{Giveaway} $100 Amazon Gift Card and Barilla Whole Grain Pasta Review


A couple of weeks ago I received a nice package in the mail. Inside were several boxes of Barilla® Whole Grain Pasta and a charge to use the pasta in some of my favorite recipes. Would my family like it, would we enjoy the added health benefits? 

I made the pasta. 

I was very surprised at how quickly the pasta cooked. It took much less time than other whole grain pastas I have tried in the past. I used it in one of my all time favorite recipes, Teriyaki Chicken and Noodle Bowls. The flavor was great! It wasn’t at all heavy and overly grainy. It was different than white pasta in texture, but I found it to be a nice change and added a little bit a variety to the dish. 

Did my family like it…you are most certainly wondering. 

We eat whole grain pasta around here only on occasion, as I’m generally met with a bit of grumbling when I make it. Let it be known, there was no grumbling when I served them Barilla® Whole Grain pasta. They all enjoyed it, for which I was grateful! I am always looking for ways to include more whole grains, and as it turns out Barilla® Whole Grain pasta is a great way to do it. 

Did you know Barilla® Whole Grain pasta is made with 51% whole wheat? It’s an excellent source of fiber, delivering three times the fiber of regular pasta. There is also a taste guarantee. If you try one of the Barilla® Whole Grain Pastas and don’t like it, you can get a free box of Barilla® regular pasta. Isn’t that nice?

They have also made it easy to conquer the dinner time quest with wonderful meal ideas you can access at TryBarillaWholeGrain.com. 

Barilla® Whole Grain Pasta, my friends. I recommend it and am eager to try it in more of my recipes. Great taste and the peace of mind that comes from knowing I’ve made something wonderful AND healthy for my family. You can’t beat that. 

Barilla® and BlogHer have generously offered to give one of you lucky readers a $100 Amazon gift card. To be entered for a chance to win, just leave me a comment telling me what you love about Barilla® Whole Grain.

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  1. 1
    March 29, 2012 at 2:04 am

    I love the taste and that it's healthier for you!

  2. 2
    March 29, 2012 at 2:04 am

  3. 3
    March 29, 2012 at 10:13 pm

    I use Barilla but haven't tried the whole grain yet. Guess it's time to get on that train.

    mybeachylife at gmail dot com

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    March 29, 2012 at 10:53 pm

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  6. 6
    March 30, 2012 at 5:49 am

    I haven't tried it yet, but I will since they offer a taste guarantee!

  7. 7
    March 30, 2012 at 4:35 pm

    I use so much pasta and I always wanted to use whole grain but just didn't like the taste and texture. Barilla has solved that problem for me. I'll be cooking and eating healthier now.
    willitara [at] gmail [dot] com

  8. 8
    March 30, 2012 at 8:42 pm

    I like that it tastes good.
    Thanks for the contest.

    slehan at juno dot com

  9. 9
    March 30, 2012 at 8:43 pm

  10. 10
    March 30, 2012 at 10:52 pm

    I like that it contains three times more fiber than regular pasta.

    runningmatey at hotmail dot com

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    March 30, 2012 at 10:53 pm

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    March 31, 2012 at 1:51 am

    Barilla Whole Grain is nutritious and delicious. It is a perfect food!

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