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.

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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.

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  1. 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.

  2. Melanie Lawrence says

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

  3. Suzanne says

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

  4. Betsy says

    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.

  5. says

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

  6. 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.

  7. Mary Costello says

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

  8. Meghan says

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

  9. 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!! :)

  10. Stephanie D. says

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

  11. Sharon says

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

  12. JillW says

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

  13. 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.)

  14. says

    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! :)

  15. domestic diva says

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

  16. says

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

  17. Missy says

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

  18. Pat says

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

  19. Karol says

    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 :)

  20. Rebecca says

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

  21. 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.

  22. Lily says

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

  23. 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!

  24. Catherine Agnes Roebuck says

  25. says

    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!

  26. Shannon J. says

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

  27. Jess mcCarthy says

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

  28. says

    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!

  29. 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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