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Offline dmcavanagh

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Re: Stanliaus SuperDolce canned Pizza Sauce
« Reply #25 on: May 22, 2010, 08:16:12 PM »
If anyone lives near Hudson, NY, Ginsberg restaurant supply has a cash n carry store on RT.66 that sells many of the Stanislaus brands in the 6 1/2lb. cans for about $5.
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Re: Stanliaus SuperDolce canned Pizza Sauce
« Reply #26 on: May 22, 2010, 08:39:16 PM »
Wish I could get their stuff locally without paying shipping.  :-D

Just taste tested the super dolce against a can of Cento crush tomatoes.  No comparison.  The SD was a lot better.  I use to think the Cento stuff was pretty decent and maybe it is, but you get spoiled after eating the stanilaus stuff.


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Re: Stanliaus SuperDolce canned Pizza Sauce
« Reply #27 on: June 10, 2010, 09:14:10 PM »
All I can say is WOW. Super Dolce with basil is awesome! I tried a spoonful and it was sweet as candy. Tried it straight up on pizza and the acid became super concentrated. I will dilute next time. Made some pasta sauce for sausage and rigatoni. Added some water and spices. I will never go back to the normal, everyday, canned tomatoes and the like.  :chef:

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Re: Stanliaus SuperDolce canned Pizza Sauce
« Reply #28 on: June 10, 2010, 09:25:50 PM »
All I can say is WOW. Super Dolce with basil is awesome! I tried a spoonful and it was sweet as candy. Tried it straight up on pizza and the acid became super concentrated. I will dilute next time. Made some pasta sauce for sausage and rigatoni. Added some water and spices. I will never go back to the normal, everyday, canned tomatoes and the like.  :chef:

I just finished my first 7lb can.  My favorite way to use SD is to dilute cold bottled water and just add ganji dante oregano.  That's it!  Good stuff.  I have a bunch of other great sauces and tomatoes to go through.  If you need to store the leftover sauce/paste, I would recommend freezing it in little snack size ziplock bags and just thaw out before using.

Here's a little test  I just did on storage of tomato pastes and sauces.
http://www.pizzamaking.com/forum/index.php/topic,11161.0.html


Offline Spurkey

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Re: Stanliaus SuperDolce canned Pizza Sauce
« Reply #29 on: June 15, 2010, 10:00:36 PM »

Most pizza shops dilute the heavy pizza sauce/paste can with one can of water per can of sauce.

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Re: Stanliaus SuperDolce canned Pizza Sauce
« Reply #30 on: August 01, 2010, 02:28:11 PM »
Jackie.....Tried the SD last night. Have to say it's better than the 6 in 1's, but not quite what I was looking for. As was the case with the 6 in 1's, much of the initial tomato flavor escaped.  After reading about the other Stanislaus products, the Pizzaiolo definitely seems worth a try. Somewhere there is an answer as to how to retain the tomatoey flavor. I am painfully aware of the heat factor in tomato flavor loss, but we can't bake pizzas at 200 degrees!  ::)   Here in Michigan there are four pizza stores/restaurants famous for such a sauce, Buddy's, Shields, Louie's, and Buscemi's. Would be open to committing a major crime for the recipe. ;D         

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Re: Stanliaus SuperDolce canned Pizza Sauce
« Reply #31 on: August 01, 2010, 03:34:26 PM »
Albert, was it too sweet for you?  I need to try my other Stanilaus stuff, but everyone I've fed the SD to liked it quite a bit.  Sorry I couldn't be of further help. 

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Re: Stanliaus SuperDolce canned Pizza Sauce
« Reply #32 on: August 01, 2010, 09:39:22 PM »
Jackie...neither the sweetness nor the consistency were the problem, both were fine, in fact I even enhanced it with a little sugar and salt.  The sauce seemed to lose much of the rich tomato flavor it had when I first made it, though not as bad as the 6 in 1's.  I am convinced  one of these Stanislaus products will give me what I am looking for because the pizzeria whose sauce I am trying to replicate says on their website that their sauce is made from "high quality Stanislaus tomatoes".  Next up for me is the Pizzaiolo because it sounds promising and Jackie, your postings have been extremely helpful.  Best..............Al

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Re: Stanliaus SuperDolce canned Pizza Sauce
« Reply #33 on: August 04, 2010, 05:34:03 PM »
What did you think of the La Bella San Marzano?

Do you remember?

I can get them for around $2.99 each. 


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Re: Stanliaus SuperDolce canned Pizza Sauce
« Reply #34 on: August 07, 2010, 12:11:25 AM »
Just tried the Pizzaiolo sauce. Don't know what seasonings they used, but I must say it tasted nothing like a tomato! >:( So far the SD is the clear cut leader IMO. Even though the SD is supposed to be a 'prepared' sauce, I see it as more of a good sauce base that gives you the flexibility of creating a 'signature' sauce.  I am not after anything complex, just a distinct tomato flavor on the finished product.

