Move over 100% rice pasta, there's a new kid in town.
If you haven't heard yet, Italpasta makes gluten-free pasta.
Yes, you read that right. The same company that millions of Canadians rely on for their standard wheat pasta also offers a gluten-free version.
I had no idea this existed until a customer brought it to my attention a few months ago. Her Celiac son was served gluten-free pasta in a restaurant in Ottawa (sorry, I can't remember the restaurant's name) and loved the pasta so much they asked to see the package. It was Italpasta Gluten-Free.
Ingredients: Rice flour (70%), corn flour (29%), emulsifier, mono and diglycerides of fatty acids.
The pasta is offered in fusilli, penne rigate or spaghetti form. I was grateful to receive a package of penne rigate and spaghetti from a customer of mine (Thanks Joanne!) and decided to do a taste test.
Typically, I go for the gluten-free rice pastas in spirals or penne as I normally don't care much for spaghetti. To my surprise, I fell in love with Italpasta Gluten-Free Spaghetti! (Pictured above)
The penne rigate is also quite good... maybe I've just grown tired of having the same shape every week. For now, I will stick with Italpasta Gluten-Free Spaghetti.
And in closing, drool over this.