Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Mara's Pasta -- 100% Artisan Whole Wheat Pasta (Review and Giveaway)

Now you would think that dry pasta is all the same -- wrong?  I recently had the opportunity to try whole wheat pasta from Mara's Pasta to review.  They sent me this lovely gift box, which included 3lbs. of their artisan whole wheat pasta (Farfalle, Fettuccine and Spaghetti)

Mara’s Pasta offers the following pastas:
  • Fettuccine
  • Spaghetti
  • Rotini
  • Penne
  • Macaroni
  • Farfalle

"Mara’s Pasta is nutritionally superior to other whole grain pastas, with a higher fiber (7 grams/serving, compared to 4 to 5 grams/serving) and protein content (8 grams/serving, compared to 7 grams/serving), and fewer calories (190 calories/serving, compared to 210 calories per serving)."

My family switched to whole wheat pasta a few years ago after I learned about the high fiber and protein content that you get with this pasta, over regular pasta.  And, the flavor and texture of whole wheat pasta is amazing.  You would expect that high quality pasta plain or whole wheat would be chewier and have an earthy taste to it.  But, time after time I had boiled regular pasta to only be disappointed with the lack of flavor and rubbery feel and taste of the pasta.  That was until I switched to whole wheat pasta.

But, when I tried Mara's Pasta the other day, I couldn't get over how delicious this whole wheat pasta was.  Not only did it cook up faster than most pastas, but this was the first time there were no leftovers.  Everyone around the table kept scooping seconds and thirds.  Because we had no power, I ended up bringing the gift box with the 3 lbs. of Mara's Pasta to my parents house.  My mother made her delicious homemade pasta sauce and meatballs, and by the time we sat down to dinner and broke bread, everyone smiled, as we knew we were in for a memorable and tasty dinner.  :-)

whole wheat pasta Farfalle Squash

I can't wait to pick up other varieties of Mara's Pasta, including their macaroni to make mac and cheese for the girls, and their penne for chicken alfredo.  And, when friends and family ask for recommendations for pasta, I will definitely be sharing my rave reviews of Mara's Pasta and their amazing artisan whole wheat pasta.


Head on over to Mara's Pasta Online Store to order their fast cooking and great tasting artisan pasta that will sure to delight everyone in your family --


Want to win the same gift box from Mara's Pasta of 3 lbs. of whole wheat pasta to try with your family?  Then, complete the entries on the Rafflecopter form below for your chance to win.  Good luck!

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Disclaimer: Mara's Pasta provided me with a free sample of this product to review, and I was under no obligation to review it if I so chose.  Nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review or sponsor a product giveaway in return for the free product.  With that being said, the views above are mine and mine alone.