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What brand of pasta do you normally buy?

Tue Apr 25, 2017 10:10 pm

I am pretty sure that many people here love pasta, and if there is a brand of pasta that you normally buy, which brand is it?

We usually get the brand that is on sale, but here in Arizona that brand (other than store brands) is most often American Beauty by New World Pasta. Depending on the state that you live in, New World Pasta actually sells its pasta under several different names, including Ronzoni, American Beauty, Skinner, San Giorgio, Creamette, and Prince. Some states may feature more than one brand depending on which part of the state.
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Tue Apr 25, 2017 10:30 pm

We don't eat a lot of pasta but when we do we splurge a bit and get the Di Martino.
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Re: What brand of pasta do you normally buy?

Tue Apr 25, 2017 10:40 pm

My wife swears by De Cecco linguini and she has it nailed. In Portland, OR (in case altitude matters) cook two minutes less than the box says for perfect al dente results, I think it's 6 minutes.
 
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Re: What brand of pasta do you normally buy?

Tue Apr 25, 2017 10:49 pm

Just checked the pantry - Mueller's is the favorite. Their egg noodles are great!
 
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Re: What brand of pasta do you normally buy?

Tue Apr 25, 2017 10:55 pm

Barilla.
 
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Wed Apr 26, 2017 12:39 am

Mueller's Pasta: An American Original Since 1867

Why change? It's the sauce you remember :-)
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Re: What brand of pasta do you normally buy?

Wed Apr 26, 2017 12:45 am

Barilla

About 10 shapes available in my home at all times.
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Re: What brand of pasta do you normally buy?

Wed Apr 26, 2017 2:20 am

San Remo most of the time, also Barilla, Zafarelli, or whatever is on sale sometimes.

I haven't tried making my own yet, that should be fun. :cheeky:
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Wed Apr 26, 2017 3:54 am

Hill County Fare, aka HEB store brand. :)
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Re: What brand of pasta do you normally buy?

Wed Apr 26, 2017 4:31 pm

Barilla, if you're going to buy pasta it might as well be Italian.
 
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Re: What brand of pasta do you normally buy?

Wed Apr 26, 2017 5:20 pm

Kiwirob wrote:
Barilla, if you're going to buy pasta it might as well be Italian.

Agreed.

A very good one is Cipriani's, too.
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Wed Apr 26, 2017 7:14 pm

Waitrose.
 
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Re: What brand of pasta do you normally buy?

Wed Apr 26, 2017 10:36 pm

Barilla.

I'd like to try making my own sometime, but I haven't gotten around to it yet.
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Re: What brand of pasta do you normally buy?

Wed Apr 26, 2017 10:43 pm

It's a serious pain in the ass and why all Italian grandmas have gnarled hands, from that and making the meatballs. The other downside is you can't get the homemade stuff to come out al dente unless you're Lidia Bastianich or something. We've tried at least 10 times and for all that effort it's a waste of time for the end result. Stick with packaged, but at least try it once.
 
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Re: What brand of pasta do you normally buy?

Wed Apr 26, 2017 11:28 pm

Looks like Barilla wins here.

Making pasta itself is beyond my level of dedication, so I'll leave that to the old nonnas. :)
 
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Re: What brand of pasta do you normally buy?

Thu Apr 27, 2017 1:08 am

Wednesday is Prince spaghetti day.
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Re: What brand of pasta do you normally buy?

Thu Apr 27, 2017 5:01 am

Usually a local generic.

I used to buy Barilla, but switched to Bertolli after the former's anti-gay tirade.

Then I mostly just went with cheaper generics. Don't really notice much difference.
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Re: What brand of pasta do you normally buy?

Thu Apr 27, 2017 1:29 pm

I am amazed by the amount of people here who buy specific brands of pasta, and even remember what those brands are called! Personally I just go down to a supermarket and pull a suitable package off the shelf.
 
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Re: What brand of pasta do you normally buy?

Thu Apr 27, 2017 3:34 pm

Airstud wrote:
Wednesday is Prince spaghetti day.


Which is sold under different brands regionally. Prince is primarily sold in the Northeast and parts of the Midwest. Here in Arizona we have American Beauty, which is sold primarily in western states. Other regional brands sold by New World Pasta include Ronzoni (some products available nationwide, others scattered geographically), Creamette (sold primarily in the Midwest and parts of Virginia, West Virginia, and North Carolina), San Giorgio (sold primarily in the Mid-Atlantic), and Skinner (sold primarily in south-central states).
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Re: What brand of pasta do you normally buy?

Thu Apr 27, 2017 8:14 pm

VSMUT wrote:
I am amazed by the amount of people here who buy specific brands of pasta, and even remember what those brands are called! Personally I just go down to a supermarket and pull a suitable package off the shelf.

Same here. I generally stock up on whatever is on offer but out of preference I just go with a store label pasta.

Even the Aldi stuff is pretty good these days
 
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Re: What brand of pasta do you normally buy?

Fri Apr 28, 2017 1:02 am

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Airstud wrote:
Wednesday is Prince spaghetti day.


