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Wholemeal pasta that tastes like white pasta?

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zozzle Thu 09-Jun-11 13:39:25

Any brands you'd recommend? My nearest supermarket is Morrisons.

I'm trying to make the switch to wholemeal pasta but want a brand that my kids will eat too (ages 4 and 7) so would be good if it tastes v similar to white pasta. Then I can go gradually more hard core when they've got used to it!

CogitoErgoSometimes Thu 09-Jun-11 14:14:20

I only serve wholemeal pasta at home. To be honest, when it's smothered in tasty sauce, there's no real difference in the flavour. I'd encourage you to just go for it rather than fanny about trying to break them in gently...

knottyhair Thu 09-Jun-11 14:40:51

If you serve wholemeal pasta with a tomato based sauce, you really can't notice the difference. It's more obvious with a creamy sauce and I must admit I still prefer white with a creamy sauce blush.

EldritchCleavage Thu 09-Jun-11 14:43:32

Sainsbury's do half and half pasta which is very good.

witchwithallthetrimmings Thu 09-Jun-11 14:44:46

wholemeal pasta is vile, if you are worried about too many refined carbs then serve less of it and not more then once or twice a week

zozzle Thu 09-Jun-11 18:26:18

Thanks guys - food for thought ...

PercyPigPie Thu 09-Jun-11 18:27:15

We have used wholemeal pasta for years and can't taste the difference. Start them off with a strong sauce and they will be fine.

Seona1973 Thu 09-Jun-11 20:51:48

tesco organic wholewheat spaghetti goes down well with my two (age 4 and 7)

SquigglePigs Fri 10-Jun-11 07:25:25

I broke my DP in by doing 50/50 white and wholemeal pasta for a couple of months. Now we only use wholemeal.

bigTillyMint Fri 10-Jun-11 07:28:03

I agree with the others - we only have wholemeal - have for years and no-one notices any difference.

Infact my friend nearly had a heart attack when I dished up wholemeal pasta - spag bol - for her DC and they wolfed it down - she had sworn blind that they wouldn't touch it grin

MooM00 Fri 10-Jun-11 10:44:36

Wholemeal pasta used to be vile in the 1980s but now is surprisingly nice. Has it changed?

AlmaMartyr Fri 10-Jun-11 10:48:20

We only eat wholemeal and I don't really notice a difference. Kids (nearly 3 &1) like it too and wolf it down.

AuraofDora Fri 10-Jun-11 10:53:08

agree with others, just give it to them with lots of sauce; hide the packet if they are alert types. It has better texture too.

MooM00 - i think you could be right. It did used to taste more of sawdust or something but I cant eat the white stuff now, it's slippery, vile stuff..

flibbertigibbert Fri 10-Jun-11 11:28:04

For some reason, fuisilli tastes less wholemeal than other types of pasta. Penne tastes very wholemeal - I think because its more dense.

zozzle Fri 10-Jun-11 13:37:51

Thanks guys!

BeattieBow Fri 10-Jun-11 13:40:59

We're mixing half and half at the moment to break them in gradually. they don't notice tbh! Spaghetti is v similar to white spaghetti

ivykaty44 Fri 10-Jun-11 13:41:54


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