I find that the cheaper brand can often be just as good as (sometimes better than) the name brand groceries. I loved pasta shells as a kid because I love the beach and beaches have shells. I always have a box of pasta in the pantry because it cheap and easy to fix- exactly what a college student looks for.
I use these all the time. Love using them with cheese, sauce, or even in a pasta salad. Love the quality and quantity that's in the box. A little upset my local Walmart raised the price about 20 cents but it's okay I still buy it.