I recently tried whole grain pasta for the first time. I was definitely one of those skeptics who looked at the brown color of it and thought it would be gross. I was totally wrong. It tasted the same as regular pasta, with just the slightest hint of that nutty wheat flavor. Had some with a cream of celery soup sauce, which was great. Had some more with a mushroom based sauce. Also very good. the slight hint of wheat actually paired really well with the mushroom flavors. All in all, I was pleasantly surprised. I expected wheat bread flavor, but it wasn't like that at all. Although, I have to confess it did not keep me full any longer than ordinary pasta. Not sure what that's all about. The ultimate conclusion: whole grain pasta looks strange, but is actually quite good.