Sunday, May 1, 2016
Trader Joe's Trofie Colore
This is a brand-new item; Trader Joe's web site has nothing about it yet.
The main thing this has going for it is the appearance. It may be the prettiest pasta I've ever seen, both dry and after cooking.
Its taste is fine, but nothing out of the ordinary--just like every other semolina pasta.
It has a fatal flaw, however: It does not cook evenly. Even with frequent stirring of the boiling water, some pieces were more thoroughly done that others. And even within individual pieces of the pasta, when one end was more tightly curled than the rest, that little bit was left insufficiently cooked. This is unacceptable.
Will I buy it again?
No. If not for that one defect, it would have been a yes.