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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Editor’s Choice: Marché Noir Foods

I’m a red wine type of woman. A glass of red wine is perfect for relaxing after work or enjoying with a good meal. With this in mind, I was more than willing to try the latest food offering to arrive in the office — Marché Noir Foods’ Pasta Caberneti — pasta made from wine flour. The company has been making brownies using this flour made from grape skins for a while. Why did I not know this? Anyway, more on that later.

The pasta is an intriguing dark color because of the wine flour, kind of visually striking. It is in one of my favorite shapes, penne rigate. I cooked it up al dente and chose a red sauce. The pasta itself has a good flavor, and all the while you’re getting all those health benefits.

The next day, I decided to try the brownie. As I unwrapped it, the first thing that hit me was the great chocolate smell. The Cabernet brownie actually does have a hint of the wine taste that blends wonderfully with that great chocolate taste. It’s chewy, but not overly, and another great surprise: chocolate chunks just waiting to be discovered. And remember the brownie is also healthy.

Pasta and brownies that not only taste good, but are good for you. I’ll eat to that! Fore more information about the company, visit