Costco Banza Rotini Chickpea Pasta Review

Costco carries this gluten-free, vegan pasta made from chickpeas!

Costco Banza Rotini Chickpea Pasta box sitting on a table.
Costco Banza Rotini Chickpea

Today I’m posting a review for a product I bought from Costco in Eastern Canada. The Banza Rotini.

I’ve reviewed a few different types of pasta from Costco I’ve reviewed are the Costco Kirkland Signature Four Cheese and Spinach Manicotti. Costco Monterey Gourmet Foods Spinach & Cheese Ravioli, Costco Rana Tagliatelle Seasoned White Chicken & Mushroom Sauce, Costco Rana Butternut Squash Ravioli and the Costco Kirkland Signature Meat Lasagna.

Costco Banza Rotini Chickpea Pasta product description from box.
Vegan & gluten-free!

Location in Store

You can find this in the aisle with all the other pasta and pasta sauce at Costco. The item number is 1176875.

Costco Banza Rotini Chickpea Pasta cooked and served in white bowl without any sauce.
After cooking the Banza pasta!

Taste

I absolutely love this pasta, you can’t even tell it’s gluten-free or made of chickpeas. It just tastes like regular wheat pasta. Also, it also cooks like regular wheat pasta! I cooked it for about 8 minutes and it turned out to be the perfect al-dente.

Costco Banza Rotini Chickpea Pasta cooked and served on white plate with tomato sauce.
With Costco Rao’s Marinara.

The texture is really nice, not too soft and not too hard and combines with pasta sauce like any wheat rotini. In my opinion, I don’t taste any nuttiness or chickpea flavor but if you do notice a slight bitterness or flavor coming from the chickpeas it’s easily masked by any sauce you use.

Cost

For the container of 24 peanut butter cookies I paid $9.99 Canadian.

Costco Banza Rotini Chickpea Pasta cooking directions.
Cooking directions.

Convenience

The 1.13 kg box comes with five separate 227 gram bags of pasta. I use one bag for dinner for two adults and there’s leftovers. You can use Banza anywhere you’d use regular wheat pasta! In a baked pasta dish, pasta with sauce or even a pasta salad.

Lastly, the best before date on my box of Banza is about a year from the date we purchased the box.

Costco Banza Rotini Chickpea Pasta Nutrition Facts
Nutrition Facts.

Nutrition

Calories

An 85 gram serving or 7/8 of a cup is 290 calories, four grams of fat, 51 grams of carbohydrates, seven grams of fibre, two grams of sugar, 17 grams of protein and 30 mg of sodium.

Costco Banza Rotini Chickpea pasta ingredients.
Ingredients.

Ingredients

The ingredients list is short and sweet with added pea protein! This is perfect for individuals looking for a high protein, pasta that’s gluten-free, vegan and plant-based!

Scoring

Taste: 9/10

Cost: 8/10

Convenience: 7/10 (you have to cook it)

Nutrition: 9/10

Overall

Give it a try!

I love this nutritious, gluten-free pasta from Costco and will definitely buy it again if I see it in Western Canada!

Have you tried chickpea pasta? What do you think of it? Do you prefer it to regular pasta?


Please note that this review was not paid for or sponsored by any third party. This product was purchased by Costcuisine for the purpose of producing this review. The opinions in this review are strictly those of Costcuisine. Costcuisine is not affiliated with Costco or any of its suppliers. In the event that Costcuisine receives compensation for a post from the manufacturer of a product or some other third party, the arrangement will be clearly disclosed (including where the manufacturer of a product provides Costcuisine with a free sample of the product).

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3 thoughts on “Costco Banza Rotini Chickpea Pasta Review”

  1. I absolutely love Banza brand chickpea pasta varieties! Our local Costco doesn’t carry it sadly, so I have to pay an arm and a leg for it at a health food store. 🙁 But it’s so yummy, especially with a tomato based sauce. I tried it with a high end olive oil, garlic, lemon and parsley sauce and it wasn’t quite as good as wheat dough pasta.

    The only caveat with Banza I find is, you have to eat this on a day you’re not around others and just staying in as it makes you bloated and gassy. 🙊

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