Supplement Review: Quest Pasta – guilt-free pasta
What is Quest PASTA made out of?
Quest PASTA is made from Konjac root, also known as Glucomannan. Konjac root has been eaten for hundreds of years in Japan and other Asian countries. Many love Konjac root for its hunger reducing properties. While containing very few calories, the noodles leave you full and satisfied!
Why does Quest PASTA make you feel full?
Quest PASTA consists of 100% soluble fiber. That is why dieters have used Konjac noodles whenever they want to feel full without consuming the calories and carbohydrates that come with regular noodles.
What’s the consistency like?
By themselves, Quest PASTA don’t have quite the same consistency as regular noodles, they are slightly more chewy than al dente pasta. After applying sauce most people find them to be very close as the noodles take take the flavor of whatever sauce you apply.
What’s the liquid they come in?
Quest PASTA is packed in alkaline water to ensure freshness.
I’ve heard the uncooked noodles have an ocean scent, is that true?
The alkalized water does have a scent. This protects the noodles for you and is quickly and easily removed when you rinse and strain the noodles. Once cooked it is completely removed.
How do I cook them?
Just rinse the noodles in a strainer to remove the water then flash boil for 1-2 minutes. After that, apply your favorite sauces and toppings and enjoy! Not only is it better for you than normal pasta, it’s also easier to cook!
This is a copy of the Original Japanese product: Shirataki Noodles or Miracle Noodles
First off the same size Shirataki Noodles go for $2.33 for an 8oz bag and the same Quest pasta goes for about $3.35 so would you spend a $1 more on the same product?
What do I not like about the quest Noodles they are totally empty calories! Yes they have 3 grams of fiber… Big deal!
Why put empty something void of nutritional value in your body? Would you take a piece of paper and use it as a sandwich wrap, because it has zero calories? No!
I think it’s a waste of money! If you are on a diet, just don’t eat pasta!
The only way I would see a beneficial value to this product is if you have a family and you are having a Sunday dinner. One or more family members are in a diet and they still want to enjoy pasta with the family.
Other than that, just don’t eat pasta! Unless you have a cheat meal day!
I have been tossing up different ideas on how to prepare this.
I am going to make my Thai Peanut sauce utilizing a few ingredients that have a review here on this site: PB2 & Liquid Aminos
Take pb2 mix in liquid aminos (fake healthier teriyaki sauce) mix in some grilled chicken, cayenne pepper, shredded carrots and fresh cilantro then put the mix over the fake Quest pasta and voila! Thai Peanut Chicken Quest Pasta!
The reason I chose the Thai Peanut Sauce preparation is:
1. Peanut butter masks the taste of almost anything!
2. There is more nutritional value in PB2, carrots, cilantro and cayenne pepper than marinara or vodka sauce.
Stay tuned for the taste test!
Ok so tomorrow I am going away:
I made the Quest pasta (Shirataki ripoff) with a Thai peanut sauce using pb2 and liquid aminos for other ingredients see the post here! Tomorrow I will buy a rotisserie chicken and cut some up and throw it in and ill tell you how it is!
**Update** December 9th 2013
OMG that shits Disgusting!! With a capital D!! I made it took it with me and ate it the next day. Well, I actually took 2 bites and spit it out and threw out the rest!
It kind of started to beak down into mush! That stuff is nasty!
All I have to say is, if you are that hard up for pasta; that you actually need/want/enjoy this; go get some professional help!!