Trader Joe’s Low Fat Tuscano Marinara Sauce Reviews

(102 customer reviews)

102 reviews for Trader Joe’s Low Fat Tuscano Marinara Sauce Reviews

  1. Eric Lane

    I love this sauce. I can mix it with anything and it makes it better, deeper, richer. But guess what? Because I like it so much, Trader Joe’s has discontinued this Marinara Sauce. Why not put a knife in my heart?!!! I don’t get it. TJ has carried it like Old Faithfull. Now they discontinue it?!!! I take it personally. Why? Why? Why?

  2. Trina

    This is my favorite sauce and now Trader Joes discontinued it. I’m very sad please bring it back!!!!

  3. Kellie

    This sauce was my all time favorite. Bring it back, please!!

  4. Anonymous

    Definitely need to bring it back! 🙂 Please!

  5. Kenneth Aaron Brown

    Is by far the best product on the market. My Mother always thought TJ’s was too far for her to go to, until I introduced her to the Tuscan Marinara. Now it’s discontinued. I’m not interested in the current alternative available at TJ’s. It’s not even a contender. I’m hopeful that such a quality product has cause for them to bring it back. I’d payore for it. It’s worth it.

  6. Jean Ferguson

    Please bring this sauce back! Such a good value and a tremendous sauce that’s been my standard sauce for YEARS. Yes, I would pay more for it just to get it back on the shelves.

    If there’s an extra case laying about somewhere, let me know – I’ll pay for it.

  7. S. Cody

    Have they bloody lost their collective minds? This sauce is by far the best product for prepared red sauce on the market ANYWHERE and they’ve decided to discontinue it, without cause I might add. I’m completely befuddled. It was my main reason for shopping there!!! WTH is wrong with the decision makers at TJs?

  8. James R Mills

    Why have you discontinued. Please bring it back!! 5Stars

  9. Bruce Bianchi

    TJ broke my heart again. Discontinued the best premade marinara anywhere I’ve found. Please bring it back.

  10. Cheryl

    I agree with all of the above. TJ’s…why is yet another amazing product on your hit list? PLEASE bring this one back. This is an amazing, savory sauce that is made of simple ingredients. It has been a staple in my pantry for years!

  11. l

    my favorite as well! I found out today that they discontinued! I almost cried! I used my last can last week. I make my own sauce alot. However, for a qui k meal during the week I use it as a base for so may dishes! Pleass bring back! I was just bragging about it too last week with some coworkers. I made a wonderful vodka sause with it on bowtie. It was so easY, fast and delicious!

  12. Charles

    TJ’s!!! Please bring back your wonderful Tuscano Marinara. It is so so good.

  13. Nancy

    This has been my go-to sauce for years. I tried the replacement one in the green can and it’s bland compared to this one.
    PLEASE BRING IT BACK!!!

  14. Carrie

    I’m so sad- I have used this for years- So bummed

  15. Rasyad Chung

    As noted by everyone above, Trader Joe’s Low Fat Tuscano Marinara Sauce is the best and has been a staple in my pantry for years.

    PLEASE BRING IT BACK!!!!!!

  16. TJsGurl

    I cannot believe it!!! They discontinued this!! It’s been our staple for YEARS too. I never leave the store without four cans of it, if not six. I tried the green can of traditional marinara sauce and it is NOT the same. So many people I know recommended this and use it. Why?!! Please bring it back.

  17. Paul

    This sauce was a mainstay in my pantry for eons. I’m crestfallen with it’s discontinuation!!!

  18. A Peters

    My favorite sauce. Please bring back!!

  19. Stewart

    It’s the best. It is my goto sauce. It has great flavor and nice texture (a little chunky). Perfecto.

    I went to the local TJs planning to buy a can to use as a base for a bolognese sauce. With none on the shelf, I bought the TJs’ green can. Big disappointment.

    Bring it back. Please.

  20. John Wilkie

    I’m a regular shopper at Trader Joes, and do enjoy their products. I purchase your Low Fat Tuscano Marinara Sauce (Red Can), because of my stomach issues. When I use this product, without tomato puree, I do not have the stomach issues that other sauces cause me. Lately, I have noticed that the product is no long carried on your shelves. I would like you to bring this back to the products you sell. Thank You.

  21. Carrie D.

    UGGGGHHHHHH!!! Went to TJ’s to buy my 4 cans of Tuscano Marinara and was told it was discontinued. This was THE BEST tomato sauce found in a can or a jar. And this is from an italian woman who has made my on sauce until I found this sauce about 5yrs ago. Please bring it back!

