When you’ve taken the time to make that perfect pot of pasta, you want a good sauce to make your venture a success. That is when I head for my pantry to retrieve my Mama Cozzi Traditional Premium Spaghetti Sauce. It is the perfect link for any pasta you and your family enjoying eating.
On the front and side panels you notice 2 large juicy red tomatoes staring at you on a bed of green leaves. Mama Cozzi is enclosed in a rectangular bar of green, red and white coloring with the wording in white. A subtle hint of a map with foreign-looking words serves as a backdrop. It’s as if you’re being carried away to a small Italian village. The words spaghetti sauce is written in a wriggly font as to coincide with the look of cooked spaghetti. That wording is on a golden brown background.
As you turn the jar slightly to the side you see a listing of the nutrition facts. The serving size is ½ cup or 127 grams. There are approximately 6 servings per jar. The amount of calories per serving is 100. 25 of those calories are from fat. Some of the ingredients are tomato puree, diced tomato, garlic and dried onion.
The top of the jar lid has a golden colored lid with a banner that has Mama Cozzi written on it. You are instructed to refrigerate after opening. In even smaller print the wording says, “Button pops up when original seal is broken. Reject if button is up”. Immediately below the top lid on the jar itself will be the best by date and a numeric code. There were no cooking directions printed on the container. Perhaps their belief is that you will just be heating the contents.
You may have to apply a bit of pressure to open the jar. There are gadgets on the market that assist those who may need a little extra help. As the jar is opened the richness of the flavors come through with your sense of smell coming to full attention.
I will sometimes add lean ground beef, some mushrooms, peppers and grated parmesan cheese for a little extra punch. Other than that I simply cook the sauce on a low heat setting in a crock pot for several hours. This allows the flavors to blend together even more. It is then poured over a piping hot plate of spaghetti. I round off the meal with some garlic toast and a green salad. This is a delicious and affordable meal. Mama Cozzi’s sauce served as the foundation. I just added the bricks!!!!