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Wattie's Spaghetti, a NZ favourite
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Generations of New Zealander’s have enjoyed Wattie’s Spaghetti, making it NZ’s favourite. Wattie’s continues to proudly provide the taste that Kiwi's know and love.


Wattie's Spaghetti

We’ve decided to share some of the great facts about how NZ’s favourite Spaghetti is made.


To create New Zealand's favourite spaghetti, we start from scratch and make our own fresh spaghetti. We use tomato paste from field-grown tomatoes for our rich, red sauce. The perfect amounts of fresh spaghetti and sauce are sealed in each can and cooked under pressure. There are no added colours – just Wattie's thick, tasty, 99% fat-free spaghetti. It won't slide off your toast because it's the spaghettiest spaghetti around!



Here are some great fun facts for all those Wattie’s Spaghetti fans out there.


Did you know?

  • There are 16 metres of spaghetti in a 420g can of Spaghetti in tomato sauce.  That’s the height of nine average adults standing on each other’s shoulders!
  • Wattie’s harvests around 35,000 tonnes of tomatoes a year.  That’ll fill a rugby field to a height of 5 metres up the goal posts!
  • Kiwis eat 336 million metres of spaghetti a year.  That’s like 80 return trips across the Tasman!
  • New Zealanders eat 21 million cans of spaghetti a year.  That’s more spaghetti in tomato sauce per person than any other country.

To learn more about how we make Wattie’s spaghetti look for our new packs in store!


Did you also know that we have six other great Spaghetti products for you to enjoy!


  • Spaghetti with sausages - with the addition of sausages made from 100% New Zealand lamb and beef.
  • Spaghetti Bolognese - 100% New Zealand beef mince is added to the tomato sauce.
  • Spaghetti Cheesy - we’ve added an extra helping of tasty New Zealand Cheddar.
  • Spaghetti with bacon – with delicious chunks of bacon.
  • Lite Spaghetti - Wattie’s Lite Spaghetti is low in sugar and has 25% less salt than Wattie’s Spaghetti in Tomato sauce.
  • Spaghetti with meatballs - with meatballs made from 100% New Zealand lamb and beef.

To find out more about the Wattie’s Spaghetti range click here.

For great recipe ideas such as:  Spaghetti Pin Wheels, Spaghetti Subs, Spaghetti Toastie, Egg Pots & Spaghetti Pizza, visit

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