Victoria Vodka Sauce in a 40-ounce jar, above, and Victoria Marinara are on sale for $3.49 each at ShopRite in Paramus, compared to $4.50 for the same marinara sauce at Costco Wholesale in Teterboro.
By VICTOR E. SASSON
ShopRite in Paramus is having a 2-day sale through today, and Victoria pasta sauces are among the bargains.
Victoria Vodka Sauce, one of the few made without heavy cream, is $3.49 in a 40-ounce jar, a discount of $3.90 with the store's Price Plus Club Card.
The family size Victoria Marinara, which has no added sugar, unlike many others, also is $3.49.
None of the other Victoria varieties, such as Low-Sodium Marinara, are available at that sale price.
The 4o-ounce jar provides plenty of sauce to dress a full pound of organic whole-wheat pasta.
The six to 12 ingredients in Victoria Pasta Sauces are listed on the front label.
On the back label, the marinara carries the stamp of the Non-GMO Project, meaning the sauce doesn't contain any genetically modified ingredients.
Even a great marinara sauce like Victoria can be improved with the addition of red wine, extra-virgin olive oil, anchovies, dried or fresh herbs and red-pepper flakes.
Besides pasta sauce, I picked up BPA-free plastic storage containers for $3.99, supposedly a discount of $4 (20 pieces).
ShopRite pitted olives, 3-inch basket coffee filters and Smart Balance Spread also were on sale.
Luigi Vitelli-brand Organic Whole Wheat Pasta from Italy in a 16-ounce package is always on sale at the Paramus ShopRite for $1.25. The package for the whole-wheat capellini, one of several shapes available, has been redesigned.
A 5-pound box of Clementines from Morocco was $4.99 on Friday. I prefer clementines from Spain.
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