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Jarred Spaghetti Sauce

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What do you think is best? Is Rao's worth the $$?

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  1. Pomi makes a good base.
    I usually buy italian sauce from a italian food importer.
    They come in tall skinny jars, various brands .
    For off the shelf supermarket stuff classico is decent.

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    1. re: terasec

      If sodium is a problem, Trader Joe's "Organic Marinara Sauce" has only 25 mg of sodium per half-cupful (brand names have 300 - 800 mg) and is a tasty very tomato-y sauce that you can doctor up with whatever you want (as long as it's not salt).

      1. re: Querencia

        Have you checked how much sugar they have? Just curious as most have ridiculous amounts, and hoping they are getting better.

    2. I agree about Pomi. I like Barilla Marinara for a good basic jarred sauce.

      There have been previous discussions on this topic.

      http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/514896

      http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/357227

      1. I like Prego, the chunky tomato, onion and garlic.

        1. There are several threads already on this. That said, I think Rao's is probably the best-tasting jarred sauce I've ever tried. I do think it's a bit thin, but the taste is really top-notch. Is it worth the $$? I guess that depends on your individual circumstances. I never bought it until I finally got some on sale, for $4 a jar. But if I was flush with cash...sure...that would be my choice.

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          1. re: FitMom4Life

            >>>There are several threads already on this.<<<
            How right you are! And, shame on me for not wading through all 200 posts.
            Thanks to those of you who took time to repeat what you may have already posted. I appreciate your opinions.

          2. We get Raos but usually only buy it at Tom Leonard's (a spin-off of Stew Leonard's) because it is 2 dollars cheaper a jar there.

            We so rarely use jarred sauce but it is the only one so far that will do in a pinch.