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Already posted from Asda but Sainsburys have now matched a 9p per 500g bag price for pasta. The difference is that the Sainsburys stuff is 100% durum wheat, so doesn't go as mushy as the Asda/Tesco stuff, which has soft wheat flour to bulk it out.

It also means you can make a super-cheap snack: -

100g Sainsburys Pasta with one mug of boiling water.
Microwave for 1 min then cover until pasta is soft.
Drain and put anything you want on it - a small bit of butter with some garlic and pepper is a cheap and easy one.

Bon appetit - a filling snack for less than 5p!
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2 Likes #1
The difference is that the Sainsburys stuff is 100% durum wheat, so doesn't go as mushy as the Asda/Tesco stuff, which has soft wheat flour to bulk it out. - 9p pasta wouldnt complain if it went mushy, but hot deal
banned#2
But not as nice.
1 Like #3
pasta wars, I knew it was coming...
#4
bought 3 bags yesterday - tastes fine in my spag bol.

have some heat
#5
Good spot.

"cheaper than chips!" but you know you're still going to see those horrendous parents on the news, claiming it's too hard to cook properly for their children!
#6
I picked up a couple of bags of this at the weekend. Have yet to try it mind but Asda's is fine so I'm sure this will be as well :D
#7
Same price in Morrisons too and it's exactly the same stuff as their 80p bags.
1 Like #8
i have recently been trying sainsburys and their own brand stuff is so much better than tesco own brand in my opinion(where i usually shop) and the prices are similar too which i found surprising. this is all my own opinion so no hate :p
#9
I doubt it's free range at that price :)
#10
badgerrules
i have recently been trying sainsburys and their own brand stuff is so much better than tesco own brand in my opinion(where i usually shop) and the prices are similar too which i found surprising. this is all my own opinion so no hate :p


I find Sainsbury's significantly more expensive than Tesco. OK if it's better but much of it isn't.
3 Likes #11
Be careful, this might happen: Help!
#12
I mentioned this matched price offer in the previous ASDA posting after buying it last week. It is OK and at 18p per kg. I can not see the justification in similar products costing over £1 per kilo.
banned#13
curry756
bought 3 bags yesterday - tastes fine in my spag bol.

have some heat
Er,......can you taste it covered in a bolog sauce?
I thought the stuff was virtually tasteless?
#14
might go well with the 9p curry sauce ;-)
3 Likes #15
Heat added, my zombie apocalypse foodstore is getting to bursting point now.
1 Like #16
100g Sainsburys Pasta with one mug of boiling water.
Microwave for 1 min then cover until pasta is soft.
Drain and put anything you want on it - a small bit of butter with some garlic and pepper is a cheap and easy one.


Didnt know you could microwave pastahow long does it take to get soft
#17
"Cheap as chips" and healthier too !!!! (_;)
:D
#18
davidian84

Didnt know you could microwave pastahow long does it take to get soft


You can't! :-(

It'll certainly get soft!
1 Like #19
Why would you microwave pasta? It takes less than 10 minutes the conventional way.

Edited By: dean_brfc on May 05, 2011 12:31
1 Like #20
davidian84
100g Sainsburys Pasta with one mug of boiling water.
Microwave for 1 min then cover until pasta is soft.
Drain and put anything you want on it - a small bit of butter with some garlic and pepper is a cheap and easy one.

Didnt know you could microwave pastahow long does it take to get soft

Just pop a handful of pasta in a Thermos flask and fill it with boiling water and it'll be cooked in 10 mins.
#21
dean_brfc
Why would you microwave pasta? It takes less than 10 minutes the conventional way.

maybe quicker, saves on washing up, if you dont have gas, or cooker broken etc
1 Like #22
Hmm...I'll take the broken appliances thing. Can't see any other reason to though.
#23
davidian84
dean_brfc
Why would you microwave pasta? It takes less than 10 minutes the conventional way.

maybe quicker, saves on washing up, if you dont have gas, or cooker broken etc


Because you've gotta stand over it, otherwise it might stick. Which doesn't happen in a microwave - I've used a microwave for pasta for almost 3 year now. I also make my super noodles in microwave... (This is no different IMO)

If you do it in a microwave proof bowl, you save on 1 item of washing up. Unless you eat out of a pan. (Thoughtful student.. cutting down on time wasting.. every little helps)

Edited By: DarrylJohn on May 05, 2011 14:52
#24
DarrylJohn
I've used a microwave for pasta for almost 3 year now. I also make my super noodles in microwave.


