Peanut Oil in Marinara Sauce

Posted on: Sun, 11/28/1999 - 11:59am
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I just flew back to college today after spending Thanksgiving at home. On the way back, I got a hot pretzel with marinara sauce from Auntie Anne's. I don't usually eat ANYTHING at airports, but I didn't have much with me, and I thought that would be relatively safe.

Silly me; one bite and I knew something was strange. There was peanut oil in the marinara sauce, something that I assume is safe above all else! I spit it out, rinsed my mouth, and had no reaction. However, this is something you might want to watch out for, since I have read that many of you also assume that "plain red sauce" is safe.

Katie

Posted on: Tue, 11/30/1999 - 2:14pm
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THANK YOU KATE! And I am glad you are OK.
Auntie Annie cannot truly be Italian.

Posted on: Tue, 11/30/1999 - 2:15pm
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Thanks so much for you post, my PA daughter eats pretzels there all the time we will stay away from the sause now.

Posted on: Thu, 04/06/2000 - 3:34am
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Hi Katie. I once ordered an enchilada with red sauce in a restaurant in San Diego, CA. The sauce had peanut butter in it. It never occured to me that red sauce would contain peanut butter.
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Posted on: Thu, 04/06/2000 - 5:58am
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Watch out for Chili too! Some people use peanut butter as a thickener! Keep your eyes open!

Posted on: Thu, 04/06/2000 - 8:37am
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There is a mexican restaurant in Lafayette,Ca that also puts peanut butter in their enchilada red sauce. It's more common than we think.

Posted on: Tue, 05/30/2000 - 2:34pm
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Thanks for the warning. I won't eat there!

Posted on: Thu, 07/24/2003 - 12:20am
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Posted on: Sun, 07/27/2003 - 3:14am
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Posted on: Thu, 08/07/2003 - 3:00pm
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I've been told that PB is used as a thickener in pasta sauces. Anyone ever come across a jarred sauce with it?

Posted on: Thu, 08/07/2003 - 11:16pm
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I've not come across a jarred sauce with PB on the label, but many have "flavoring" and "spices" listed. I look for sauces that explicitly list all of the ingredients.
T.

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