This is NOT a paid endorsement. I don’t normally write about packaged foods as I am firm believer that home-made stuff is always better. Every once in a while though, a product comes along that challenges my thinking. Marinelli’s all natural homemade pasta sauces are nothing like I thought they would be. I thought they would be just another sauce like the ones I sometimes buy from the grocery store. Okay, I was totally wrong. I used the sauce and made a simple spaghetti and served it to my kids. And their reaction: they likened it to a dish they ate at our Italian friends home!

Now, some information from the release sheet I asked to see so that I could share with you what these sauces are really all about:

§        PACKAGING: Each sauce is housed in a UV protected eco-friendly carton for maximum light protection to preserve freshness. True to its artisan approach, each bottle is labeled with the particular batch number, best before date, and bottle number, so customers can appreciate the small-batch process.

§        INGREDIENTS: Marinelli’s has a unique selection process where tomatoes are hand picked locally based on color, sweetness and acidity. All other ingredients, including garlic and onions are fresh – no dehydrated products or powders. Free of additives, sweeteners and preservatives, Marinelli’s even toasts and grinds its own black pepper in-house.

§        PRODUCTION: Tomatoes are processed within 4-6 hours after being picked so as not to compromise freshness, flavor or nutrient levels.

§        ASSORTMENT: Choose from nine varieties: Vine Tomato & Fresh Basil, Mushroom Soffritto, Slow Roasted Whole Garlic, Sweet Pepperonata Primavera, No Meat Bolognese, Spicy Peperoncino Arrabiatta, Classic Marinara, Roasted Sweet Red Pepper, and Caramelized Onion Cipollata.

§        CERTIFICATIONS: Marinelli’s proudly observes the following: Vegan, Kosher, Non-GMO Project Verified, Certified Gluten-Free and California Olive Oil Council Certified Extra Virgin.

GIVEAWAY — I am giving away five jars of the sauce to one US-based winner. Leave a comment here and let me know why you want to win!! I will pick a random winner on Dec 14th at 5:00 pm.

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  1. I am always ready to try new things and while I do not usually use canned or processed foods, tomatoes are one exception. I also like the fact that these are vegan/vegetarian! Now that I am working so much, it might be nice to come home to a great sauce and pasta that my husband could easily fix.

  2. What a fun giveaway! I’d love to try this sauce because, like you, I’ve always been a believer in homemade sauces. I want to see how this stuff measures up 🙂

    1. You are the winner of the sauces! Please email me your address and I will get it out to you.

      Thanks to everyone who entered. I really appreciate it.

      Winner was picked by a random drawing.

  3. I love that these sauces have no additives and as a vegetarian I’m curious about the bolognese. I don’t normally use meat substitutes…just curious. Can you tell your readers where to purchase them? thanks

  4. One of my favorite meals is spaghetti and meatless balls in tangy marinara sauce. It is a meal that is quick and a family pleaser. I always like to try new sauces since I do not always have time to make my own.

  5. Sharon Raghavachary

    My kids LOVE pasta and I’m always looking for new quality sauces. This sounds great!

  6. This product sounds almost too good to be true: wholesome, easy and tasty! Nice to have a legitimate product recommendation that I really want to try.

  7. If the sauce tastes as good as the packaging looks, it’s a winner.

  8. I’m very picky with tomato sauces, at the same time, having plenty of fresh and ripe roma/plum tomatoes – best for sauces/cooking IMO, peeled and seeded for a sauce can be challenging, specially in the winter or when you are short in time. So normally I have a bottle of Rao’s tomato sauce in my pantry for a quick fix – the best of the ones I’ve tried, some packaged sauces from the grocery store simply taste terrible. I’m wondering if Marinelli’s is as good or even better than Rao’s…

    1. Marcia, Rao’s a good sauce but there are some major differences between the two. First off we actually manufacture the product in our very own facility therefore we have total control of what goes in the jar as opposed to Rao’s that is private label at various co-packing facilities. Additionally you will note that ours has five certifications that being NON-GMO certified, Cert, Gluten free, Verified Vegan, OU Kosher, and The California Olive Oil seal ( COOC ) that insures what we are putting in the jar is in fact legitimately fresh unfiltered Extra Virgin which a first in this category. There are some many more things that make us different that would be too lengthy for this format but I really urge you to put them side by side right out of the jar and taste the difference in quality and let us know what you think! Best regards, Adriano

  9. These sound wonderful. I tried Mario Batali’s sauce last year and I was a changed woman–those have San Marzano tomatos. I will have to give these a try and compare!

  10. I would to try these flavors, I like the fact they they are meatless.

  11. We cook lots of Italian so looking forward to trying a new sauce especially if endorsed by you! It’s all about the base ingredient and it seems they are taking great care to get the best tomatoes.

    1. Adriano Marinelli

      Hi Debbie, just read your comments and loved to see what you think of them!

      Best Regards,

  12. These sound delicious! I’m looking forward to trying them out!

  13. We bought 3 jars of the Sweet Pepperonata Primavera while we were recently on vacation in Florida. Absolutely the best canned pasta sauce I have ever eaten! It rivals even the specialty restaurants. My husband could not believe that I had not added any ingredients.

    1. Thankyou so much Diane….best, Adriano

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