Ancient Harvest Organic Quinoa Pasta, Linguine, 8 Ounce (Pack of 12)
- Perfect for use in your favorite Italian recipes
- Rich, nutty flavor
- Gluten Free
- USDA organic
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Flavor: Linguine | Size: 8 Ounce (Pack of 12)
A Natural Blend of Corn Flours and Quinoa Flour.
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Top Customer Reviews
This was one of the only reliable and tasty GF spaghetti-style pastas we were able to find (and I tried many). We have been using this product for several years, ever since my daughter was diagnosed with celiacs disease Despite the expense, we loved this product! The pasta was not mushy or grainy; it held its shape after boiling, blended nicely with various sauces, and tasted close to traditional pasta with a nice nutty flavor from the quinoa. I could still make spaghetti and meatballs for my kids! I would say I used it 3-4 times a month (and I would make a pound of pasta -- two boxes -- for each meal).
But the last four boxes I bought have not been the same. The water quickly turns very cloudy and yellowish, as if we were cooking with corn-based flour (not the quinoa). The pasta comes out mushy and broken after boiling. The texture no longer resembles traditional pasta, and the sauce does not blend well in with the spaghetti. I've had to throw out the last two batches because the final product was a coagulated mess that neither of my children would eat. And, yes, we followed the cooking directions closely -- we are long-time experts with this pasta.
Something is definitely different about the recipe from the manufacturer. I assume that corn flour is much cheaper than quinoa, and this may have prompted Ancient Grain to tinker with the formula, but frankly, the new product sucks.
Gravely disappointed in Boston.
Even so, I wasn't expecting a miracle. Even as it cooked and I was tasting for doneness, I was noticing grainy textures that weren't that great. But I kept tasting, and right around the suggested cook time, it smoothed out. I drained immediately and dressed with a really light sauce. There is no noticeable "off" flavor to the pasta and it has a great "al dente" texture. I am confident I could serve this to someone who didn't know it was regular pasta and they'd never think anything of it.
I cooked it anyway, hoping to see what it might be, and found it looked and tasted like corn pasta. (The water turned yellow). So I decided to investigate.
I used a spreadsheet and figured out what percentage of Corn and what percentage of Quinoa would produce the nutrition levels found in Ancient Harvest Pasta. It turned out that the exact percentage was: 91% Corn and 9% Quinoa. I see that someone else called Customer Service and was told it was 75% Corn. I may need to investigate further, but it seems higher to me.
I am sure this is gluten free and organic and all the rest. But the labeling is extremely deceptive. It should be called "Corn Pasta".
And I HATE Corn Pasta. Had I known it was Corn Pasta I would not have purchased it. I plan to take the empty package back to the store to complain and get my money back because I want them to know they should not stock this misleading item.Read more ›
Is it just me or has anyone else noticed that the product has changed? We typically order a case every 3 - 4 months. Our last good batch was ordered back in early Jan.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I've started a gluten free trial to see if it would have an effect on my Grave's Disease. I bought this pasta to go in a favorite springtime pasta salad. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
After trying many gluten free pastas and all of them tasting like garbage, I had given up. Then I tried this brand. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Truth be Known
Delicious! I bought mine (the same "new" version sold on Amazon) locally. I didn't have to add oil to the water. Read morePublished 2 months ago by A. D. Hill
While I did not purchase this pasta from Amazon, I feel I need to warn others about the product. I purchased four boxes of Ancient Harvest Quinoa Supergrain Pasta spaghetti. Read morePublished 3 months ago by techadvisor
We ordered a case of this pasta for a catered party. We cooked the entire case half the time it called for and it still fell apart into tiny pieces. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Steven E. Moskow
When companies cheap out is when they fall. We will pay for good quality!Published 4 months ago by Chelsey