Jovial Pasta Review & Giveaway


There’s a new pasta in my life and it’s name is Jovial brown rice pasta.  I have been perfectly content with the brown rice pasta I have been using for years, but I have to admit that this one is better.

Jovial makes pasta from einkorn, which does contain gluten, and from brown rice.  Be sure if you purchase any of their pasta that it is the gluten-free variety.

Jovial’s brown rice pasta is organic and certified gluten-free by the GFCO.  They have five gluten-free pasta products:  penne, fusilli, caserecce, spaghetti, and capellini.

I wouldn’t say that Jovial pasta is way better than any other gluten-free pasta I’ve tried, but it is noticeably better.  My family noticed it the first time I served it.  They have liked the pasta I’ve been using, but when I served Jovial I received comments like, “This pasta is really good.”

Jovial Brown Rice SpaghettiJovial gluten-free spaghetti

One big difference I noticed is the flavor which is more similar to a regular semolina pasta than other gluten free pastas I have tried.

Another difference is the texture.  It wasn’t mushy and leftovers that were kept in the refrigerator were not as hard and brittle as other pastas.  I’m not sure I would use it in a cold pasta salad, but I might.

I found the pasta to be consistently good among the different shapes. I particularly liked the capellini which is a very thin spaghetti, like angel hair pasta.  I have not found that in other brands of gluten-free pasta.

Free Sample:  You can receive a free 4 oz. sample of Jovial brown rice pasta! Add the sample to your cart and check out.  I don’t think you have to pay shipping.

Where to Buy:  Jovial pasta prices are comparable to other gluten-free pastas.  You can find a store near you with their store locator or order online from their website or from Amazon.

Win Jovial’s Tuscan Dream Vacation!
Join Shauna Ahern from Gluten-Free Girl and the Chef on a culinary getaway.  The prize package includes transportation to and from Lucca, Italy, 6 nights in a Tuscan villa, and more.

You have until December 20th to enter which you can do by filling out the information on their getaway page.

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The Giveaway:  One winner will receive six boxes of Jovial brown rice pasta.  This giveaway is limited to US residents.

To enter you must leave a comment on this post, not on my Facebook page and not an email.  If you receive my updates by email, click on the underlined title and it will take you to my blog page where you can leave a comment.

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The giveaway will end on Friday, December 16th at 11:00 pm eastern time.  The randomly chosen winner will be contacted by email and will have 24 hours to respond after being contacted.

Disclaimer:  I was provided with boxes of Jovial pasta to sample, but was not paid to write this review.  The opinions in this post are my own.

About Linda Etherton

Linda has been gluten free since 2000 when I was diagnosed with celiac disease which propelled me into the world of gluten-free cooking and baking. I am convinced that gluten-free food can and should be delicious, and I never apologize for serving it.
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  1. April Rutherford says:

    I have tried Jovial once and loved it. It is great!

  2. April Rutherford says:

    Also, I subscribe to this blog.

  3. April Rutherford says:

    I “liked” Jovial pasta on facebook.

  4. Pam Brown says:

    My husband and I tried the Jovial penne pasta and loved it. We will definately be buying their pasta again. I enjoy your blog, very informative.

  5. Melanie Lawrence says:

    I’ve had Jovial spaghetti, and agree with everything you said about it.

  6. Melanie Lawrence says:

    I subscribe to your rss feed.

  7. Suzanne says:

    I’ve been using Lundberg Farms, which I like OK, but I’d like to try the Jovial, especially the angel hair.

  8. Suzanne says:

    Also, I subscribe to your blog.

  9. I have been eating another form or brown rice pasta which we like but I would love to try this kind – I have never seen it in the stores before.

  10. I subscribe to your blog.

  11. I have not tried this pasta yet, but after reading your post I ordered the sample pack. Would love to have all of this!

  12. Mary Costello says:

    I have not tried Jovial yet. My past experience with rice pasta hasn’t been great, but I’ve ordered the sample with high hopes.

  13. Mary Costello says:

    I also recieve your blog by email.

  14. Mary Costello says:

    I liked Jovial’s facebook page as well. Sorry I did this in multiple posts.

  15. I haven’t tried Jovial yet, but I would love to! I am still searching for a spaghetti that I really like

  16. I subscribe via RSS

  17. Christine says:

    I have never tried Jovial, but sent away for the free sample, and cant wait to try it. Would love to win some too!! :)

  18. Christine says:

    I liked Jovial on Facebook

  19. Christine says:

    I already subscribe to this blog via email

  20. Christine says:

    I posted this giveaway on Facebook

  21. Stephanie D. says:

    I have a box of Jovial pasta in my pantry, but I haven’t tried it yet.

  22. Stephanie D. says:

    I subscribe to your blog via Google Reader.

  23. Sharon says:

    I haven’t tried this pasta but I just ordered the free sample. It sounds great!

  24. Sharon says:

    I subscribe to your emails.

  25. Sharon says:

    I tweeted the giveaway

  26. I have not tried Jovial pasta, but am looking forward to doing so.

  27. I like Jovial on Facebook (and LOVE that name).

  28. I get your emails.

  29. I have not tried it before, but it sounds amazing! I haven’t had pasta in months!

  30. I’m subscribed to your blog through e-mail.

  31. I posted this on Facebook.

  32. My g-f pasta-lovin’ family has never heard of Jovial. We’d LOVE to try it! Thanks!

  33. I just tweeted it :)

  34. Allison says:

    I have not tried Jovial, but would love to.

