Happy New Year to you all, I hope that 2012 will be a good year for you all.
I was just thinking about tying up the loose ends from 2011 when I remembered, in horror, that I hadn't written up my review of Sacla's Pangrattato! So, better late than never, here it is...
I've long been a fan of Saclo for their delicious pestos, I reckon I'd put pesto on everything if I could get away with it! So I was very interested when I was asked to review Sacla's Pangrattato.
Pangrattato are crispy baked breadcrumbs that Italians use to add a flavour full crunch to their pasta. In Southern Italy they sprinkle Pangattato over their pasta, so naturally we had to give this a go.
Saclo's Pangrattato comes in two flavours, Garlic & Herb and Fiery Chilli. We were lucky enough to be sent samples of both to try out.
The breadcrumbs are baked in olive oil before being spiced with the chilli or infused with the garlic and herb meaning that there are no artificial flavourings in the product.
We have tried these products several times sprinkled over pasta and both of us have loved the addition. It really adds a crunch to the pasta as well as a blast of flavour.
Both flavours are quite strong so I would say you might not want to eat the Garlic & Herb before a night out! Personally I much preferred the Garlic & Herb, but Jonathon leans towards the Fiery Chilli, which I find to be just a bit too hot for my tastes.
We actually go for these pots before we go for cheese these days to top our pasta, and I find a little goes quite a long way.
You could actually use the Pangrattato for many dishes not just pasta. I'd like to try them on cauliflower cheese, baked mushrooms or maybe even on top of a fish pie. They are very versatile, easy to use and will give even the most basic of pasta dishes a great boost - great in these frugal times!
Pangrattato is available in Tesco, Waitrose and Ocado with an RRP of £1.99. For more information about Saclo and their products visit their website or join them on Facebook.
Samples were received for the purposes of this review. No other reward, financial or otherwise, was received in exchange for this post. All opinions expressed are entirely our own.