Monday, June 6, 2011

La Famiglia DelGrosso pasta sauce - Review

About Lafamigia Delgrosso sauces: (From the Website)

Marianna Pulcino immigrated to America in 1911, bringing with her an old-world recipe for pasta sauce. She established Mom’s Cafe on Walton Avenue in Altoona, Pennsylvania where she served up her classic dishes to the delight of hungry patrons.
     In 1936, Marianna’s daughter Mafalda was waiting tables at the cafe when Ferdinand DelGrosso, a handsome young railroader, walked through the door and sat at her table. They fell in love instantly. 

     “Fred” and “Murf” would later be married, and in 1943 they bought a small restaurant on 17th Street and called it DelGrosso’s Cafe. With the help of Marianna’s original sauce recipe, the restaurant soon became famous for the “best spaghetti dinner in town.”
     The idea to commercially manufacture pasta sauce took root when Fred noticed restaurant customers offering to pay extra to take home a small portion of the sauce. Fred immediately saw the potential to market and sell their quality Italian sauces, and in 1946 he sold DelGrosso’s Cafe and bought nearby Bland’s Amusement Park. 

     From the park kitchen, Fred and Murf worked 10-hour days to make one “batch” of five cases, using four 10-gallon pots and a hand sealer, which took 24 revolutions to seal one can. Fred and two long-time friends from Altoona formed a small sales force and gradually increased distribution by “pounding the pavement.” Now in its third generation, DelGrosso Foods has taken its place among the most highly-regarded producers of fine sauces anywhere. It continues as the oldest major family-owned manufacturer of pasta sauce in the United States. 

     It is through tireless effort, continued commitment, and the closest attention to detail from family members at every level that DelGrosso remains “The Finest Sauce Made.”

My Review:  

I’m a busy Mom, I’m trying to lobby for an extra 4 hours to be put onto each day just so I can have time to do all the things I want to do. My husband grew up never having had sauce from a jar, his mother made “gravy” from scratch; he’s a snob when it comes to Italian food coming from a home with an Italian cook I can understand. When we married he quickly had to learn to appreciate “gravy” from a jar, I just didn’t have the time to cook it from scratch.

We tried just about everything, except Ragu he flat out refuses to eat Ragu, it’s the classic jarred sauce Italian’s make fun of and therefore it can’t be good. I had the chance to try a couple sauces from DelGrosso’s ( We tried Aunt Mary Ann’s Sunday Marinara and Uncle Fred’s Firework Sauce. Let me just say these sauces got my snob I mean my husband’s seal of approval. You can pass this sauce off as homemade, it’s that good. 

It’s too good to come out of a jar, seriously. The Marinara sauce was terrific and Uncle Fred really knows what he’s doing! That Firework sauce was awesome! It had just the right amount of spices to let you know it wasn’t your typical sauce but not too much to make it unbearable. This is a seriously good pasta sauce that my husband will eat, if he’ll eat it and says it’s good it’s good.

Where to buy?
You can purchase this delicious sauce at your local supermarket, check out what supermarkets carry the sauce here.

Disclosure: The reviews and or opinions on this blog are my own opinions . I received 2 sauces to review. No monitory compensation was received. I was not required to write a positive review. Your experience may differ. The opinions I have expressed are my own I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR Part 255: Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsement and Testimonials in Advertising .

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