You only saw it in specialty shops. Phoebe insists on brownies from boxes? It would be awesome if you did. ( Log Out /  I decided to hold a taste test to find out, and I invited my family (Phoebe, her sister, Abby, and my husband, Andy) as well as some of Phoebe’s teammates (aka the real experts) to partake in the proceedings. Is it laced with gold? A copycat version of Olive Garden’s Pasta E Fagioli - so that’s means I’m taking out the best to use in my soup - Rao's Homemade Marinara Sauce 24-oz. I just had my daughter’s friends over last night and had to throw a quick dinner together (3rd graders). The reason why I knocked a star off is because it's very expensive for a tomato sauce. “Tastes like how hand sanitizer smells,” another said about San Marzano. I love to sauté Boca or Morningstar's veggie beef crumbles in olive oil, then add the crumbles, some oregano and garlic powder to it to really put it over the top, but even on its own the flavor is soooo good! Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. So, what am I doing buying it? Why is it so yummy?Overnight it seems to have popped up at every store I shop here in Chicago. Fuzz. I’ve always said how good could it be to be two or three times as expensive. An ice-cream sandwich taste test, and a deli challenge with Smitten Kitchen’s Deb Perelman. We publish several sponsored posts each month, which are always labeled at the top. I love Rao’s too, even though it is very expensive! It is easily available here on Long Island and in the City. I personally found Ooma Tesoro’s ($11/26-oz jar) and Cucina Antica ($6/25-oz jar) to be close seconds, but the runner-up among the younger testers was Whole Foods 365 brand with, coincidentally, 3.65 points, and a considerably lower price tag ($3/25-oz jar). Xx. Mix 3 different sauces together of RAOS and delicious. and if my sister has made meatballs, it really doesn’t matter…. But that would be unusual as a good from scratch marinara takes very little time to prepare. I was NOT disappointed. I think it’s too thick and too acid. That’s not too shabby, right? Otherwise, the marinara sauce is delicious. It was never from a jar, always from scratch. It's rare when both my wife and son agree on a food item. by Caitlin M. O'Shaughnessy | When the usual pie lineup feels boring and uninspired for your dessert repertoire, you've got to make... by Jordana Cohen | Thanksgiving is prime time for pies, but it's hard to choose—and not just between pumpkin and pecan... by Kristin Donnelly | The best way to cook a stress-free dinner is to think ahead, which is why we've created this comprehensive... by Amanda Balagur | Thanksgiving for one (or two) can be just as festive as any big to-do. You never mention the final ranking or how Trader Joe’s fared in the testing. And one girl said the sauce was better than her Italian grandmother’s (I won’t tell). So many others have sugar, too much oil and an artificial flavor. This Marinara is truly authentic. You obviously haven’t tried Michael’s of Brooklyn Marinara sauce. I was always against jarred tomato sauce, as it didn’t feel authentic. I guess I’ll have to try it to find out. So sour to me, even after adding some sugar (I add sugar to all jarred pasta sauces, along with garlic powder, salt, and pepper in an effort to doctor it up). I don’t get the hype or the high price. I hoped that the winner would be Rao’s because I’m completely loyal to that brand! When I was done, one of them said, “Look at us being all smart.”. Rao's or Bust! © 2020 CHOWHOUND, A RED VENTURES COMPANY. What a relief to hear that Rao’s is good! When the Me Too movement started and some local chefs were identified, I randomly though, “Ugh, I bet Batali is a harasser, he just seems like it. This restaurant has been in business since the 1930’s. Perhaps not surprisingly, it also ranks among the most expensive, averaging $9 for a 25-ounce jar. I always have 1 or 2 in the pantry. In an interview with Today, Garten, who just released her newest cookbook, admitted that while marinara sauce is always good to make yourself, “I find Rao’s is fantastic, so store-bought’s good, too.”. 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