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Who doesn't like DOLMIO? Yet after a certain BBC show apparently this has 2-3 tablespoons of sugar in a jar???? [best to check the facts out for yourself as these are always subject to change.
Due to the 5.2 diet there is a lot of making your sauces from scratch. Obviously not all, but DOLMIO sauces is something they don't advocate and I now understand why.
However the withdrawal symtoms over not using this sauce anymore nearly broke my heart! There's nothing quite like a DOMIO.
All this sauces are fantastic for making main meals for about 3-4 people at a time.
I love spaghetti bolognaise and was really hoping that when we went with new diet that we wouldn't have to stop, the alternatives the diet offers are great still but I must admit I do miss DOLMIO.
The sauces are just packed wit flavour [and clearly sometihng else!] tasty and my friends, family and I always leave feeling full and satisfied. I also find these great for freezing.
I may not be able to eat these now, or even if I did I couldn't knowing the dietary facts a bit more but I can't stop recommending them on the strength of the flavour and qualit of the sauces.
Obviously these bad boys are absolutely everywhere and now they are doing small individual pots as well of the sauces with pasta ready made, pasta is not so good but the sauces are fine.
Prices vary but bulk buy on better online x
I love spaghetti bolognaise. Always have done. Ever since my mum used to make it as out family meal as a treat every now and then. She wasn't a fan of pasta generally really so we didn't have it often.
I'm afraid I have spaghetti bolognaise on the menu when I want a quick dinner as I use a ready made sauce though, not as the rare time consuming meal that my mother used to make.
As a result, I often have a couple of jars of bolognaise sauce in the cupboard.
Up until recently I always bought Dolmio sauce, but that's another review!
The jar of bolognaise sauce is 500g in a clear glass jar. The label confirms that the sauce is made of 100% natural ingredients.
I bought this on special offer at my tesco last night on a 2 for £3 deal. I think singularly they retail at £1.85 each.
So to cook I brown off some mince, add a chopped onion chopped pepper and a handful of chopped mushrooms, and then add this sauce.
The sauce is dark red and thick. So thick in fact that it is hard to pour it all out of the jar so what I tend to do is empty out what I can and then half fill the jar with water, screw the cap back on and give it a good shake and then pour the contents into the pan. This gets the last of the sauce out of the jar and the water soon evaporates off.
I leave this to simmer for 20 minutes, stirring every 5 or so.
Once the pasta is boiled I spoon some of this over and off we go.
The sauce is tasty and full of flavour however it is very oily. In fact as it is cooking you can see the oil sitting on top of the sauce.
When you pour the meat mixture over your pasta is does look a bit thin and oily.
The only reason I criticise is that I have recently discovered Homepride bolognaise sauce which is so much better.
This does make a nice quick meal though and I will buy it in future if I cannot get my hands on the slightly rarer Homepride brand!
I bought Dolmio by mistake...My Goodness....I've never tasted something so disgusting. The worst crap ever! This is an australian crap! Nothing to do with Italy or a real italian pasta sauce. And why all this SUGAR in the sauce?? maybe because otherwise it wouldn't taste of anything?!!I will never EVER buy it again!
I cook from scratch almost all the time. The other day I was wondering about how long do I cook and the first meal I cooked entirely alone was 21 years ago... However I'm an only child my parents didn't spoil me at all. From the age of 11 I cooked the lunch on weekends and did the washing up on weekdays. I find cooking a possibility to create something new for my family and friends. There are days when I feel tired and have no idea what to cook... I always have at home some spaghetti sauce as I like Italian cuisine.
Dolmio products are manufactured by Mars Incorporated. They use natural ingredients and their products are free from preservatives, artificial colours and flavours. The product range is improving form time to time. I won't list their product because there are more than 20 products available in shops. They have Bolognese variations, lasagne variations, stir-ins, pasta bakes and express sauces. Most of their products are tomato based and spiced with garlic, oregano, basil, parsley, etc. They taste very nice and delicious if you like Mediterranean cuisine.
Dolmio Original Bolognese
I bought a big family size Bolognese sauce as I cook for 2-3 meals a time. The jar contains 750 g delicious Bolognese sauce. As I mentioned before this sauce doesn't contain any artificial ingredients. At this stage actually it is suitable for vegetarians too. The ingredients are: tomatoes (76%), tomato puree (14%), Lemon juice, Onion, Sugar, Olive oil, Salt, Basil, Garlic, Herbs, Parsley and Spices.
