Alphabet pasta

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Alphabet pasta
Alphabet soup.jpg
A bowl of alphabet soup
Type Pasta
Cookbook:Alphabet pasta  Alphabet pasta
"Alphabet soup" redirects here. For other uses, see Alphabet soup (disambiguation).
Alphabet pasta in soup

Alphabet pasta, also referred to as Alfabeto, Alphaghetti or Alphabetti Spaghetti, is pasta that has been mechanically cut or pressed into the letters of an alphabet. It is often served in an alphabet soup, sold in a can of condensed broth. Another variation, Alphaghetti, consists of letter-shaped pasta in a marinara or spaghetti sauce.

One common American brand of condensed-style alphabet soup is Campbell's. This soup, like its competitors', is marketed towards parents for its educational value.[citation needed]

A similar product, Alphabetti Spaghetti, was sold by the H. J. Heinz Company for 60 years before being discontinued in 1990. Like Campbell's alphabet soup, it contains alphabet pasta canned in tomato sauce, but no cheese. It was later reintroduced by Heinz in 2005.[1][2]

Popular culture[edit]

In Red Dwarf III episode Polymorph, the Polymorph (disguised as Rimmer's mother) mentions Alphabetti Spaghetti in order to drain Rimmer's anger.

In an episode of Harry Hill's TV Burp, Harry shows plates to the audience with Alphabetti Spaghetti sentences on them.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Alphabet spaghetti back for a spell", Daily Mail (Associated Newspapers), 7 April 2005, retrieved 2009-04-26 
  2. ^ "Dish that's write on", Daily Record, 7 April 2005 
  3. ^ "Harry Hill's TV Burp Series 9 [10-10- 2009] - YouTube". YouTube. 17 June 2012. Retrieved 2014-10-30. 

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