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I have been through I don't know how many brands of pasta to date.

Some are edible, and some just stink IMHO!

I have tried everything that was recommended here, and some that got great reviews I found to be horrible. I guess we are all different.

Finally got some Sam Mills corn pasta.

The form I got was penne rigate since that was all I could find locally.

Wow,.......this stuff is great! I can hardly tell the difference between it and the real thing.

It can be cooked al dente like I prefer, and can be reheated in the microwave after being stored for days without becoming a gummy mess. Unlike some other corn based products, this does not taste like corn at all to me.

I called the company to commend them on their product and to try and find out where I could get different varieties. They sent me 9 different varieties in full one pound packages free of charge!!

I can't wait to try the regular spaghetti and the fettucini, along with the other 6 that I have never tried.

If you can eat corn, I HIGHLY suggest that you give this product a try.

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I have been through I don't know how many brands of pasta to date.

Some are edible, and some just stink IMHO!

I have tried everything that was recommended here, and some that got great reviews I found to be horrible. I guess we are all different.

Finally got some Sam Mills corn pasta.

The form I got was penne rigate since that was all I could find locally.

Wow,.......this stuff is great! I can hardly tell the difference between it and the real thing.

It can be cooked al dente like I prefer, and can be reheated in the microwave after being stored for days without becoming a gummy mess. Unlike some other corn based products, this does not taste like corn at all to me.

I called the company to commend them on their product and to try and find out where I could get different varieties. They sent me 9 different varieties in full one pound packages free of charge!!

I can't wait to try the regular spaghetti and the fettucini, along with the other 6 that I have never tried.

If you can eat corn, I HIGHLY suggest that you give this product a try.

I don't eat corn, but my children really like the Sam Mills as well. I didn't tell my son his pasta was gluten-free until after he ate it! It makes a good mac and cheese as well!

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I don't eat corn, but my children really like the Sam Mills as well. I didn't tell my son his pasta was gluten-free until after he ate it! It makes a good mac and cheese as well!

Yes,.....they included a version that looks like small elbows which I will use for that.

I know many of you folks can't handle corn for whatever reason but it does not bother me.

My main issue with corn based products has been the pronounced 'corn' taste that seems to drown out other flavors.

This is not like that. How they do it I have not a clue!

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That sounds great! I am yet to see a corn based version of pasta myself, but I'd love to try it. I'll also have to try commending every company I usually buy from so I can get in on that sweet generosity they showed you ;)

Have you ever tried Tinkyada? I've tried a lot of pasta myself once gluten free and none have come close to Tinkyada's brown rice pasta. It has the perfect texture and I personally prefer it over the wheat pasta I used to eat. Don't hesitate to try it if you're a pasta fan!

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I first tried Sam Mill's corn spaghetti after finding it at a Big Lots. I did like it a lot but I prefer the Tinkyada now that I've had a chance to try lots of brands. Anyway, you might want to check Big Lots if you have them in your area--it was very reasonable--something like 1.29 a package. My nearest store closed so I have not gotten it for over 6 months but it can't hurt to try.

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I first tried Sam Mill's corn spaghetti after finding it at a Big Lots. I did like it a lot but I prefer the Tinkyada now that I've had a chance to try lots of brands. Anyway, you might want to check Big Lots if you have them in your area--it was very reasonable--something like 1.29 a package. My nearest store closed so I have not gotten it for over 6 months but it can't hurt to try.

As I mentioned before,.....we are all unique in our tastes.

I have tried the brand you mentioned above, and while it was OK, I far prefer this pasta.

I tried a brown rice tortilla one time for a sandwich wrap. Pretty much like eating leather even after being steamed. I also tried corn tortillas for the same purpose, and they broke apart, plus imparted a distinct corn flavor to my sandwich.

The rice based stuff seems to 'gum up' IMHO,.......especially when re-heated.

I was mainly posting this for the benefit of people like me that had only tried the non-corn varieties of pasta and did not like them.

Maybe I am way more particular than some folks here, but I was impressed by this product. Fortunately I largely follow a 'Paleo' type diet since that is the current buzzword.