How to prepare it with mince?
I use 500 g pork mince but it can be done with beef mince as well. I brown the mince on 2-3 tablespoons of olive oil then I add courgette and/or mushroom slices to it and stir for further 5 minutes. In the meantime I cook the spaghetti al dente. When the courgette and mushroom is browned too I pour the sauce on it and let them boil for 5 minutes.
How to prepare it with vegetables?
I rarely make the vegetarian version as the boys love to eat meat with meat, but you can prepare this sauce with mushrooms, courgette and aubergine. Peel the vegetables and dice them. Before you start cooking them salt them well and let them stay for a couple of minutes. Loads of water will come out of them. Then pot some olive oil in a wok and on high temperature brown the vegetables. Stir them continuously. When they are ready add the sauce and let it boil on low temperature for 5 minutes.
I like to use this sauce as it makes cooking really easy and comfortable. It takes me about 20 minutes to prepare a Spaghetti Bolognese from this sauce. Today I'm going to cook this with pork mince and courgette. My family loves it. My elder son eats it without cheese as he hates it but the rest of the family eats it with ground mozzarella. I don't like to count calories so I don't know how much calories we eat, the sauce contains 50kcal per 100 g which is really low. When I prepare a 750 g jar of sauce with 500 g mince and vegetables it is enough for 3 meals for my family. I can't recall the exact price of the sauce but it was on half price offer and was below 1 pound. I think this was a bargain regarding how delicious this sauce is.
When I really want to impress someone I prepare the sauce as described above but I don't serve it with spaghetti. I prepare savoury pancakes and layer them with the sauce and bake it in the oven.
We have always bought dolmio original bolognese sauce, even though we are trying to cut down on the shopping bill one thing we wont change is our dolmio sauce! We buy it every week as spaghetti bolognese is one of our favourite meals, and it costs around £1.58 for a 500g jar, but you can get these on offer in tescos, 2 for £3 although you only save 16p by doing this, so we don't usually bother. This also comes in a smaller jar which serves two people, and I think its about 80p.
Even though there is only two of us and we could use a small jar between us, we never seem to have enough sauce, while you are cooking it, it does dry up very quickly and become quite thick so we just get the bigger jar which is meant to serve four people, between the two of us as we like lots of sauce.
All you do to make this sauce, is brown your mince for 5 minutes and then pour this sauce over it and simmer for about 20 minutes, anybody could make this meal it is so easy! Just put some spaghetti in a pan of boiling water for about 15 minutes to go with it, and this makes such a quick and easy meal. There is no need to chop your own tomatoes or onions, it is all included in the sauce.
This dolmio sauce tastes strongly of tomatoes, but it isn't too over powering. You get big chunks of tomato in there which is really nice, and the sauce isn't too thick or runny, the consistency is just right.
Once you open this jar you need to use it within 3 days and keep it refrigerated. Once you have made your spaghetti bolognese it is great for home freezing, it tastes lovely still after it has been cooked from frozen, and I even put some in the fridge for my dinner the next day and it still tastes as good as it does when it is first cooked.
If you look at the ingredients there is nothing in there that you haven't heard of, (Tomatoes (76%),Tomato Puree (14%) ,Lemon Juice ,Onion ,Sugar ,Olive Oil ,Salt ,Basil ,Garlic ,Herbs ,Parsley ,Spices) so you know exactly what you are eating.
Per 100g of this sauce there are 49 calories, and this sauce actually counts towards one of your five a day making it a nice healthy meal!
This sauce is free from artificial colours, flavours and preservatives, and is suitable for vegetarians.
You can get a light version of this sauce, as well as spicy, sweet pepper and onion and garlic.
I highly recommend this sauce, we wouldn't try any other brand of this product, it tastes gorgeous, isn't too expensive and it counts as one of your five a day!
I am a big fan of Spaghetti Bolognase, in fact I would go as far as saying that it is my favorite meal of all time, and especially when my nan makes it. I have always known Dolmio to be a bolognase sauce, as this was what my nan always used, and I love it, loved it then love it now, and nothing else I have tried has ever been as good.
