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JWOOLMAN SparkPoints: (939)
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9/7/12 7:20 P

Braille has multigrain penne that combines whole wheat and oats and is very tasty.

BELLAARADIA SparkPoints: (10,035)
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9/7/12 3:40 P

It's not whole wheat, but the quinoa pasta is my new favorite..it's absolutely incredible!!!

K8EBELL Posts: 22
9/7/12 3:29 P

I agree with Barilla Plus (whole grain though not whole wheat) tastes like regular pasta but way healthier. Has legume flours, flax seed and some other healthy stuff.

I am not a fan of whole wheat pasta. Just can't get used to it.

MRSLINDSAYB SparkPoints: (1,544)
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9/7/12 2:19 P

I agree, generic are just fine! I'm partial to Publix generic brand over any other grocery store.

KYLAR_STERN SparkPoints: (22,234)
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9/7/12 1:55 P

Nothing wrong with the super cheap, generic walmart/kroger brands. I don't mind them at all, and they are a quarter the cost of the other stuff.

MARG17 Posts: 285
9/7/12 12:44 P

Will definitely try some of these suggestions

KDC011 Posts: 179
9/7/12 12:29 P

I like Barilla Plus (whole grain not whole wheat). I've never been to a grocery store that didn't have it. Tastes like normal pasta to me.

LMILTON67 SparkPoints: (8,194)
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9/7/12 9:52 A

Dreamfield Pasta....you can buy it at Walmart. It's not whole wheat but it IS low carb and tastes just like regular pasta.

ELOQUENTZ SparkPoints: (6,824)
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9/7/12 9:26 A

I like PC Blue Menu (although not sure if that is just in Canada or not). But, when Catelli Smart is on sale, I buy that. I actually prefer the whole wheat kinds, but my husband doesn't and the Smart pasta is often in a larger box than the other whole wheat stuff and it has the same nutrition content.

SPOORK Posts: 1,193
9/7/12 9:23 A

365 or Trader Joe's.

SMERCER0114 SparkPoints: (295)
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9/7/12 9:05 A

Thank you, everyone. I do have a Trader Joe's near me, so I'm going to try theirs first. Some of the others that people recommended aren't sold around here though. :-(

I also tried the tip to cook the whole wheat pasta a bit longer with my store brand last night and that did help.

Thanks!
Susan

CHESAPEAKE60 SparkPoints: (3,734)
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9/6/12 8:22 P

Funny there was just a yahoo article on this. They said Whole Foods and Trader Joes were best with both having a slight nutty taste and good texture.

LUVSDSEA Posts: 114
9/6/12 6:47 P

I'd love to hear the answer to this myself. I have tried it and I have to say that I do not like any of the ones I've tried. I don't guess that colored pasta like you make pasta salad out of really qualifies since it's not whole wheat -- probably laced with food coloring.

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9/6/12 6:30 P

We swear by Maras over here :) http://www.maraspasta.com/ ... We're an organic non processed family, so for us this is hands down the best for taste and texture!

BASSETMOMMY SparkPoints: (2,780)
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9/6/12 5:57 P

Catelli Smart pasta is my favorite! It also fools my kids into thinking they are eating regular white pasta!

YOJULEZ SparkPoints: (15,606)
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9/6/12 12:59 P

Do you have a Trader Joe's near you? They sell some really cheap whole wheat pastas in bags that are very tasty.

I also find w/ whole wheat, if I cook it a little longer than I would white, it helps.

GAYEPB SparkPoints: (4,892)
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9/6/12 12:20 P

I went to Sav-a-lot store and found Heartland whole wheat pasta. I just wanted to try it since it was $1. I was surprised with how the texture and taste was. May have been the herbs but it was not a harsh taste and no after taste that you have to gargle away. I enjoyed the meal that I made from it.

JENNTRARE23 Posts: 43
9/6/12 12:18 P

I really love Mueller's 100% Whole Grain Penne !

Have a few other options stocked up at home that I haven't tried yet, I'll get back to you when I do!

SMERCER0114 SparkPoints: (295)
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9/6/12 12:15 P

Hi all -

What is your favorite brand of whole wheat pasta? I know that some of them taste more like cardboard, and others taste better. I was hoping to learn from you, rather than tasting them all myself. LOL

Thanks,
Susan

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