As a self-proclaimed "Foodie", I am always eager to try gourmet quality products and incorporate them into my cooking. Sure, I like to make most things from scratch, but I also love the convenience that pre-packaged foods of a higher quality can offer during meal time. One thing I love is a good pasta sauce. I love making my own, but my husband doesn't like tomato-based sauces, so I rarely get the opportunity to do so. I make HUGE batches of sauce, and I hate to let so much sauce go to waste since my hubby won't eat it. That's when I rely on premium jarred sauces, like those from La Famiglia DelGrosso.
Using jarred sauces for the dishes I make that require a tomato based sauce is a HUGE time saver, and prevents me from having to make a sauce from scratch, which can be an all-day affair. And if you have a good quality sauce as a base, no one would ever know it wasn't home made! I wish I had the chance to make hearty pastas and lasagnas more often, but my husband truly does have an odd aversion to tomato sauces. If he could get away with ordering even pizza sauce-free, he would! This is unfortunate, since the rest of my family really enjoys tomato sauces. So I will occasionally make these dishes anyway and just make the hubby deal with it. I can usually doctor them enough that he will eat them in spite of their tomato content. I just can't totally abandon my favorite dishes altogether!
One line of sauces I recently had the pleasure of sampling are made by La Famiglia DelGrosso. These wonderful sauces are backed by a rich Italian family heritage, and an authentic sauce recipe that dates back to 1911, when Marianna Pulcino immigrated to America. The family opened up some wonderful Cafes in Pennsylvania over the years, and became the most loved authentic Italian restaurants around! Many patrons were so enamored by the sauces found here, they began offering extra money to take home portions of the sauce alone!
Well, the DelGrosso family knew potential when they saw it, and decided to branch out and offer their locally famous sauces to consumers near and far. Their sauces were such a hit, they are now regarded as the oldest major family owned manufacturers of pasta sauce in the United States! They are even rumored to have "The Finest Sauce Made..."
La Famiglia DelGrosso offers 8 wonderful varieties of authentic Italian pasta sauces. They are all adapted from family recipes, and I was pleasantly surprised that they all contain only ingredients you can pronounce. That's right! If you look at the ingredients of their many different sauces, you won't find a single ingredient that screams "preservative" or "chemical additive". These sauces are all completely natural and gluten-free, and many of them are also vegan and Kosher. La Famiglia DelGrosso also uses sea salt rather than iodized table salts in their sauces. Trust me, this makes a HUGE difference in taste! This makes for a MUCH higher quality sauce, and you can taste the difference with every bite. The flavors are clean, bold, and unmasked. You can actually taste the individual flavors that marry together to make these gourmet sauces. In each bite, you will distinctly taste the mild flavor of the Imported Olive Oil, the ripeness of the plum tomatoes, and every spice used in these sauces can be clearly noted. Each individual ingredient can stand on its own in these sauces, but they are expertly blended together to create a literal flavor explosion. The supreme quality and freshness of these ingredients make all of the difference. Once you try these sauces, you will never want another jar of pasta sauce again. These sauces truly taste home made.
I received Uncle Bo's Roasted Red Pepper Tour and Aunt Mary Ann's Sunday Marinara for my review. I cannot say enough good things about these sauces! I used the Uncle Bo's sauce in a dish my tomato-hating husband actually requested: My Stuffed Chicken Parmesan. This is one of the few tomato-ey dishes he actually enjoys. What can I say, this chicken recipe rocks. It's so cheesy and flavorful, you'd have to be dead not to love it! I usually make my own spicy meat sauce for this dish, but was eager to substitute Uncle Bo's Roasted Red Pepper Tour for review purposes.
When I cracked open this jar of sauce, I was immediately struck by the aroma of the sauce. It smelled fresh. VERY fresh. I could distinctly smell the sweet acidity of the tomatoes, the pungent aroma of the garlic, and the unmistakable smoky scent of the red peppers. I was in Heaven! I tasted a little of the sauce and was thrilled to see the the flavors were just as rich and bold as the aroma! I especially love the freshness of the tomatoes and the flavor of the roasted red peppers. This sauce tastes like it has been slowly simmered all day long, ensuring just the proper balance if flavors. This sauce was the perfect addition to my Stuffed Chicken Parmesan. Even my husband enjoyed it and was a member of the Clean Plate Club that night! I don't know WHO Uncle Bo is, but I wish he were MY Uncle...I would eat at his house all the time! I give this sauce an A+++.
I have not yet tried Aunt Mary Ann's Sunday Marinara sauce, as I am waiting for my husband to request the rare tomato-sauced dish to use it. I will definitely let you know my opinions of this sauce in another review once I use it, too! If it is anywhere near as tasty as Uncle Bo's, I know we're in for an absolute treat!
I am thoroughly impressed by the quality of this sauce as well as the care that goes into making it. I love a company that stays true to its roots, and La Famiglia DelGrosso does just that. They have brought their authentic, Old World Italian recipes onto tables across the country, offering a truly gourmet experience that is sure to become a quick family favorite. It's like having your own old, Italian Grandma slaving away in the kitchen for you!
I can't wait to try all of the other delicious varieties of sauce from La Famiglia DelGrosso. These sauces are absolutely exceptional, and since they are all natural and gluten-free, I can feel good about serving them to my family.
You can learn more about these Italian sauces on La Famiglia DelGrosso's website.
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