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Jar Goods – Tasty sauce in a jar (local too!)

John Vitelli from Jar Goods is out to dispel the myth that great tomato sauce can’t come from a jar (like Hoboken Farms sauce has already done!)

Jar Goods is Hoboken, NJ based, but “Classic Red” has Jersey City roots. The recipe is that of my fathers, who, over a period of 50 years, perfected it at famed Jersey City restaurant Jule’s. After soaking up his knowledge and receiving his blessing, Jar Goods got underway with the goal of making meal preparation easier for the busy but discerning home cook.

Classic Red is made in small batches with simple, fresh ingredients. It’s a versatile, gourmet sauce of rich, complex flavor. Classic Red is also gluten-free, vegan, all-natural and made with non-GMO tomatoes. To date Classic Red is available in over 90 retailers across 8 states, including 20 Whole Foods.

Jar Goods Classic Red Sauce Hoboken NJ

Does Jar Goods make the grade?

We recently paired Jar Goods Classic Red sauce with our staple dinner dish: Low Carb Chicken Parm. How did it taste?

At first – I tasted the sauce out of the jar, uncooked – and thought it might have been a bit bitter, but after heating it up on the stovetop first – the taste mellowed out quite nicely.

The carb content is a bit on the high side (12g per 1/2 cup), but it is to be expected, because of the added sugar (although not too sweet). But the taste was fantastic – and on par with our favorite Hoboken Farms Sauce.

This sauce isn’t as “chunky” as others, so it would be a preference choice based on your mood. Just the right amount of salt, too.

Give Jar Goods a shot, and support a local business in the process!

PS: Low Carb Chicken Parm is easy. Just substitute bread crumbs with either almond flour, or even better, crushed pork skins (Pork Clouds are our current favorite). Brown each side on the pan (in either ghee or butter), then bake at 350 for maybe 30 minutes (adjust to thickness of chicken breast). Viola!

Jar Goods Classic Red Sauce Chicken Parm Hoboken NJ

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