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A Real Disappointment - Carbone’s Jarred Pasta Sauce

After all the full that was made about the very tacky restaurant Carbone’s rolling out their own line of jarred pasta sauces, I was quite excited to try them.

I bought the marinara and the spicy one.

Huge letdown! Bland and boring. Victoria or Rao or Mezzetta are far better, especially if you’re going to doctor them up.

I read the brutal NYT review of the restaurant afterwards and felt quite stupid.

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by Anonymousreply 6November 23, 2022 12:19 PM

*all the fuss

by Anonymousreply 1November 23, 2022 11:41 AM


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by Anonymousreply 2November 23, 2022 12:08 PM

And I laughed, and I laughed…

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by Anonymousreply 3November 23, 2022 12:09 PM

I haven’t seen it in the stores here, so I haven’t tried it. Does it contain sugar? That’s a big no no for me with jarred sauces. I like Rao’s, but Victoria tasted odd to me the one time I bought it.

by Anonymousreply 4November 23, 2022 12:15 PM

Ingredients for the marinara:

Italian Tomatoes (Whole Peeled Tomatoes, Tomato Puree, Sea Salt, Basil), Onions, Olive Oil, Sea Salt, Basil, Garlic, Oregano.

by Anonymousreply 5November 23, 2022 12:18 PM

Maybe it was the oregano or the garlic/onion balance that wasn’t working.

I thought it tasted cheap.

by Anonymousreply 6November 23, 2022 12:19 PM
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