Pasta’s a favourite with most people — in fact a recent survey found that spaghetti bolognese is Australia’s second most favourite food (after a traditional roast with vegetables and gravy). So for a quick dinner when you’re short of time, what could be better than pasta with one of the ready-made sauces from the supermarket?
We served 14 big-name pasta sauces to three food experts and asked for their verdict (see the Table for the brands they tasted). They weren’t enthusiastic about any of them.
If you’re feeding little kids they’d probably be happy, the experts said, but grown-ups deserve better.