  22. Theresa Ramphal

    Please bring back the Trader Joe’s Low Fat Tuscano Marinara Sauce. It was my go to such a disappointment it was discontinued.

  23. Dennis Joker

    This is the best sauce I’ve ever had that came out of a can. I’m went in to my locat TJ’s and asked what happened to this sauce and oddly nobody knew what I was talking about… like the product never existed. Come to find out it’s been pulled. Well, I guess that’s one less store I need to visit every week.

  24. Rick Haverkate

    Tuscano Marinara is the BEST sauce ever. Why, why, why would TJ discontinue this excellent product?? I nearly cried in the store last week when I realized it was gone. Seriously, my life will not be the same. I’m mad as hell and I can’t take it anymore. Really! It feels like my best friend moved away. Please have a heart, TJ, and bring back the Tuscano Marinara.

  25. RM O’side

    Bring it back! Bring it back! Bring it back! Trader Joe’s, you’re blowing it! Its obviously loud and clear, your customers want this product on the shelves. This has been a pantry staple for me since the day I first tried it.

  26. Darryl

    Wow! Surprised and disappointed to learn that Trader Joe’s Tuscano Marinara has been discontinued. This was BY FAR the best store bought tomato sauce ever! It was the basis for all of my Italian recipes. I always stocked up on it every time I went to TJ’s. I now have one less reason to shop there and will need to find a suitable replacement elsewhere as none of TJ’s other offerings measure up.

  27. Sandra

    This sauce is by far the best canned marinara on the market. It stood apart from the others because it doesn’t have that generic taste that all canned or jarred sauces have. Why would you discontinue it when you have so many others that taste generic? The marinara in the green can is just like the canned hunts or Del Monte, great value brand which are far cheaper that what you sell it for and in no way compares to the discontinued product. This has been a staple in our house for years and I’ve turned so many people onto it. I make my own as I have for many many years but this was always my go to when I wasn’t in the mood to make it myself. Please bring it back.

  28. Sheila Chagrin

    BRING IT BACK

  29. Sandra Edmondson

    PLEASE BRING THIS BACK!!!! I’ve taste tested EVERY TJ’s marinara sauce and nothing comes close to this…WHY would you discontinue the best marinara product you carry???? If you don’t plan on bringing it back can you at least give us the recipe???

  30. dingus man

    I swear to god, TJ if you don’t come with the sauce I will shop at whole foods. We both don’t want that.

  31. Matilde Barbosa

    I could not believe when I went to the store the last time to buy this sauce and was not there anymore. I usually buy entire cases at the time because I love it so much. How could you discontinue one of the most popular items at Trader Joes??? Please bring it back!
    Matilde barbosa

  32. Barbara K

    Trader Joe’s PLEASE bring the Toscana Marinara sauce back. It is my favorite marinara sauce and irreplaceable. Please bring it back. Charge more if you must, just bring it back.

  33. Cathy Fader

    Please bring the Toscana Marinara sauce back. It is my favorite and I am so disappointed it is no longer available. Why would you do this when so many people still love it!!!!

  34. Stacie Schroeder

    My favorite marinara of all time! Why discontinue such a wonderful product? If a production problem is to blame, find another producer! Soon, please!

  35. Barbara Guss

    I join the thousands of devoted TJ Tuscano Marinara Sauce users! This product is exceptional…and I would like to know why they would allow this product to be dropped. A TJ manager told me that the company that makes it and sells it to TJ is responsible for the discontinuation. Obviously, this product has a devoted following and it seems crazy to not make it. The TJ manager acknowledged that this sauce is like that of his Italian grandmother! The other sauce TJ offers is terrible! I returned it for a refund…the above manager agreed it doesn’t begin to compare to Tuscano Marinara Sauce. There must be a way to bring it…or find it elsewhere. I will work on this…!

  36. Anonymous

    The best. Ever. Why oh why is it gone?!?

  37. Denise

    Please bring back the Tuscano Marinara sauce. Please, please, please. Even if you have to raise the price bring it back. It is the best sauce on the market!! I was crushed to find out it had been discontinued.

  38. Leslie Cross Thompson

    Why remove a product that brings people in to TJs for just that item and oh btw I’ll pick up a few other things while I’m here and now my basket is full.

    There are very few things that I can only get at TJ. This was one of them. I won’t need to shop there nearly as often. And now I have to make my own sauce again:(

    Hope you are listening to your customers and will consider bringing it back.

  39. Susan

    Please bring back Tuscano Marinara Sauce. I wrote to TJ’s months ago and was promised a response. NOPE! I don’t know who made this for you, but its time to kiss and make up and get it back on the shelves. Read all 38 pleas…I know I am not the only shopper that is sad.. FYI when I found out I went to every store and cleared their shelves…and gave it for Christmas presents. I was popular!!!

