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Apr 29, 2009 08:29 AM

Golden Grain Marinara Sauce

I have heard so much raves about this marinara sauce made by a company called Golden Grain. I just have to know where i can purchase it. I live in south texas area however the attorney I work with is originally from San Francisco and he is the one that told me about it. Is there anyone out they that can help me????

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  1. Years ago Golden Grain was a family owned, according to legend, Bay Area based company. Now the brand is owned by a large corporation, AIPC. Here is a web page with a product locator. I put in the marinara sauce for Berkeley and found none in 20 miles. My wife loved it for her lasagna.

    1. I have used this sauce for years and it was the best out there. I have just got off the phone to AIPC to ask about it and they told me they have stopped making the marinara sauce. I had used this all the way back to the 1950's.

      1. I love GG Marinara Sauce, with that said. Golden Grain no longer makes marinara sauce (only pastas) What a bummer it was the best sauce on the market... I have tried many other sauces and the next best sauce I have found is by Francesco Rinaldi (this is also hard to find)
        Good luck...

        1. On Thanksgiving day, my younger brother and I (both in 50's from Bay area) we taking about how much we loved Golden Grain Mariana Sauce. Back in the 60's it was avaible in both 4 oz and 8 oz sizes. We would sneak and both open a 4'oz size can and a teaspoon and just sit and eat it right out of the can. Our mother use to buy this small beef raviolis and then put a teaspoon of this on each litte square and we were in heaven. I Have noit seen it since i left CA in the early 80's, but I would buy ten cases now if I couid. Thanks to those that gave me the email address I have written and told them to either selll again or give me the recipe! Now if only I could remember the name of those small one inch ravioils in the forzen food section! But I do remember the Golden Grain Marinara sauce. It was amazingly good. And I make all my marinara from scratch now trying to replcate that flavor!

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          1. re: Jasatt

            I understand that Golden Grain has discontinued their marinara sauce. I love it and miss it.

            Where can you buy something similar and what do you recommend?


            1. re: jimsanfrancisco

              Try Trader Joe's Tuscan but add sauteed onions and garlic to your taste.

              1. re: jimsanfrancisco

                The recipe that I have attached is the recipe our chef made which is pretty close to the Marinara Sauce.
                Jennifer Strauss
                Marketing Administrative Assistant
                1251 NW Briarcliff Parkway, Suite 500
                Kansas City, MO 64116

                Mushroom Marinara Sauce

                3/4 cup mushrooms, sliced
                1/4 cup olive oil
                14 oz. can whole tomatoes with juice
                1 Tbsp. garlic, minced
                1 1/2 cups tomato juice
                1/4 cup onions, minced
                1/2 Tbsp. basil
                1/4 cup bell pepper, diced
                Salt and pepper

                In a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add garlic, onions, peppers and mushrooms and sauté for 5 minutes. Then add tomatoes, tomato juice, basil, garlic, salt and pepper and simmer over low heat.

                Serves 6 to 8

                I have not tried it yet but will soon. Let me know if you do and how it turns out. I do not remember any mushroom flavor in the Golden Grain sauce. With so many people who loved it and I surprised they are not making it again.

                1. re: jimsanfrancisco

                  I forgot to mention that I wrote to the company that makes the Golden Grain products now and this is their reply.

                2. re: Jasatt

                  The small ravioli's that my husbands grandmother used were the Lucas brand, They lived in Newark , California and she made the most fabulous ravioli's using the Lucas ravioli's and the Golden Grain marinara sauce. Her family came around the horn from Italy and settled in the Bay area. Their last name is Milani. I hopr this helps.

                3. I too have been using GG Marinara Sauce since the 70's.....I have people still asking me to make their lasagna's, spaghetti's, so many dishes but they do not turn out the same without this sauce...When it started to disappear from the store shelves, one store actually brought it back for me...please bring it back, it was the BEST!

                  This must be a Bay Area choice of Marinara Sauces, as I'm from the Bay too!!!

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                  1. re: Hulasgirl

                    I should have read this reply before posting my last one to you. or tried too. After two years of trying I think I have came up with an 8 compared to a 10 of Golden Grain marinarra sauce. If you want my recipe just ask. I use so much Marinarra that I make a lot and can it in 1/2 pint and pint jars. In order to can it you must add lemon juice to bring up the acidity. it does last for an extremely long time and the lemon juice just adds a freshness and saltiness to my platate, that makes it taste even closer to Golden grain.

                    1. re: Jasatt

                      Yes, please! Could I get the recipe as well? I've heard such rave reviews I would love to try something even 8 out of 10! Thanks!

                      1. re: Milanns

                        Just a quick request that if you're going to post the recipe, you start a thread on our Home Cooking board:

                        You can post a link here so people can find it easily.


                        1. re: The Chowhound Team


                          I tried to post my recipe here. Your instructions were not that clear Chowhound Team. I hope this link works. I have never written the recipe down as I make it by memory. Good luck to those that try and ask me any questions you might have

                          1. re: The Chowhound Team

                            Chowhound team, If followed your intructions and posted it under new topic as I saw no other place to post it. Let me know if that was correct