I wouldn't describe it as horrible. It's a pretty decent marinara sauce. It just didn't have the deepness and richness of flavor I like in a marinara sauce. For my spaghetti, I actually prefer the Prego Heart Smart sauce that Costco also sells and is on the shelf right next to the Kirkland Marinara. It just doesn't live up to the Costco Kirkland reputation, IMO. Oh well, I guess they can't be perfect.