Who knew fun shaped pasta could be so … well … fun?
The good people of The Pasta Shoppe sent me a big sampler package of their wares to review. Look at all the fun stuff!
There was a big package of Spinach Basil Garlic Angel Hair nests. Each nest is 100 calories. There was also a package of Divine Meringues; they literally melt in your mouth! We received two different bags of “pasta with personality.” These were Halloween Pasta, which is shaped like spiders in webs and ghosts; and Music Pasta, which are the shapes of eighth notes and quarter notes, with G-clefs thrown in for fun. There was a bag of Vineyard Pasta from the Ready…Set…Salad! collection. You add your favorite vegetables, a little oil and vinegar, the included seasoning packet, and you’re off. The two I’ve had a chance to dig into are the Wintertime Chili and the Chicken Noodle.
The Chicken Noodle comes with a seasoning packet and, get this … chicken shaped noodles! I couldn’t get over the fact that we were having Chicken Noodle Chicken Noodle Soup! We were really surprised with how good it came out. Beth (my wife) was fearful that it would taste like Ramen, but it was awesome! Just look at the finished product:
Next we moved on to the Wintertime Chili. Excellent! Again, it came with a seasoning packet and some fun shaped noodles. This time, snowflakes and snowmen. I added some fresh ingredients (I followed the directions to the letter), and it came out great. My kiddos, who aren’t usually chili fans, went back for seconds. I had made a big dinner of hot dogs and french fries for them, but they sat mostly untouched as we demolished our pot of chili. There are five of us, and we still had leftovers. Plenty of food here.
The Pasta Shoppe, found online at pastashoppe.com, specializes in fun shaped pastas, soups, salads, and fundraising. If you have your fundraiser with The Pasta Shoppe, you get at least 40% profit. When I think of the endless bottle drives and bake sales, this just seems so much easier – much more money for the effort. There are even collegiate pastas, for 60 major college teams. Imagine watching the Clemson Tigers while eating a big bowl of pasta Tiger Paws. You can run your fundraiser two ways: with brochure sales plus online sales, or through online sales only. NO footwork necessary. Direct people online, where they use their credit cards to make their purchases, and YOU get the credit.
Program benefits include:
Free brochures, order forms, collection envelopes, posters and samples.
Personalized webpage for selling to out-of-town family and friends.
Online order entry.
Free shipping on your master order.
You’re wondering how to sign up? Go to www.funpastafundraising.com and click on the green “Sign Up Now” button.
As an added temptation, I’ve been authorized to give away a $30 Pasta Goodie Box, plus a package of the collegiate pasta of your choice!
This giveaway is limited to US residents only. Here’s how to enter: stop by pastashoppe.com, look at what they have to offer, then come back to this post and leave a comment below as to what shape is your favorite. On Sunday, Oct 7th, I will chose a random winner from amongst those who comment. The winner will be notified by e-mail. Enter below!
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Disclaimer: I’ve been compensated for this post with the above pictured sampler. All opinions are 100% my own.