While Barilla and Delallo are companies with Italian names, the similarities between both end right about there-including the big difference between the best spaghetti pasta each company has to offer you and me.
• Barilla was started in a pasta-making shop, selling pasta and bread in Italy in 1877, and was operated by a father and son team; Delallo was started in Pennsylvania, going door-to-door selling all sorts of Italian grocery items in the 1940s, and was operated by a husband and wife team.
• Barilla doesn’t sell organic pasta; Delallo does sell organic pasta.
And this is where we’ll stop, for now, explicitly naming the differences between the two, since therein lies the biggest difference between the two companies: Barilla doesn’t offer organic spaghetti pasta, whereas Delallo does offer, not only, organic spaghetti pasta, but other organic pasta shapes, as well.
Relative newcomer to the U.S. (12 years) yet longtime (130-plus years) giant, Barilla is the number one selling brand of pasta in Italy and in the United States, too. Though, you can’t help but wonder why such a large company isn’t, at least, selling some organic pasta?
Yes, bringing organic pasta to market costs a little bit more than bringing everyday pasta to market. Nevertheless, if companies like Barilla were to throw its support behind organically-grown and processed wheat and stop supporting the less healthy way of bringing pasta to market, in no time at all, de facto, everyone could afford the cost of organic foods.
That’s to say nothing about the benefits to the earth itself should such a large company fully support the organic ideal, and quit doing business-directly or indirectly-with the out-of-control pesticide companies. As large as Barillia is as a company, it’s small in comparison to Delallo, since Delallo offers at least some healthier-for-you organic pasta spaghetti and other (organic) pasta shapes.
This brings to mind the Etisphere Council naming Barilla one of the most ethical companies in the world. Again, what’s puzzling is why would Barilla be named one of the most ethical companies in the world when it doesn’t even offer organic pasta?
Pasta: Spaghetti: Barilla Spaghetti Pasta Vs Delallo Organic Spaghetti Pasta (What about the Whole Grain Comparison?)
The package of Barilla Whole Grain Pasta says it’s made with 51%whole wheat. I’m guessing, Barilla is able to say it is whole grain pasta because the spaghetti is over the 50% mark for whole grain in its makeup.
On the other fork, Delallo Organic Whole Wheat Spaghetti “is made exclusively of the best whole grain durum wheat in Italy.
So, you see, even when setting aside the qualifier organic, and comparing just the whole wheat makeup of each brand of spaghetti, we see which whole wheat spaghetti is the better pasta spaghetti. There really is just no comparison between the inferior Barilla Spaghetti Pasta and the superior Delallo Organic Spaghetti Pasta.