Spaghetti, spaghetti sauce and mushrooms are all over the supermarket shelves.
But the name of the sauce has been in the news recently, as some supermarkets and restaurant chains are now offering to swap it for other ingredients.
“There’s a lot of confusion about this sauce,” said John Collins, who works at the popular Italian restaurant on South Main Street in Dublin.
“They have these things called ‘Mushroom Sauce’ which are actually the same as spaghetti sauce.”
So they’re called ‘Ascension of the Spaghetti’ and it’s the same stuff, it’s just a different name.
“I just don’t think it should be called ‘sour sauce’.”
People who think they’re going to get a bad name for a sauce, they’re not going to.
“Sour sauce is the name given to the sauce produced when tomatoes are crushed and boiled to release the sugar in the tomato.
It is produced by boiling water until it has a creamy consistency and is often used as a filling in sandwiches and salads.”
This is what’s called the ‘Spaghetti Sauce’ and we are going to be switching it to ‘Arava’ as a name for this sauce because we don’t want to be associated with it.
“Mr Collins, a long-term loyal customer of the restaurant, said that although the sauce was not as popular as it used to be, it had a long shelf life and that the company was happy to take on the risk.”
We have a lot more customers now, so we just want to see what the demand is and see how long it’s going to last,” he said.”
If it goes, we are happy to use it, if it doesn’t, we won’t.
“Mr Kavanagh said that while the company would be switching over the sauce to “Aravas’ sauce” in some stores, the change would not affect the company’s sales.”
It’s going back to the original recipe which was just for the last two or three years,” he added.”
And we’ve been doing that for about six months and it looks like it’s still going strong.
“At the moment we’re happy with it, so hopefully we’ll be able to keep going and we’ll keep making it.”
He added that the restaurant would still sell the sauce, but that it would no longer be on the menu.
“The sauce will remain on the shelves,” he explained.
“That’s the whole reason for this, because we have no choice.”
The company also said that it had not been contacted by any customers in the past week or so who were upset by the change, but they were not in any particular danger of losing customers.