Dolmio sauces are fantastic, and there is a whole range of bolognase sauces now, ranging from the original sauce to ones packed full of extra vegetables. The other sauces include: Light, Extra Garlic and Onion, Extra Mushrooms, Chunky Vegetable and Extra Spicy. I have tried pretty much every type in the range, and they are all fantastic, but my favorite one is probably the extra onion and garlic, just because I love onion an garlic, so put this with the best bolognase sauce ever, and it is perfect!
All the Dolmio sauces are made to a traditional italian recipie, and they are all smooth, thick and creamy, with a perfect blend of herbs and spices which make it taste awesome. The sauce is really easy to use too, after browning mince (and any extras you want to put in ie: Onions, Garlic etc) drain the fat from the mince, and pour in the jar of Dolmio. Stir in well, and after bringing to the boil, leave to simmer for about 20 minutes. Serve with cooked pasta or spaghetti and dinner is served!
Dolmio sauces are available at pretty much every supermarket these days, as it is such a well known household brand. The jars are also available in two sizes for most of the flavours. There is a standard sized jar, and then there is a larger jar, for those with big families or who are cooking for a lot of people. I find the standard jars make enough for 3 or 4 people, so the larger jars should help feed quite a few people. The standard size jars cost around £1.50 which can seem a lot compared to cheaper brands, but the taste is always better with Dolmio, so you are getting great quality for the price you pay.
After trying many other brands of bolognase sauce, including top brands and cheap, value store brands, I have found nothing that comes close to the amazing taste of Dolmio Bolognase Sauces, so I recommend that you buy Dolmio, and Dolmio only, it really is a great meal that tastes great.
*This review is also on Ciao under the name of Hailee*
I really can't believe that after all of this time on this site, and the amount of reviews I have written, I have yet to write about a product that I buy so often. The name is Dolmio and it really is a bit of a saucy kinda fella.
This sauce is one of many bolognese sauces on the market. These days many of the supermarkets have tried to do their own version, but I have yet to find one that is as good - although to be fair a few have got close.
You can buy Dolmio in many different flavours but for the purpose of the review we are talking about the original flavour here.
This flavour comes in 3 different sizes. 320g, 500g and 750g. Prices vary but expect to pay a premium on the supermarket brands. I usually buy the 500g jar for about £1.50 but quite often you will find different offers. If it ain't got Dolmio on the bottle, it ain't got Dolmio in the bottle:-)
The ingredients comprise of 'tomatoes (79%), tomato Paste (11%), onions, sugar, modified maize starch, salt, olive oil (1%), basil, garlic, herbs, citric acid, parsley, spices' however I always add more onion, and I quite often add some peppers. Don't get me wrong. This is more than edible by itself. The tomato taste is really fresh and fruity, and the onions give it that bit more of a kick. However I like my sauce lumpy and bouncing with extras.
If you are interested in the health benefits please bear in mind that per 100g there is only 52 calories and 1.2 g of fat. So it is ideal as part of a diet - just make sure you get extra lean mince too!
It is so easy to cook spaghetti bolognese. I usually fill a pan with water and whilst I am waiting for it to boil, I brown my mince in a frying pan. Then I add the spaghetti to the boiling water, and at the same time add my sauce (and extras) to my frying pan. Within 10-15 minutes, you have tea. Really simple.
I would highly recommend this sauce to anybody who likes bolognese. It is easy to use. Tastes delicious and really doesn't cost that much.
We are quite lazy when it comes to cooking meals, so we often end up using ready made sauces that you pour over meat. We picked up a large family size jar on offer for £1.50, I think it usually costs about £1.85. I liked the sound of this, as it was made with 76% real tomatoes and 14% puree, there were no artificial flavours or preservatives which is always a good thing.
The sauce comes in a glass jar which allows you to see the contents, you can see the sauce inside is a nice rich red colour, it has a green lid an and a red and green label through the middle of the jar, on the front of the jar there is a picture of a few tomatoes, the word Dolmio, and the nutritional information.
When you open the jar there is a nice fresh tomato smell that hits you, it appears to be very thick at first but it is very easy to pour. To use, you just brown off some mincemeat, pour the contents of the jar over and simmer for about ten minutes.
