, but without the sharpness that I'd previously noticed. I confess to being naughty and dipping bread into the sauce for a sample before it was ready!
In summary, I really like this product. It seems to be just as good, if not better than more expensive brands and is a total bargain, priced at just 33p per tin.