That explains a lot.

Still, some people think pasta SHOULD be like it comes out of a tin! :-(
#25
DarrylJohn
davidian84
dean_brfc
Why would you microwave pasta? It takes less than 10 minutes the conventional way.

maybe quicker, saves on washing up, if you dont have gas, or cooker broken etc


Because you've gotta stand over it, otherwise it might stick. Which doesn't happen in a microwave - I've used a microwave for pasta for almost 3 year now. I also make my super noodles in microwave... (This is no different IMO)

If you do it in a microwave proof bowl, you save on 1 item of washing up. Unless you eat out of a pan. (Thoughtful student.. cutting down on time wasting.. every little helps)


Use a non-stick pan, microwaved never tastes as nice
#26
Could I grind this down in 18p/kilo flour?
3 Likes #27
wendyak
pasta wars, I knew it was coming...
Pasta La Vista...................Baby.
#28
IF it cooks well then all's good - but like OP says most shops value pasta cooks into mushy starchy crud....

Will pick some up tomorrow as for the above reason I've not tried Sainsbury's yet.
banned#29
Use a non-stick pan, microwaved never tastes as nice
Really?
Why not?
I bet you don't microwave chicken either (_;)
#30
Saw this today, brilliant stuff.

It's weird, within the space of two years there are five tesco metro's where there were none. I've not noticed those to be any cheaper than the small Sainbury's in Leicester city centre. Maybe it's different at the mega stores.
#31
I dont think there is any difference in taste. Melt chocolate in microwave (no difference taste wise).. unless you burn it!

Edited By: DarrylJohn on May 05, 2011 21:12
#32
profet
might go well with the 9p curry sauce ;-)


Were you around for the last argument about pasta and curry sauce you cheeky thing!
#33
curry756
bought 3 bags yesterday - tastes fine in my spag bol.

have some heat

Surely thats Pasta Bol... not Spag Bol X)
2 Likes #34
DarrylJohn
I dont think there is any difference in taste. Melt chocolate in microwave (no difference taste wise).. unless you burn it!


My friend thought she was being clever when she said oh lets not do the chocolate in a pan lets do it in the microwave. She set it on fire FFS!! X)
#35
Most things put in the microwave taste worse than on a cooker and it's because you cook it slower, rather than in a microwave where your effectively nuking it! Hmmm radiation pasta!
#36
raeble
Saw this today, brilliant stuff.

It's weird, within the space of two years there are five tesco metro's where there were none. I've not noticed those to be any cheaper than the small Sainbury's in Leicester city centre. Maybe it's different at the mega stores.


Metros are more expensive than the big stores.
banned#37
feeder16
Most things put in the microwave taste worse than on a cooker and it's because you cook it slower, rather than in a microwave where your effectively nuking it! Hmmm radiation pasta!
Only if you haven't a clue of how to use a microwave. :p
#38
Pluun
feeder16
Most things put in the microwave taste worse than on a cooker and it's because you cook it slower, rather than in a microwave where your effectively nuking it! Hmmm radiation pasta!

Only if you haven't a clue of how to use a microwave. :p


You could only think that if you haven't a clue how to cook things PROPERLY.

I have a microwave, and have had one since 1979 when they cost a fortune but by 1980 I had worked out what they work with, and what they don't, I haven't been convinced otherwise by any number of people trying to, and serving it up to me :-(
banned#39
You could only think that if you haven't a clue how to cook things PROPERLY.

Of course I don't know how to cook things PROPERLY !!1
In fact, until microwaves came along all I ate was grass butties.
Usually served to me by supercillious fools like you who longed for the old days when they only had flint knives to make them with.
#40
Pluun
You could only think that if you haven't a clue how to cook things PROPERLY.

Of course I don't know how to cook things PROPERLY !!1
In fact, until microwaves came along all I ate was grass butties.
Usually served to me by supercillious fools like you who longed for the old days when they only had flint knives to make them with.


If ever there was a reason not to microwave food, then this is doing the job just great.
At least flint knives cut food properly, and incidentally, there is a lot to be said about a Palaeolithic diet!

Unfortunately this is what we now have:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b010y763/Fast_Food_Baby/

Enjoy your Supernoodles!

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