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Silver Palate Grocery Products, especially their jarred sauce.....a heads up!

I don't know how long this line has been out (maybe used to be in gourmet shops only?) since I never look at the jarred sauce aisle. But a few months ago my local grocery had a few different Silver Palate pasta sauces on sale for $2 a bottle (fra diablo, vodka reggianata and a creamy, but not so much, red Alfredo). I figured to go for it so I'd have it on hand for instant meals on busy nights. But they are so good that my husband, who grew up with two Italian grandmothers living in the same house, comments how good they are every time I make them. So don't be afraid to give them a try, especially if you can get them on sale! They were just on sale again so I bought two of each. They also had on sale for same price, steel rolled oatmeal and some fancy bottled dressings, I may even try them too in the future.

Oh wow, I guess I got a deal, here are all the flavors
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  1. Yum. Thanks for the heads up. I'll keep an eye out for these later this summer.

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    1. re: ChristinaMason

      You'll love them! I wonder why my store only carries those three flavors, hope it's not a close out sale.

      1. re: coll

        my favorite is the basic marinara, which is out of this world

        ive never been a fan of jarred sauce bc it always has that sweet preservativey taste, this was the first jarred marina that ive ever actually finished the bottle, in years, so so yummy

          1. re: mymomisthebestcook

            I've been getting them at Waldbaums, which is part of the A&P chain.

            1. re: coll

              Never heard of Waldbaums...Im in Va...I wonder if Wegmans would have them...

              1. re: mymomisthebestcook

                You can buy on the internet, although I don't know if there are any deals. A&P is Food Emporium, Pathmark, Waldbaums, I think it's owned by Ahold if that helps. Not sure though, they may have divested after the US Foodservice troubles.

                1. re: coll

                  ahold here in virginia is giant food stores.

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                  come to think of it, when i was in florida at a publix, i noticed an end-cap side display with a bunch of silver palate products. i don't recall if they were as cheap as $2 for a jar of pasta sauce.

    2. Thanks for the heads up about the sauce. I was underwhelmed by their over-priced oatmeal, so I probably wouldn't have considered anything else with that brand name.

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      1. re: rworange

        Thanks for the info, I will stick with McCanns then.

        1. re: rworange

          i liked their silver palate oatmeal, but maybe haven't had the "best" oatmeal. is that mccann's?

          1. re: alkapal

            So far, McCanns beats all for me! I'll try Silver Palate and let you know how it compares. I'm lucky to get all this brand for $2 right now, so I'll take advantage.

            1. re: alkapal

              I've never been so much of a McCann's fan. Then again I like rolled oats . When I did my Oatmeal-O-Rama, Christine and Bob’s Old Fashioned Oatmeal was my favoirite ... but not by much
              http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/377271

              It was similar that side by side tastes proved there wasn't that much difference in any brand ... the biggest consideration being price and how earth-friendly you want to be.

              However, out of the eight I tried side by side, Silver Palate came in dead last

              8. THE SILVER PALATE THICK & ROUGH OATMEAL 100% WHOLE GRAIND MILLED OATS 16 oz ($1.99 on sale … usually $3.99
              )www.silverpalate.com
              NASFT product award

              This was just awful. It is everything I remember that was bad about generic brands. There was a cardboard taste to it. It was also slightly bitter and had an unpleasant texture. Slightly thicker cut with little dust.

              IMO, if you want to try it, wait till there is a sale ... and you have a coupon. Also try it side by side with your regular brand.

              1. re: alkapal

                jfood also likes the Silver Palate Oatmeal. The jfoods ate it daily for years.

                And you should also be wary of people that criticize a product when they prepare it TOTALLY against the directions. The box clearly states the ratio is 3/4 C water to 1/3 C oatmeal and to MV on low for 8-9 minutes while another reviewer's method was a 2:1 ratio of water to oatmeal and MV on high for 2.5 minutes. Be careful of where you get feedback on a product if the reviewer does not make it according to the box.

            2. In NYC, Silver Palate has been heavily advertised on one of the local news radio stations. I have to admit, their radio ads are a bit off putting to me for whatever reason and makes me reluctant to buy their product. I also haven't seen Silver Palate in any of the grocery stores I frequent.

              1. I like their marinara sauce too. I buy it at Vons and Ralphs in Los Angeles.

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                  1. re: shoelace

                    I buy the plain marinara at Fairway. They were on sale recently 2 for $5. I have a stash of coupons for $1 off 2 jars...

                    1. re: cheesecake17

                      That's the same deal I got. Stock up while you can!

                1. I am in Chicago. Never heard of this brand. Will definately look out for it. Thank you for the infomation.

                  1. all this talk of discounting has me wondering if the company has sold, or if something has otherwise changed to allow it to sell so much more cheaply.

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                    1. re: toodie jane

                      I was guessing (wildly I'm sure) that it was a last ditch effort to get people to try it.

                      1. re: coll

                        Many years ago on Columbus Avenue in NYC, Julie Russo and Sheila Lukens ran their store, the Silver Palate, and that's where the "brand" of bottled items originated (obviously contracted with a manufacturer to reproduce to their specs.) Obviously it's been acquired and now maybe being sold off--$2 for a jar of their sauce is very under priced compared to what they used to get--30 years ago.

                        1. re: penthouse pup

                          actually i asked at fairway and they pretty much said that the company is trying to drive up more customers, and the way to do that is to offer what theyre selling at a discount, i havent seen that discount in a few weeks, but i still see people buying them, so maybe it worked