Sack O’ Sauce

I'm sure the product tasted fine, but the name would give me pause.

Life - Jan 16, 1950

     Posted By: Alex - Tue Jun 30, 2020
     Category: Food | Advertising | 1950s

Seventy years on and although you probably won't see wieners with sacked sauce on the shelf, you can get a turkey breast with a sack of sauce to mix with the drippings of the meat to make a gravy to ladle over the potatoes. Unfortunately the sauce usually is a bit too salty for my taste and I skip it and make up my own gravy.
Posted by KDP on 06/30/20 at 12:10 PM
Why buy the package and/or tin, then? Why not skip the pre-prepared "product", and just buy a fresh turkey breast and cook it from scratch? So much healthier, and far more importantly, tastier.
Posted by Richard Bos on 06/30/20 at 01:40 PM
@KDP -- I loved those when they came in the little foil pans! After baking, you removed it from the pan, set the pan on a burner, and stirred the packet into the juices. Instead of pouring the gravy over potatoes, I'd stir in a packet of instant mashed potatoes. That cut the saltiness significantly (it always was within my low-sodium limits, but for some reason, it just seemed incredibly salty).

Total time you had to spend on it, maybe five minutes, tops. Meat was consistently high quality (as least the brand I bought), much better than a slab of raw. $3 got you two servings (not that I ever shared it with anyone).

Sadly, the last time I knew I was going to have a really busy day and wouldn't have time to cook, I couldn't find them. I've since heard they stopped making them.

Since then, they've surrendered to the needs-a-glass-belly-button crowd and put "low-fat" above taste, convenience, and decent price.

Posted by Phideaux on 06/30/20 at 02:41 PM
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