Customer Reviews

  • 3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
    5/5 May 06, 2014
    Reviewer: James in Texas
    Pretty good fill-in for pasta. Be sure to cook it for the full time on the package or it's a little chewy. For 7 carbs net there was not much of a glucose bump --- here's my results: (Start) 118 (15 min) 132 (30 min) 133 (45 min) 136 (60 min) 134 (90 min) 116 (2 hours) 111. I'll be having this often. Good work Ciao Carb.
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  • 1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
    4/5 August 26, 2014
    Reviewer: James in Massachusetts
    Overall, it tastes a little more al dente than regular pasta, but considering the carb content, it's really a wonderful product and I love the single serve pouches. When you're cooking it, I would recommend leaving it in for 20 min instead of 15, or as long as you can before it gets brittle. That makes it a little more palatable. Great low carb pasta replacement!
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  • 1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
    3/5 August 26, 2014
    Reviewer: Adam in United Arab Emirates
    I have tried a lot of pasta alternatives. For what this is, it's not horrible. Sadly, it's not that great, either.

    I made sure to cook this pasta according to the directions. However, it still had a very chewy, fiber-y / rubbery texture. However, to be fair, toppings make a huge difference.

    All in all, it is sufficient and does not spike one's blood sugar. It is also incredibly filling.

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  • 4/5 August 10, 2015
    Reviewer: Alberto in Florida
    Definitely not horrible... Chewy maybe a bit... taste is quite neutral... the sauce basically dictates the show. 50g portion and a serving of chicken or beef should satisfy most. The portion alone probably wont. I got 3 boxes, and foresee getting some more when these run out. In all fairness it is a substitute for pasta...not another brand of pasta... want the true pasta taste and texture... then deal with the carbs. Want a low carb compromise...i think this is a good one. Also Atkins which I felt had a better texture (if not taste) has been discontinued.
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  • 4/5 October 01, 2014
    Reviewer: A customer in Maryland
    The taste of this product is similar to whole wheat pasta but the texture is much rougher. In general, I do NOT recommend this pasta in a plain sauce. It was pretty awful for mac and cheese. However, when used in a dish along with chicken or sausage, you forget all about the texture, and it becomes a real low carb treat! I find that one 50 g "single portion" package can serve two people as addition to a chicken or sausage dish, and it adds just 3.5 net carbs per serving.
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  • 3/5 December 31, 2015
    Reviewer: donna in New Jersey
    I am a pasta lover but this pasta has a good taste but the texture is not good it is extremely rubbery once cooked n there r no instructions on the box or packets in english as to how to cook it. I will not purchase again.
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  • 3/5 August 08, 2014
    Reviewer: Leslie in Colorado
    I cooked up one serving (one bag) of the Ciao Carb penne pasta last night. The directions said to boil it in water for 15 minutes. I live near Denver, at an attitude of 6,800 feet, so I expected it would take longer to cook than the directions stated. After tasting it several time, and cooking it for 30 minutes, I finally pulled the pasta out, as the rest of dinner was getting cold. I served it with some low carb alfredo sauce on it. The texture was just ok. Very aldente still, but we were able to eat the pasta. I'm wondering if I cook it for 30 minutes next time, add in the sauce, and let it sit overnight. Maybe that will help the pasta soften up a bit more. Will try again and let you know how it goes.
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  • 2/5 September 12, 2014
    Reviewer: Ingrid in Norway
    I tried this in a salad, and bolognese. The taste wasn't bad, but the consistency was what made me not want to finish my meal. It has the consistency of rubber, just awful in my opinion. I guess pasta is just one of those things i have to give up on a low carb diet.
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  • 2/5 August 25, 2014
    Reviewer: A customer in Georgia
    Awful! The texture was so rubbery and the taste was certainly not like any pasta I have ever had before. Perhaps if the texture were more like true pasta I could get accustomed to the flavor.
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  • 1/5 April 28, 2016
    Reviewer: A customer in New York
    I say without any hesitation that this is the worst food product I have ever tasted and I am 66 years old. In fact, I cannot think of a less satisfactory product of any kind that I have ever bought or heard about. It's not like I'm picky. I'm perfectly okay with Atkins or Fiber Gourmet penne, although neither tastes like real pasta. On the other hand, I believe a starving man would hesitate a good long while before taking a second bite of this revolting slop.
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  • 1/5 April 04, 2016
    Reviewer: JoAnne in New York
    This is the worst pasta I have ever eaten!!!!! Horrible taste and the texture was like eating cardboard mixed with rubber!!!! I am throwing the rest of the box out!!!!!
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