{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
    February 22, 2012 at 10:09 pm

    I love Barilla whole grain! I love that it cooks quickly and tastes just like regular pasta and my family eats it without problem at all. An easy way to eat a little healthier at our house!

  2. 2
    February 22, 2012 at 10:24 pm

    I am a registered dietitan and think this is a great product!

  3. 3
    February 22, 2012 at 10:31 pm

    It's healthy

  4. 4
    February 22, 2012 at 10:52 pm

    The whole grain, baby.

  5. 5
    February 22, 2012 at 11:22 pm

    I love the fact that I can serve my husband and kids a healthy pasta dish that they'll eat and love . . . even my super-picky 7 year old!

  6. 6
    February 22, 2012 at 11:35 pm

    Something I like to eat that is actually good for you, a hard combination these days!

  7. 7
    February 22, 2012 at 11:40 pm

    I love the taste and texture!

  8. 8
    Phoenix Jones
    February 23, 2012 at 12:39 am

    I like that it's a healthy alternative for my family!


    • 9
      February 7, 2014 at 7:20 pm

      hello & thanks for lviaeng a note!domesticshorthair – neat one I guess 🙂 the white stuff is actually soy milk pudding, though it can positively taste like tofu..

  9. 10
    February 23, 2012 at 1:24 pm

    Definitely one of the better tasting whole-grain options available. I can actually get my kids to eat it without complaint….that's a good thing!

  10. 11
    February 23, 2012 at 3:23 pm

    That it's easy to make and tastes good!

  11. 12
    February 23, 2012 at 3:59 pm

    I like that I can get a healthier choice and not give up my pasta! jillthess@gmail.com

  12. 13
    February 23, 2012 at 5:10 pm

    I'm looking forward to trying it.

  13. 14
    February 23, 2012 at 5:38 pm

    I feel great about feeding my family this healthier version of pasta!
    It tastes great-they haven't even noticed I have switched!


  14. 15
    February 23, 2012 at 5:59 pm

    I love whole grain pasta. It makes me feel like I am being healthy, even when I am eating pasta. I really like the flavor too.

  15. 16
    February 23, 2012 at 6:46 pm

    I'm trying to slowly switch my family to more whole grain pasta. I love that it has so much fiber in it for us.

  16. 17
    February 23, 2012 at 9:11 pm

    Love the whole grains! And variety!

  17. 18
    February 23, 2012 at 9:28 pm

    this is one of the ways I can sneak something “healthy” into my picky 2 year old

  18. 19
    Kari A
    February 23, 2012 at 11:00 pm

    I love that they don't taste”healthy” 😉

  19. 20
    February 23, 2012 at 11:43 pm

    I love Barilla whole grain because without the whole grain, pasta isn't that healthy for you. But I LOVE it. So I can feel a little bit better about eating pasta if I use Barilla whole grain,

  20. 21
    February 23, 2012 at 11:55 pm

    I'm ALL About the Pasta YUM!!

  21. 22
    February 24, 2012 at 12:00 am

    I love that I can eat one of my favorite foods without having to feel guilty about it!!!!
    thanks for a chance to win!
    And, have a GREAT day!

  22. 23
    February 24, 2012 at 1:06 am

    I love Barilla Whole Grain pasta because it is whole grain and not made from bleach flour. More whole grains means more fiber and more nutrition.
    jslbrown_03 at yahoo dot com

  23. 24
    February 24, 2012 at 1:08 am

    2/23 tweet: https://twitter.com/#!/LuLu_Brown24/status/172850257468727297
    jslbrown_03 at yahoo dot com

  24. 25
    February 24, 2012 at 4:31 am

    I love regular Barilla pasta but haven't tried the whole grain varieties–yet. I like the idea that they taste great and are more healthy. Thanks!
    sharonjo at gwtc dot net

  25. 26
    February 24, 2012 at 4:35 am

  26. 27
    February 24, 2012 at 3:50 pm

    I like that they cook fast and don't taste funky like some of the other whole-grain pastas on the market. bh5325@hotmail.com

  27. 28
    February 24, 2012 at 6:10 pm

    I haven't tried this kind but I would love a whole grain pasta that my kids will eat. Thanks!
    shakenafist at yahoo dot com

  28. 29
    February 24, 2012 at 6:52 pm

    I love that pasta can be healthier. Especially when you use red sauce, you can trick your kids that it isn't any different.

    Debbie: rebbiedeed(at)hotmail(dot)com

  29. 30
    February 24, 2012 at 10:23 pm

    I love that it's easy to make.

    hewella1 at gmail dot com

  30. 31
    February 25, 2012 at 12:43 am

    I like it that it's something with lots of roughage but it doesn't make my stomach all grumbly!

  31. 32
    February 25, 2012 at 1:26 am

    I love the flexibility of pasta dishes (so many flavor combinations possible!), and whole grain pasta gives you good nutrition instead of just empty calories–yay! Thanks for the great giveaway!

  32. 33
    February 25, 2012 at 5:56 am

    It tastes good and is healthier!

  33. 34
    February 25, 2012 at 4:31 pm

    I love how much fiber it has.

    marybug2 @ yahoo . com

  34. 35
    February 25, 2012 at 4:33 pm

  35. 36
    February 25, 2012 at 5:15 pm

    I love that it has 3 time the amount of fiber of other pastas and made with whole wheat and you can't tell the difference in taste

    • 37
      February 8, 2014 at 2:59 pm

      Grade A stuff. I’m uneabstionuqly in your debt.

  36. 38
    February 25, 2012 at 5:39 pm

    I love the taste, they cook well and are good for my family!

  37. 39
    February 25, 2012 at 5:49 pm

    i love that it has more fiber! scg00387 at yahoo dot com

  38. 40
    February 25, 2012 at 5:51 pm

  39. 41
    Cassee Olin
    February 25, 2012 at 7:11 pm

    Being diabetic I love the fact that I can still eat some pasta.

  40. 42
    February 25, 2012 at 7:17 pm

    I love feeling like I am cooking healthy for my family and that they actually eat it!

  41. 43
    February 25, 2012 at 9:46 pm

    I like that it has lots of fiber, all natural and tasty!

  42. 44
    February 25, 2012 at 9:47 pm

  43. 45
    February 25, 2012 at 9:53 pm

    I just used this pasta last night! I love whole grain (but not whole wheat) pasta. The family always grumbles a bit though. I made one of our favorite pasta dishes and not a single complaint. Many even had seconds!

  44. 46
    February 25, 2012 at 11:00 pm

    My kids don’t love whole wheat although I am trying to add much more of it in my recipes. Since they like their pasta dishes simple I love that Barilla whole grain pasta does not taste rubbery and overly “healthy” as my daughter puts it!

  45. 47
    February 25, 2012 at 11:36 pm

    i haven't tried it yet, but i love pasta and whole grain is great b/c it's a healthier option

    lauren51990 at aol dot com

  46. 48
    February 26, 2012 at 12:00 am

    I love the way it tastes with my mushroom spaghetti sauce—-and so good for us! 🙂

  47. 49
    February 26, 2012 at 2:41 am

    Just came across your blog through Pinterest! Thanks for the opportunity of this giveaway! cmziall@yahoo(dot)com

  48. 50
    February 26, 2012 at 3:09 am

    Love something a bit healthier to feed my family!

  49. 51
    February 26, 2012 at 12:58 pm

    Kim S.

    I love pasta! so EASY and i have two LITTLE boys so we like EASY! 🙂

  50. 52
    February 26, 2012 at 5:00 pm

    Am always looking for a healthier way to eat. Will definitely try this!

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