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Mayor's Own Marinara Sauce by I {heart} Rhody

We'd been hearing about The Mayor's Own Marinara Sauce since before we moved to Rhode Island. Local interest books talk about it. A conversation about "Buddy" Cianci that lasts more than five minutes mentions it.

I finally found it at our local Stop & Shop and decided to give it a try.

Pasta sauce by I {heart} Rhody

The sauce pours out thick and a little chunky. It smells fresh. We only gave it time to heat through on the stove, as we didn't want it to cook down. We wanted the real taste, so we didn't add anything to it.

I served it over whole grain pasta, since that's what we had in the house.

Sauce on pasta by I {heart} Rhody

Bear loved it. She thought it was delicious, and came back for seconds. I thought it tasted bright, fresh and tomato-y, but that it was lacking...something. We usually buy store brand sauce and doctor it ourselves with spices, herbs and red wine. I was probably missing the wine. Even so, I thought it was very good.

It's definitely pricey ($4.99 for a bottle), but a portion of that goes to "benefiting Providence school children," as it says on the label. I'd want to know a little more about that. Unfortunately, when I click on the "marinara" link on Buddy's website, I get a "no data found" page. I hope they'll update it soon.

Comments

  1. I've lived here for six years and never tried it but now I am intrigued!

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  2. We have had this before and it is delicious!!

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  3. You know, I haven't had Buddy's sauce in so long! I will have to give it another try. It's funny how well-known he is everywhere - in March my husband and I were in Florida and we mentioned to someone that we were from Rhode Island... and of course he asked if we knew the Mayor!

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    1. That's so funny! I'm in the middle of reading his book, which he signed for me when I met him at Venda.

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  4. The sauce is actually pretty good! We bought it when we lived in Seattle and brought home a couple jars. It was awesome!

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    1. I'm glad they (and you) made the trip safely!

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  5. I am born and bred RI and I have never tried the sauce, even though I've probably made fun of it from time to time :) But now I am curious! (And I never thought of doctoring marinara with red wine! I'm going to have to try that. Yum.)

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    1. Jessica, you can't go wrong with Italian food if you add red wine and garlic!

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