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Why is Tomato Sauce so Cheap?

August 31st, 2015 at 10:28 pm

It is amazing to me that 2 3 gallon buckets of tomatoes from the garden, an onion, 2 bell peppers, and 5 cloves of garlic boiled down for 4 to 5 hours are what it takes to make 4.5 quarts of spaghetti sauce. How the heck do they sell it so cheap in the stores? I don't get it.

Even the organic tomato sauce is cheap. Yet tomatoes, even in season like now, are freakishly expensive when you don't grow them yourself. And ketchup? How is ketchup so cheap? I seriously do not get it after all the processing I've been doing.

Oh, well. I now have a total of 4 quart jars, 5 pint and a half jars, and one pint of completely homemade spaghetti sauce. And judging from the tomatoes still on my table and the unripe ones still on the plants, there is no end in sight. It tastes amazing though.

2 Responses to “Why is Tomato Sauce so Cheap?”

  1. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Are you making your own ketchup? I love ketchup. I am a freak about ketchup ... the first time NE ate with me at IHOP and I put ketchup on my scrambled eggs ... he knew I was weird. Smile

  2. LuckyRobin Says:

    If I have enough tomatoes after I make sauce and salsa I will make ketchup. It is my favorite condiment. I use it on a lot of things other people don't, though not eggs.

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