Bertolli - This sauce's additional calories come from a higher olive oil and sugar content. Subscriber Nudeln al dente kochen, die würzigen Saucen dazugeben - fertig sind echte Pasta "alla Mamma"! Not very fresh and tomato-y tasting at all. Offers may be subject to change without notice. It has the homemade flavor and rustic texture of your favorite red sauce joint’s. Bertolli - This sauce's additional calories come from a higher olive oil and sugar content. Right off the bat, we noticed that Prego ($3.29 for 23 ounces) had a thin, fairly uniform texture — it slipped like water off of our spoon despite the blitzed pieces of tomatoes. Classico had a classic and balanced flavor that was head and shoulders above Bertolli. Is it really better than using a credit card? In an ideal world, we'd always have time to whip up a batch of fresh tomato sauce from scratch "The Godfather"-style, but in reality, most days we barely have the time put together an edible meal, let alone a culinary masterwork. In the past, we've tried guacamole, mac and cheese, and ground coffee. Powered by. Unlike Prego, the sauce clung to the pasta, so no bite was bland. Rao's is worth the splurge. Each product we feature has been independently selected and reviewed by our editorial team. We ladled up 125 pasta sauces (not a typo) to find the best. If I have time to make my own sauce, I will still do that rather than buy either of these. It was odd to eat a spaghetti sauce right out of the jar, since I usually make homemade sauce, or at least 'doody up' jarred sauce with mushrooms and onion or ground beef. Classico was the clearcut winner in this comparison. First, we taste-tested each brand cold and straight from the jar for a base flavor; next, we heated each sauce up on the stove top for a few minutes before pouring it over al dente penne. Rao's uses only eight ingredients (Italian whole peeled tomatoes, olive oil, onions, salt, garlic, basil, black pepper, and dried oregano), but each component plays an essential role in shaping it into its final, balanced form. series, we decided to sample four brands to determine the best one on the market. This perfectly seasoned all-purpose sauce is made with only eight simple ingredients. In the interest of fairness, we didn't add any extra ingredients — like mushrooms — to the dish, but our hunch is that this sauce in particular could be elevated from decent to respectable with the addition of a salty or umami component. Rao's was velvety and delicious. P.S. Personally, having used both quite a bit (classico until I tryed the bertolli), I like the added olive oil content in the bertolli, as I've added classico to a hot pan and actually had it char up in the pan. So good! Much like Prego, the sugar factor grew more substantial after Newman's Own spent some time on the stove top, but the various herbs and aromatics helped counterbalance the rising sweetness. 2011. While the Bertolli sauce was an acceptable sauce and had prettier packaging, the reviewers felt that the sweetness and lack of tartness handicapped this sauce compared to Classico. Bursting with basil flavor, this sugar-free winner gets its natural sweetness from tomatoes alone. But, I couldn't resist seeing what you could buy for less than three bucks, right off the shelf. Classico ($2 on sale; typically $3.69 for 24 ounces) had a similarly liquidy base, which was offset by larger, seemingly stewed chunks of vegetables — on a scale from one to rustic, however, it's not going to fool your Sicilian nonna. "Pungent!" These sauces will make you say "amore.". Classico was sweet straight out of the jar, but not overpoweringly so — we found it to taste "smooth," albeit not the most dynamic. My favorite addition to the sauce is some grilled chicken and some angel hair pasta.