I am weird (maybe.)

gross! - gross pasta shape
United States
June 1, 2008 4:53pm CST
I get made fun of for this a lot, but I don't think it's all that strange. Hopefully I can find someone who relates to me. I only like one kind of noodle shape. When I eat pasta it has to be spaghetti shaped... I don't like those fandangled swirlies, cylinders, twisties... whatever they're called... I don't like em!! They taste so gross... What kind of pasta noodle shapes do you like/not like? Do you even care?
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18 responses
@jonesy123 (3950)
• United States
1 Jun 08
Having a preference for a certain type of food or subtype is not weird. I think all noodles taste the same, even those that are colored and supposively have some sort of veggie in them to get the color. I prefer rotini (those are spiraled) because the sauce sticks best to them. Otherwise it doesn't really matter to me, lol.
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• United States
1 Jun 08
See, they taste totally different to me... gross shapes ew.
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@lilybug (21182)
• United States
1 Jun 08
There are some shapes of pasta that I do not care for. I like angel hair pasta or thin spaghetti, but I do not like regular spaghetti. I think that even though they are made with the same ingredients that the texture makes them taste different.
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@lizardgod (444)
• United States
2 Jun 08
You aren't to weird lol, my girlfriend only likes the spirals, either big or small but she won't eat any of the other ones. When we have "spaghetti" that means the swirly ones. Doesn't bother me I like pasta (hell food in general) to much to care what it looks like lol.
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@elmiko (6641)
• United States
2 Jun 08
I like the pasta noodles on the upper right picture. If their too small or thin they get to soggy and goowie.
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@olivemai (4738)
• United States
2 Jun 08
Ifthey are always soggy or gooey, try cooking them for less time! Firm noodles re cooked after only seven minutes, and if cooked even a minute too long, that is the reason it turns out mushy!
@beamer23 (92)
• United States
2 Jun 08
Being a dinner cook for 8 1/2 years, I got to cook all kinds of pasta and in doing so you get to amke sure all kinds of pasta is al-a-dente with your teeth, which also involves chewing, then having to taste and then swallowing. To me , plain pasta pretty much all taste the same, at least restaurant quality pasta. You get into the store bought stuff and there is probably a difference in quality and ingredients and therefore, taste. I'm not sure I have ever tasted a gross pasta. Of course there could always be a first time. Do I Care? Yes What kind do I like? Probably angel hair pasta or a lasagna Noodle. I haven't ever found a kind I don't like, except for overcooked pasta. Bleah! Beamer23
• United States
2 Jun 08
overcooked pasta= starch soup..yuckkkkkkk!!!!
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@cjgrooms (4457)
• United States
2 Jun 08
I like all the different shapes and colors (except spaghetti), my husband and sons on the other hand wants either elbow or spaghetti shaped. I have no idea why this is because they all taste pretty much the same to me.
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• United States
2 Jun 08
I think you are my pasta noodle opposite.
2 Jun 08
I love it all as long as it isn't over cooked. I have a pantry full of all different kinds of pasta.
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@mikeysmom (2094)
• United States
2 Jun 08
that is not weird. you like what you like. i love pasta in almost any shape but i really do not like elbows. don't really know why but i just do not enjoy them unless it is in macaroni salad. i could eat pasta every day and find all different ways to make it and enjoy it. i love grated cheese on mine.
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• Philippines
2 Jun 08
Good day.. Since you ask prefer the round and flat noodles specially the chinese ones.
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@blackbriar (9126)
• United States
2 Jun 08
All 3 of us will only eat either elbow macaroni for mac 'n' cheese or reg. spaghetti noodles. We just don't care for the other shapes.
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@horsesrule (1935)
• United States
2 Jun 08
Well I don't think you're weird and I agree with you that the different noodles do seem to taste different. I like angel hair pasta, for my spaghetti. I like the thin-ness of it and it tastes good with the sauce. I can eat regular spaghetti noodles but I really do prefer the other. I am not really into the different shaped pastas though we will buy them for the kids. They seem to like the different shapes. I don't eat them unless we are out of food and there is NOTHING else in the house to eat!
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@Ravenladyj (22992)
• United States
3 Jun 08
Yep you're weird.... LOL just kidding....I think thats different without a doubt but I wouldnt say its weird..I REFUSE to eat the ends of a brick of cheese if that makes you feel better LOL...
• Australia
3 Jun 08
Pasta is my favourite food - I'd eat it every day of the week if given the chance. And it doesn't matter to me what sort of pasta it is.
@krismort (25)
• United States
3 Jun 08
If you are weird then so am I because I only like one kind also. I prefer to eat angel hair pasta. I think it is because it is thinner. It's a texture thing. I will use elbow mac when I am making homemade mac and cheese for the kids because they love it.
@Elixiress (3893)
2 Jun 08
The shape doesn't bother me, but I only eat white pasta, I don't like wholemeal pasta or coloured pasta as they don't taste as nice as white pasta.
• Australia
2 Jun 08
i like all types of pasta, i love fresh homemade pasta from my pasta maker. I mix bread, flour, semolina and spices, it cooks fast and tastes good enough to eat plain
@smtrego (181)
• United States
2 Jun 08
I personally do not care what shape the pasta is. To me pasta is pasta. My husband on the other hand only likes straight spaghetti. When I asked him why, he said it is because the other types of pasta are too much noodle and not enough sauce. Even though it does not matter to me, I wanted to respond just so you are aware you are not alone in your preference.
@olivemai (4738)
• United States
2 Jun 08
Have you ever tried homemade pasta or fresh pasta? There is not much flavor in the pasta, only differences in thickness, but usually all are made with the same type of flour, with water, and some vitamins added, that's all! The flavor is in the sauce!