I was recently asked to do a taste comparison between Ronzoni Smart Taste pasta and "regular white pasta". My son LOVES pasta. He would eat it seven nights a week, if I would let him. I was very interested to compare the two pastas because learning that Ronzoni Smart Taste Pasta contains Calcium, Vitamin D and Fiber I was hoping that it would win.
I prepared the Ronzoni Smart Taste Pasta and a "regular white pasta". First I gave my son a cooked strand of each and he made no mention of one tasting different than the other. Then I prepared a plate with each covered in his favorite sauce and again no mention that one tasted any different. What is funny though is he likes to eat "uncooked pasta" and when I gave him a piece of each he said, I like the one in the purple box better. After comparing the two pasta's there is no choice for me. I will purchase the Ronzoni Smart Taste because it is enriched with Calcium, Vitamin D and Fiber and my son enjoyed eating it!
I have to say that my husband and I really liked the flavor of the Ronzoni Smart Taste better than the "regular white pasta". It had a better flavor that the "other pasta". It had a good texture and was delicious. I liked that I was providing my family pasta enriched with Calcium, Vitamin D and Fiber. It made me feel good to provide my son a meal that he enjoys and that I know is good for him. Anytime I can "sneak in" some minerals and Fiber I will always go with that choice! It also contains Thiamin, Riboflavin, Niacin, Iron, and Folate.
I also find that Ronzoni Smart Taste Pasta is affordable and I often see coupons available for it. I would definitely stockpile Ronzoni Smart Taste Pasta and I also learned that they have a whole wheat pasta that I am interested in trying too!
Disclosure: I wrote this review while participating in a campaign by Mom Central on behalf of Ronzoni and received a box of pasta to facilitate my candid review and photo contest entry.