The Italian Pasta Sauce Blind Taste Test

Jan Norris of the Palm Beach Post: "We got sticker shock, seeing 'premium' jars of red sauce, ranging from $5.69 to $10.29, prominently displayed at the supermarket, while the $2.07 Ragú sat on the bottom shelf. So, if they cost nearly five times as much — and contain, on average, 2 ounces less — these pricey pasta potions must be nearly five times better than Ragú, right?" Norris got five Italian grandmothers to blind taste test 16 different sauces—they thought the most expensive sauce was the worst of the lot and gave the highest rating to Barilla's Tomato and Basil, the cheapest of all the sauces at $2.50!

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