* FTC Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed by contributors of the product reviews are their own and not necessarily those of Netrition.com. These reviews should not be taken as recommendations but rather customer opinions of the products that they may or may not have used. Furthermore, Netrition.com makes no warranty or representation, expressed or implied, as to the accuracy or sufficiency of the information contributed by outside sources, and assumes no responsibility or liability regarding the use of such information. Netrition.com does not warrant the performance, effectiveness or applicability of any materials listed or linked to on Netrition.com.
October 05, 2020Reviewer: Wendy in Oregon* This review is specifically for the
If you love to eat cheesy breadsticks but can't make it work anymore due to carb restrictions, I have found what I think is almost the exact taste and texture, and this marinara sauce is an excellent complement:
1) Go online or to a local upper-end store and look for bread cheese. Probably any bread cheese will do, but Carr Valley is the best I've found for this purpose. It comes in a cheesy slab about the size and shape of a piece of toast, so it's pretty good-sized (6 servings for 100 cals/1g carb per serving).
2) I heat the cheese in the microwave, griddle it, or heat it in the air fryer. When done, I sprinkle it with some garlic powder.
3) Use a pizza cutter to slice it into 6 finger-width strips, and serve with the Tomato-Basil sauce for dipping. Reminds me of Pizza Hut cheesy breadsticks and marinara sauce from when I was a kid and still able to eat those!This review is specific to Pasta Sauce, Tomato & Basil
September 10, 2020Reviewer: Wendy in Oregon* I have tried all 3 of these sauce types. I am not a fan of the Alfredo, but it really depends on what you are used to having; I think it is just okay, but my husband says it is way too sweet and won't eat it at all, so we just don't order it.
The tomato/basil is pretty good, but I have a tip or two to give for it, and so I'll review that separately.
The garlic+herb sauce is pretty strongly herbal-tasting, hard to explain: I do not like it by itself in pasta, BUT I have found that if I mix it 1:1 ratio with any of the "leftover" seasoned oil from, say, a jar of roasted tomatoes, or a jar of marinated artichoke hearts, it is just about unbeatable! It really needs that oil for body, and to cut the herbal strength a bit. In both of the jarred products I mentioned, the oil is only lightly flavored (usually) with whatever it was preserving, so it doesn't clash with nor overwhelm the garlic+herb from the Walden Farms product.
All this, and it's 0 cal/carb with a pretty good flavor when prepared right. If you have some at home and weren't able to figure out what to do with it, it might be worth giving this a try so you don't feel like you wasted your money.
It also might be workable with a vinegar and oil preparation, too, or to stretch out a more-caloric dressing such as store-bought Italian. Would definitely cut the calories and carbs (which is my own goal), and also the fat, too.This review is specific to Pasta Sauce, Garlic & Herb
December 14, 2017Reviewer: Marsha in New Mexico* I like some Walden Farms products and dislike others. It all depends on how close a product comes to my perception of what I think it should be. This sauce is far from perfect, since it is devoid of the fat, protein and associated components that make a true alfredo. That said, it can be greatly improved by adding X amount of a real alfredo, whether homemade or Ragu, Prego, etc. The sauce then serves quite well as a filler or extender for the real thing. I myself mix 1 part Ragu to 2 parts Walden Farms and whatever spices I feel like adding. It certainly won't be everyone's favorite but for me it works.This review is specific to Pasta Sauce, Alfredo
July 27, 2015Reviewer: Ludmila in New York* This is not bad for a perceived no-calorie grub. I mean, if you've had a long date with your Italian grandma's spaghetti marinara just yesterday, don't fool yourself into thinking that you somehow gonna like this vinegar flavored Jell-O. But give yourself a few weeks on something like HCG diet, and trust me - it will tickle your palate that way you'd be surprised!This review is specific to Pasta Sauce, Tomato & Basil
October 13, 2013Reviewer: Isabelle in New York* I enjoy Walden farm products but some of their products can use some doctoring up. This is one of them. The texture is okay but the taste is on the bland side. I will stir in a bit of WF thick and spicy BBQ sauce to give it a little kick or for a more pronounced cheese taste, will add nutritional yeast, adding a bit of reduced fat Parmesan cheese has been successful. Adding salt and garlic powder has proven effective in creating a taste closer to the real Alfredo flavor. Given this product is calorie free and allows me to have a pasta inspired dish(I use spaghetti squash or julienned zucchini) is a huge plus. Worth trying and experimenting with.
September 22, 2011Reviewer: Wendy in Pennsylvania* I use the Alfredo and Tomato & Basil Pasta Sauces. Both add welcome flavor at just the cost of some sodium, to some of my more bland veggie heavy meals. I don't need to add salt, or much else, in the way of condiments.
The Tomato & Basil Sauce is a shade that is into the pink range. That put me off the first time I used it. Upon reflection, I decided that the addition of it's taste trumped the visual aspect.
The Alfredo Sauce taste is a little strong for my palate, but it still adds welcome flavoring.
November 06, 2007Reviewer: Helen in Florida* We tasted the Alfredo Sauce cold in the jar and were skeptical, but added it to steamed broccoli with cooked chicken breast strips & whole grain pasta, warmed it up and it was great. We did top it with a little parmesan cheese. It seemed to taste even better after sitting for a couple of minutes on the plate. My hubby says do it again, and the lack of calories and carbs was a real plus! It's best to keep an open mind when trying new items such as this. You shouldn't expect it to be exactly like whatever you were using before because it's not, but this is pretty close.This review is specific to Pasta Sauce, Alfredo