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Sunday, September 16, 2012

Product Review: Borges Farfalle Pasta

Borges Farfalle Pasta[/caption]
(Photo Credits: http://cynublog.blogspot.in/2012/06/new-pasta-brand-and-freebies.html)


Rs.145 for a pack of 500 gms.


Perenially a Macaroni and Penne Pasta fan, I was surprised to discover that the partner preferred Fettucine and Farfalle more. Though hesitant, I decided to buy Borges Wheat Farfalle Pasta.  This came with a very intriguing "Mediterranean starter kit", which contained:

  • One Recipe book.

  • Extra virgin olive oil, 37 ml.

  • Pasta Seasoning, 100 gm - Containing Oregano, Paprika, Onion, Basil, Garlic, Thyme, Lemon Peel, Black Pepper, Lemon Oil.

  • Cheese and Italian Herb Seasoning, 100 gm - Containing Cheese Powder, Garlic, Oregano, Thyme, Salt, Rosemary, Basil, Black Pepper, Red Chilly, Lemon Peel.


  1. Farfalle: It definitely has a lot of things going for itself. Considering that it is a wheat pasta, the price is not too steep. Though they take a longer time to cook than their counterparts,  Borges' Pasta did not break easily or stick together. I found them to be a bit thick and chewy, but maybe that is how Farfalle is supposed to be (It is my first time after all).

  2. Extra Virgin Olive Oil: What’s not to love? :)

  3. Pasta Seasoning: I did not expect to like it, since I have already used a herb mix which failed to stimulate our taste buds. However, this seasoning has a very pleasant smell, and adds a nice and mild flavour to the dish. It seems to get lost in the red sauce, but a spoon with the white sauce works wonders.

  4. Cheese and Italian Herb Seasoning: This is quickly turning out to be my go-to-spice mix when I run out of options. Be it pasta or fried rice, the seasoning adds an interesting and not-too-subtle flavour. The smell of cheese is an added advantage!


Very strongly recommended.


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