Which is sold under different brands regionally. Prince is primarily sold in the Northeast and parts of the Midwest. Here in Arizona we have American Beauty, which is sold primarily in western states. Other regional brands sold by New World Pasta include Ronzoni (some products available nationwide, others scattered geographically), Creamette (sold primarily in the Midwest and parts of Virginia, West Virginia, and North Carolina), San Giorgio (sold primarily in the Mid-Atlantic), and Skinner (sold primarily in south-central states).


None of which.

Changes the fact.

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Re: What brand of pasta do you normally buy?

Fri Apr 28, 2017 5:32 am

Wednesday was Prince Day in Chicago as well, but we don't live there now and I did not find Prince on the shelves on my last visit. Is it still available there?
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Re: What brand of pasta do you normally buy?

Fri Apr 28, 2017 10:26 am

VSMUT wrote:
I am amazed by the amount of people here who buy specific brands of pasta, and even remember what those brands are called! Personally I just go down to a supermarket and pull a suitable package off the shelf.


Not that hard when two shelves are just about completely dark blue. Everything else isn't as in your face as those Barilla packs. The dark blue boxes with the really bright coloured pasta image on the front, that's fairly hard to miss. It's a lesson in consistent branding.
 
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Re: What brand of pasta do you normally buy?

Fri Apr 28, 2017 3:21 pm

cpd wrote:
VSMUT wrote:
I am amazed by the amount of people here who buy specific brands of pasta, and even remember what those brands are called! Personally I just go down to a supermarket and pull a suitable package off the shelf.


Not that hard when two shelves are just about completely dark blue. Everything else isn't as in your face as those Barilla packs. The dark blue boxes with the really bright coloured pasta image on the front, that's fairly hard to miss. It's a lesson in consistent branding.


American Beauty is fairly easy to spot, since their red and gold packaging stands out. The other New World Pasta brands aren't as distinctive, although Creamette's green packaging is somewhat different enough from Barilla's blue.
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Re: What brand of pasta do you normally buy?

Fri Apr 28, 2017 5:31 pm

i use marcato atlas pasta machine,
i make lasagna and fettuccine noodles even on spaghetti because i like thick pasta. this thread is making me hungry.
 
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Re: What brand of pasta do you normally buy?

Fri Apr 28, 2017 8:27 pm

LAX772LR wrote:
I used to buy Barilla, but switched to Bertolli after the former's anti-gay tirade.

Then I mostly just went with cheaper generics. Don't really notice much difference.

Pretty much this. I buy Trader Joe's. It's 99 cents and I really don't notice any difference. I'm certainly not going to pay upwards of $5-10 for a pound of pasta.
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Re: What brand of pasta do you normally buy?

Tue May 02, 2017 4:48 am

Well, wouldn't you know it, a friend of mine and his Italian fiancée are moving to Alaska in a few weeks and trying to get rid of as much excess as they can as they pack up. As a result, I'm now the proud owner of a gently-used pasta roller, so I hope to take a stab at it soon!
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Re: What brand of pasta do you normally buy?

Thu May 04, 2017 5:40 am

I have some Barilla in the cabinet now. If I may expand on the topic a little, my favorite type of noodle is angel hair. What's yours?
 
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Re: What brand of pasta do you normally buy?

Thu May 04, 2017 6:04 am

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I have some Barilla in the cabinet now. If I may expand on the topic a little, my favorite type of noodle is angel hair. What's yours?


Mine just might be angel hair too.

When my sister and I were kids we professed great love for mostaccioli, only I now believe that those noodles were actually ziti and that mostaccioli is narrower.

Really, I love pasta so much I don't think I can pick just one. My favorite is probably a tie between capellini, mostaccioli, fettucine, ziti, spaghettini, penne, spaghetti, rigatoni, vermicelli, rotelle, linguine, fusilli, perciatelli, radiatore, conchiglie, and orecchiette.
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Re: What brand of pasta do you normally buy?

Thu May 04, 2017 6:31 am

Airstud wrote:
nitepilot79 wrote:
I have some Barilla in the cabinet now. If I may expand on the topic a little, my favorite type of noodle is angel hair. What's yours?


Mine just might be angel hair too.

When my sister and I were kids we professed great love for mostaccioli, only I now believe that those noodles were actually ziti and that mostaccioli is narrower.

Really, I love pasta so much I don't think I can pick just one. My favorite is probably a tie between capellini, mostaccioli, fettucine, ziti, spaghettini, penne, spaghetti, rigatoni, vermicelli, rotelle, linguine, fusilli, perciatelli, radiatore, conchiglie, and orecchiette.


Back in my expat days, I got to eat some Italian pasta. It was brought back as a gift to the country I was living in at the time. The pasta (I think it was linguine... linguine-like, anyway) was packaged, but it still blew my mind. Everything since has really been a step down.
 
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Re: What brand of pasta do you normally buy?

