Product Type: Tesco Pasta / Noodles
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Tesco Value Spaghetti
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Tesco Value Spaghetti
Advantages: Cheap, easy to cook, looks ok when served
Disadvantages: Lacks flavour and is watery tasting to me and lacks bite
When it comes to pasta it is something I eat very often indeed. I'm not so keen on spaghetti as I tend to get in a huge mess with it especially when I have some sort of sauce with it but the other day in Tesco I decided I really fancied some so opted for this offering costing only 35p for a large 500g packet which I thought had to be worth a go at that price.
This 'Value' range has undergone a slight revamp lately. Its now called 'Everyday Value' and the packaging is less garish and sticky outy in colour. The spaghetti comes in an easy to open see through, long plastic pack and on the front of it there is a cream panel of colour and on that we are simply told what it is and who it is by and there is an at a glance nutritional chart shown and we are told that it is suitable for Vegetarians and then on the back ingredients, allergy advice, and a full nutritional chart is listed and we are told how to cook it (10-12 minutes on the hob), the size is stated (as I have listed already) and contact details for Tesco are also,given. Better, less cheap looking packaging this is though the pack isn't resealable so you do need to find an alternative method really of storing it unless you want it all over the place!
What you get is a lot of yellowish in colour, dry thin strips of rounded spaghetti. Because its long I do have to snap it with my hands to fit into a large pan and add hot water and bring it the boil and simmer for about 10-12 minutes and I find 10 minutes adequate with this one. You can add salt to it when cooking it or anything else you fancy of course and I do find that it doesn't all gloop up and cooks well though I do need to rinse it through before eating it will fresh boiling water.
For me though this is a rather soggy pasta that contains little flavouring really. Its hard to cook it al dente and like I say contains not alot of flavouring. Seasoning it does help or covering it up with a sauce or something which is how I've managed to consume some of it! This though isn't for me due to the very soft and slightly soggy texture of it and next time I will pay more for a better quality spaghetti for sure!
Nutritional Information Per 75g Which Weighs 170g When Cooked:
Energy: 265 kcal
Only available from Tesco's
Summary: Won't be bothering with this again!
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