As the product is being heated up, it does smell lovely. You can really smell the tomato and all the other herbs used. The sauce contains some fairly good sized chunks of onions and tomatoes too, but we always add a bit more onion and some mushrooms to beef it up a little. The sauce did seem a little dry towards the end of cooking, I think we probably left it simmering a bit too long.
The taste of the sauce is great, so fresh tasting and not like something that has come out of a jar, it's as good as home cooked in my opinion, they have used the perfect amount of spices to make a great tasting finished product.
Due to the high tomato content in this sauce, one portion provides you with one of your five a day. As we failed to eat it all in one sitting, we both boxed some up and took it to work the next day and I was pleased to find it hadn't lost any taste and was still as good as the night we cooked it.
I would highly recommend this sauce for anyone that loves spag bol!
I absolutely love all of Dolmio's sauces and have tried most of their range. This week I had a notion for spaghetti bolognese, so bought a large jar of Dolmio from Tesco.
Dolmio Bolognese sauce is a gorgeously, delicious mix of ripe chunky pieces of tomato, onions and tasty herbs. This lovely sauce comes packaged in a glass jar with metal, screw-top lid, which keeps it very fresh.
When you open a jar of Dolmio, the first thing you notice is the lovely aroma of tomatoes. The sauce smells of good quality, very fresh ingredients and I know the bolognese is going to taste great. The sauce is an attractive deep red colour and you can clearly see the herbs in it. These are not tiny flecks of herb but recognisable, dark green, herb pieces.
Dolmio Bolognese sauce, tastes great. The tomatoes are quite sweet and are full of flavour and the chunks give the sauce body and bite. This combines well with the plain tasting spaghetti and the dish tastes perfect.
I always have this sauce with my Quorn mince and spaghetti and it makes a very quick and easy meal. I just fry up the mince and add the sauce. This only takes five minutes to heat through and the spaghetti cooks up quickly too.
Tomatoes (76%), Tomato Paste (14%), Lemon Juice, Onions, Sugar, Olive Oil, Salt, Basil, Garlic, Herbs, Parsley, Spices.
Dolmio Bolognese Sauce has no artificial colours, flavours or preservatives and is suitable for vegetarians.
*Nutritional Value Per 100g*
Calories - 49 kcal
Protein - 1.4g
Carbohydrate - 7.8g
of which sugars - 5.9g
Fat - 1.4g
of which saturates - 0.2g
Fibre - 0.9g
Sodium - 0.5g
Dolmio Bolognese Sauce is available from Tesco in the following:
750g - £1.84
500g - £1.58 ( 2 for £3 until 1/6/10 )
320g - £1.23
170g pouch - £1.08
I do find that this sauce is on special offer quite often and try to stock up when it is.
It is definitely one of the best bolognese sauces around and well worth 5 stars.
If I am short on time and unable to make my own sauce to accompany pasta, I usually use Ragu sauces but decided recently to give Dolmio a go.
Although you can pay more and get other ingredients included in their range of sauces, the one I opted to buy was the basic original sauce for bolognese as I still like to add fresh ingredients into it, for example, mushrooms, herbs, peppers etc. (not forgetting of course, a decent splash of red wine to help the overall flavour along)!
I bought a 320g jar from Tescos for £1.37 but you an also buy a 500g jar for £1.58 and I noticed these were on sale for two for £3 as were many of the other variants of this size but I usually only cook this for myself and husband, as the kids are not fans, so stuck to the smaller size which also though sometimes appear on offer. For those of you who might be interested they also do a 170g pouch of express Bolognese original sauce for £1.08 (in case you are dining alone).
The sauce in my 320g glass jar, with screw top lid, was a lovely rich orangey/red colour and it is visually evident that it is packed full of tomatoes (76% worth to be exact). This is followed on the ingredients list by tomato puree (at 14%) so you know that if you are not keen on a real tomato taste, steer well clear.
The labelling boasts that this jar is packed full of 100% good honest ingredients, so no crimes being commited here against the body which of course we all worship as a temple!!!! There are no artificial colours, flavours or preservatives and they even go so far to state 'We Care' and encourge any feedback, giving you the appropriate information you would need should you feel that way inclined. I could only imagine that you would want to give positive feedback on this product though.
