Would YOU Pay $35 For A Jar of Pasta Sauce?
I have a confession to make that I’m not proud of.
I’m one of those types of people (otherwise known as suckers) who instantly believes that the more expensive something is, the better it must be. This is why I swoon over fancy cars I can’t afford, laugh at people who prefer PCs over Mac’s, never buy knock-off cereal or “store brand” foodstuffs, and find myself on the verge of spending $70.00 on two (2!) jars of meat filled pasta sauce.
Yup, you read that correctly. SEVENTY DOLLARS. FOR TWO JARS OF PASTA SAUCE.
A company/product that’s calling themselves “Sunday Gravy NYC”
(by the way, it’s SAUCE you idiots. Gravy is what you smother Turkey and or Roast Beef and Mashed Potatoes in) has introduced a pasta sauce that is being sold for $35.00 for their 32 OZ. jar. At that price, I’m not sure if it’s made with the Jesus’ tears or the blood of 100 virgins, but what I DO know is (at least according to their website) is that it’s made with “a slow braise of succulent beef and pork, sausage and meatballs, simmered with plum tomatoes, garlic and basil. It is prepared with our own carefully sourced ingredients, along with the most important element passed down from generation to generation; love.”
Look, I know that that’s mostly just marketing mumbo jumbo, and that this pasta sauce likely isn’t any better than a 5 or 6 dollar jar at your local supermarket. But, I just can’t help myself from thinking that at the utterly obscene price of THIRTY FIVE DOLLARS that this will be the greatest thing I’ll ever stuff in my pie hole.
I know I’m an idiot for feeling this way, but I’m obsessed with this sauce. I HAVE to know what it’s all about, even though I know that it’s likely a 100% iron-clad guarantee that it won’t even be close to worth it.But to eat that sauce, even if it turned out to be no better than Ragu? SO luxurious.
Please, somebody talk me out of this, before I pull out my credit card and it’s too late…
photos via facebook.com/sundaygravy