I've tried a few different brands of different types of gluten-free pasta, and Barilla definitely tastes the most like "real" pasta. With other brands, it's entirely edible, but I absolutely need tomato sauce on it, because the pasta itself has a slightly unpleasant taste to it. I used to love eating spaghetti with only salted butter on it, but after I could no longer eat gluten, I really missed the taste of that plain dish. I figured I was just out of luck, but Barilla's spaghetti tastes so close to the real thing, I can now eat it any way I'd like. The consistency is also perfect, unlike a lot of other gluten-free brands that tend to turn out a little tough/dry out easily. I bought 12 boxes, so I'm set, for a while!.