As another poster said, Barilla is really overwhelmingly favored by the Italians and is indeed the "Choice of Italy", as their ad goes. If Barilla is good enough for the Italians...
In the same vein, I'm curious if any knowledgeable world travelers or better yet, natives of these countries know:
What brand of short grain (sushi) rice is favored by the Japanese?
What brand of long grain rice is favored by the Chinese?
What brand of basmati rice is favored by the Indians?
If it's good enough for them, it will be good enough for me!