Product Review: Shirataki Skinny Noodles // Gluten Free, Soy Free, Vegan

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Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

Skinny Noodles Shirataki are low calorie, low carb, gluten free, and soy free, pasta and rice alternatives. Available in five varieties—spaghetti, angel hair, spinach fettuccine, macaroni, and “rice”— Skinny Noodles are made from a root native to Asia called konnyaku or konjac yams.


Can it be true? Is there really a low calorie, gluten free, and guilt free pasta out there for those us who can’t eat gluten (or try to avoid carbs)?

Well yes there is! When my packaged arrived I checked the calorie count on the back and amazingly all five shirataki items contain 0-15 calories, 0 fat, 0 net carbs, and 3-4 grams dietary fiber per serving. In addition to being gluten free and soy free, Skinny Noodles are also vegan, Kosher, and have zero cholesterol.

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Skinny Noodles Shirataki Macaroni Nutritional Info

The noodles are made from konjac. Our bodies extracts no nutrition from these noodles at all. So nutrition-wise there’s nothing here for you except fiber. But if you are craving pasta or stir-fried noodles without the guilt then this is a great choice.

One of the things you will first notice about Skinny Noodles is that they are packaged in a gel-like liquid. When I first opened my package of Skinny Noodles there was an odd smell. The ocean-like scent comes from a combination of konnyaku and the natural alkaline water used to keep Skinny Noodles and “Rice” fresh and shelf-stable. The scent does not mean there is anything wrong with the products; so don’t worry. Once you drain and rinse the noodles the scent disappears completely and leaves behind no funny taste.


Skinny Noodles are super convenient and easy to cook. Simply drain and rinse with warm water, parboil in water for about 2-3 minutes, drain again, and serve with your favorite sauce, broth, or seasoning.

Skinny noodles don’t really taste like anything and really take on the flavors of the dish you make. And with five different shapes, the possibilities are endless. I’ve tried the noodles with pasta and meat sauce, chicken stir fry, and in soup.


Skinny Noodles and Skinny “Rice” shirataki have a shelf life of about 12 months. Unopened packages can be stored at room temperature in a pantry or cupboard, but it’s strongly recommended to store them in the refrigerator for best results. I keep mine in the fridge.

Save 10% off your first order with promo code FIR10.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.


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I've been on a gluten free diet since January 2009. It's been an adventure, and a challenge at times. I love to go to new restaurants and try new foods, and being gluten free can make eating out difficult at times. But I will not let my dietary restrictions get in my way of finding new restaurants and products. These are my stories of being a young women in a big city, eating out and trying new foods, all while NOT eating gluten. Like I said, it's an adventure and you are welcome to come along... Please note that as I try to eat gluten free 100% of the time, my intolerance is not as severe as others so please use caution when dining at restaurants that are not certified gluten free.