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DeBoles Gluten Free Corn Elbow Pasta Noodles- gluten free/ wheat free

Posted on | October 26, 2007 | 3 Comments

Deboles elbow corn noodles gluten free

Tomorrow I am off to historic Philadelphia with my family for the last weekend getaway of the fall season. We hope to enjoy the gorgeous fall leaves along the way, and balance contemporary fun and history on our itinerary. Our hotel we are staying at provides a full kitchen, which is great news for me! I find it difficult to travel, not knowing where to eat since it is not always convenient or possible to bring a bag lunch or cooler with me wherever I go. Having a celiac reaction away from home is just rotten.

As I plan my vacation menu, I decided a simple pasta dish would fit the bill; that reminded me of the DeBoles Corn Elbow gluten free pasta noodles I tried on my last trip back home. I swiped them from my parents’ gluten free cabinet, and have no idea how much they cost.

I paired the elbow noodles with a simple marinara sauce and parmesan cheese. I was pleased to discover the corn noodles held their shape very well- no mushiness or falling apart. The final product appeared pale yellow and seemed slightly textured.

Unfortunately, I did not enjoy the flavor. The corn flavor of the pasta competed with my tomato-based sauce, and it simply didn’t taste good. I imagine the flavor would be better paired with a cream-based sauce or may work well in some type of casserole. In this case, they just weren’t for me.

PROS: not mushy, keeps shape, slight texture holds onto sauce

CONS: corn flavor of noodles may compete with flavorful sauces

Rating: 2 1/2 stars

I wanna try this pasta! Where can I buy it?

Ingredients: yellow corn meal and yellow corn flour


3 Responses to “DeBoles Gluten Free Corn Elbow Pasta Noodles- gluten free/ wheat free”

  1. carrie
    October 29th, 2007 @ 3:16 pm

    I agree completely. I didn’t like these noodles at all. They did hold their shape without question, but they tasted like corn… I used them in mac and cheese, and all i could taste was the corn!

  2. Kim
    April 12th, 2010 @ 7:32 pm

    We really liked DeBoles Gluten Free elbows. I tasted one prior to putting the pesto sauce on it. I told Sean, “wow, this texture is just like regular pasta.” He tasted one and then with a concerned look on his face said, “are you sure its gluten free.” Sean is the one gluten free and he thought I may have carelessly picked up something that was only wheat free.

    We ate it all. No leftovers. Great with shrimp and pesto!

    The flavor was very good!

  3. Kristin
    April 25th, 2012 @ 6:06 pm

    We have not enjoyed anything by Le Boyles. We found the brown rice pasta just too gross to eat and the corn elbow pasta wasn’t too much better. Unfortunately, where we come from, there isn’t a huge selection of GF products.

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