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has anyone tried Kirkland brand marinara sauce

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chops888 Nov 7, 2011 10:19 PM

I have seen a 3 pack of bottled marinara for $6.99

Has anyone tried it?

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    UncleRemus RE: chops888 Dec 15, 2011 03:08 PM

    I bought it and was not the happiest with it. It had an aftertaste that I could not quite describe... perhaps a pseudo-garlic kind of lapdance on my tastebuds.

    If I were to make pasta and sauce and serve it to people, I would not use this. In fact, one could probably do better with Hunts in a can.

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      rasputina RE: chops888 Dec 16, 2011 11:07 AM

      I bought some for my husband, because he wanted sauce from a jar for convenience. Even though I'm more than willing to make him good sauce from scratch :shrug:

      He hasn't tried it yet though, will report back when he does

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        truman RE: chops888 Dec 29, 2011 08:11 AM

        I thought it was fine... comparable to Barilla or Paul Newman's jarred marinara sauces. It's not as runny as Classico sauce tends to be.

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          rasputina RE: chops888 Jan 2, 2012 08:16 PM

          ok he tried it and said it was ok. And then said he'd like me to make my homemade LOL.

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            carole6860 RE: chops888 Feb 20, 2012 07:05 AM

            H-O-R-R-I-B-L-E. Like Spaghetti "O"'s without all the pesty pasta. Yuck!

            1. monavano RE: chops888 Feb 20, 2012 09:22 AM

              Just to throw this out there-- my Costco in Va sells Victoria's sauce and it's really not terrible in a pinch or those days when you just don't feel like even making sauce yourself (or in my case, when DH cooks).

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                jwallace1122 RE: chops888 Mar 26, 2012 01:18 PM

                Tried Kirklands marinara, not that great! They have to please everyone, i'm guessing they must make it as bland as they can. When I did buy jarred sauce Golden Grain was the best by far. Since it is no longer available I make my own. It's not that hard folks!! A large can of tomato sauce from Costco some onion, garlic, your favorite spices, cut up some stew meat if you want a meat sauce, a rainy Sunday afternoon, open a nice red wine, and enjoy your kitchen and your company. Put the leftover sauce in quart size freezer bags, freeze, and you don't have to go to the store and wonder what sauce to buy.

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                  GoatBotSteve RE: chops888 Apr 4, 2012 10:28 PM

                  I feel like the people responding must be confused. I had this sauce just last night and it was excellent. I've been looking for a simple marinara with no soy oil, soy lectin, cornstarch or added sugar and this is just that! If it's too bland for you, you can dress it up easily, it's a good base.

                  My problems with the other sauces listed? Barilla has added sugar and "natural flavor". Buitoni has added sugar, canola oil, and cornstarch. Newman's Own has added sugar and soybean oil. And Golden Grain... they have added sugar, soybean oil, hydrolyzed soy protein, and partially hydrogenated vegetable oil! Golden Grain believe also has the most sodium of those listed (620 mg per 1/2 cup).

                  Victoria's ingredients are respectable, all veggies herbs, sea salt and olive oil, like Kirkland's. I can't compare the taste though, since I haven't tried Victoria's yet. Victoria also has the lowest sodium of those listed at 400mg per 1/2 cup. Kirkland sauce is a good sauce and I endorse it, but I'll be honest, now I'm very curious about Victoria's Marinara...

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                    rasputina RE: GoatBotSteve Apr 6, 2012 08:37 AM

                    confused? Unless you think we are reviewing a different product I don't see how we can be confused on our opinions.

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                      GoatBotSteve RE: rasputina Apr 6, 2012 05:04 PM

                      I was addressing the more negative comments, I feel certain that they are talking about a different sauce or else an earlier incarnation before a recipe change. I mean, saying it tastes like Spaghetti O's?? That's not true at all!

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                    DayParentDad RE: chops888 Apr 17, 2014 12:11 PM

                    I think very few things straight out of a jar or a can are very good. We liked it, but I think it is all in the preparation. Heat it through, then toss with pasta and a little olive oil in a separated pan on medium. Top with fresh grated Parmigiano-Reggiano right at the end. It is great in a pinch and keeps well in the refrigerator for the kids to reheat. I also like Trader Joe's non fat marinara. I think both are better than most of the big name brands. DayParentDad.com

                     
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                      liza219 RE: DayParentDad Apr 19, 2014 03:28 AM

                      +1....exactly.

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                      Soniamonica RE: chops888 May 10, 2014 01:50 PM

                      I originally tried a sample at Costco and it tasted good enough to buy some ( I am not someone who would ever buy Ragu, or Prego along with many other brands) A few days later, I made a pasta meal, and my 15 year old son who can't stand red sauce--loved it!!! I have to admit, I was pretty impressed, I only wish I knew other places that carry it, since Costco is a bit far from me

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                        olgaluone RE: chops888 May 17, 2014 04:42 PM

                        I don't know if back in 2011 when the reviews started the recipe was different, but I have been using this sauce for over a year, and I got to say, to me and my family this is by far the best sauce in a jar we've ever had. My mother in law is italian, the first time she tried it, her exact words were " why even bother making it... This is so good" we live it and always buy it!

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                          olgaluone RE: chops888 May 18, 2014 07:58 AM

                          I don't know if back in 2011 when the reviews started the recipe was different, but I have been using this sauce for over a year, and I got to say, to me and my family this is by far the best sauce in a jar we've ever had. My mother in law is italian, the first time she tried it, her exact words were " why even bother making it... This is so good" we love it and always buy it!

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