While other sauces in this category tasted flat or cloyingly sweet, this one had a "distinct herb flavor" from the combination of thyme, parsley, and white pepper. The abundance of garlic and diced tomatoes also impressed tasters. To buy: 26-ounce jar, available at supermarkets nationwide.
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Best $4 to $7 Jarred Tomato Sauce
Testers raved about this sauce's "slowly simmered taste" and "how nicely it clings to pasta." It contains only Italian plum tomatoes (no tomato paste or puree) and doesn't have added sugar.