EatingWell Taste Test: The Great Whole-Wheat Pasta Challenge

By EatingWell Editors, "The Great Whole-Wheat Pasta Challenge," February/March 2005

Tasting whole-wheat spaghettis.

"The Great Value Whole Wheat Linguine from WalMart has a mild taste and decent texture that's not too mushy nor too "hard." I tried it out one day because I was being a cheapo (it's like a dollar) but ended up liking it ... Great Value...

Excellent ***

Ronzoni/Prince Healthy Harvest Whole Wheat Blend Pasta ($1.49/13.25 oz.): Though not technically a pure whole-wheat pasta, this blend was rated “best” by 4 out of 7 of our panel. High ratings were given for its mild flavor. Hays: “It doesn’t go too far in the whole-wheaty direction.” Kjelleren: “The most versatile of the bunch.” Bove: “You could substitute this for regular pasta.” Emma Ruopp: “Great! It’s total comfort food.”

DeBoles Organic Whole Wheat Spaghetti Style Pasta (89¢/8 oz.): Tasters who like a hearty wheat flavor loved this dark and grainy-hued spaghetti. Bove: “It’s the best!” Morris: “Nice wheat flavor...would be good with a lighter sauce of nuts, garlic and olive oil.” The dark color was of concern to one of our tasters (Kjelleren) who felt it would turn off her whole-wheat-suspicious family.

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