Uh Oh! Spaghetti-O’s!

I don’t know. Just kinda sitting around, eating some food from when I was a kid. Thought I’d post about it.

Spaghetti-O’s, made by Campbell’s Soup Co., recently put out some new flavors. Typically you get a shit load of O-shaped noodles in a tomato/cheese sauce. Well now that they’ve added these three new flavors, they’ve only slightly changed things up.

I guess there are three new flavors, that’s what I saw at the store, which was Wal-mart, by the way. That’s also where I stole the pictures from.

I got a can of each and I’m giving them a try. Not at the same time. Although now that I think about it that might be interesting. So here’s my review.

spaghettios-beef-tacosI first tried the Beefy Taco’s, and they had what they advertised. Beef, and a taco flavor. The problem is, the taco flavor is basically just taco seasoning added to the Spaghetti-O’s and by the fourth or fifth bite it was just too much. Not that it was bad, it was just kind of “eh.” The beef in it, though, is much different than what you would expect out of a meat sauce in say, a Chef Boyardee can of pasta. If you were to fry up some ground beef and get it all broken up and loose, then you dump it all in a colander, whatever tiny insignificant pieces fall through the holes in the colander, that’s typically what you find in a Chef Boyardee meat sauce. Instead, Campbell’s gives you slightly bigger pieces of cooked beef that actually have texture and flavor. There aren’t a lot in a can, but there’s more than anything the Chef ever did. Overall, not too bad, but nothing I would try again. Unless maybe I had some shredded cheese and sour cream to put on it. 3 of 5 stars.

spaghettios-cheeseburgerosNext I tried the Cheeseburger-O’s. They were a little better, but exactly what I figured they would be. Basically they added some flame-broiled/grilled seasoning to the sauce and there you go. It would be the same kind of stuff they add to those frozen ballpark burgers to make you think they’re flame broiled, or grilled on a grill, but it was actually made in a factory where they painted those grill burns on the burger. Or, just like they do with all of the burgers at any Burger King. This one also has the little beef chunks floating around in it. The flavor wasn’t too much with this one, at least for me. I could probably eat this one again. 4 of 5 stars.

spaghettios-cheesy-pizzaosLastly I tried the Cheesy Pizza-O’s. I guess in Campbell’s world these are Cheese Pizza, but here, in the real world, they’re Spaghetti-O’s. Regular old Spaghetti-O’s. Had somebody made those for me and not said a thing about them, I wouldn’t have thought twice about them. Cheesy they were not, at least they didn’t come across as more cheesy than normal, and pizza they were not. At one point I did look into the bowl and see a piece of what I’m assuming was Italian seasoning, or something, but that was it. Now that I’m done eating them, the aftertaste kind of tastes like pizza, but again, if I hadn’t known what flavor they were, I would have never guessed it. I give those a 2 out of 5 stars because they fail. Otherwise, they don’t taste bad at all, just nothing like pizza.

I regularly don’t eat Spaghetti-O’s, and these special new flavors didn’t really do much to keep me eating the brand. All they really made me do is wish I had a taco, a cheeseburger and a pizza. If you’re interested in trying these or you think your kid would like them (they probably will cause kids will garbage down anything from a can) give them a try. I found these at Wal-mart and they were just under a dollar a can.

6 responses to “Uh Oh! Spaghetti-O’s!

  1. Ew, Spagaggy-O’s. I would have tried the pizza ones if they would have tasted like pizza, because yum. Thanks for the review.

    • Yeah, I’m not big on canned pasta myself, but every now and then I have it to switch things up. I thought trying them would be good fodder for a review and some blog content. I’m glad it’s over lol.

  2. My girls eat Spaghetti-O’s now and again, but they don’t like anything new and improved. My son would have though. He was all about green ketchup and colored Nilla wafers and goldfish pretzels!

    • Sometimes that strange stuff is awesome. But typically when I see something is new and improved and I liked the old and unimproved stuff, it makes me wonder just what the hell they were thinking. And if a company can’t be proud of the product they sell to where they have to make it new and improved, I don’t want to be any part of it. So I guess I’m flip floppy there.

  3. Has anyone realized there are no allergen information on the Campbells spaghettios beefy tacos can? That is one nasty flavor too. Too hot in my opinion. Children do not like spices or strong flavors. They need to try ranch or a milder flavor. They need to use buttermilk, onions, tomatoes, salt n black pepper in their ranch flavor if they ever think of it

    • Yeah, that was a pretty bad flavor, and too much. If they would have just put a little less of the flavoring in it might have been better. I was burping it up all day, and that was nasty. I kind of like your idea for a flavor, I’d try that. Might be a little too ritzy for Spaghetti-Os.

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