The other week Tesco sent us a hamper of goodies so that we could try out some of the new treats from their Finest range, which has recently been relaunched. We’ve been trying out a number of the products over the last week or two and I’ve picked out some of our favourites to talk about here.
We had the Finest Spanish White Grape & English Elderflower Spritz the other day when we had friends staying. It was perfect for an early evening meal with the children, but would do very well as a non-alcoholic alternative to wine. It’s made from spring water, English elderflower and airen grapes from Spain. It’s light and refreshing with a summery taste.
Now I don’t drink a lot of coffee, but with two coffee drinkers in the house last weekend, it seemed the perfect time to try the Finest Hawaii Ka’u Fancy Coffee. This is described as having tropical fruit notes, a bold chocolate flavour and a delicious velvety finish. It certainly went down very well and got a resounding thumbs up, although we did find the resealable pack a bit tricky to open.
I love eating pasta and it’s definately one of our staple foods. This time we tried Tesco Finest Fusilli Lunghi Col Buco Pasta with Tesco Finest Tomato and Mascapone Sauce. They went together perfectly. I fried up some onions, red peppers and pancetta together and tossed theses through the cooked pasta, together with the pasta sauce. There’s a real difference between ordinary dried pasta and the best dried pasta like this one from Tesco Finest. It is made using a traditional shaping technique and has a high protein content. This gives the pasta a rougher texture, so making it easier for the sauce to cling to each fusilli twist. The Tomato and Mascarpone Pasta Sauce is made using mascarpone from Lombardy and locally harvested Puglian sun-ripened tomatoes. It’s a sauce packed full of flavour and makes a great rustic, hearty meal.