Poll of Britain's favourite pasta shapes sparks spicy debate, and rightly so
The people of Britain have spoken. Polling company YouGov poll asked Britons their preferred shapes of pasta and the results are in. Fusilli - the twirly one - is Britain's favourite shape of pasta, winning 19 per cent of the vote.
The results sparked outrage from fans of carbohydrate based nourishment on Twitter, and understandably so.
The other four pasta shapes to finish in the top five were as follows: Spaghetti (15%), Penne (11%), Tagliatelle (10%), Tortellini (7%).
First of all, tortellini has no business being in this poll. Stuffed pasta cannot be compared to its unstuffed culinary brethren. Its quality is completely dependent on its stuffing. Spinach and ricotta? Mammia mia. Wild mushrooms? Not for me, Clive. How can a pasta with such varied forms be entered into this poll? Null and void.
— YouGov (@YouGov) August 25, 2020
Secondly, don't tell me anyone enjoys eating spaghetti more than say, penne or farfalle. It's a needlessly chaotic food, a complete fraud, only up there by default because its name is in the generic bolognese dish. Bolognese is infinitely better with any other pasta shape. Don't @ me.
It shouldn't even be eligible. Surely it can have its own mini poll, with tagliatelle and other ribbon-like pasta shapes.
This whole poll is a shambles and quite frankly an insult to the nation of Italy, as many Twitter users pointed out.
I'd make the argument here that spaghetti isn't even a shape of pasta https://t.co/q3HoydfFZW
— Mike Atkins (@MikeAtkns) August 25, 2020
Spaghetti is just shit linguine and should be bottom tier pasta https://t.co/TB7hKOY5E4
— the creature from the dank lagoon (@somefunnyboi) August 25, 2020
Tortellini is not a pasta shape. And the the only correct answer is pappardelle. This country is deranged. https://t.co/yiaJeLoVDi
— Tariq Jenner 🩺 🚑 (@tariqjenner) August 25, 2020
tortellini isn't a "pasta shape" it's a type of filled pasta, the poll is void https://t.co/A8WFlFlt6S
— Mollie Goodfellow (@hansmollman) August 25, 2020