• Papa Vince’s cherry tomatoes are grown in Ragusa, by dear farmer friends of the Papa Vince family.
• No Mass Production - we handpick all our tomatoes when vine-ripened to get the maximum sweetness and the lowest acidity possible. We preserve them the same way grandma taught us 81 years ago : by boiling and vacuum sealing each jar in sealed antiseptic rooms.
• Exquisitely Seasoned with Papa Vince Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Papa Vince Sea Salt.
My family has been growing, harvesting and pressing its own Extra Virgin Olive Oil since 1935. Our orchards are located in Sicily, Italy.
Papa Vince entered the US market in March 2013. Since then, the excitement that our customers share daily through emails, phone calls and in social media has catapulted us to expand our tent beyond Extra Virgin Olive Oil.
In 2016 we decided to partner with local artisans in Sicily to bring to you, our customer, the highest quality possible pastas, tomato sauces, vinegars, sea salt, marmalades and coffee, all made in Sicily by locals with local products.
Papa Vince is a small family business. Our goal is to restore the joy of family and friends sitting around the table to enjoy an incredible meal - just like the ones Grandma used to make. Once you taste Papa Vince foods we are convinced you will become part of our family. It’s the Italian way – to make friends, with good food around the table.
Four years ago, I was on a recruiting trip for college athletics. I am a coach at a major university. While on the trip, I became so sick from a burning stomach and throat that I had to come home. I was burping for hours and it was unbearable. Immediately, I went to a specialist for Gerd. They found ulcers and a Hiatal hernia in my stomach. It was from years of Ibuprophen to relieve the pain I suffer from being a former top-ranked athlete. The doctor said we can operate. I said no.
So, I went to work. It was another full-time job to heal myself. Immediately, I spent hours studying and shopping for foods. I was determined to get well. I got off the Ibuprophen, reduced my sugar intake by 80%, became lactose free, ate no red meat, went 70% gluten free, and stopped eating high-acidic foods. Examples of acidic foods and drinks were pizza sauces, soft drinks and juices. The other precautions I took were to eat a bit less, no eating past 6 PM, and sleeping on a 6" foam wedge at night.
The results were a life-changing miracle. I lost 18 net pounds in six month. I take no proton pump inhibitors and I have far less Gerd. I have no burning stomach. I cleared up all stomach ulcers. I reduced the body aches and I manage my life-long IBS much better.
Although, I still slightly feel the hernia after a meal (eating a little to much), its not that bad. The doctor said the hernia will never totally go away, but can be manage if done right. During my one year check-up, the doctor said "Hardly any of my patients do this. They all want a pill or an operation, and very few will change the way they eat so drastically". This change also creates zero problem in maintaining my body weight, even when I don't get enough exercise.
Being married into an Italian family, I missed eating pizza. So, I cook with GF and lactose free products, and I use Papa Vince Pizza Sauce religiously.
Light portions of Papa Vince Sauce combined with fresh tomatoes, was the answer for me. I eat an Italian dish about every other week with no stomach or esophagus problem.
Thanks to the delicious Papa Vince product (I use their olive oil also), I can enjoy a broader range of foods and eat healthier. The burning Gerd has basically gone away.
High quality sauce.
I love the low acid...no heartburn.
Always fresh, superior quality, and healthy. I actually look forward to receiving my EVOO, Red Sauce, Pasta, Moscato Vinegar!! Distinct flavor that you can taste and count on to enhance food to that “oooh” factor! Long time customer! Love Papa Vince!!!
The sauce is good .. a little on the sweet side. Did I order spaghetti marinara sauce ? Maybe I ordered the wrong product. I love authentic Italian restaurant-type spaghetti marinara sauce. I didn’t add meat I just heated it up. Thanks so much,
This sauce seems expensive, but it is the most delicious tomato sauce ever. 1 bottle makes enough sauce for 2 people which is perfect for us. Will continue to purchase this product and recommend to everyone.