My wife and I had a bit of a long week last week so, on Saturday night, I decided to make us a quiet candlelit dinner for two (which we ate after the kids went to bed). And, after some consideration, decided to make lasagna.
I didn’t have everything I needed for the lasagna dinner so I ended up stopping at the store on my way home from work on Friday afternoon and, after picking up the meat and pasta, I stopped in the pasta sauce aisle. I had originally intended on buying one of my regular brands but, instead, ended up taking home a couple jars of Nash Brothers Trading Company Roasted Garlic Organic Pasta Sauce.
The primary reason behind this purchase was the price. The Nash Brothers brand happened to be on sale and, as a result, was more affordable than the sauce I had intended on buying. In addition to that, I have had other products from this brand and, because they were all decent, I was able to make this purchase with some confidence (something I can’t always say when I buy new brands). And, as it turns out, this pasta sauce lived up to my expectations.
When I was assembling and finally baking the lasagna dinner, I did find myself wondering if I had made a mistake with this purchase. This is because the sauce had a very strong garlic smell to it. And, mostly because I had used Italian sausage that also had garlic in it, I was a bit worried it would be too strong. However, that wasn’t the case. Even though I could smell the garlic throughout the house when this was baking, it wasn’t any stronger than any other sauce. In fact, when it came to flavor, I was honestly pretty impressed with this sauce, which I feel was better than the sauce I originally intended on purchasing.
The sauce was also much thicker than I expected it to be. I don’t know if I can say it was as thick as some of the more expensive brands. But, it wasn’t watery like so many other pasta sauces I’ve purchased on sale. This, along with the flavor, definitely improved the lasagna.
In fact, my only real complaint about this product is the jars. I’m not sure what exactly was different about the jars this brand uses, but I had a heck of a time getting them open. This was very surprising considering I don’t normally have that problem with other jars and I honestly didn’t appreciate breaking a sweat while trying to make dinner.
However, despite that one problem, I did find I liked this product. In fact, I’m confident this is a brand I will buy again, even if it isn’t on sale.