- Stiftung Warentest
- Discount spaghetti is test winner
- And what about the well-known brand manufacturers?
Noodle is not the same as noodle. Stiftung Warentest has examined 25 spaghetti under the microscope. The result: Expensive does not always have to be good - on the contrary.
The favorite German noodle: spaghetti - as spaghetti bolognese, carbonara or aglio e olio. But which are the best? Stiftung Warentest took a close look at 25 spaghetti and discovered a surprising winner double.
It's been more than 100 years since the first noodle production plant went over the line. And today - the spaghetti is more sought after than ever before. How it is made? Made of durum wheat semolina and water. The two ingredients are kneaded, dried, packaged and then sold. But - noodle is not the same noodle.
Discount spaghetti is test winner
In the test: 25 spaghetti from durum wheat, wholemeal and gluten-free - from no-name to branded products. The result: surprising. Ten times has Stiftung Warentest the grade well distributed, the rest cuts off with satisfactory. At the top: the K-Classic Spaghetti from Kaufland (0.49 Euro). They perform well and very well in all test points, are 'al dente' and are reminiscent of wholegrain. The special feature: The cheap spaghetti from Kaufland are made in Italy. Close behind: the organic whole grain spaghetti of the brand Denree (0.99 Euro) and the Mondo Italiano spaghetti by Netto Marken-Discount. The latter, unfortunately, have an increased level of mold poison, which has cost them the place of the winner noodle.
And what about the well-known brand manufacturers?
Only the Italian food company Barilla (1.59 euros) makes it to one of the front seats. The spaghetti from Buitoni (1.39 Euro) tastes a bit bland and also the noodles of the British celebrity chef Jamie Oliver could not convince the testers.