Category: Salsa, Dips & Sauces.
Tags: dairy-free, vegan, vegetarian.
Eric Lane – October 1, 2019:
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?
Trina – October 7, 2019:
This is my favorite sauce and now Trader Joes discontinued it. I’m very sad please bring it back!!!!
Kellie – October 8, 2019:
This sauce was my all time favorite. Bring it back, please!!
Anonymous – October 9, 2019:
Definitely need to bring it back! 🙂 Please!
Kenneth Aaron Brown – October 10, 2019:
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.
Jean Ferguson – October 19, 2019:
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.
S. Cody – October 20, 2019:
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?
James R Mills – October 20, 2019:
Why have you discontinued. Please bring it back!! 5Stars
Bruce Bianchi – October 20, 2019:
TJ broke my heart again. Discontinued the best premade marinara anywhere I’ve found. Please bring it back.
Cheryl – October 21, 2019:
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!
l – October 26, 2019:
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!
Charles – October 27, 2019:
TJ’s!!! Please bring back your wonderful Tuscano Marinara. It is so so good.
Nancy – October 28, 2019:
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!!!
Carrie – October 29, 2019:
I’m so sad- I have used this for years- So bummed
Rasyad Chung – October 31, 2019:
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!!!!!!
TJsGurl – November 1, 2019:
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.
Paul – November 2, 2019:
This sauce was a mainstay in my pantry for eons. I’m crestfallen with it’s discontinuation!!!
A Peters – November 7, 2019:
My favorite sauce. Please bring back!!
Stewart – November 12, 2019:
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.
John Wilkie – November 14, 2019:
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.
Carrie D. – November 15, 2019:
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!
Theresa Ramphal – November 16, 2019:
Please bring back the Trader Joe’s Low Fat Tuscano Marinara Sauce. It was my go to such a disappointment it was discontinued.
Dennis Joker – November 19, 2019:
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.
Rick Haverkate – November 19, 2019:
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.
RM O’side – November 21, 2019:
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.
Darryl – November 22, 2019:
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.
Sandra – November 22, 2019:
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.
Sheila Chagrin – November 23, 2019:
BRING IT BACK
Sandra Edmondson – November 29, 2019:
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???
dingus man – December 1, 2019:
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.
Matilde Barbosa – December 7, 2019:
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!
Barbara K – December 8, 2019:
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.
Cathy Fader – December 11, 2019:
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!!!!
Stacie Schroeder – December 13, 2019:
My favorite marinara of all time! Why discontinue such a wonderful product? If a production problem is to blame, find another producer! Soon, please!
Barbara Guss – December 20, 2019:
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…!
Anonymous – December 22, 2019:
The best. Ever. Why oh why is it gone?!?
Denise – December 23, 2019:
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.
Leslie Cross Thompson – December 28, 2019:
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.
Susan – December 30, 2019:
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!!!
Kim B – January 1, 2020:
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.
A very disappointed TJ’s fan
Lisa L. – January 2, 2020:
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??????????
Ruth Rittenhouse – January 2, 2020:
I am so disappointed that TJ’s has discontinued this marinara sauce. I am petitioning to have them bring it back.
Patty – January 4, 2020:
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
Sue – January 5, 2020:
I have two cans left and just found out it is discontinued! Nooooo! Please bring this wonderful marinara back!
Roy – January 6, 2020:
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.
George – January 18, 2020:
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.
Judy brinkman – January 18, 2020:
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.
Mm – January 19, 2020:
Is it going to be brought back? Are their any updates? I’m freaking.
Tom Scott – January 23, 2020:
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.
DL – January 29, 2020:
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.
Bruce Mitteldorf – February 1, 2020:
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!
J. McClay – February 3, 2020:
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!
Kait – February 6, 2020:
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!!
Barbara – February 10, 2020:
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!
Joy – February 25, 2020:
I love this sauce. It’s why I go to Trader Joe’s. Bring it back please.
David – February 27, 2020:
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.
Julie – February 28, 2020:
I adored this sauce! Haven’t found a suitable replacement and I’m super sad :(. TJ’s, please bring it back. Pretty please??
Andrea – March 2, 2020:
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!
Debbie Szymanski – March 3, 2020:
I too am missing Tuscano marinara sauce. I used it for many years and the other marinara sauces at Trader Joes do not compete. Please bring it back!
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!
Cyndi O’Donnell – March 3, 2020:
I keep looking for it. I am sad that it is discontinued. It was so good. Can’t they bring it back please?
Jon Puleo – March 8, 2020:
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 !
Roland Brown – March 20, 2020:
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…).
Kathy Cauley – April 1, 2020:
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!
Josephine Odiorne – April 3, 2020:
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.
Mimi Alvarez – April 6, 2020:
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.
Emily Goss – April 20, 2020:
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.
mkelly – April 20, 2020:
Yes, please bring it back. We’ll pay more. It’s wonderful!
Lorre Walton – April 22, 2020:
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!!!!
Ulla – April 23, 2020:
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.
Chris Petrillo – May 7, 2020:
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.
Charles Parente – May 10, 2020:
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
Rick Greene – May 10, 2020:
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
Mary R Epler – May 22, 2020:
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???
Mary Epler – May 22, 2020:
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?
Kamile Bures – May 24, 2020:
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.
Frank McGrory – May 24, 2020:
Please bring it back!
Not that bad