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:


6 comments:

Cary said...

Sugar, salt, and starch? That's cheap ketchup without the toma....oh! I get it. It's like the Cheshire cat.

YELLOWDOG GRANNY said...

he's right its ketchup...

billy pilgrim said...

those aren't the best lookin tomatoes i've ever seen either.

in fact i might even turn them down if they were free.

secret agent woman said...

I agree, but this single Mom has resorted to jarred spaghetti sauce on many occassions.

angel said...

Cheap AND nasty!

Allan said...

CG- It's instant ketchup- just add tomato.

YG- She's right.

BP- The good ones are almost $4 a lb. this winter.

SAW- This single bachelor has done the same thing, for sure...but a packet? Egad! Not even while drunk...

Angel- Cheap and nasty...wow, that sounds a lot like my past.