Today, I am doing my first review of a product in a long time (maybe ever?). My girlfriend was at the local grocery store and noticed Barilla had a new line of gluten-free pasta, so she picked up a box of the rotini and spaghetti for us to try out. Barilla was one of my favorite brands of pasta before I went gluten-free, so I was excited to try their gluten-free pasta.
First off, let’s talk a little bit about the ingredients. On the front of the box, you can see that it says “made with corn & rice”, which is pretty common in the gluten-free pasta world. Moving over to the side of the box, you will find the ingredients listed : corn flour, rice flour, mono and dyglycerides. Straightforward, and even includes the “made in a dedicated gluten free facility” note for ease of mind.
Perhaps my favorite characteristic of the Barilla Gluten-Free Pasta was how it didn’t stick together after cooking. Some of the other brands of gluten-free pastas stick together completely after straining, which obviously makes eating it more difficult. With Barilla, I found it to be similar to regular pasta when serving it. In fact, I’m not sure a non-gluten free person would notice the difference if you didn’t inform them they were eating gluten-free pasta.
So, all in all, I would highly recommend Barilla Gluten-Free Pasta. The price was similar to other gluten-free pastas, but the taste was a step above. Compared to the brown rice pastas found everywhere a few years ago, this pasta is in a different universe. In addition to the rotini and spaghetti mentioned earlier, Barilla also makes gluten-free elbows and penne. Give the pasta a shot, and let me know in the comments section below what you think!
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