This is fill-in food for me.

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I definately love the Sams Mill pastas. In our house so far it is the only one we like. We all dislike any rice based pastas. I also didn't like the quinoa/corn pasta.

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As I mentioned before,.....we are all unique in our tastes.

I have tried the brand you mentioned above, and while it was OK, I far prefer this pasta.

I tried a brown rice tortilla one time for a sandwich wrap. Pretty much like eating leather even after being steamed. I also tried corn tortillas for the same purpose, and they broke apart, plus imparted a distinct corn flavor to my sandwich.

The rice based stuff seems to 'gum up' IMHO,.......especially when re-heated.

I was mainly posting this for the benefit of people like me that had only tried the non-corn varieties of pasta and did not like them.

Maybe I am way more particular than some folks here, but I was impressed by this product. Fortunately I largely follow a 'Paleo' type diet since that is the current buzzword.

This is fill-in food for me.

Oh, absolutely we all have different tastes. I just reread my post and realized you may have misunderstood. I Do like the Sam Mills corn pasta. I wasn't reccomending you look for Tinkyada (I like it only slightly better, just my personal tastes but I eat the corn pasta too), I was suggesting you might find Sam Mill's at Big Lots since you said in your first post you have trouble finding more variety than the one shape. My apologies for the confusion. That's really awesome you found something you like. I did not realize that type of pasta was paleo diet friendly.

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I'm going to have to look for this brand. I've gotten used to Tinkyada with flavorful sauce on it to hide the nasty 'bran' taste (ok it might be just nasty to me lol) and the corn pasta's I've tried tasted too much like corn. So Sam Mill's huh? I'll be on the look out. If I'm not mistaken I think I may have seen this at my local store...

Thanks for the tip!! (I'm a picky pants too LOL)

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I'm going to have to look for this brand. I've gotten used to Tinkyada with flavorful sauce on it to hide the nasty 'bran' taste (ok it might be just nasty to me lol) and the corn pasta's I've tried tasted too much like corn. So Sam Mill's huh? I'll be on the look out. If I'm not mistaken I think I may have seen this at my local store...

Thanks for the tip!! (I'm a picky pants too LOL)

All you can do is try it, but I would be surprised if you didn't like it.

I am definitely 'picky' per se, and I don't like that distinct corn taste in most things. I can't taste corn when I eat this,.......I have no idea how they manage it.

GlutenFreeManna,

I never thought of looking at Big Lots for this stuff, but I sure will check there now,.....thanks!

BTW, I wasn't saying that this pasta is 'paleo' friendly. I meant that I largely stick to that type of a diet, and don't eat much bread or pasta anyway. What little I do though, I am very picky about! :)

I do know that it has a low glycemic rating though which is good!

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All you can do is try it, but I would be surprised if you didn't like it.

I am definitely 'picky' per se, and I don't like that distinct corn taste in most things. I can't taste corn when I eat this,.......I have no idea how they manage it.

GlutenFreeManna,

I never thought of looking at Big Lots for this stuff, but I sure will check there now,.....thanks!

BTW, I wasn't saying that this pasta is 'paleo' friendly. I meant that I largely stick to that type of a diet, and don't eat much bread or pasta anyway. What little I do though, I am very picky about! :)

I do know that it has a low glycemic rating though which is good!

That's interesting about the low glycemic rating--I didn't know that. Thanks! And for what it's worth for other's wanting to try Sam Mill's corn pasta, my non-gluten-free husband told me it was his favorite after I told him about this thread. I knew he liked it, but he informed me he liked it the best of all we have tried. So I guess I will have to drive to the other Big Lots across town sometime to look for more. Or perhaps I will write to Sam Mills to tell them I like it and see if they send a big sample box like you got. I have never seen it in regular stores here.

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That's interesting about the low glycemic rating--I didn't know that. Thanks! And for what it's worth for other's wanting to try Sam Mill's corn pasta, my non-gluten-free husband told me it was his favorite after I told him about this thread. I knew he liked it, but he informed me he liked it the best of all we have tried. So I guess I will have to drive to the other Big Lots across town sometime to look for more. Or perhaps I will write to Sam Mills to tell them I like it and see if they send a big sample box like you got. I have never seen it in regular stores here.