  35. Christine B says:

    I absolutely love this pasta. I got the sample a while ago and the company sent some dollar off coupons with it, which I used to stock up on their pasta once a local store started to sell it. I still use other brands for things like mac ‘n cheese and lasagna, simply because none of the Jovial works well for those purposes, but for most anything else I go to the Jovial pasta. (I haven’t had their spaghetti since I can’t have tomatoes and haven’t found a good replacement for that.)

  36. I like Jovial on Facebook.

  37. Christine B says:

    I like Jovial on FB.

  38. Christine B says:

    I subscribe to this blog via email.

  39. Cindy W says:

    I have not tried Jovial but would like to.

  40. Cindy W says:

    I subscribe to your blog via email.

  41. I absolutely love Jovial Pasta, it is so delicious…so yes, I’ve tried it…and I really want to win 6 boxes of it! :)

  42. I like Jovial on facebook

  43. I subscribe to your blog

  44. domestic diva says:

    I haven’t tried it before, but I would like to give it a try.

  45. Hmmm…haven’t tried it before but noticed it yesterday at Whole Foods. Thanks for the opportunity!

  46. And I am already subscribed to GFH via email.

  47. Just jumped over and “liked” jovial on FB.

  48. Anna Lee says:

    I would love to try out this pasta!

  49. Michelle says:

    I have never had Jovial pasta, but would love to try it!

  50. Michelle says:

    Already subscribe to GFH via email!

  51. I’d love to try this pasta. I’m going to look for it at Whole Foods.

  52. I have never tried Jovial brown rice pasta but I would like to.

  53. I subscribe to your blog via email.

  54. I have never tried or even heard of Jovial pasta before. I am anxious to try it though.

  55. I subcribe to your emails

  56. I have not heard of Jovial pasta until now, but I’ll look for it in the future.

  57. I have not tried Jovial pasta, but would love to try a new rice pasta!

  58. I have been wanting to try Jovial for a while, but only recently found a store near me that sells them. So I will be trying it soon hopefully :)

  59. I already like Jovial on facebook.

  60. I already subscribe to the blog by email.

  61. I shared the contest on facebook.

  62. Rebecca says:

    I have not previously heard of Jovial pasta, but I would certainly like to try it.

  63. Angela says:

    I have not tried them, but sent away for their free sample. I am super excited though to find a pasta free of all of DS’s allergens.

  64. Angela says:

    I subscribe to your email.

  65. Angela says:

    I shared your give away on my facebook page.

  66. I have not tried Jovial brown rice pasta, but I would love to find a gf pasta that makes good leftovers!

  67. I “liked” Jovial on Facebook.

  68. I subscribe to The Gluten-Free Homemaker via email and RSS.

  69. I shared this post on Twitter.

  70. I have been curious about Jovial Pasta but have not yet tried it. Thank you for entering me in the giveaway.

  71. I liked Jovial on Facebook.

  72. I subscribe to GFH via RSS.

  73. I have not tried Jovial pasta, but I’d like to!

  74. Karin Goodman says:

    Would love to try this pasta.

  75. Shelly R says:

    I have not tried Jovial yet, it has not been in any stores locally. But today, I found it, they only had capellini, but we cannot wait to try it!

  76. Shelly R says:

    I liked Jovial on FB!

  77. Shelly R says:

    I subscribe to GFH via email!

  78. Shelly R says:

    I tweeted!

  79. Catherine Agnes Roebuck says:

    I haven’t tried Jovial pasta, but I’d sure like to.

  80. I haven’t tried Jovial Pasta. I would love to try it, though. Since I’m the only one that eats GF, I often have leftovers. I would LOVE a pasta that didn’t get mushy!

  81. I like Jovial on FB.

  82. I subscribe to GFHomemaker emails.

  83. I have not tried it, but it looks so yummy!

  84. I’m a subscriber.

  85. Shannon J. says:

    I have not tried Jovial but I love me some pasta so I look forward to finding it.

  86. Shannon J. says:

    I subscribe to you via email.

  87. Jess mcCarthy says:

    I have never even heard of their pasta; let alone tried it. Your review made it sound very good!

  88. Jess mcCarthy says:

    I like Jovial pasta on FB!

  89. Jess mcCarthy says:

    I subscribe to your blog via email!

  90. Chelsie says:

    I haven’t tried the pasta yet, but would like to.

  91. Susan S says:

    I haven’t tried the pasta, but am looking forward to it.

  92. Susan S says:

    I subscribe to your blog via email.

  93. I had the opportunity to try Jovial Pasta at Camp Celiac this past summer. My son attended for the first time, and I was a parent counselor. The pasta WAS fantastic. I didn’t realize they sell it at Wegman’s and Whole Foods…I’ll have to look for it more carefully when I’m there, b/c I hadn’t noticed it. Thanks!

  94. we just got a sample this weekend so we will be trying it!

    i follow your blog via email

  95. Corrie Williams says:

    I’ve never tried Jovial brown rice pasta but would love to! It’s hard to please my picky husband.

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