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Classico Traditional Basil Pesto - 1 Jar (8.1 oz)
1 Jar = 8.1 oz (283 g); Sauce and Spread Traditional Basil Pesto. Makes 5 servings. Unique flavorful sauces for hot and cold pastas bread or chicken.

  • 1 Jar of 8.1 oz (283 g)
  • Ingredients: Basil, Soybean Oil, Garlic, Romano Cheese (Cultured Part Skim Milk, Salt, Enzymes), Olive Oil, Partially Hydrogenated Soybean Oil, Spice, Salt, Lactic Acid, Torula Yeast, Citric Acid, Pine Nuts, Natural Flavors.
  • For Pasta: 1. Stir in jar. 2. Add 4 tbsp sauce (or to taste) to 1 cup hot pasta. 3. Toss to coat evenly. Usage Ideas: 1. Spread on sandwiches or wraps. 2. Add to pizza toppings. 3. Add to tuna or chicken salad. Refrigerate after opening.
  • Manufacturer: International Gourmet Special Specialties Co.
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Contains: soybeans, milk, and pine nuts. Center button pops up when original seal is broken.

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Classico Traditional Basil Pesto - 1 Jar (8.1 oz)
 
3.4

(based on 11 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

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    (3)

60%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to prepare (6)
  • Flavorful (4)
  • Good value (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Add flavor (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Health conscious (4), Simple tastes (4), Foodie (3)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    I love this pesto! So versatile!

    My kids and their friends love when I use this pesto! We stir it into pasta and add cut up grape tomatoes. A little goes a long way and an opened jar stores well...Read complete review

    My kids and their friends love when I use this pesto! We stir it into pasta and add cut up grape tomatoes. A little goes a long way and an opened jar stores well in the refrigerator! Just add a little olive oil if you need to perk it up! I also spread it on flour tortillas and top with chopped cooked chicken, leftover asparagus, chopped tomatoes and romano cheese, top with another tortilla, heat in the oven and serve. A quick and easy lunch. I've used it in too many ways to remember--makes it so easy to be creative! I hope they never take it off the market!

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Okay for the price

    This product has all of the main ingredients I look for when I buy pesto -- basil, garlic, olive oil, romano, pine nuts -- but the taste is just all wrong. ...Read complete review

    This product has all of the main ingredients I look for when I buy pesto -- basil, garlic, olive oil, romano, pine nuts -- but the taste is just all wrong. Perhaps it's the soybean oil or other flavorings, but this one seems a little lacking... Not that "fresh" pesto zing that I crave.Still, I like most of the ingredients, and it's usually priced between [$]. So it's a great buy.I keep it on hand for parties and mix-ins for pizzas and pasta sauces. I would never use it on its own as a sandwich spread or anything I wanted to be truly amazing. It simply cannot stand alone without being blended into something.All in all, it's a quality pesto at an amazingly low price per ounce.

    Reviewed by 11 customers

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    1.0

    Horrible

    By cm

    from Lena, Il.

    Pros

    • none

    Cons

    • Acid And Garlic
    • Dreadful Inedible

    Best Uses

      Comments about Classico Traditional Basil Pesto - 1 Jar (8.1 oz):

      This product was inedible and we had to throw out the pasta that we put it on.

       
      4.0

      Good for a quick meal.

      By Epicurious granny

      from York, PA

      About Me Cook For Two, Foodie, Frequent Diner, Health Conscious

      Pros

      • Easy To Prepare
      • Good Value
      • Great Garlic Flavor
      • Well Packaged

      Cons

      • Lacks Basil Nut Flavor

      Best Uses

        Comments about Classico Traditional Basil Pesto - 1 Jar (8.1 oz):

        For a quick pasta meal this pesto delivers. I added petite diced tomatoes and some olive oil to the pesto that I stirred into my linguine. This gave me time to toast up some garlic foccacia, pour the wine and dine.

        I have made pesto in the summer when I have fresh basil in the garden, but it is a cold day in the end of January. The Classico could be brightened up with a fresh squeeze of lemon after tossing with pasta.

