Top critical review
Not worth the price; too peppery
on April 22, 2012
I really wanted to love this sauce, as pasta with marinara is my absolute favorite dish. My husband and I were excited to try this out, but sadly, we were very disappointed. The sauce tastes fresh, but it just doesn't taste that good. The sweetness of the tomatoes is completely overshadowed by excessive pepper -- so much so that the bitterness lasts in your mouth for a long time afterward, and our preschool-aged son (who loves pasta and sauce) couldn't eat it because it burned his tongue. Even my mother-in-law, who loves pepper, thought it was too much.
Besides the pepper, the flavor is not amazing and seems lacking in herbs and seasonings. Also, the consistency is a bit too thin/runny. Our opinion: This sauce is not worth the money unless you are specifically seeking a pepper sauce. We give it 2 stars because it has good ingredients and the texture, while not great, is better than a lot of jarred sauces. (Side note: If you are considering this sauce because it seems similar to Rao's, beware! We LOVE Rao's, and this is nowhere near as good.)