Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Perfect Sauce for the Holidays - Cucina Antica Pumpkin Sauce [Review And Giveaway]

Recently I had the chance to try Tuscany Pumpkin Pasta Sauce made by Cucina Antica and I couldn't wait to share my experience with you guys.


But first a little about the company, Cucina Antica! They've been in business for over 15 years and their cooking and pasta sauces contain only the freshest ingredients. I love what they believe in too - "Cucina Antica believs that food brings family and friends together, to share good conversation and good times over a delicious meal." I think that's the best type of belief system to have! Chef Neil Fusco, owner of Cucina Antica Foods, grew up helping his mother prepare food using ingredients from the family farm. Born in Italy, he is famous for making "light,fresh, homemade pasta sauces."  

Now to the review! I had the chance to try the Tuscany Pumpkin Pasta Sauce, and I was honestly nervous - but nicely surprised - about my experience with the sauce. It is made with a combination of pumpkin as well as San Marzano tomatoes and added spices to make this a tasty, full sauce. My first round with trying was to make this as a pumkin soup! It's the best time of year for this type of treat to since the leaves are turning fall colors.


Making the soup is extremely easy, you simply mix in a bit of cream with the soup. It was made on a rainy fall day and tasted JUST like fall, actually. I was nervous I would be overwhelmed by the pumpkin, but it didn't overwhelm at all. It rounded out the flavor of the tomatoes and was a unique combination. I dashed a little hot sauce in my soup and I really enjoyed this for lunch. Search through the variety packs they offer here and mix and match sauces following this link - http://cucina-antica.com/collections/mix-and-match. Also, if you don't want to buy online, find the store nearest you. I highly recommend buying from Cucina Antica because they have excellent prices and quality ingredients - plus their products taste great!

I highly recommend purchasing the pumpkin sauce in preparation for Thanksgiving. This would go wonderful even as a dipping sauce for breads. My next round of trying this will be with squash ravioli - I can't wait!


Overall, this is an excellent, unique sauce to try. I also can't wait to try some of their other sauces and olive oils and will be sure to look for them in the store. The price is right too because a 3-pack goes for only $24.00 plus shipping. Great price!

Best of all, one of my lucky readers will get to try this amazing pumpkin sauce!

Enter via Rafflecopter below. Giveaway ends 12/12. If you can't wait and want some now, I highly recommend you following this link to purchase the sauce.

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I received this product in exchange for my honest review.

52 comments :

  1. CONNIE commenting: I'd like to try the Bake in a Bag Pepperoni Pizza.

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  2. Bake-In-Bag
    Margherita Pizza
    with Roasted Garlic
    & Olive Oil

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  3. Bake-In-Bag
    Margherita Pizza
    with Roasted Garlic
    & Olive Oil

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  4. Bake-In-Bag
    Margherita Pizza
    with Roasted Garlic
    & Olive Oil


    agnesye@hotmail.com

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  5. I would love to try the garlic marinara sauce.

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  6. I would like to try the Puttanesca Sauce.

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  7. Fresh Spinach Marinara sauce sounds delicious too!

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  8. I would love to try the Vodka sauce!! My favorite

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  9. The Garlic Marinara Sauce sounds wonderful. I love garlic!
    Mary Beth Elderton

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  10. I would like to try the Low Fat Organic Italiano Dressing.

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  11. I would like to try the Arugula Marinara Sauce

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  12. I would like to try the tomato basil sauce.

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  13. I would love to try the Tomato Basil Sauce.

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  14. I would enjoy trying the tomato basil sauce!

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  15. I would love to try the garlic marinara. Yum!

    Love3570@aol.com

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  16. I would pick the Spicy Arrabbiata Sauce.

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  17. I would try the Cucina Antica la Vodka Sauce.

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  18. Organic Red Wine Vinaigrette Dressing

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  19. The pumpkin sauce looks the best!

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  20. I would like to try the Organic Red Wine Vinaigrette Dressing

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  21. I'd like to try the La Vodka Sauce.

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  22. Other than the pumpkin sauce (which sounds yummy), I'd also like to try the La Vodka sauce.

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  23. I would like to try the vodka sauce.

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  24. Wayne

    I would like to try the wine dressing

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  25. I would like to try the La Vodka Sauce

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  26. I'd like to try the Variety Pack - Support Mary's Meals

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  27. the garlic marinara sauce looks tasty!

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  28. I would also like to try their Organic Ketchup.

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  29. I would like to try the Arugala Marinara Sauce.

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  30. Aside from the pumpkin sauce I would like to try the arugula marinara and cranberry sauce.

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  31. I would like the Garlic Marinara Sauce
    shawnac68@hotmail.com

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  32. I'd like to try the Garlic Marinara Sauce =)

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  33. I would love to try the Organic Balsamico Dressing!

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  34. Fresh Spinach Marinara Sauce sounds awesome!

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  35. I'd love to try their cranberry sauce

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  36. I think I might buy a couple of the Variety Pack - Support Food for the Poor packs as Christmas gifts. What a great mission!

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  37. I would like to try the Organic Balsamico Dressing :)

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  38. I would like to try the Organic Low Fat Italiano Dressing.

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  39. The garlic marinara sauce sounds great,thanks

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  40. I'd like to try the Puttanesca Sauce!

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  41. OK ~ I HAVE to try their PUTTANESCA SAUCE which is made the way it should be, but few commercial brands do! Their Garlic Marinara, Spinach Marinara and Arugula Marinara sound like must tries too. And I am also intrigued by the Tuscany Pumpkin Sauce!

    From the standpoint of purchases, I think I would have to go with either the http://cucina-antica.com/collections/variety-packs/products/sampler-pack-support-mary-s-meals or the other variety pack that donate to an organization: "Food For The Poor" - which is a real win-win-win!

    Jesselyn A/Jesstinger

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  42. I would love to try the Variety Pack - Support Food for the Poor, I LOVE garlic basil and vodka sauce which is what they all are :) yum!

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  43. ID like 2 try the Variety Pack - Support Mary's Meals

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  44. I would like to try the Organic Fat Free Tuscany Dressing.

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