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Jul 31, 2014 12:47 PM

Ah-So Sauce - Stop & Shop's got it.

I have never used it, but have heard so much about it or, should I say, read so much about it here on Chow that when I saw it today in the Stop & Shop in Northern NJ, I had to take this picture. In the "new squeeze bottle" yet.

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  1. Always figured it was only a matter of time before they could market political incorrectness in a bottle...

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    1. re: equal_Mark

      Oh this is an old, old product; it's only the squeeze bottle that's new.
      It's not likely a new product these days would get that name in the first place.

      1. re: equal_Mark

        Just curious, what is politically incorrect about that phrase ?

        For example, Amazon & Williams Sonoma both sell a cork puller utensil with the same Ah-So moniker.

        If it was defamatory or insulting in any way, I doubt manufacturers would choose it as a product identifier.

      2. Someone care to enlighten those of us who've never heard of it?!?

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        1. re: Curlz

          I linked an older thread in my previous reply that is all about this sauce, but this one post from it is probably the most straightforward description:

          Gourmet it ain't, but those in New England and the Northeast who grew up on a particular style of Chinese-American takeout ribs still hanker for it.

          1. re: Curlz

            Ah-So is a line of Asian sauces and marinades from Allied Old English, Inc., Port Reading, New Jersey. This garlicky, sweet, sticky, and brightly red-colored marinade is popular in the Northeast United States. A plastic squeeze bottle version exists. This sauce falls in into the American Chinese cuisine genre of Chinese cooking and aims to replicate the sweet smokey flavor of boneless spareribs found on the menus of most Chinese take-out restaurants. The sauce contains corn syrup, fermented soy beans and garlic.[1]

            1. re: Tapas52

              I read this thread yesterday afternoon and was actually at stop and shop last night. I picked up a bottle. I am not sure when I will use it but I will report back when I do.

          2. Wegman's in Ocean township also sells it. It's in the Asian part of the international foods section

            1. For those of you who the double entendre of the product name is lost, I offer you their official spokes person;