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Mezzetta - Napa Valley Bistro Tomato Basil with Fresh Basil, Garlic, Onions and Napa Valley Zinfindel

This is really good tomato sauce. It is every bit as good at the Coppola sauce that we tasted but it's a full dollar less. Amazingly, I found this at a Food Lion grocery store (not a place well known for their culinary foodstuffs). It was only $3.79.

The main drawback is the calories. It's not terrible but it is twice the amount of most other sauces (100 calories vs. 50 or 60). It does have some added sugar but the added calories also come from olive oil.  

If you are standing in the grocery aisle and trying to decide between this and the Ragu or Healthy Choice buy this! It is certainly worth the extra calories. 4 out of 5 forks (it would be 4 1/2 if it weren't for the extra calories).  

Mezzetta - Napa Valley Bistro Tomato Sauce

Mezzetta - Napa Valley Bistro Tomato Basil with Fresh Basil, Garlic, Onions and Napa Valley Zinfindel

 

Nutrition Facts
Serving size = 1/2 Cup (125g)
Servings Per Container about 6

Amount Per Serving
 
Calories 100
Calories from Fat 50
 
% Daily Value*

Total Fat 5g
8%
    Saturated Fat 0.5g
4%
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 550mg
23%
Total Carbohydrates 11g
4%
    Dietary Fiber 3g
10%
    Sugars 6g
 
Protein 2g
 

Vitamin A 15%
Vitamin C 25%
Calcium 6%
Iron 4%