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Offline Pizza Pie

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Pizza Sauce Comparison - Bonta vs. Allegro??
« on: March 20, 2009, 03:27:05 PM »
My local food distributor offers two different Escalon brand prepared pizza sauces.  One is BONTA and the other is ALLEGRO.  Has anyone tried both of them?  How do they compare?  Escalon's web site does not provide enough information to compare the two sauces.  Thanks!!

Offline HamPepMush

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Re: Pizza Sauce Comparison - Bonta vs. Allegro??
« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2009, 09:52:37 AM »
I would love to hear input on this quesiton as well.  I am looking for something with more bite (a touch more acidic maybe?) than the yummy but 'soft'/'mild'/'naturally sweet' Bonta...wondering if Allegro might be the ticket?

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Re: Pizza Sauce Comparison - Bonta vs. Allegro??
« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2009, 11:58:58 AM »
Bonta, even the bonta pizza sauce, is just tomatoes.  They say there is basil in there, but it really is just a basil sprig on the bottom of the can.  It doesn't do much to flavor the sauce, so you end up with a totally plain unseasoned tomato sauce.  The allegro line is more of a ready to use sauce.  It basically takes their thinnest pizza ready consistency bonta and adds in olive oil, garlic, basil, oregano, salt, and black pepper.......all the things you would add yourself to a sauce.  I prefer to add in the flavors myself, as I feel like I achieve a fresher flavor, but I would imagine someone who is in a hurry would love not having to add in their own flavoring.