Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Francisco Rinaldi Sauce Review and Giveaway...

Thanks to LiDestri Foods, we recently had the chance to review some really yummy sauces!

LiDestri Foods and Francesco Rinaldi: A family history
"Our family has a long history of preparing and selling pasta sauce. What began as a door-to-door operation in 1937, eventually grew into one of the biggest brands in the category-the Ragu packing company.
Mr. Ralph Cantisano sold Ragu in 1970, paving the way for an exciting new partnership. Together with several former Ragu employees, including Mr. John LiDestri, Ralph Cantisano founded Cantisano Foods.
In 1982, Mr. Edward P. Salzano, joined Cantisano Foods, bringing with him the Francesco Rinaldi name. It wasn't long before homes all across the country were choosing Francesco Rinaldi for its restaurant-quality authentic Italian flavor, while recognizing it as a great value in the pasta sauce category. Following Mr. Cantisano's retirement in 1998, the LiDestri family took on an ever-increasing role within the management of the company. In 2002, Mr. Cantisano's family business was passed on to his extended family of nearly 30 years--and Cantisano Foods name was officially changed to LiDestri Foods.
Today, LiDestri Foods, and its proprietary label, Francesco Rinaldi, are a multi-million-dollar manufacturing and packaging business. But it doesn't matter how far we've come, because we're still really good at making what you like…pasta sauces that please the palate."



What we thought: Yummo!! We are a pasta-loving family...some type of pasta with red sauce is on the menu at least once a week. We are pretty picky about our red sauce though. Most canned/jarred sauces are too sweet for our taste. We were super excited to get to try Francisco Rinaldi sauces and we were very impressed by the taste of these sauces. We tried a Diavolo sauce, which was a little spicy for the kiddos, but oh so yummy!! B usually has to add spices to jarred red sauce to make it taste the way we like it, but we didn't have to add anything to this sauce! The new ToBe Healthy sauces were pretty delicious as well...we tried Garden Vegetable and the kiddos were delighted with the big chunks of veggies in this yummy sauce. The best part...it didn't taste healthified! Francisco Rinaldi sauces will definitely be part of our red sauce rotation from now on:) ABCD Diaries gives LiDestri Foods and Francisco Rinaldi sauces an A+!!


Buy It: Find these flavorful sauces at your nearest grocery store... locally you can find them at HEB stores:)
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Disclosure: ABCD Diaries was given product coupons for review purposes only. We were in no other way compensated. The opinions expressed in this post are ours and ours alone.

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