After visiting an old pasta factory in Brooklyn, Francis Coppola resolved to launch a gourmet pasta company that would honor the authentic pasta-making traditions that so impressed him. Today we say 'pasta,' but back when Francis was a kid and the pasta factory was just starting out, people still referred to the food as 'macaroni.' This is how the story he heard goes: a German couple came to the store to buy some pasta. Speaking little Italian they exclaimed, "Ma Carone!" (but so expensive!) upon learning the price per pound.
No matter what you call it, Mammarella pasta is made with 100% durum semolina and water, or 100% organic durum semolina and water. No additives, no preservatives, just two wholesome ingredients.