I love the fact that this sauce is so highly concentated with tomato product (90% if my maths is accurate). As well as their health benefits, it makes for a rich, tasty, tangy sauce which is neither overly sweet nor too rich. The smell of the sauce packs a punch and is mouthwateringly tempting. One serving of this provides you with one of your five a day and it is a sauce that is suitable for vegetarians. There are instructions on how to cook with this sauce for the unitiated and I don't feel there is much more they could do to improve on the info they give or the product itself in its basic form.
Once opened, the contents of this jar should be kept refrigerated and consumed within 3 days.
Highly recommended as a base sauce for spag. bol. lovers everywhere.
Thanks for reading. x
Also on Ciao under Ryanellaxx
Having a big family there is a lot of us to feed and usually I have a friend of my sons round for tea so the bigger the jar the better. This family size jar is brilliant for us all and in my opinion the best bolognaise sauce.
I am also very health conscious when it concerns my children so I always go for the light versions in food. The jar is 750g which is the biggest jar they do in this sauce. It is also the basic original sauce that they do because they also have added extras in some of the jars such as mushrooms. This sauce is for bolognaise which is one of our main meals for the week.
On the jar it gives you a recipe list so that if you are cooking this for the first time or that you want to adapt your recipe you could use this. I don't use this recipe due to my children wouldn't eat it if I did do it. There is also a how to cook list which I found useful information when my partner had to cook it for the first time when I wasn't very well. These instructions are very easy to understand and to follow which is good.
The ingredients are very simple in this it is 78% tomatoes, tomato pure, lemon juice, onion, slat, sugar, basil, garlic, herbs, parsley and spices, this is made suitable for vegetarians which is also a good thing although I am no vegetarian I do use vegetarian meat supplements in my foods from time to time because they do taste very nice. The calorie count is only 41 calories per 125g meal for an adult which is not a high count and it is low in fat with no saturates this is good information because it assures me that my children are only getting the goodness in their meal.
I find this sauce very nice to eat. I can taste the tomatoes in the sauce and it is thick and covers the meat very well. It is not overloaded with onions or herbs and I do add my own mushrooms, onions and tinned chopped tomatoes. This size jar feeds 5 of us with myself and my partner having a large meal and would very easily feed 7 people. I find it makes a lovely meal which is very filling and tasty. I would recommend this sauce for a big family or for entertaining friends. I have found the cheaper sauces are not as nice as this and it is worth paying a little more for and at asda they do have it on a deal from time to time and I always stock up when this is the case.
A wholesome ingredient for quick dishes - and cats love it too!
I've tried several pasta sauces, from budget to premium, and Dolmio seems to me to be a wholesome, good value, staple. I think it's best used as an ingredient in more complex dishes, rather than just used with pasta. My late cat also loved it, when mixed with a can of tuna. For a lion or other large cat, try diced steak.
If you have a George Foreman Grill, or perhaps a sandwich toaster, then try a spoonful of sauce with some grated cheese and perhaps some bacon or ham - quick and delicious - piza-flavoured toastie.
The only downside is your guest's reaction if they know you've used it. I suggest you hide the jar in the bin before the dinner party and place some raw tomatoes and an onion strategically on the worktop.
It may not be quite as Mama would've made it, but if you're in a hurry or somewhere where fresh ingredients are expensive, give it a try.
Dolmio has been around as long as i remember. My mother used to make bolognese sauce from it. Now there are much more varieties but i stick to the original one. It is a very quick and easy way to make bolognese.
Following the instructions on the jar all you will need to do is brown the mincemeat and then add the sauce and simmer. However after making my own sauce (for a while before switching to dolmio for a quick option when i need to get tea on the table in a hurry) I add a few other things. I personally find it a little tangy and bland without adding a few other things (garlic, black pepper, pinch salt and sugar) and i also fry the mince with mushrooms and onion to add bulk and flavour. Even with these additions it still makes it much quicker than making your own sauce from scratch.
The sauce does have a nice thick consistency and richer in flavour than making your own sauce with chopped tomoatoes or passata. I make bolognese sauce to go with spaghetti and to make lasagne from Dolmio and we always enjoy it. Especially my son who adores lasagne most.
I have recently found the standard size 500g jars to be on offer in asda and tesco's at 2 for £3. Dolmio is suitable for vegetarians so suits everyone. It comes in a glass jar so you can wash and recycle. The 500g jar provides 4 servings and each serving provides 1 portion of your 5 a day. The original one is low in fat and calories still and contains nothing artificial.
