Surely the most loved and popular pasta shape of them all, spaghetti is a stark reminder that sometimes, you just can't beat simplicity. This variation however, features square (rather than rounded) ends and is one of La Molisana's flagship products, also known in Italy as Spaghetti alla Chitarra. Recently restyled and relaunched, the thicker, irregular texture and intriguing shape of Spaghetti Quadrati Extra Lusso meant it became an instant top seller. Favoured by consumers and chefs alike due to it being almost impossible to overcook!
In neighbouring Abruzzo, where this type of pasta hails from, it is traditionally prepared with a ragout of lamb (ragù d'agnello), but if you're looking for a slightly easier dish, try eating it with another Italian favourite in Molise: 'Nduja. In some areas of Abruzzo spaghetti is typically paired with tomato sauce and veal meatballs (pallottelle), so you can reenact that famous lady and the tramp moment but with a real Italian meal.
This "extra di lusso" version is even better quality than its classic counterpart, made with more densely flavoured flour, local mountain water and is made up of 15% protein. The packaging also comes with a retro logo that emphasises the high-quality, traditional method used to produce this range of pasta.