Your next supermarket trip will have less pasta on the shelves. One iconic Italian comfort meal was eliminated.
Snopes reports that Ronzoni's Pastina No. 155, the little, kid-friendly star-shaped noodle used in Italian wedding soup, has been discontinued.
After readers reported the pasta's absence, the fact-checking website contacted Ronzoni, who confirmed its demise on Dec. 29.
Eighth Avenue Food & Provisions, which acquired Ronzoni in May 2021, emailed Snopes that the pastina's "unique small size and star-shape
required specialized production from a third-party manufacturer," adding that the company's long-term manufacturer would stop making it in January 2023.
"We have been unable to identify a viable, new manufacturer who could make Pastina in the same shape, size,
and standards that Ronzoni customers have come to expect from this comforting classic," 8th Avenue wrote.
I'm devastated! A lifetime of Italian medicine is gone forever "Twitter user. "Never buy your pasta again. This is shameful "said another.
Nearly 130 Instagram users commented on the announcement. Instagram user: "Not the way we wanted to start 2023, Ronzoni! 😔."