{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 27, 2012 at 2:04 am

    Barilla® Whole Grain provides healthy and delicious meals!

  2. 2
    February 27, 2012 at 5:57 am

    I love the fact that when I make this pasta my picky kids and husband cant tell the difference between the whole grain and regular pasta, haven't received a complaint yet and have been serving it to them for 2 months now!

  3. 3
    February 27, 2012 at 11:32 pm

    I like it's whole grain and also taste great.
    tcarolinep at gmail dot com

  4. 4
    February 27, 2012 at 11:32 pm

  5. 7
    February 28, 2012 at 7:09 pm

    I love that normally my husband refuses to eat pasta but I tell him this kind is healthier so he lets it slide! 🙂 Pasta fix!!

  6. 8
    February 28, 2012 at 9:47 pm

    I love all the awesome fiber!

    melduke26 at gmail dot com

  7. 9
    March 1, 2012 at 7:18 pm

    We love that their pasta has great texture and taste.
    lyndadawinda1074 at yahoo dot com

  8. 10
    March 2, 2012 at 2:10 pm

    I love Barilla Whole Grain because I can enjoy pasta without going off my diet, and it is delicious.

  9. 11
    March 2, 2012 at 2:12 pm

  10. 12
    March 2, 2012 at 4:06 pm

    i love that it is more nutritious than plain white pasta

  11. 13
    March 2, 2012 at 4:09 pm

  12. 14
    March 2, 2012 at 7:48 pm

    It is healthy and tastes great healthy and tastes great

  13. 15
    March 4, 2012 at 2:27 am

    I love how much healthier it is while still tasting good
    chainmail (at)iwon dot com

  14. 16
    March 4, 2012 at 2:30 am

    I tweeted this
    chainmail (at)iwon dot com

  15. 17
    March 5, 2012 at 10:46 pm

    i love that my daughter will eat it

  16. 18
    March 5, 2012 at 10:47 pm

  17. 19
    March 8, 2012 at 2:29 am

    I love that it's high in fiber and tastes great

    s2s2 at comcast dot net

  18. 20
    March 8, 2012 at 2:30 am

  19. 21
    March 8, 2012 at 2:25 pm

    i like that it still tastes good

  20. 22
    March 9, 2012 at 2:21 am

    I love the nutty flavor! Barilla Whole Grain really works well in the vegetarian recipes I use to make lunch.

    wolverina401 at gmail dot com

  21. 23
    March 9, 2012 at 11:52 am

    I love the fact that it delivers three times the fiber of regular pasta and still tastes delicious!

  22. 24
    March 9, 2012 at 11:52 am

  23. 25
    March 10, 2012 at 10:04 pm

    I have to admit that I prefer white pasta, but we've made the switch and I love that Barilla is a really great source of fiber for our family's diet….especially for my sons who eat a lot of the wrong foods when left to their own devices.

  24. 26
    March 11, 2012 at 3:03 pm

    I love that we can still have pasta with some nutritional value!
    ljatwood at gmail dot com

  25. 27
    March 11, 2012 at 3:20 pm

  26. 28
    March 12, 2012 at 8:39 am

    I love that it is easy find in most stores and it is tasty.

  27. 29
    March 13, 2012 at 3:04 pm

    I love the taste

  28. 30
    March 13, 2012 at 3:06 pm

  29. 31
    March 13, 2012 at 7:52 pm

    i love the health benefits- and it tastes good too!
    mermont84 at yahoo.com

  30. 32
    March 13, 2012 at 7:55 pm

  31. 33
    March 17, 2012 at 6:26 am

    I like it’s whole grain and also taste great plus is all natural
    purple_lover_04 at msn dot com

  32. 34
    March 19, 2012 at 1:26 am

    Pasta that is good for you AND tastes good! Ya can't go wrong! I won some of this pasta and have gone thru most of it1 Yummy! chefl@swbell.net

  33. 35
    March 20, 2012 at 4:39 am

    I love that Barilla Whole Grain has way more fiber than regular pasta!

    jfong1130 at yahoo dot com

  34. 36
    March 20, 2012 at 4:39 am

  35. 37
    March 22, 2012 at 6:48 am

    I love Barilla® Whole Grain Pasta because it provides more fiber, it is nutritious and delicious. I have been buying the Barilla’s regular pasta for many years and switched to this whole grain once I tried and love it’s texture.


  36. 38
    March 22, 2012 at 6:50 am

    I love Barilla® Whole Grain Pasta because it provides more fiber, it is nutritious and delicious. I have been buying the Barilla’s regular pasta for many years and switched to this whole grain once I tried and love it’s texture.


  37. 39
    March 22, 2012 at 6:54 am

    I tweeted about this giveaway: https://twitter.com/#!/ctong2/status/182721424925016064


  38. 40
    March 23, 2012 at 6:49 am

    I like that it's whole grain and cooks fast. Thanks for the review and giveaway.
    songyueyu at gmail

  39. 41
    March 23, 2012 at 6:49 am

  40. 42
    March 24, 2012 at 6:23 pm

    We love the flavor, and the fact it is healthier. sweepmorey at gmail dot com

  41. 43
    March 24, 2012 at 6:24 pm

  42. 44
    March 25, 2012 at 10:31 pm

    I love that Barilla Whole Grain is all natural and is a great source of fiber. Thanks for the chance to win!
    gina.m.maddox (AT) gmail (DOT) com

  43. 45
    March 25, 2012 at 10:31 pm


    gina.m.maddox (AT) gmail (DOT) com

  44. 46
    March 26, 2012 at 12:31 am

    I love that it is healthy and tastes great too!

  45. 47
    March 26, 2012 at 12:32 am

    tweeted: https://twitter.com/#!/KerryBishop/status/184075056845037568

  46. 48
    March 26, 2012 at 5:35 am

    I love pasta!

  47. 49
    March 26, 2012 at 6:14 pm

    We already use this pasta-love the flavor thanks

  48. 50
    March 27, 2012 at 6:34 am

    We love the taste of it.
    MCantu1019 at aol dot com

  49. 51
    March 27, 2012 at 2:54 pm

    I love that its a very well known name brand offering whole grains to the masses. I am a huge proponent of eating whole foods, especially whole grains and have noticed that lots of people have a negative opinion of “health foods.” With the Barilla name comes a guarantee that its going to taste great and hopefully that will get more people to try it and see that eating healthy tastes great!
    14earth at gmail dot com

    • 52
      February 7, 2014 at 8:10 pm

      party. We sent out e-vites because I tghouht the idea of spending time and money on paper invites for a one-year-old’s birthday party was beyond stupid. Yeah. Not a fan of the kids’ b-day party.

  50. 53
    March 27, 2012 at 2:55 pm

    I tweeted here: https://twitter.com/#!/MsTofuFairy/status/184654549531901955
    14earth at gmail dot com

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