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Registered: ‎03-09-2010

$8 a jar for spaghetti sauce?

I am constantly amazed at what people are willing to pay for food on QVC. Obviously I am not in the majority because if it didn't sell, they wouldn't have such prices. But really? I buy such tasty marinara sauce for a $1-$3 at the grocery store, why would I pay $8 a jar?

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Registered: ‎05-23-2015

Re: $8 a jar for spaghetti sauce?

In my opinion there is no better jarred sauce than Raos. When it’s on sale I stock up.

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Registered: ‎03-10-2010

Re: $8 a jar for spaghetti sauce?

I was just thinking that Rao's can be $8 per jar, and it's worth it.

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Re: $8 a jar for spaghetti sauce?

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I live in NYC and there is an Italian restaurant, Michael's of Brooklyn. They make a sauce that is supposed to be out of this world. They sell it in the supemaket for $8 a jar. I'm sorry, but I'm not spending that kind of money on a jar of sauce!

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Re: $8 a jar for spaghetti sauce?

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Mama Mancini's meatballs/sauce is really nothing to write home about, let alone worth $8 a jar for just sauce; and sodium content high!  Make my own scratch spaghetti sauce and have used Bertolli jarred sauce available at the grocer. Don't make meatballs so purchased Mancini's to see if I liked them--the sauce was weak--had to add wine, seasonings, tomatoes, etc to enhance flavor. Some foods offered by QVC are good, others not so good but most have high sodium content in the frozen/prepared meals offered.

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Registered: ‎12-18-2011

Re: $8 a jar for spaghetti sauce?

Another vote for Rao's.  I think it's $6 something at Walmart in Florida.  Next best is Victoria Trading Old World Marinara.  Walmart used to carry it, but my store doesn't have it anymore.  I think they replaced it with Sam's Choice, which isn't bad.  I believe other stores carry Victoria products at a high price than $3.48 WM was charging.  In any event, it's very good.  Tastes like homemade.

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Registered: ‎05-27-2015

Re: $8 a jar for spaghetti sauce?

I'm not surprised at the price. I have heard that Rao's is great, and when I go to an old fashioned "red gravy" restaurant, I expect good sauce - which is like Rao's and the like. The good stuff seems to be pretty expensive at my local supermarket. For my cooking, I make everything myself, and keep the ingredients as close to fresh as I can. I don't usually cook the tomatoes enough to make a gravy.

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Registered: ‎04-09-2012

Re: $8 a jar for spaghetti sauce?

I buy the Victoria brand sauce which is close to $8 in my area unless it is on sale.....and i wait for those times to pick up a couple jars....so very tasty

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Registered: ‎11-14-2013

Re: $8 a jar for spaghetti sauce?

It is expensive...but one of the best readymade sauces out there...I keep an eye for it when on sale...Costco sells in a pack of three for a good price... I have heard Ina...and...David say at one time...it was their favorite go to..when not,making there own...

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Re: $8 a jar for spaghetti sauce?

We favor the Victoria Marinara sauce. It can be very expensive but we get two 40 oz jars for $12 at Costco.