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Photo Credit: Dave's Gourmet, Inc

Photo Credit: Dave’s Gourmet, Inc

I love promoting homegrown companies, and that’s just what Dave’s Gourmet Specialty Foods is. Dave began his career as a restaurateur, and he parlayed that experience into his own line of products which he’s made available to all of us through his online store. Besides his gourmet pasta sauces, which I’ll be sampling soon, he also produced spiced, drink mixes, hot sauces, snacks, mustard and more.

I couldn’t help but bookmark a few items to order for holiday gifts. My son will be getting a can of Dave’s Burning Nuts because come on, how funny is that! Plus he LOVES spicy foods, so I’m always trying to find the hottest of the hot for him. I’ll also likely get him Dave’s Four Pack Hot Sauce  – Roasted Garlic Hot Sauce, fiery Insanity Hot Sauce, fresh tasting Hurtin Jalapeno Sauce, and piquant Cool Cayenne Sauce – they’re mini versions to try out, and they’ll make a great stocking stuffers (I know it’s August – I shop early!).

But thankfully, for those of us who haven’t burned our taste buds off yet, Dave’s Gourmet has food we’ll like as well. In addition to his Organic Heirloom Pasta Sauces, he’s adding an Oatmeal Cookie Butter soon (in fact, you can email to be put on a waiting list).

Dave’s Gourmet: Pasta Sauce Review

But what makes his Gourmet Pasta Sauces award-winning? Fresh, local, and ingredients (three of the sauces use organic ingredients) plus love and care that comes from having a passion for food. His Butternut Squash Pasta Sauce won the Best Pasta Sauce category in the 2009 New York Fancy Food Show, while his Organic Spicy Heirloom Marina Pasta Sauce has also won its share of awards too.

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Dave’s Gourmet Organic Red Heirloom Pasta Sauce Ingredients: Organic tomatoes (heirloom and other varieties), water, organic carrots, organic onions, organic tomato paste, organic extra virgin olive oil, organic evaporated cane juice, organic garlic, organic spices (including organic basil and organic oregano), and sea salt. Gluten-free.

But how does Dave’s Gourmet Organic Red Heirloom Pasta Sauce taste? Fresh, bright, and packed with flavor! I tried it over three cheese tortellini with some shaved Reggiano cheese and a little fresh basil chiffonade from my garden, and it was fantastic. Total time from jar to table? Nine minutes and the reward was pasta sauce that tasted like it came fresh from my garden.

 I can’t wait to try one of the other varieties and will likely pick up the Masala Marinara Pasta Sauce because it’s such an unusual collection of flavors that I think my husband would love as much as I will.

Dave's Gourmet Organic Red Heirloom Pasta Sauce with three cheese tortellini shaved Reggiano cheese fresh basil chiffonade - ad

Where to Buy Dave’s Gourmet Products

Purchase Dave’s Gourmet products from their website. You can also find out more about Dave’s Gourmet and get updates on new products, sales and more by following them on Facebook, Twitter, and by visiting their website. You can also find recipes using Dave’s Gourmet products on the Recipe Page.

The full line of Dave’s Sauces


  • Butternut Squash Pasta Sauce
  • Organic Red Heirloom Pasta Sauce
  • Organic Roasted Garlic & Sweet Basil Pasta Sauce
  • Wild Mushroom Pasta Sauce
  • Masala Marinara Pasta Sauce
  • Organic Spicy Heirloom Marinara Pasta Sauce