Barilla pasta is my go-to brand, but I prefer using Trader Joe’s dry pasta. It’s cheaper, holds sauce better, cooks evenly to Al Dente and is starchier than most brands. It just seems like a better quality product. During our last trip to Trader Joe’s I picked up a bag of high-fiber spaghetti, a new product on the shelves at the national chain.
Billed as having three times the fiber as regular pasta, the high-fiber variety has 6 grams of fiber per 2 oz. serving, or 25 percent of your recommended daily intake. I used it as the base for barbecue spaghetti, which uses pulled pork, barbecue sauce and tomatoes as a sauce. For review purposes, we’ll use the Pasta Week system from this spring.
THE TRADER JOE’S HIGH-FIBER PASTA FILE
RAW FLAVOR: Very much like everyday dry pasta. No changes to the flavor profile were evident.
STRAIGHT FROM THE POT: Again, it tasted like a bowl of pasta made from semolina flour.
DID THE WIFE APPROVE?: “One pound has how much fiber? We should skip the gummies tonight.”
VALUE: $1.49 per pound.