We got this pasta, sauce & olive oil from A's friends.
The pasta looks really cool, but it doesn't have directions on how long to cook it. I did 7 minutes & then checked it & did it for another 3 minutes. I also read the ingredients & it has spinach, beets & squid ink. Um, squid ink. I googled it & this is what it says~
"Any type of pasta that has been enhanced with the chemical substance extracted from the ocean squid so it becomes very black in color. Squid ink, which is also available from the Cuddlefish (related to the Squid family), is added to the water and dough as pasta is made, creating very black colored pasta".
So I think I'm going to pass on the black pasta shells. I'm very picky & don't eat a lot of things. Not sure if I can eat the spinach or beet pasta either. I know most likely they won't have a taste to them, but don't think I can bring myself to eat them.