I have been a cook for many years, and have followed emeril's recipes since I was a child, and having never actually purchased his products before, I was in the store the other day and decided to give it a try because I needed something quick for the week and figured I'd get something that tasted good as well for my easy fix during the busy work week.
This was the absolutely worst tomato sauce I have ever had, and would have been better of having pureed tomato sauce plain over my pasta that this garbage. The taste was literally of sugar, then tomato, and an aftertaste of sugar. I am usually very uncritical in reviewing sauces, but the amount of sugar that you can literally taste whenever you take a spooful is stronger than that of ketchup.
I wound up using a 1/2 cup for a serving since I wanted to try it out. I attempted to doctor it up a little bit but the only way to make it even remotely edible (aside from throwing it away and starting over with a different brand of tomato sauce) I had to add tons of spices, and an 8 ounce can of plain tomato sauce, and it was STILL too sweet. (that was 8 ounces of tomato sauce with only a 1/2 cup of this sauce mind you.)
I will never purchase another one of these products again, and I recommend that no one else does as well, unless you really enjoy an overly sweet pasta sauce that tastes more like candy that tomato. I wound up wasting the 6 dollars because all I did was have the half a cup and throw the rest in the garbage. Save your money and your taste buds and get something else....ANYTHING else.
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