When I first started my gluten-lite journey, it was easy to imagine some types of gluten-free foods.

For example, fruits and vegetables are gluten free, as are fresh eggs, meat, seeds and nuts, and most dairy products.

However, wrapping my brain around other gluten-free versions of certain foods, like breads and pastas, was a different story.

I’ve since discovered that I like some gluten-free bread, I’m not that fond of some kinds of gluten-free hot dog buns, and certain gluten-free pastries are delicious.

I’m just now getting around to gluten-free pasta with Road’s End Organics Gluten-Free Alfredo Mac & Chreese.

PRODUCT:

Road’s End Organics Gluten-Free Alfredo Mac & Chreese

USES:

I made the mac and cheese as instructed, and the instructions were basically the same as most macaroni and cheese instructions. Boil water, add pasta, drain and rinse pasta, and add cheese (or, in this case, “chreese”) sauce, and serve.

NOTE: I made the macaroni and cheese exactly as instructed, without adding anything extra or flavoring to taste, because I wanted to be able to review it in its basic state. If I make it again, I’ll probably add seasonings and maybe vegetables.

PROS:

  • Incredibly quick and easy to make.
  • Texture and consistency. I expected gluten-free pasta to have the same gritty kind of texture and consistency of gluten-free bread, but this pasta didn’t; it felt just like regular pasta.
  • Not only is it gluten free, but it’s also soy, lactose, and cholesterol free, so it’s suitable for people of various dietary choices and needs.

CONS:

  • Price. I paid more than I would for a box of regular macaroni and cheese, but it was under the $5 mark.
  • High calories. One serving (which is one-half of the box) is 300 calories. So, for those watching calorie intake, this dish probably is best as a side and at about half the size of the serving size.
  • Oomph. Road’s End Organics Gluten-Free Alfredo Mac & Cheese lacked pizzazz, for lack of a better term. It wasn’t exactly bland – and it definitely wasn’t flavorless – but like I said above, next time I’ll add seasonings of some sort and probably some chopped tomato.

BOTTOM LINE:

Yes, I would recommend Road’s End Organics Gluten-Free Alfredo Mac & Chreese to anyone looking for a gluten-free pasta option.

How about you, readers? Do any of you follow a gluten-free diet (or, like me, a gluten-lite one!) and have a good gluten-free pasta dish to share?

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    Last reviewed: 20 Sep 2012

APA Reference
Sparks, A. (2012). Product Review: Road’s End Organics Gluten-Free Alfredo Mac and Chreese. Psych Central. Retrieved on September 19, 2014, from http://blogs.psychcentral.com/your-mind/2012/09/product-review-roads-end-organic-gluten-free-alfredo-mac-and-chreese/

 

 

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