Review of Allegra Spaghetti Pasta

by StevenHelmer

I decided to pick up a couple packages of this brand this morning. Read to find out why.

Product Description: Pre-packaged spaghetti pasta from the Allegra brand which is prepared by adding the pasta to hot water. I picked up two 1-pound packages of this pasta this morning for $1 per package and plan on using them, as I have done in the past, as part of a spaghetti dinner for my family later tonight.


My 6-year-old daughter wants to help me make dinner tonight and, since I figured spaghetti was as easy as anything else she could help me make (plus it is one of the few meals all of us will eat), I decided on that. I had most of the ingredients in my pantry already. But, I needed some pasta and, when I stopped at the grocery store this morning, I once again purchased a couple packages of Allegra Spaghetti Pasta.

I have purchased this brand on more than one occasion. My original purchase of this brand of spaghetti was based solely on price, the $1 is less expensive than any of the other pasta brands I have a choice to buy. However, my decision to purchase it after that first time was based on more than that.

Allegra Pasta
Allegra Pasta
Photo by Steven Helmer

As I mentioned, spaghetti is one of the few dinners I can make that everyone will eat without a fight. In fact, it is my youngest daughter's favorite. As a result of this, we do buy quite a bit of spaghetti pasta. 

One thing I've learned from all those purchases is all brands aren't the same, some are simply better than others. And, the Allegra brand is one of the better brands I have purchased.

The first thing I noticed about this particular brand of pasta is it doesn't leave the water a milky white color as many other (including some more expensive) brands do. While I'm sure there will be some that will disagree with me, this is something I do look for when I purchase pasta because I never found that milky-white water very appetizing.

Since we all tend to eat quite a bit when I make spaghetti for dinner, I always make two pounds of pasta. Many brands with clump up. This brand doesn't and that is something I do appreciate because it makes it much easier to serve it.

As far as taste goes, I have had no complaints. As I've mentioned in the past, my daughters do tend to be a bit picky when it comes to eating and, as part of that, they have found some pasta brands they didn't enjoy eating because of a taste difference. That has never been the case with this brand and, whenever I use it, they are usually having seconds and even thirds. That, alone, would make it worth the money even if it were more expensive.

Final Opinion

This is a low-cost brand that offers decent quality. It's a brand I purchase on a regular basis and one I do recommend.

My Grade: A

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Updated: 02/03/2016, StevenHelmer
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DerdriuMarriner on 03/14/2022

StevenHelmer, Thank you for product lines, pretty pictures and practical information.
That's so off-putting about the milky-white water. What's in the product that it sheds like that?

What would you serve with such quality spaghetti?

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