The pros: Trader Joe's Alfredo Sauce is one of the better alfredo sauces on the market. For $3.29 it is a bit higher priced than other brands like Prego when on sale at the supermarket, but the premium is worth it.
The cons: Is it as good as homemade alfredo? Heck no. There is no comparison. It seems to always be on the bottom shelf out of sight. It deserves to be more visible.
The verdict: I liked this, but did not love it. It's good but not great. In the world of jarred sauces this alfredo actually has the texture of parmesan cheese which is a rarity in jarred sauces, especially those priced below $4 a jar. It's creamy and a little peppery. It has a texture to it. The first ingredient is still water unfortunately. That keeps this from being really great. A true cream sauce does not use this for the most part. At best you might use some leftover pasta water to thin a sauce, but I would not think of it as a first ingredient. I keep a jar of this on my shelf at all times. My husband loves alfredo sauce and I don't always have time to make him a batch. So this has a place on my shelf.
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What the product looks like (yes, this actually has some texture to it and yes, thats actual cheese):
Would I buy this again? If you rely on jarred sauce, give this a try. It's one of the better alfredo sauces on the market. Notice I said better, it's not homemade, but if you want a cream sauce with no effort, this may be for you.
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