  40. Kim B

    Trader Joe’s please bring back your Tuscano Marinara! I had finally found the best sauce in a can/jar and have been recommending it to everyone.
    Sincerely,
    A very disappointed TJ’s fan

  41. Lisa L.

    PLEASE BRING THIS BACK!!! My family has loved this marinara sauce for literally YEARS. I am crestfallen – I haven’t trusted any other sauce since … forever. Trader Joe’s, what happened? This is one of your best products and “poof” it’s gone and no one is talking. What??????????

  42. Ruth Rittenhouse

    I am so disappointed that TJ’s has discontinued this marinara sauce. I am petitioning to have them bring it back.

  43. Patty

    I am so happy to see others’ disappointments in TJ discontinuing this wonderful sauce. I felt as though it was a personal hit to my pantry! Bring back this product please

  44. Sue

    I have two cans left and just found out it is discontinued! Nooooo! Please bring this wonderful marinara back!

  45. Roy

    Tuscano has been our goto sauce for years. We had one can left and did a taste comparison with TJ Marinara sauce in a similar can. Tuscano smells better, looks better and tastes better! Now, my last can is gone. Please bring it back.

  46. George

    Your decision to discontinue the Tuscano Marinara really sucks, to use an impolite vernacular. Certainly there are still wonderful tomatoes, spices and cans available, so why did you choose to stop this great product. Please consider all the pleas and crank up the factory again.

  47. Judy brinkman

    Every time they move something to the bottom shelf it gets discontinued. This was was a major mistake. It was so fresh tasting. Next to go will be the canned marinara in the green labeled can because they have moved it to the bottom shelf, if like that one better stock up. I don’t think they get how annoying this is.

  48. Mm

    Is it going to be brought back? Are their any updates? I’m freaking.

  49. Tom Scott

    I’ll join the chorus of others urging Trader Joes to PLEASE bring back this sauce! Had I known it was threatened, I would have stocked up, but it’s been a TJ’s staple for many years. It’s the best sauce for making lasagna, spaghetti and so much more. I love it when I add meat and veggies, and I love it by itself. None of the other TJ’s marinaras come close.

  50. DL

    Can’t believe this is discontinued. It’s been a staple in my kitchen for YEARS. The first thing I went for every time I went to TJ’s. Have a dozen options in jars but had to eliminate a staple? Glad to see I’m not the only customer angry about this.

  51. Bruce Mitteldorf

    I completely agree — it was the best tomato sauce in the store. I really liked the predominance of herbs. Can’t imagine why they would discontinue it. PLEASE BRING IT BACK!

  52. J. McClay

    BRING IT BACK! BRING IT BACK! Tuscano Marinara sauce has been a staple in my pantry for 20 years! It was by far the best marinara base on the market anywhere, so versatile!

    If you buy it, we will come!

  53. Kait

    My nearest Trader Joes is an hour and a half away and last time I was there I got three of these. The best non-homemade sauce I have found. I went back two weeks ago and it was pure devastation, bring it back! Oh, and come to Bloomington, Indiana!!

  54. Barbara

    OMG I MISS THIS SAUCE! My daughters and I have used it for years and we are heartbroken it has been discontinued. I haven’t found anything that comes close either in Trader Joe’s or at the supermarket. I hope the powers that be will bring back my beloved sauce!

  55. Joy

    I love this sauce. It’s why I go to Trader Joe’s. Bring it back please.

  56. David

    I was devastated that this sauce was discontinued as it was a KILLER sauce!
    Little did I know how “killer” it was. At over 1800mg of sodium per serving it is over the American Heart Association’s ideal limit for the average person, even worse for older people. Now looking into lower sodium alternatives.

  57. Julie

    I adored this sauce! Haven’t found a suitable replacement and I’m super sad :(. TJ’s, please bring it back. Pretty please??

  58. Andrea

    This was by far my favorite, I’m so sad that they discontinued it and none of there other sauces are even close to the flavor and texture!

  59. Debbie Szymanski

    I too am missing Tuscano marinara sauce. I relied on it for many years. The other marinara sauces at Trader Joes do not compete. Please bring it back!

  60. Cyndi O’Donnell

    I keep looking for it. I am sad that it is discontinued. It was so good. Can’t they bring it back please?

  61. Jon Puleo

    Just one more voice crying in the dark I guess. But, if there really is strength in numbers, add me to the list of the others wailing over the loss of the Trader Giotto’s Tuscano Marinara Sauce from the shelves.
    If wholesale cost is the issue, raise the retail. I, for one, certainly won’t mind !

