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Penne Pasta essential Waitrose 500g

3.3 out of 5 (15)

5 out of 15 customers would recommend this product to a friend.

Suitable for vegetarians

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Price per 100g: 13p


Product Description

Our pasta is made in the Campania region of Italy from 100% Italian durum wheat
Our fundamental belief is that few things in life are more important than the food you buy. Good quality is essential.
Made with 100% Italian durum wheat, Suitable for vegetarians

Product Information



Essential Waitrose


Store in a cool dry place


Hob - From Ambient. Allow approximately 90g dry pasta per 180g cooked serving. For best results, place pasta in a saucepan of boiling water, boil for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, when pasta is cooked drain immediately and serve.

Country of Origin


Country of Packing



Waitrose Limited,
RG12 8YA,

Package Type

Re-Closable Packaging

Recycling Information

Bag - Plastic - Not Currently Recycled



Allergy Advice: For allergens see highlighted ingredients

Durum Wheat Semolina

Dietary Information

Suitable for Vegetarians

Nutritional Data

Typical ValuesAs Prepared Per Cooked 100gAs Prepared Per Cooked 180g
Energy kJ6211118
Energy kcal147264
Fat 0.8g1.4g
of which saturates 0.2g0.3g
Carbohydrate 28.7g51.7g
of which sugars 0.4g0.7g
Fibre 2.7g4.9g
Protein 4.9g8.7g
Salt 0.02g0.03g


Customer Reviews

3.3 out of 5

15 customers reviewed this product Average rating 3.3

5 out of 15 customers would recommend this product to a friend.

Rating: 2 star out of 5

not good

Cheap tasting. Poor quality. Won't be buying again!

Rating: 2 star out of 5

not impressed

Wasn't impressed as the pasta took ages to cool (20 minutes plus). Also had a chewy texture. Expected better.

Rating: 5 star out of 5

Amazing value!

Waitrose Essential pasta is really delicious and much better than any of the other budget brands I've tried.

Rating: 3 star out of 5

As good as other brands...

Texture and taste are just fine for a basic penne - good for pasta bakes and quick fixes for tea time. But as the title says this budget penne is equally as good as anything you can buy at other retailers except it's double the price. Make the effort to go to another store and buy for just 40p!

Rating: 2 star out of 5

Cheap pasta - not great

This pasta wasn't great, a bit cardboardy/chewy. Too thick aswell. If you can afford it just pay a bit extra for better stuff.


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