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Old 03-21-2013, 11:23 AM   #1
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What happened to Spinach Linguine?

Suddenly as of about one year ago I cannot find packaged (dry) Spinach Linguine at either of the supermarkets at which I shop. They have all those other pastas with vegetables added to make them healthier, but I can't find true Spinach Linguine any longer. Does anyone know if manufacturers have stopped making it? Or maybe stores have just stopped ordering it? It used to be sort of a staple, and I liked preparing it with just butter, pepper, salt and grated cheese.

I've asked the managers at the stores, but unfortunately at both stores they seem pretty clueless and uninterested about what products are available and what products customers want. This is at an A&P and a Stop & Shop. I'll have to try Whole Foods - they probably still carry it if it's available. I can sometimes find packaged "fresh" Spinach Linguine, but this is actually not what I'm looking for.

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Old 03-21-2013, 11:59 AM   #2
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Welcome to DC.

Have you ever considered making your own and drying it? It is not hard to do. The hardest part is making sure you wring out as much moisture from the spinach as possible.
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Old 03-21-2013, 12:18 PM   #3
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Those pastas with veggies added are primarily for the color - there's negligible nutritional value added by the veggies.
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Old 03-21-2013, 12:23 PM   #4
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Oh, I don't use the past with veggies added - I just think stores may have stopped carrying Spinach Linguine because those products have become more popular.

But real Spinach Linguine is much darker and I think has more spinach added than those other products have. At any rate, it has a very different taste to plain linguine.

RE: making my own Spinach Linguine, I've never made pasta. It might be nice to try some time though.
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Old 03-21-2013, 01:01 PM   #5
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Welcome to DC! Pasta is fairly easy to make. And. making it with spinach, kale, or swiss chard is not difficult. I used to make a lovely dish (Jeanne's Straw and Hay) that used 1/2 spinach and 1/2 plain linguini, smoked ham, peas, cream, and parm....hmmm...maybe I should pull out Jeanne's recipe. It was really tasty. I prefer the spinach linguini...I was thinking of picking some up tomorrow. I hope where I shop they still carry it...
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Old 03-21-2013, 01:21 PM   #6
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Suddenly as of about one year ago I cannot find packaged (dry) Spinach Linguine at either of the supermarkets at which I shop. They have all those other pastas with vegetables added to make them healthier, but I can't find true Spinach Linguine any longer. Does anyone know if manufacturers have stopped making it? Or maybe stores have just stopped ordering it? It used to be sort of a staple, and I liked preparing it with just butter, pepper, salt and grated cheese.

I've asked the managers at the stores, but unfortunately at both stores they seem pretty clueless and uninterested about what products are available and what products customers want. This is at an A&P and a Stop & Shop. I'll have to try Whole Foods - they probably still carry it if it's available. I can sometimes find packaged "fresh" Spinach Linguine, but this is actually not what I'm looking for.
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My store carries a few brands. I haven't seen linguine - only fettuccine & spaghetti. All the brands are in the links below. If the manager is disinterested, I would change markets, or order it on line. Good luck :)

Amazon.com: spinach pasta: Grocery & Gourmet Food

Da Vinci Spinach Nests Pasta, 16 oz, 2 pk - Best Price

I may just have to order the lasagna noodles ;-)
http://www.amazon.com/Parboil-Spinac...=spinach+pasta
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Old 03-21-2013, 01:34 PM   #7
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They sent it all to South Africa lol! We have loads here.

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Old 10-08-2013, 12:19 PM   #8
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Just came a lookin' for an answer to this again - I think I meant to make my post about Spinach Fettuccine, not linguini. In either case, I still cannot find this spinach pasta anywhere, and it used to be commonplace.
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I don't know what happened to it. I see tricolor rotini in the markets all the time. If you want to add nutrition to pasta, I think it would be more effective to add fresh vegetables and herbs in a sauce, whether tomato-based or olive oil, garlic and cheese.
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Old 10-08-2013, 03:06 PM   #10
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I never got the whole spinach-pasta thing anyway - it really didn't even taste that much different. That *I* noticed, anyway. I think I had some that had a bitter note once ... that's about as far as I can recall ever noticing anything different about the way it tasted ...
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