  62. Roland Brown

    Possible (indirect) tariff issue as suggested by management in Everett, WA? If so, we know who to thank…

    This sauce is beyond perfect! I can only hope they can get it back somehow or another. I’ve been buying it for a good 40 years (yeah, I’m that old…).

  63. Kathy Cauley

    TJ’s carried two canned marinara sauces. I bought both and combined them for my sauce, with additions, of course. They both were delicious. PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE BRING THEM BACK!

  64. Josephine Odiorne

    Im from Calif and bought it there so was disappointed when I couldn’t find the sauce here in Reno. Please bring it back. I’ve read all the reviews and so many people want it back. Please help us.

  65. Mimi Alvarez

    Please do bring it back! This product is one of the top reasons I shop your stores. Most of my T.J. shopping lists for years have begun with Tuscano Marinara Sauce. Now I’ve lost my #1 reason to go in.

  66. Emily Goss

    RIP Trader Giotto’s Low Fat Tuscano Marinara.
    This truly is THE BEST Marinara sauce. I never used anything else as nothing could actually compare to the rich flavor of the Tuscano… It is a sad day.
    (If you can bring it back, it would be much appreciated!!!) It was in my cart each and every time I shopped at your stores.

  67. mkelly

    Yes, please bring it back. We’ll pay more. It’s wonderful!

  68. Lorre Walton

    I’m so so sad! Please Please Please bring it back! I have used it for years and now it’s gone!
    Please bring it back!!!!

  69. Ulla

    I love both of the canned marina sauces.
    I can’t believe they have been discontinued.
    The jarred tomato sauces are soupy and thin when compared to the lovely thick texture of the canned sauces.
    BRING THEM BACK.

  70. Chris Petrillo

    Why in the name of God did you guys get rid of this sauce? By reading all the reviews it would seem everyone gives it a 5 star and yet you guys stop carrying it. What gives? I’m Italian and this is by far the best base sauce I have ever bought! Bring it back please.

  71. Charles Parente

    Ditto to every one of the reviews above.To not have a reason for your faithful customers that have bought this sauce for the last 20 years is just not acceptable. I asked if corporate could tell us why and they said that corporate wont even tell the stores. Thats poor upper management to not tell your stores why. Reminds me of BIG BROTHER! Another employee said it was because the supplier raised the price.This was not only high quality sauce but a great deal. I told the store to please raise the price and bring it back! they did the same thing with the cinnamon sugar grinder that sold for 20 years! So FN Sad! Now they sell it on Amazon for a ridiculous price

  72. Rick Greene

    Disappointed as well. But like many products at TJs and elsewhere, there’s some company that’s sourcing it… and many alternatives…

    Consider Stanislaus Trattoria or Pomarola

  73. Mary R Epler

    Please, please, please, bring this sauce back! This was the only reason I braved shopping during the pandemic to go get their sauce and then it wasn’t there. Very very disappointed. Trader Joe’s come are you listening???

  74. Mary Epler

    Does anyone know which of their other sauces compare? I’m sure they won’t be nearly as good but which is the best one to buy now?

  75. Kamile Bures

    Tuscano marinara sauce has always been the only sauce my family used. We used it not only on pasta but also as base for salsa. My kids grew up on this sauce Now we can’t find replacement. Nothing tastes similar a nothing close to texture. What happened in production? Please bring this sauce back.

  76. Frank McGrory

    Please bring it back!

  77. Justine

    Missing this staple in my cupboard! The only store bought sauce I love, please don’t make me cook my own from scratch again!!

  78. Meg

    I don’t know how to live without this perfect marinara sauce. Please for the love of all that is good and holy, please bring back the Trader Giotto’s low fat Tuscano Marinara!!!!!

  79. Otis Gump

    Bring it back!

  80. Jennie

    we live on this sauce . sniff.

  81. Michelle

    Oh man…now both the Tuscano AND the Green can marinaras are discontinued!!! Spaghetti sauces will NEVER BE THE SAME!
    DO SOMETHING PLEASE!!!

  82. Vernon Wilson

    Oh, come on guys. Please bring this sauce back! It was by far the very best marinara sauce on the market. My wife and I would used to drive and hour and 20 minutes to get this sauce from Trader Joe’s. Why in the world would you stop carrying it????

  83. Margo P

    I can’t believe all the canned tomato sauces are gone. These were the best! I deploy overseas every few years and since the early 2000s I also made sure to pack a few cans of this when I needed a taste of home.

    Please, please bring this back (and the breaded eggplant cutlets while you are at it!)

