I've blogged before on how our family loves quality, organic when we can food. The one thing I've been wanting to do forever, is find a whole wheat pasta that didn't taste like cardboard. You know the kind, where the minute to start to chew, you wish you could spit it out?! Well, that was me anyway. My compromise was to buy this. I call it the gateway to whole wheat pasta. I still love it, and will continue to buy it, but I felt that it wasn't quite the real deal, and I kept hearing how it was best to eat the full on brown pasta.
A few days ago while browsing Whole Foods dry pasta section, I picked up three different kinds and really examined them. I found that the De Cecco brand was very dark, and I could see me not liking that one. Then there was the Whole foods brand at a mere $1.49 for a pound. It too was very dark, and I worried that it would be the same story.
Then I found this one!! I loved the rustic bag with the pretty gold closures, but most of all I liked how light in color it was. I started reading the package, and was swept away with the fancy words and how they use techniques from long ago...and on and on. Oh, and they use mountain spring water to blend in with the whole wheat semolina. OK sold! The price was $3.59 for the bag. It better be good!!
The old adage of you get what you paid for really fit the bill with this purchase. Once cooked, I did the taste test before I put my homemade sauce on it, and wowzers it was good!! Only a slight hint that it was whole wheat, but it really delivered in taste. The sauce clung to it just as the package had said it would.
I think we can now be full fledged whole wheat pasta eaters. Ladies and gentleman, we have a winner.
If you can't read the name from the picture, it is called Montebello, and it was established in 1388. I think they know what they are doing.
If you want to switch from white pasta to brown, this is a great one!
Does anyone have others they like?