De Cecco pasta 77p @ Waitrose
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De Cecco pasta 77p @ Waitrose

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Found 11th JanMade hot 11th Jan
De Cecco pasta 77p (500g).

Spaghetti, penne, conchiglie, cavatappi.

Regular price £1.55. Periodically discounted to £1 at one supermarket or another, but don't recall seeing it at this price.

MUCH nicer than supermarket brand dried pasta, Napolina etc.

Valid untill 24/01/2017
- cainer1

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great deal heat added

How are this gone cold? Nice find. Have some

Heat added. This is the pasta italians recommend on here so will be stocking up on my spaghetti and penne. thanks op.

Of the brands generally available in UK supermarkets, Rummo is the one to watch out for, followed by DeCecco and Barilla.
The scarcity of types is a different story. I could rarely find trenette, mafaldine, streppe, mafaldine, orecchiette, ziti in smaller supermarkets.

The best and Tesco has now stopped it (except for Linguine). If pressed, it can also be frozen and defrosts well, as opposed to cheaper brands.

Hot. Waitrose is becoming the coolest shop for the bargain hunters. My problem with them is that they refuse to put Green and black chocolate Maya Gold on p.y.o. offers.

PS

I posted at this price from Tesco about a year ago, and a couple of people have recently voted it hot- not idea why it isn't expired.

lnz

Of the brands generally available in UK supermarkets, Rummo is the one to … Of the brands generally available in UK supermarkets, Rummo is the one to watch out for, followed by DeCecco and Barilla. The scarcity of types is a different story. I could rarely find trenette, mafaldine, streppe, mafaldine, orecchiette, ziti in smaller supermarkets.


Very much agree with this - shame we don't get the best Italian brands in UK supermarkets - however for a pack of pasta, from De Cecco - this is an excellent price for one of the best brands

I find it really hard to tell the difference between dried pasta brands....

The brand recommendations here are spot on. I would add Napolina (a British brand) and Buitoni (though it doesn't like being overcooked).

If you think all dry pasta tastes the same, then you're not cooking it properly.

equinox

The brand recommendations here are spot on. I would add Napolina (a … The brand recommendations here are spot on. I would add Napolina (a British brand) and Buitoni (though it doesn't like being overcooked). If you think all dry pasta tastes the same, then you're not cooking it properly.



Sadly Napolina have driven the quality out of their pasta - there are worse but they are very mid range, Buitoni, I find hit and miss, but again not what they used to be.

Napolina used to be first class, know a fair bit about the founder and the company when it was established - sold to a corporate and now just a UK name company.

Dried pasta has been in Italy forever and there are massive differences between them. The goods ones are better than some "fresh" pasta I've had.
Edited by: "bilo999" 11th Jan

Though overpriced for what they are and they're no De Cecco, I mentioned Napolina and Buitoni because at least they are more reliable than own brands that keep changing their supplier and not everyone has access to the best brands, especially those who buy from smaller branches.


De Cecco's wholewheat pennne is very goo compared to wholewheat penne offered by other brands. It's hardly very on offer.

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