  84. Craig

    We love this stuff and use it on pizza and spaghetti. Please bring it back!!!! The nearest TJ to our house is 60 miles away. Made the trip and hoped to stock up. No sauce.

  85. Kim

    Please please please bring this item back! My spaghetti just is not the same.

  86. Charlie

    Best tasting, seems like it was freshly cooked. Why did they do this. Is there anyone in corporate to contact to request its return.

  87. Nick

    This was one of the main reasons I shop at Trader Joe’s, that and the EVO, and like others was a wonderful base for lots of dishes. Please bring it back.

  88. Steve

    So, just tell us who is carrying this wonderful marinara sauce so we can all shop at THAT store! Really, TJ’s!!!

  89. Culinary Queen

    Are you completely out of your bloody mind? The two marinara can sauces have been a major resident of my pantry for well over two decades. Why are you alienating your best loyal customers by discontinuing these two sauces? Social media is a powerful tool to boycott Trader Joe’s until you bring this sauce back. We will give you 30 days to restock your shelves or suffer sales loss to the point of bankruptcy….

  90. Shiva

    Bring back the two can marinara sauces or lose customers. Is that simple? Have you gone mad??!!!!

  91. Liann

    Please please please bring back the Tuscano and the green can marinara sauces! They’re the best I’ve found, and the main reason I continue to make the trek to Trader Joe’s even though I no longer live near one. Been my pantry staple for so many years, I am so disappointed in TJ’s right now.

  92. Rita Sontag

    PLEASE BRING THIS BACK!! So very disappointed that this not in stores. It was great for sausage sandwiches and a quick meal if needed.

  93. Jo Powell

    PLEASE BRING THIS BACK!!! This is the only sauce I bought until it was discontinued, even making trips to Trader Joe’s just for this product. How can you ignore so many unhappy customers?

  94. Jo

    PLEASE BRING THIS BACK!!! This is the only sauce I bought until it was discontinued, even making trips to Trader Joe’s just for this product. How can you ignore so many unhappy customers?

  95. Donna

    This was the greatest canned marinara sauce around! I’ve used it for over 10 years .
    I don’t know how Trader Joe’s discontinued it and how they did not introduce a replacement! Very disappointed and I hope they bring it back.

  96. EB

    Until landing on this post, I just thought I was having bad luck with the Toscano Marinara frequently being out of stock. I asked a staff person who wasn’t sure what I was referring to, but said some items weren’t in stock due to COVID-19 supply issues. Now I find it may never come back?? It was my go-to for pizza sauce, meat sauce, lasagna, etc. Why on earth was it discontinued? Please bring it back ASAP.

  97. Christian Seyster

    I have been buying this sauce for 20 years… sold it to so many family members and friends with the caption …”Yes, its in a can and incredible” …would open a can and just eat it with a fork… TRADER JOES …WHAT ARE YOU THINKING!!!! Discontinued???????? I’m **&^^ OFF!!!! I shopped with you specifically for this product and just happened to fill my cart with other goodies… but now … change your name to Aldis.

  98. Dissappointed in Delaware

    WHY???? No answer from TJ’s on this thread, can we get some info please. This is my go to for so. many years. I even had it shipped to me when I lived in Austin cause I couldn’t get it. Now what? Haven’t found anything close. Anyone else have a suggestion?

  99. Lauren

    There’s not much that unites this country these days… but looking at these reviews shows that this tomato sauce really could. But it’s discontinued. I rarely write reviews, but I had to find out what happened to my favorite sauce, and am compelled to add my voice to this community. I have tried almost every other TJs prepared tomato sauce to replace this and am incredibly disappointed each time. I grew up on this sauce and has been a staple in my household for years. The perfect balance of acidity, salt, tomato-iness… for the sake of Americans, please bring this perfect sauce back.

  100. Judith Johnsen

    I was so happy to stumble across all of these reviews. I was devastated when I found that Trader Joe’s had discontinued this marinara. It was excellent and I am heartbroken.

  101. SG

    A manager at my local Trader Joe’s in CA told me that they discontinued this (and the other canned marinara with the green label, which was my personal fave) because the manufacturer actually stopped making it! He said that TJ’s was very disappointed and taste-tested many different sauces to try to find a replacement, but nothing else was as good.
    I don’t know why TJ’s wouldn’t make this known, even by posting something on their website — some transparency around that would at least provide some justification and explanation to customers!

  102. Davie

    TJ’s please bring this marinara back? You have had it for several years. There is nothing comparable to replace it in your stores, I have tried the others on the shelf in your stores and they are not good. Please, please, please bring it back? Or maybe start calling your store Aldi’s

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