The woman I spoke to was the 'supermarket sales manager' I believe.

She said they are in Winn-Dixie, Krogers, and Wegmans. They are trying to get into Publix in July.

All we have down south is Winn-Dixie and Publix out of those. They closed down the big Winn-Dixie when the corporation ran into trouble, so the smaller store does not carry any variety. I usually shop at Publix, so I hope they manage to get in with them.

Another thing I noticed is the Sam Mill's stuff seems to be a lot cheaper that some of the other gluten-free pastas. Amazon carries it at times also, but you have to buy a case of 12 one pound packages.

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There are several brands of corn pasta or corn & rice pasta. We liked them OK. They are really good for chili mac (chili, macaroni, cheese, sour cream).

Everyone has different tastes. Would be easier if we all liked the same things! :lol:

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There are several brands of corn pasta or corn & rice pasta. We liked them OK. They are really good for chili mac (chili, macaroni, cheese, sour cream).

Everyone has different tastes. Would be easier if we all liked the same things! :lol:

That is for sure,.....now you're making me nervous!

I hope nobody buys this stuff and hates it. :o

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That is for sure,.....now you're making me nervous!

I hope nobody buys this stuff and hates it. :o

Corn pastas are ususally cheaper. So they spend $3 or less and don't like it...Oh Well!

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The woman I spoke to was the 'supermarket sales manager' I believe.

She said they are in Winn-Dixie, Krogers, and Wegmans. They are trying to get into Publix in July.

All we have down south is Winn-Dixie and Publix out of those. They closed down the big Winn-Dixie when the corporation ran into trouble, so the smaller store does not carry any variety. I usually shop at Publix, so I hope they manage to get in with them.

Another thing I noticed is the Sam Mill's stuff seems to be a lot cheaper that some of the other gluten-free pastas. Amazon carries it at times also, but you have to buy a case of 12 one pound packages.

Thanks, I have Krogers. I will ask my store manager if they can get this brand if they don't have it. They may already carry it and I just have not seen it. My Kroger has gluten-free items both in a special section down and aisle labeled "diet food" AND they have some things scattered throughout the store. The gluten-free King Arthur flour is mixed in with the regualr wheat flours int eh bakign aisle. I will have to check the regular pasta aisle and see if they have Sam Mills. We don't eat pasta very often either. It is more of a treat or for days when I want a quick meal without a bunch of dishes to clean up.

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I can buy Sam Mills pasta here at a Mennonite-type store for $1.99 a bag (that's regular price). And the bag is 16 oz. so it's the best buy I've found around here on pasta.

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I can buy Sam Mills pasta here at a Mennonite-type store for $1.99 a bag (that's regular price). And the bag is 16 oz. so it's the best buy I've found around here on pasta.

Sylvia,....that is exactly the price that was listed as retail on the insert they sent me.

I can't remember what I paid when I found it at Winn-Dixie before though.

All I can say is I hope that any of you fine folks that choose to try this because of my thread REALLY enjoy it.

Pasta is down,......now I still have bread and tortillas to deal with! :)

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Sylvia,....that is exactly the price that was listed as retail on the insert they sent me.

I can't remember what I paid when I found it at Winn-Dixie before though.

All I can say is I hope that any of you fine folks that choose to try this because of my thread REALLY enjoy it.

Pasta is down,......now I still have bread and tortillas to deal with! :)

Sam Mills pasta is good! I have no complaints.

Good luck on the bread! I've sorta given up on Udi's as the last couple of loaves have been inconsistent in quality. I keep trying new recipes all the time...I think it's the challenge! At least they're mostly edible now in contrast to the bricks I baked on day one. :P

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I can buy Sam Mills pasta here at a Mennonite-type store for $1.99 a bag (that's regular price). And the bag is 16 oz. so it's the best buy I've found around here on pasta.

I buy mine at a Mennonite store also for around the same price. Can't beat it.

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