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Jan 19, 2012 10:47 AM

New at Costco - Kirkland Marinara Sauce

Kirkland marinara sauce. 3 - 32 oz jars for around $6.50 which is around the same price as the 24 oz jars that Barilla makes (when it's on sale.) OU hashgacha.

Thinner and not spicy (which I prefer.) I would stick with the Barilla if you can find it for just plain dumping on pasta, but we used it last night with ground beef and onions to make a hurry-up dinner and it was fine. With the number of teenagers I feed on the weekends, the Kirkland is good value for the money.

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  1. does it have the bts of veggies or is it just plain?

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    1. re: pitagirl

      plain and on the thin side compared to Barilla. Sort of tastes like the Buitoni or the Pesach sauces.

        1. re: pitagirl

          I just hope that I don't read some kashrut alert in a week or so...

          1. re: SoCal Mother

            I've been using it for the last 6 months, I hope there's no alerts

            1. re: berel

              It just looked too good to be true...

    2. Thanks for the review. I've seen this in the store but haven't bought it. Not spicy is a plus, since baby now likes to eat noodles with tomato sauce. I'm going to buy a package next time bc I really don't care for the chunky Barilla type sauce.

      Also, Costco has the Pasaena (sp?) vodka sauce- 2 pk for $6. Much cheaper than the supermarkets, where I've seen it for $5/jar.

      SoCal Mother... this doesn't help you since you're not in NY... but Shoprite always puts the Colonna brand marinara sauce on sale for 88cents. It's a thin sauce, not chunky, and comes in tomato basil, marinara, and (fake) meat flavor. I've used the tomato basil and marinana as pizza sauce, in baked ziti, and with noodles/meat.

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      1. re: cheesecake17

        Yeah, I love ShopRite stuff. They usually have an amazing selection of Pesach products as well.

        I have not seen the vodka sauce at Costco but I will look next time. It's not the sort of thing I would think to look for a hechsher on! I also bought a package of Season OUP sardines, 6 cans for $7.50.

        1. re: SoCal Mother

          The only reason I knew the vodka sauce was kosher was bc I've been buying it at other stores for much more money. Last time I was in Costco, the vodka sauce was on one of the endcaps.

          Speaking of SR products, their canned kosher chicken stock is excellent. It's relatively cheap (79 cents I think) and one can boosts the chicken flavor pretty well.

      2. Our current fave is Emeril's Homestyle Marina. It's simple, smooth and sweet, and is good by itself over pasta, or as the basis for a more complicated meat sauce. It can be had for way too much money at the "kosher Jewel" in Evanston (IL), or one can trek to the big Walmart out by Glenview (Golf and Milwaukee) and buy it for around $2.50 a jar.

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        1. re: grumpus

          The Emeril's vodka sauce is Kosher too. Not too spicy. My daughter loves it.

        2. I personally love the sauce, it's simple, but there in lies the beauty. A lot of younger people don't like complicated sauces and if you ever are cooking just for yourself it is easy to add a few things and have a more adult sauce.

          The ingredient list is beautifully simple: Tomatoes, water, tomato concentrate, onions, garlic, basil, sea salt, EVOO, oregano, and citric acid. It's one of few sauces I've found with no added sugar, cornstarch, soy oil or soy lectin.

          Barilla has sugar and "natural flavor" and Buitoni has sugar, canola oil, and cornstarch. No thank you.