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Trader Joe's Pasta

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If you happen to have a Trader Joe's by you, you have to try their gluten free pasta (if you haven't already). We have always been big fans of Tinkyada but this blows it away. You can actually cook it for the maximum time it tells you to and it does not get mushy or have that odd smell. My husband and I are not Celiac (my son is) so we can still eat regular pasta when we go out and you would never know the difference. It is cheaper too. $1.99 a pound while the other brands are almost at $4.00 here in Jersey.

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This is my favorite pasta, and the only one I'd been eating for this whole time until I just recently tried Tinkyada. I thought the Tinkyada was okay.....but I really love the Trader Joe's pasta. I think I do cook it a little longer than it says, not sure, and I add planty of olive oil when cooking. Yum! :)


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I have tried many different pasta's and have not like any of them until I tried Orgrans Rice and Corn pasta. THis is the best, it has a great consistancy and tastes like regular pasta, the rest of my family is not gluten free but they can not taste the difference in the Orgran's pasta. Try it it's great!

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What is the Trader Joes made of?


Patti

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Morning Patti..... :)

it's brown rice. Yummy. Remember to add a lot of olive oil when cooking and stir a lot as it tends to stick together. Oh - I add water when re-heating in microwave, too.


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Morning Patti..... :)

it's brown rice. Yummy. Remember to add a lot of olive oil when cooking and stir a lot as it tends to stick together. Oh - I add water when re-heating in microwave, too.

Hi Susan :D

Thanks! I have a Trader Joes in the area, but because of my other intolerances, I can only do rice pasta (and only once in a while). This is good to know--I will pick up a bag to try the next time I'm there. :)


Patti

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Do they also make trader joe's gluten free mac and cheese? I so miss mac and cheese and I can't seem to find a good one.

Hi Susan :D

Thanks! I have a Trader Joes in the area, but because of my other intolerances, I can only do rice pasta (and only once in a while). This is good to know--I will pick up a bag to try the next time I'm there. :)

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Do they also make trader joe's gluten free mac and cheese? I so miss mac and cheese and I can't seem to find a good one.

I have not seen a gluten-free mac and cheese there ever....something we'll have to make ourselves, I think. :(


SUSIE

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"I like nonsense. It wakes up the brain cells." ~Dr. Seuss

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I eat Amy's frozen rice Mac and Cheese.

It's pretty good.

annie's makes great mac and cheese. the noodles arent so good so i use the tinkyada noodles with annies cheese sauce- so good!!!!


Diagnosed in March 2006 after being in the hospital due to pancreatitis due to undiagnosed celiac

years of being told i had IBS, taking numerous IBS medications (since the age of fifteen)

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Annie's was actually the one I tried. :) I keep hearing about tinkyada on the boards. Where do they sell it?

annie's makes great mac and cheese. the noodles arent so good so i use the tinkyada noodles with annies cheese sauce- so good!!!!

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Do they also make trader joe's gluten free mac and cheese? I so miss mac and cheese and I can't seem to find a good one.

Try going to a restaurant, explain your gluten thing, then ask for macaroni and cheese without the macaroni. You get some great looks.

Also works with grilled cheese sandwiches.


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Annie's was actually the one I tried. :) I keep hearing about tinkyada on the boards. Where do they sell it?

Whole Foods has it, as well as my local health food store. Also, I'm not sure where you are, but my local Acme, Shop Rite and Wegman's grocery stores all carry it.


Patti

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I have tried many different pasta's and have not like any of them until I tried Orgrans Rice and Corn pasta. THis is the best, it has a great consistancy and tastes like regular pasta, the rest of my family is not gluten free but they can not taste the difference in the Orgran's pasta. Try it it's great!

Where do you buy it, I haven't heard of it?

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orgrans italian style is eveen better then any of the other orgrans pasta.

i rank it 4th i all the pasta's ive tried.

1 bio Aglut

2 schar

3 aproiten

4 orgran italian style

5 tinkyada

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These posts are fairly old, but I thought I would add to it anyway. I have tried many gluten free pastas, many that I threw out because the texture was awful. My two favorites are by far the Trader Joes Brown Rice Gluten free pasta and BioNature gluten free pasta. (They also make regular pasta so be sure to get the gluten free variety.) It is unbelieveably similar to regular pasta (made in Italy.) I made home made mac n cheese (from scratch with milk, butter, shredded cheese, and gluten free flour to thicken the sauce) with BioNature and it was fantastic.

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trader joes just started carrying a gluten free mac and cheese!! Haven't tried it yet but this is wonderful, they keep adding more and more gluten free products


peanut free Nov 06, gluten free June 07, corn and soy free July 08, latex free Oct 08 Banana and kiwi cross reacting with latex allergy

happily vegetarian

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Thanks for posting this!. Is the TJ's mac and cheese a dry mix or a frozen entree? Is it resonable priced? Let us know how it is. TJ's is about 2 hrs away from us so I ask DH to pick up stuff when he is in that area for business. Kiddo will be so excited! The other mac and cheeses are more expensive so I don't buy them often.


Me: GLUTEN-FREE 7/06, multiple food allergies, T2 DIABETES DX 8/08, LADA-Latent Autoimmune Diabetes in Adults, Who knew food allergies could trigger an autoimmune attack on the pancreas?! 1/11 Re-DX T1 DM, pos. DQ2 Celiac gene test 9/11

Son: ADHD '06,

neg. CELIAC PANEL 5/07

ALLERGY: "positive" blood and skin tests to wheat, which triggers his eczema '08

ENTEROLAB testing: elevated Fecal Anti-tissue Transglutaminase IgA Dec. '08

Gluten-free-Feb. '09

other food allergies

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it was a dry box mix mac and cheese and it was $1.99, I forget how much I usually pay for the Annie's boxes


peanut free Nov 06, gluten free June 07, corn and soy free July 08, latex free Oct 08 Banana and kiwi cross reacting with latex allergy

happily vegetarian

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Thanks. I 'll have DH get some next time. Annies is around $2.39? here.


Me: GLUTEN-FREE 7/06, multiple food allergies, T2 DIABETES DX 8/08, LADA-Latent Autoimmune Diabetes in Adults, Who knew food allergies could trigger an autoimmune attack on the pancreas?! 1/11 Re-DX T1 DM, pos. DQ2 Celiac gene test 9/11

Son: ADHD '06,

neg. CELIAC PANEL 5/07

ALLERGY: "positive" blood and skin tests to wheat, which triggers his eczema '08

ENTEROLAB testing: elevated Fecal Anti-tissue Transglutaminase IgA Dec. '08

Gluten-free-Feb. '09

other food allergies

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What does the TJ's pasta package look like? I have never seen it before. I don't go to TJs often since I'm fortunate to have several stores much closer that carry gluten-free items.

The kids and I like Tinkyada and Mrs. Leeper's, but DH prefers the Bionaturae gluten-free one. My kids also go nuts for the Annie's Mac n Cheese.

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Trader Joe's opened fairly recently near us and I love it. We eat their brown rice pasta (penne and fusilli) often. The mac n cheese is a dry box like Annie's, in fact the cheese packet inside said Annie's on it in small letters. I wonder if the noodles are also Annie's just labeled Trader Joe's. I made it as directed but added butter and a little Velveeta (we calorie boost for DD) and it was good...I think it needed a little more sauce. We will buy it again.


Holly

DD5: juveline rheumatoid arthritis 8/07; celiac 3/08

DS3: negative blood tests

Me and DH: negative blood tests

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