Wednesday, December 02, 2009
Bad Food #258
I saw a bin of these packets at the grocer recently. They are 1.5 ounce envelopes of 'Spaghetti Sauce Mix' and they'd been reduced to the bargain price of 25 cents each.
But anyone who likes pasta knows that 1.5 ounces doesn't go very far at all when it comes to spaghetti-and spaghetti sauce isn't something that fits neatly into a tiny envelope.
What is in this stuff ? Primarily sugar, salt and modified starch, three things that I don't put into spaghetti sauce. Well, maybe some salt...but not as a main ingredient.
A pound of these packeted atrocities would cost over two dollars and fifty cents. That's a lot to pay for a pound of salt.
Spaghetti sauce looks like this: