BzzAgent Review: Gluten Free Barilla Pasta

Just recently, I had the opportunity to test out Barilla’s Gluten Free Pasta for free. I’m a part of a sample program called BzzAgent (pronounced buzz-agent) where they ask real people to try new products and tell others about them. It’s pretty cool and I’ve been “bzzing” along for about seven years so far. Some of the campaigns I participated in included makeup, shaving razors, gourmet dog food for my doggie and even olive oil. Here’s some more info about BzzAgent. 🙂

Back to the Pasta

I received my lovely BzzKit box full of Barilla goodies via the mail. It was a little dinged up, but not too bad.


BzzKit! Barilla Spaghetti, Rotini, shopping tote, coupon + recipe card

I had another plan for dinner that day, but I did make spaghetti on another day.

The difference about this gluten free pasta is that it is made with a blend of corn and rice and non GMO (which is a big plus nowadays). Plus, it’s Certified Gluten Free. This is good for people who have a wheat allergy or who may have Celiac disease.

The noodles cooked a little longer than normal to me and even looked lighter than regular wheat spaghetti.


Excuse the horrible kitchen lighting…ugh

After a taste-test, the texture was similar to regular spaghetti. Even though I had it boiling a little longer, it still came out “al-dente” style with the chewiness.


Here’s the result!


Final result!

Final Verdict

It looks like the wheat-based spaghetti, tastes similar but the texture after cooking/chewing was a bit different. Not bad at all! I’d try it again and recommend it to people with wheat allergies. Take a look at more gluten free pastas that Barilla offers. 🙂


Disclaimer: I received a kit from BzzAgent to try out their client’s (Barilla) product without any compensation from either entity. This is my own expressed review of BzzAgent and Barilla.


Foodie Friday: Bacon Bourbon Meatballs

I apologize for being a little late for Foodie Friday! Before the craziness of the Saturday life begin, I want to share Serene’s quick and easy recipe from House of Yumm: Bacon Bourbon Meatballs.


As you can tell by the picture, these look awesome!! This dish will get the people talking. Especially with the added kick of bourbon 😉 . What a great last-minute recipe for those upcoming barbecues. Check out how to make it here!

Enjoy your weekend!

Foodie Friday: Graham Cracker Toffee Bars

Last night just about an hour before the NBA Finals, I craved for a sweet snack. Something quick and easy. And with available ingredients. I only had graham crackers, chocolate chips and pecans, among other staple ingredients (sugar, brown sugar, flour, etc). S’mores would have been perfect if I had marshmallows! To my desperation, I went to Pinterest and found this awesome dessert Continue reading

Foodie Friday: Spinach Meatball Pizza

Have you ever had a memorable pizza experience? Like, it was the best pizza you ever had and you are ready to spend all your money to buy two or three of them?  Yeah, that’s me thinking about this pizza I had last month when I visited Ohio for a few days. Continue reading

Foodie Friday: Vegan Black Bean Burgers

As you can see, I’m still on a burger theme this Foodie Friday. Maybe it’s because grilling season is here and I’ve been to a few barbecues already? Maybe because I’m anxious for a new burger to try?

In any case, I rediscovered a yummy vegan black bean burger recipe from my friend Brown Veggie Mom (also known as Cherri). Remember Cherri from this post about her blog? Yup, same one. 🙂 Continue reading

Foodie Friday: Blackened Salmon Burgers

A little late with this Foodie Friday post, but just in time for dinner! 🙂 As mentioned before, I love salmon! I found the perfect quick Friday night recipe by Half Baked Harvest: Blackened Salmon Burgers with Herbed Cream Cheese. Doesn’t it look wonderful? Continue reading