"Well, I'll admit it, I buy the Great Value brand whole wheat pasta from Wal-Mart. It's 88 cents a package and the flavor is mild so it doesn't overwhelm or have to be drowned in a heavy sauce to mask the taste. We really like it in our...
Westbrae Natural Organic Whole Wheat Spaghetti ($1.50/pound): In both flavor and texture, this natural-foods-store staple failed to impress our tasters. Morris: “It tasted like cardboard.” Bove: “Next.” Emma Ruopp: “Grainy and gummy; it just wasn’t good.” Caleb Ruopp: “It lacked flavor, but what flavor was left wasn’t good.”
Charlie Hays: owner, Global Bite Catering
Sandy Morris: chef, food stylist
Maggie, Caleb, Emma Ruopp, students
Mark Bove: president, Bove’s of Vermont
Katherine Kjelleren, homemaker