Trader Joe’s High-Fiber Spaghetti

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.

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2 thoughts on “Trader Joe’s High-Fiber Spaghetti”

  1. This morning I learned that Trader Joe’s discontinued this product. Too bad, because it was a perfect trade off between health and flavor. The whole wheat version is just too bitter. I am not sure why they discontinued it. Maybe it didn’t sell well enough or it was too costly to produce. Anyway it will be missed.

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