A couple of weeks ago I was sent a selection of Uncle Bens Rice Pots and this Dolmio PastaVita in Tomato & Chilli flavour.
Both are new ranges from parent company Mars, and I’ll write some more about the Uncle Bens ones seperately.
This Dolmio PastaVita comes in to little pots, one containing the pasta the other containing the sauce, The concept is simple, open each pot a little bit, put both pots in the microwave then heat on full power for 90 seconds, carefully tip the sauce over the pasta and your lunch is ready.
The 300g serving is just the right size for lunch or a light snack, the pasta was nice and soft but still had a little bite to it, the sauce it’s self was delicious, predominantly tomato flavoured but with plenty of nice earthy herbs and sweet roast garlic followed by a decent chilli kick, not super spicy but enough to let you know there’s chilli in the sauce.
My only criticism would be the texture of the sauce, for me it could have done wtih a few more lumps, maybe some mushroom or corn to bulk it out a little and add a little extra, although I did solve this by adding some slices of left over sausage that I had in the fridge.
They retail at £2 per pot and are a great alternative to the dried pasta pots where you add water and usually end up with a slimey mess, they are also great if you don’t have a fridge at work as they don’t need to be kept cool.
If you want to know more then check out the Dolmio website here.