Whenever we’re in a grocery store, it’s instinctive for us to reach for a jar of commercially prepared sauce. But when you think about it, the taste of homemade sauces is worth the labour. Your meal could become more intimate if the dips, dressings, pestos, and ketchups came from a warm kitchen instead of a large factory.

Direct Appliance Rentals CEO Karina Wolfin always includes homemade sauces in her shopping list. She says, “Even the simplest meal can become more exciting with delicious condiments. Sauces made of simple and fresh ingredients increase the satisfaction rate with your kitchen creations.”

So, the next time you’re tempted to get something off the shelves, remember these things:

No Strange Ingredients

Homemade sauces do not contain preservatives, sweeteners, colouring, enhancers, or any other unfamiliar ingredients. They are also high in fat, salt, and sugar.

Instead, they are made of freshly picked tomatoes, basil, garlic, onion, and pepper. All of these are rich in vitamins and minerals, unlike artificial additives. Furthermore, fresh ingredients provide authentic tastes.

Homemade sauces are produced in small batches, which means there’s enough attention given to each product.


Helps Local Farmers

Imagine local farmers in straw hats happily harvesting fresh ingredients and taking care of livestock. And now imagine that every jar of homemade sauce you buy supports their small community.

Homemade sauces use local produce, while commercial products rely primarily on imported ingredients. When you support a local product, the money goes to smaller farms, vendors, couriers, etc.---people who need it more.


Minimal Risk of Allergies

Commercial sauces have additives that may not sit well with your immune system. Additionally, the ingredients used are probably exposed to pesticides, herbicides, and other strong chemicals. While most companies try to be specific with their labelling, it’s hard to keep track of everything that goes into commercially prepared food.

Homemade sauces, like the Marina’s Signature Italian Style Tomato Sauce, is made using sustainable techniques. Simmered to perfection using a blend of herbs and spices, it offers unique and authentic tastes that you can’t find in any other retailer.





Perfect for Family Traditions

Food is a crucial factor in family dynamics. Because of that, you would want a premium homemade sauce to be at the centre instead of something from a big-box retailer.

Birthdays, holidays, barbecue parties, weekends—every occasion can be made special with delicious food and homemade sauces. Every dip tells a story of hard work, friendship, and love for cooking.

Let’s say a cousin catches a hint of horseradish in your Big John's Chop & Steak Sauce. From there, everybody might start talking about their herb garden at home or reminisce about grandma’s recipes.


Sweet, spicy, fruity, zesty, or creamy—sauces lift the flavours in food. What more if they’re made of fresh and natural ingredients?

Marina’s Delicious Sauces are inspired by the love for family and clean and delicious food. This means each jar of our homemade sauce are only of wholesome ingredients and traditional techniques. Check out homemade sauces now!


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