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.