Thu May 04, 2017 9:31 am

I actually opened my cabinets and on top of Barilla I have a fair number of De Cecco packs. Another Italian brand of course.
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Thu May 04, 2017 6:18 pm

De Cecco or Bionaturae.

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Re: What brand of pasta do you normally buy?

Thu May 04, 2017 11:39 pm

Airstud wrote:
nitepilot79 wrote:
I have some Barilla in the cabinet now. If I may expand on the topic a little, my favorite type of noodle is angel hair. What's yours?


Mine just might be angel hair too.

When my sister and I were kids we professed great love for mostaccioli, only I now believe that those noodles were actually ziti and that mostaccioli is narrower.

Really, I love pasta so much I don't think I can pick just one. My favorite is probably a tie between capellini, mostaccioli, fettucine, ziti, spaghettini, penne, spaghetti, rigatoni, vermicelli, rotelle, linguine, fusilli, perciatelli, radiatore, conchiglie, and orecchiette.


Gasp, how DARE I omit cavatappi!!

And farfalle!!

And tagliatelle!

And gemelli!

And rotini!! Whose difference from fusilli I am unclear on!!
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Fri May 05, 2017 10:47 am

For me.

Barilla (Pasta and sauces)
De Cecco
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Sun May 07, 2017 12:00 am

Doesn't anyone remember the Barilla anti gay thing - I for one and many of my friends still say - anything but Barilla.
They may have tried to turn that PR disaster around, but mud sticks. It hurt the brand.
I just buy the Publix one here in Miami - works just as well as any other..... probably Barilla too. But I'm still not buying it.
 
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Re: What brand of pasta do you normally buy?

Sun May 07, 2017 12:40 am

BCal Dc10 wrote:
Doesn't anyone remember the Barilla anti gay thing - I for one and many of my friends still say - anything but Barilla.
They may have tried to turn that PR disaster around, but mud sticks. It hurt the brand.
I just buy the Publix one here in Miami - works just as well as any other..... probably Barilla too. But I'm still not buying it.


Yet that hasn't affected Barilla's market share at all; they are still #1 in the United States (New World Pasta is #2, and the American Italian Pasta Company is #3).
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Sun May 07, 2017 12:54 am

BCal Dc10 wrote:
Doesn't anyone remember the Barilla anti gay thing - I for one and many of my friends still say - anything but Barilla.
They may have tried to turn that PR disaster around, but mud sticks. It hurt the brand.
I just buy the Publix one here in Miami - works just as well as any other..... probably Barilla too. But I'm still not buying it.


Good god man, get over it: https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/human-rights-campaign-says-barilla-has-turned-around-its-policies-on-lgbt/2014/11/18/9866efde-6e92-11e4-8808-afaa1e3a33ef_story.html?utm_term=.fa728ad6a5c5.
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Wed May 10, 2017 7:01 am

Barilla
 
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Wed May 10, 2017 11:53 am

That cheap stuff that goes well with ketchup and student tears.
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Re: What brand of pasta do you normally buy?

Wed May 10, 2017 12:06 pm

Which ever looks interesting.

Italian made would be nice, but then some Spanish brands are fine and even some German.
 
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Re: What brand of pasta do you normally buy?

Thu May 11, 2017 3:10 am

Airstud wrote:
BCal Dc10 wrote:
Doesn't anyone remember the Barilla anti gay thing - I for one and many of my friends still say - anything but Barilla.
They may have tried to turn that PR disaster around, but mud sticks. It hurt the brand.
I just buy the Publix one here in Miami - works just as well as any other..... probably Barilla too. But I'm still not buying it.


Good god man, get over it: https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/human-rights-campaign-says-barilla-has-turned-around-its-policies-on-lgbt/2014/11/18/9866efde-6e92-11e4-8808-afaa1e3a33ef_story.html?utm_term=.fa728ad6a5c5.


Aha - I'm sure you're right - I was just posting the argument out there as some kind of anti Barilla thing. It was more a cheeky wind up post than anything too serious. I hold my own kind of mini protest, but I'm sure that some, and many others couldn't care less.
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Re: What brand of pasta do you normally buy?

Fri May 12, 2017 9:49 am

UltimateDelta wrote:
Well, wouldn't you know it, a friend of mine and his Italian fiancée are moving to Alaska in a few weeks and trying to get rid of as much excess as they can as they pack up. As a result, I'm now the proud owner of a gently-used pasta roller, so I hope to take a stab at it soon!


Have fun with that! A relative has one, and I subtly hinted that I would like to have a go. No luck so far though.

I bought pasta the other day, and I went straight to the Barilla! Such is the popularity of it on this thread!
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Re: What brand of pasta do you normally buy?

Fri May 19, 2017 4:08 am

I've been having pasta quite a bit lately and as it happens my cache is almost entirely Barilla (Byerly's often has a BOGO sale on it). I have to say it has turned out quite perfectly al dente every time.

Hard to believe that's a Barilla thing; more likely I'm simply more skilled now at timing the cookage than I used to be. Still it would be interesting to see if Creamette or Ronzoni or DeCecco are somehow tougher to get right :boggled:
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