Dolmio Bolognese Sauce
Description: Traditional, smooth bolognese sauce prepared to an authentic Italian recipe.
A 500ml jar costs around £1.80 and can be bought in most supermarkets. The jar is clear and has a predominantly green label with the logo on the front.
I usually make my own bolognese sauce and find it quite easy so I must admit that buying it from a jar seems a little like cheating. Having said that, Mr Siamese had bought some on a special offer and it was in the cupboard so I decided to give it a go.
It is very easy to use, you simply brown and drian mince then add the sauce and simmer. The sauce looks quite chunky with plenty of large pieces of tomato through it but I added mushrooms and some extra herbs too, along with a little fresh garlic to give it a more home made taste.
The sauce should be simmered for around 30 minutes and does smell delicious while cooking. While you are waiting for it to become ready, boil water and cook the spaghetti then serve together.
The sauce is a decent enough version of bolognese but I did feel that it has a slightly artificial taste and certainly wasn't as good as home made. It is certainly convenient though and if you cannot make your own, then is well worth trying.
Like most things, bolognese sauce is best made from base ingredients and allowed to simmer for as long as possible, but if you are in a hurry and want something easy to prepare then you could do a lot worse than Dolmio.
We do a lot of home cooking in our household rather than buying ready meals and always cook more than needed enabling us to box up and freeze the remainder for another day. Today's culinary masterpiece was Bolognese and rather than making our own sauce we always buy Dolmio as we find the taste to be much better and cheaper than buying in the individual ingredients to make our own.
This review is for the 750 gram Jar of Extra Mushroom Bolognese sauce that normally retails for around £2.40 although we bought ours on offer in Morrisons for two jars for £3.00.
This really is a quick and easy dinner to make and the sauce gives all the flavour you could desire, as my wife will not eat beef we always make Bolognese with Pork mince rather than beef and once fried off it's just a case of adding the sauce to the meat and allow to cook through and simmer. The jar itself is as pictured above with a green screw top lid and the trunk of the jar contains the name and description of its contents. Being a glass jar you can see the sauce contained within and is a deep red colour with flecks of black and green, when opened there is a strong aroma of tomatoes and herbs and does make your mouth water.
As explained above all you need to do with this sauce is add it to your meat, and pouring it out of the jar you notice how thick and rich the sauce actually looks, the tomato and herb smell is strong and you can see little pieces of mushroom enveloped in the sauce itself.
Once allowed to heat through and ensuring that the meat is cooked it's a matter of serving up your Bolognese meal and then sitting down to enjoy your prepared meal. The initial flavour of this sauce is tomato flavoured with onion and olive oil and there is a slight mushroomy flavour that does come through. Mushrooms don't have that much flavour on their own anyway I always find, so we usually add extra into the Bolognese anyway and this seems to lift the flavours even more. There is a slight garlic kick which whilst not overpowering is there and the whole mixture of ingredients is tasty and warming.
Looking at the list of ingredients I am reassured that natural produce has been included with the majority of the sauces contents to be Tomato, Mushrooms, Tomato Paste, Onions, Sugar, Olive Oil, Salt, Basil and Roasted Garlic. The remaining ingredients comprise of modified maize starch, herbs & spices and Citric Acid so there doesn't appear to be any unnatural flavours or colourings involved in the recipe.
Nutrition wise a 100 gram helping of the sauce is only 51 calories, 1.2 grams of fat of which 0.2 grams are saturates and a quite high 5.6 grams of sugars occurring from Carbohydrates,. There are 'lighter' alternatives available in the Dolmio range that may cater for those concerned with the sugar levels and they may provide a healthier option.
I often buy this sauce in, and is my number one choice when making a Bolognese. I have tried the cheaper alternatives but none have the depth of flavour that Dolmio has. Considering the price when not on offer I still think it represents excellent value for money and is a convenient and easy way to create a delicious meal that I never fail to enjoy.
For me you can't get better than Dolmio so fully deserves a 5/5 star Dooyoo rating, this sauce comes highly recommended by me and is my favourite. There are other versions of the sauce available with extra garlic, lighter etc so definitely well worth checking out in your local supermarket if you want a Bolognese meal.
Traditional, smooth bolognese sauce prepared to an authentic Italian recipe.