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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3/5February 25, 2011
Reviewer: Elizabeth in Indiana
* I tried this today, and it's not alfredo. It has that sweet taste most Walden Farms products have. That said, it isn't entirely unpalatable, especially if you spruce it up. I added that zero calorie butter spray and voila, passable alfredo. The faux butter spray helped remove the sweet taste, and added that butter flavor with negligible calories. If it weren't for the pasta, I'd be relatively happy with the final calorie count.
I was so happy that I got my order in! I wanted to try this right away. I am a big fan of Walden Farms foods, however I do take them with a grain of salt, and other additives. The trick with Walden Farms products is to know that they aren't the real deal and to not expect them to be, and to be creative once you have them. I would never eat anything by Walden on its own...the products aren't meant to fly solo (for example, the peanut spread....alone, very questionable, a little dab on celery, and it's perfectly fine).
The Scampi sauce was very garlicky, not so buttery, which isn't a big surprise. The alfredo lacked that creamy butter part too. So, like the alfredo, I added no calorie butter spray, and in the scampi's case, served it with broccoli, spinach and shirataki noodles. Still heavy on the garlic, but I definitely get that scampi fix.
I'd recommend the product, just remember, like all Walden Products, you might need to spruce it up to make it passable in your own book.
This review is specific to Pasta Sauce, Garlic & Herb
* The Marinara was almost inedible...tastes like a mix of french dressing and ketchup. Even when I added some regular marinara to it, the WF overpowered it and it tasted the same! It has the consistency of water. I give the marinara a 1.
On the other hand, I like the Alfredo ok. It has a bit too much of a tangy/sweet flavor and needs more of a creamy/cheesy taste. It tastes better with some grated Parmesan and pepper. It is pretty thin too but after heating it thickens up as it sets. I would give the Alfredo a 4.
* Doesn't really taste good, but considering it's calorie & carb-free, it can be a good alternative if really you need one. A bit thin, has that specific weird-sour taste all the Walden Farm calorie-free products have, but it is bearable. I would use this product again, unless others of this range (marshmallow dip, salad dressing) I tried.