        Could be good for pesto pizza bread or tossed with fresh ravioli.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Some Rough Pesto

        By jeb_leeds

        from Plymouth Ma

        About Me Chef, Foodie

        Pros

          Cons

          • Lacks Flavor

          Best Uses

          • Gift

          Comments about Classico Traditional Basil Pesto - 1 Jar (8.1 oz):

          I had high hopes for this product as it is from classico but this pesto is extremely bitter xp I would rate it higher by the price but I have never tasted pesto this bad EVER before in my life. I said finally a pesto that I can buy that isnt going to cost 5$ min but this takes some real shortcuts. My guess is the high levels of soybean oil (which nobody ever wants). Great packaging though hey it got me to buy it. Will repurpose this jar though its a nice size.

           
          5.0

          you could eat this by the spoonful

          By lansing mom

          from lansing mi

          Staff Reviewer

          Comments about Classico Traditional Basil Pesto - 1 Jar (8.1 oz):

          could on bread and pasta

           
          5.0

          Use it for pizza!

          By trexxie

          from metamora mi

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Easy To Prepare
          • Flavorful

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Classico Traditional Basil Pesto - 1 Jar (8.1 oz):

              I use this to make chicken pesto pizza. It is so yummy! It has become one of my family's favorites!

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great flavor with garlic touch

              By George Jos

              from Nigeria West Africa

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Prepare
              • Flavorful
              • Good Value

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Add Flavor
                • Anytime

                Comments about Classico Traditional Basil Pesto - 1 Jar (8.1 oz):

                I use it on English muffin pizzas or pasta

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                I love this pesto! So versatile!

                By Marcia

                from Naperville, IL, top

                About Me Health Conscious, Mom of hungry kids, Simple Tastes

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Easy to use
                • Flavorful
                • Non-Perishable
                • versatile

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Appetizers
                  • Pasta
                  • Quesadillas

                  Comments about Classico Traditional Basil Pesto - 1 Jar (8.1 oz):

                  My kids and their friends love when I use this pesto! We stir it into pasta and add cut up grape tomatoes. A little goes a long way and an opened jar stores well in the refrigerator! Just add a little olive oil if you need to perk it up! I also spread it on flour tortillas and top with chopped cooked chicken, leftover asparagus, chopped tomatoes and romano cheese, top with another tortilla, heat in the oven and serve. A quick and easy lunch. I've used it in too many ways to remember--makes it so easy to be creative! I hope they never take it off the market!

                  (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  1.0

                  Simply awful

                  By Hels

                  from New York City

                  About Me Simple Tastes

                  Pros

                    Cons

                    • Acidic
                    • Bad Flavor

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Classico Traditional Basil Pesto - 1 Jar (8.1 oz):

                      This is absolutely awful, all I could taste was acidity and garlic - none of the basil or nut flavors. I don't know how they could even call it pesto, it doesn't taste like any pesto I have ever had, whether in Italy or in the US.

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Great Pesto

                      By Amanda

                      from Sparta, MI

                      About Me Health Conscious, Simple Tastes

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Prepare
                      • Flavorful
                      • Good Value
                      • Non-Perishable
                      • Well Packaged

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Add Flavor
                        • Anytime
                        • Entertaining

                        Comments about Classico Traditional Basil Pesto - 1 Jar (8.1 oz):

                        I use this pesto all the time. I currently do not have a food processor or blender to attempt to make my own pesto, so this is the best pesto I have found off the shelf! I cook a bag of frozen ravioli and stir in the whole jar and I have dinner! Sometimes we mix it with shrimp and pasta also. It is very quick and easy to change up your dinner routine with a product like this.

                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        3.0

                        Okay for a jar.

                        By jessi

                        from grand rapids, mi

                        Verified Reviewer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Prepare

                        Cons

                        • Tomato-y

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Classico Traditional Basil Pesto - 1 Jar (8.1 oz):

                          I like pesto on my sandwiches. I thought it would be easier to buy than make, but it's just not the same.

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