36 minutes ago, blue_dolphin said:
This sale that caused you to perceive a sudden drop in product value, when did it occur?
2017. That was when Rao's Specialy Foods was sold to Sovos Brands. Sovos greatly expanded production and quality suffered.
If you're interested, there's a Robb Report of how Sovos industrialized Rao's before flipping it to Campbell's.
There are sad parallels here with other acquisitions and mergers. Eddie Bauer, Abercrombie & Fitch, Williams-Sonoma, big brew, etc., etc. Before it's over, I'm sure there'll be a Rao's credit card.