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Batchelors have been creating products for over 100 years. The brand got its name from the person who created it; William Batchelor who was a former tea salesman in 1895. The brand first started when William began selling peas. He then went on to aid the breakthrough of canning technology, which lead to him being able to supply soup and vegetables to busy homes all through Britain. In a small amount of time, it became one of the most successful canning companies in the UK. In 1949 Batchelors developed dried soups; by 1972 these became known as Cup a Soup. Developments since have led to over 250 million mugs of the Cup a Soup are consumed each year in Britain and therefore making it the nation's favourite instant soup. Today they are more than just a cup a soup manufacturer, they are also well known for household favourites such as Mushy Peas, Super Noodles, Savoury Rice and Pasta 'n' sauce, with their most recent addition being Soupfulls. Batchelors do 3 different pasta 'n' sauces in this range they have mild cheese and broccoli, chicken and mushroom and tomato, herb and onion.
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Batchelors mild cheese and broccoli retails for approximately £1 per packet, I think this is a good price as these packets can be used as a side dish for 2 or a meal for 1. This pasta is ideal for people wanting a quick and tasty dish. The pasta can be made in 2 ways either by microwave or pan. I would recommend cooking this in a pan with milk, water and butter as it tastes much nicer than in the microwave.
The overall taste of the product is quite surprising the sauce tastes fresh rather than what you would expect from a packet sauce and the blend of cheese, broccoli and herbs work well to create a completely delicious pasta meal. The sauce is thick and creamy and the pasta is very nice also. If you make the pasta as advised on the packet then the distribution of sauce to pasta is spot on there is enough sauce to cover the pasta but not so your pasta is swimming in sauce.
This pasta is not one of the healthiest on the market but is definitely one of the tastiest, so as long as this is consumed in moderation as part of a healthy diet with exercise then there is absolutely no reason why you cannot enjoy this product. There are 360 calories in each packet which is not a considerable amount if you take into reasoning you could have this for a full meal or for two people as a side dish. There is also 4.6grams of fat per packet and there are a few E numbers and additives which would be my only downside to this product.
Overall, I would say this product is by far one of the best for what you are buying and would recommend to anyone who is a fan of pasta and convenience foods.