I can buy industrially produced tagliatelle only in nests¹. Why is it delivered in this form?
Some considerations I made myself or found in a dissatisfying Reddit on the subject are:
It might be somehow possible to exploit or preserve this form during preparation, yet I failed to do this.
A package of nest tagliatelle has more than six times the volume than a package of the same amount of spaghetti, so I doubt that it’s logistically advantageous.
Self-made pasta may be easier to produce this way, as it is easier to dry them, but I doubt that this translates to industrial scales. Also, if it did, why not deliver spaghetti in nests?
The price is the same as for other pasta of comparable quality, thus I doubt it’s a marketing gag.
It may help measuring the pasta, but then people are not that stupid.
¹ Currently this is the only pasta available at all, because it’s not very famous with hoarders, but that’s another story.