The pros: Trader Joe's Lemon Pepper Pappardelle is thick cut pasta that has a nice lemon taste.
The cons: Flavor might not be for everyone. Best served with olive oil or butter. Expensive compared to regular boxed pasta.
For $2.29 for an 8 ounce package, this is a premium priced pasta. Most pastas in the grocery store go on sale for about $1 per pound. This pasta is almost $5 per pound. What you are getting is a unique flavor that you won't find in most mass market stores. Pappardelle is not the easiest pasta to find and to find it in a lemon flavor is even more unusual. Not to say that this isn't good pasta.
Obviously the most pronounced flavor here is lemon. Not far behind is the occasional bite of black pepper. Both play well together.
So if you like a variety of sauces, it won't be the easiest to pair with this pasta. Butter or olive oil are your best best when eating this pasta. The directions ensured al dente pasta. The pasta tasted like fresh pasta, but with a lemon taste. There was some pepper noted, but none that will overwhelm your palate. Overall, it's a good pasta that is unique. The question is whether or not you feel it will be worth the price. I'd consider buying this again.
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The package of Trader Joe's Lemon Pepper Pappardelle:
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How this looks fully cooked with just some olive oil on top:
Would I buy this again? For me Trader Joe's Lemon Pepper Pappardelle is a split decision. It was a nice treat. It was unique and nice to try. It cooked well and was tasty. At almost $5 per pound, I may or may not buy this again.
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