Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Barilla pasta plus

Marketing through blogs can be remarkably effective. I first heard about Barilla Pasta Plus from Mrs. Fussypants. 4 oz. of this multigrain pasta (1/4 of the box) provides 17 g protein, 360 mg. of ALA Omega-3, and 7 g. of fiber.

Since Andrew's gone on a meat sauce strike, I picked up a box at the grocery. Barilla plus passed the taste test! My mom found some at Big Lots for $1 a box (about half the price of regular retail). Since these are best by January 2008, she bought one box for each week until then.

17 comments:

Natalie from Nashville said...

Barilla Plus is the only pasta we use...it's such a great way of sneaking lentils, chickpeas and flaxseed into dinner! Thanks for the $1/box tip. I never would have guessed they sold it at Big Lots!

KTHunter said...

I love, love, love Barilla plus. I use it for all of my spaghetti needs. I am hypoglycemic, so the increased protein count really helps.

Alison said...

Was this recently at Big Lots? Might have to make a trip just for it.

Anonymous said...

I hope it will be at Big Lots when we next make out trek to TOWN.

Jora.

MoneyCommonSense said...

I just saw it at out Big lots yesterday. I stocked up on a few pantry items using their 20% off coupon that's available now.

Anna said...

What 20% coupon are you talking about...I haven't heard of it! :) I have tried several of the wheat pastas and they stay hard no matter how long I cook them...Any one else had this problem? Any solution? I take it Barilla does not stay hard. Thanks Meredith for passing along the news and the health information.

Tammy and Parker said...

Is it whole wheat pasta? Or just a pasta with extra protein?

Rachel said...

http://www.biglots.com/Coupon/BuzzclubCoupon.aspx

This is where you can find the 20% off coupon good until Sat.

:o) Rachel

2boysmom said...

I have question does it taste like whole grain? Every time I've tried to serve whole grain pasta or sneak in a whole grain pasta in casseroles and every single time all the males at the table go on a food strike.

Kathryn said...

Here is a link to the Big Lots coupon:

http://www.biglots.com/Coupon/BuzzclubCoupon.aspx

Amy said...

Great deal! I would have never checked Big Lots for that- that is a wonderful find. Thank you!

Anonymous said...

I am so impressed with Big Lots lately. I found Annie's Mac&Cheese there for 80 cents a box, FruitaBu's for at least half of what my Kroger charges, and our salsa of choice, Pace, for next to nothing. I almost love Big Lots now!!
Elise

tchrmomto3 said...

We have been using Barilla Plus for over a year and love it. Thanks for the coupon link!

Big Lots is a definite stop for me now...first diapers, now pasta. Btw, when I bought diapers there, I also found The Healing Garden organic facial moisturizer with sunscreen for $2! I love Healing Garden products.

Now if I can just find and buy some gorgeous ribbon....cheaply!

Suzanne Temple said...

We love this stuff, too!

Mrs. Fussy Fussypants said...

Yay! I was meantioned in your supa-wonderful blog!
I feel so cool!
Thank you so much...

Mrs. Fussy Fussypants said...

Obviously, I need spellcheck on my comments!
D'oh!

Linda said...

Barilla is THE most popular pasta in Italy.... and the Italians will know best! ;)

Whenever we are in Italy to visit relatives, nobody would even consider eating another brand of pasta.. *lol*!