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Food Review: Tofu Spaghetti

The carb-free diet craze has given pasta a horrible reputation. People think they have to ditch pasta if they are trying to lose weight, and it's just not true. Companies are even making pasta alternatives like this Tofu Shirataki ($4).

The package says it's a "spaghetti shaped noodle substitute." Mmm, sounds delicious. What's it really taste like? To find out


I've got to say I was pretty disappointed when I read the nutritional info. This spaghetti substitute is made with tofu and yam flour, so I thought it'd be super healthy. Yes it's low in calories, but I thought it would have more protein per serving. Two grams of fiber per serving is just barely more than regular spaghetti, and for those watching their carbs, as you can see it does contain significantly less than regular pasta. As for taste, I'd rather go without pasta than eat this stuff. It had a really bizarre rubbery consistency, and the worst part is that when I opened the package, all I smelled was stinky fish, when there's no fish in this spaghetti whatsoever. I'm sorry to say that while I am a fan of tofu, I am not a fan of this tofu spaghetti.

Tofu spaghetti Regular Spaghetti Whole Wheat spaghetti
Serving Size 1/2 cup cooked 1/2 cup cooked 1/2 cup cooked
Calories 20 110 87
Total Fat .5g .65g .4g
Saturated Fat 0g .1g .2g
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg 0mg
Sodium 15mg .5mg 2mg
Carbs 3g 21.6g 18.6g
Fiber 2g 1.25g 4.25g
Sugar 0g .4g .5g
Protein 1g 5g 3.8g

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