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Has Target discontinued Giada's pasta sauces?

It's only a year or so ago that Target started marketing Giada DL's pasta sauces. They were very highly rated in the press and I enjoyed them. They've been out of stock recently at my local Target, and looking online they seem to be oos everywhere! Does anyone know if this is a temporary issue, of has the product indeed been d/c'd?

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  1. Don't know anything other than to tell you I purchased some of Giada's Pasta Sauce, Basil and Garlic, and Marsala off the clearance end-cap in Tacoma, WA about three weeks ago. Doesn't sound good for longevity, unless Target is just changing SKU's/packaging.

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    1. re: lovestacos

      having tried the Giada marinara sauce, i am not crying any tears over the idea that this shelf space might get used for something better.

      if it is being discontinued, you may be able to stock up on the stuff at a reduced price.

    2. I noticed this as well this past weekend. I did like the tomato basil.

      The online locator says it's in stock in a few stores near me, but none that are convenient to check.

      1. Could there be a connection to her first restaurant, which opened in Vegas on 6 June, although she fired the head chef in May?

        http://www.reviewjournal.com/columns-...

        http://www.thecromwell.com/giada.html

        Possible rationale:
        1) too busy
        2) she wants her Vegas recipes to be a little different from what Target was selling but she's using the same names
        3) Opening a restaurant, she needs distance from the Target credit card debacle.

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        1. re: Kris in Beijing

          Kris,
          I like your new avatar 信. It's normally one character in a two- or three-character expression, although used alone it is often the name Makoto, which is usually a man's name but sometimes used by women. The fundamental meaning is "truth" and would really serve you well if your name was Ruth.

          1. re: Tripeler

            Thanks!
            I use it as xìn--"to profess faith in," as in "Faith in God."

            And my full name means "Little follower of Christ who will succeed in the field" ... Multiple characters didn't look good in the tiiiiny, non-hoverable, line encircled avatar!!

            1. re: Kris in Beijing

              The way your avatar is rendered it looks like the typical name stamps (hanko) used in Japan, wherein the ink (actually a thick paste) is red and the characters are always in a circle or an oval. Business stamps are often square and contain many characters.

              1. re: Tripeler

                Ah, yes, the infamous "chop" in China-- without it, no paper is truly valid!

        2. from guest.relations@target.com
          Jun 2 (12 days ago)

          to me

          After reading your e-mail, I checked to see if I could find the Tomato Basil Sauce you’re looking for. I’m sorry for any disappointment, but this has been discontinued and is no longer available.

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          1. re: NCcatdaddy

            Wow. Interesting. At one time Target had a big all things Giada display, now nothing. I wonder what's the story...

          2. You may still be able to find the remnants at Big Lots.

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            1. re: MplsM ary

              You beat me to the punch on this reply. I love Big Lots for non-perishables!

            2. Giada's pastas are/were excellent, especially her orzo. Actually, her orzo used to be somewhat larger -- and that stuff was great. Giada's pasta is a little expensive, however, especially compared to De Cecco on sale.

              1. I am trying to figure this out too! No one has answers.

                1. According to my local Target it has been discontinued. I like to make my own pasta sauces, but gida's sauces were very good for sauce in a jar and good for a fast meal. I was watching her cook on TV the other day and she was using a jarred marinara - did not look like the Target one.

                  1. I too enjoyed Giada's pasta and pasta sauce but i think the price is the reason why they no longer make them. I love Target's own high end brand pasta((one of the best pasta you can buy for the money, better than De cecco)...but it's like $2.49 for a lb of pasta and they stopped carrying other varieties. I guess not too many target shoppers like to pay that much for a lb of pasta.

                    1. I live in Anaheim Hills California and my Target said they are no longer carrying her sauces. I have looked online and it keeps saying Target, but they are no longer selling it.

                      1. I'm hunting around in Las Vegas for the sauce.I got nowhere contacting her web site.

                        1. I thought I could get an answer on Giada's FB page, but apparently not. That being said, because I am so disappointed that this sauce is no longer at Target, I looked to see what other sauces had a high recommendation, and good taste. I've seen mentions in the past about Victoria's brand of Tomato Basil sauce, but I don't recall ever seeing it. Wouldn't you know, I saw it the other day at Walmart! It's around the same price as Giada's sauce, so I bought two jars to try. I have to admit, it's every bit as good, and it seems to be a replica of the same ingredients (no paste, just tomatoes). I added a pat of butter to it to give it that glossy look and extra umph. I'm buying it for now on.

                          1. Collectively WE have to search out for a replacement and keep this blog going.Something has happened at Target and Giada that everyone is tight lipped about it. Time to move on,find a replacement.

                            1. I also tried to contact Giada's "people" or whoever manages her website. They sent back a reply telling me to contact Target! I also asked them what brand of jarred sauce she uses on her show - not reply to that. I sent another email just asking about the jarred sauce she uses - still no reply. Guess I'll try the one from WalMart. I usually make my own, but I do like to have a couple of jars of something good for emergencies.

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                                1. re: BeachTeach

                                  Anyone have a recipe for the Creamy Tomato sauce? I found the recipe for the Tomato Basil sauce (http://www.today.com/id/44632251/ns/t...), but I LOVE the creamy tomato sauce.

                                  Or is anyone else besides Target carrying these? Has anyone found them at BigLots?

                                2. I've moved on.I wasted too much time attempting to get to the bottom of this case of the "missing sauce".Somewhere in these blogs someone mentioned VICTORIA at WALMART. So I tried it. I gotta say....it's a WINNER.

                                  1. I called the 1-800 # on the back of my LAST jar of Giada Tomato Basil pasta sauce and they couldn't find it in any Target store around. Sounds like the relationship has ended. I'm trying to google it and find it elsewhere, but so far no luck! Darn, love that sauce!!!

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                                    1. re: Joantanguay

                                      VICTORIA tomato and Basil @ WALMART.........wow ! try it ALL natural,imported tomatoes,no junk.

                                    2. I will discontinue Target.