Gluten and Wheat Free Pasta Review – Part 2
This Sainsbury’s Wheat Free Pasta post is the second part of my three part series on reviewing top three gluten and wheat free pasta found in supermarkets.
In my last post I talked about Tesco’s FreeForm Spaghetti pasta, in this second part I will be reviewing Sainsbury’s Gluten and Wheat Free Spaghetti. If you missed my last post on Tesco’s G&W Free Spaghetti you can check it out HERE.
Sainsbury’s Wheat Free Pasta
I’ll start on a positive note for this product because I think is really good. In my video I talk about how it differs from Tesco’s version in the sense that this pasta is a lot less starchier.
This is such a good thing because having sticky pasta is not what you want, plus, you’ll know that your lovely plate of food will not become a ball of pasta after you’ve added your sauce, and this is what pasta is all about!
For me this aspect of any pasta product is very very important if I’m to consider re-buying the product.
Flavour wise I also think is very good, of course, we’re talking about gluten and wheat free pasta which will never have the taste of REAL pasta, yet, this product is quite pleasant to eat.
I also find this product a lot lighter than Tesco’s version despite having just 40% rice in comparison to its other ingredient 60% corn, which in theory should make this product a lot heavier to digest.
The cooking time for this pasta is the standard norm for any pasta whether gluten and wheat free or not. Between 8 to 10 minutes. 8 minutes for aldente, 10 minutes if you like it softer. I personally cook it for 8 minutes and then add the sauce, as this (the sauce) will make the pasta get softer, so to avoid a mushy pasta is better to add the sauce whilst is still a bit aldente.
One thing I don’t like about this pasta is its thickness. Like Tesco’s version this pasta is very very thin, good if you wanted to cook it quick, but very thin Spaghetti doesn’t quite work as well as having a thicker version.
Thin Spaghetti means being limited to using only very thin sauces like a tomato sauce with no extra bits in it, or no sauce at all and eat it with a bit of extra virgin olive oil or butter and a bit of grated cheese. This way you don’t risk the pasta becoming a ball of mush.
In Part 3 of this series I will be reviewing my favourite favourite supermarket gluten and wheat pasta which in comparison to these two versions has a greater thickness to it.
So all in all I do recommend this product and I definitely use it at home. I think is a good product for gluten and wheat free pasta and I really like the fact is easy to digest, a big plus in my books!
The downside for me is its thickness, but I guess this comes down to personal taste.
This product is available in all Sainsbury’s and Sainsbury’s Local (at a higher price) so is easy to find.
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