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Re: Stanliaus SuperDolce canned Pizza Sauce
« Reply #35 on: August 17, 2010, 01:10:49 PM »
What did you think of the La Bella San Marzano?

Do you remember?

I can get them for around $2.99 each. 

Sorry MC, I haven't been keeping up with this thread.  It took me a really long time to go through the big can of SD since I have to dilute it quite a bit.  I'm almost through the 6 n 1's now and will open up either the La Belle, La VAlle, or the Alta Cuchinas next.  I haven' t decided but it will be tomatoes instead of sauce.  I'll post my impressions once I do.

The 6n1s are very good, different from the SD.  They make a great sauce and I can see why they would be so popular for deep dish or pasta dishes.  They do have bits of the peel in them.  For the $, the SD would  be a better value since they require so much dilution, they last quite a bit longer, and have a stronger tomato flavor.  I dilute the 6n1's just a bit but they don't require much water at all if any.   Both have been awesome.  My only regret is that I haven't been able to source them locally without paying PennMac's hefty shipping costs.  But even with the shipping costs added in, they are a value in my eyes.  I simply can not find tomatoes/products that even come close to the quality or value of these from PennMac even with the shipping. 

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Re: Stanliaus SuperDolce canned Pizza Sauce
« Reply #36 on: August 17, 2010, 02:20:01 PM »
Hey Jackie Tran, have you tried ordering 6 in 1's right from the company? I get 6 28oz. cans from them for I think about $16.50. Look them up on line, the company is called escalon.
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Re: Stanliaus SuperDolce canned Pizza Sauce
« Reply #37 on: August 17, 2010, 03:30:03 PM »
I'll crack the tin of Bella I have tonight and let you know.

Thanks for replying.

Offline Jackie Tran

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Re: Stanliaus SuperDolce canned Pizza Sauce
« Reply #38 on: August 17, 2010, 03:31:04 PM »
Hey Jackie Tran, have you tried ordering 6 in 1's right from the company? I get 6 28oz. cans from them for I think about $16.50. Look them up on line, the company is called escalon.

Thank you. I will make a note of that.

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Re: Stanliaus SuperDolce canned Pizza Sauce
« Reply #39 on: August 24, 2010, 08:33:09 PM »
Hmmmm -

Just passed these up at the store the other day in favor of trying some whole peeled tomatoes, but now I'm thinking that it's a good deal.  I was excited because the wholesale place near me (Corrado's in Clifton, NJ) has 6 in 1s and such for about $5/can, but I thought it was so huge I wouldn't be able to make use of it.  Did you find that it kept well in your ziploc bags?  How long did you store them in the fridge/freezer for?

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Re: Stanliaus SuperDolce canned Pizza Sauce
« Reply #40 on: August 24, 2010, 09:11:41 PM »
Sauces keep best in the freezer.  I have used them 8 wks out this way and it's about as fresh as the day the can is opened.

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Re: Stanliaus SuperDolce canned Pizza Sauce
« Reply #41 on: August 27, 2010, 04:34:04 PM »
Congrats on having finally gotten ahold of the Stanislaus stuff. Fortunately, my local Italian produce market is well stocked with all of the Stanislaus canned product. I mostly buy the whole pear tomatoes and hand crush them for topping Chicago deep dish style pizzas, but the puree and pizza sauces are indeed fabulous.


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Re: Stanliaus SuperDolce canned Pizza Sauce
« Reply #42 on: August 27, 2010, 07:14:43 PM »
Chau - thanks for the tips on keeping this stuff in the freezer.  I was passing by the wholesale place today so I grabbed a 7/11 and a 6 in 1 for starters... it'll be a while before I can try them but I'm psyched!

They also carry a number of other Escalon and Stanislaus tomatoes like Full Red, Bonta, and a couple others that are escaping me at the moment.

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Re: Stanliaus SuperDolce canned Pizza Sauce
« Reply #43 on: September 17, 2010, 07:13:38 PM »
I finally got through the 6n1's and decided to open up the La Bella San Marzanos whole peel tomatoes next.  I'll do a quick review of them. 

I would like to say that I haven't had a lot of different brands of SMs and certainly not any authority on tomato products.  I know what I like and don't like, so this is just my opinion of the product.  Also it's really hard to compare tomato products fairly unless you are doing a side by side comparison.  Since these are the big cans, I have no interest in opening up more than one can at a time.  My comparisons are done by memory.

These are whole peeled plum Italian SM tomatoes in tomato puree.  The ingredients listed are plum Italian tomatoes, basil, citric acid, and salt.   On opening the can, I notice a bright red puree.  I noted that the interior of the can was not lined with plastic like some other brands of SMs I've had.  I tasted a spoonful of the puree and noted a good sweet tomato flavor.  I was impressed that they didn't taste "tinny" at all despite the lack of the plastic interior lining.  I also did not note any hint of citric acid like the Stanilaus superdolce or the Eschalon 6n1's.   The tomato flavor was good but not quit as strong the SD or the 6n1s but the flavor was good.   Maybe a 8/10.  I also did not taste any hint of salt like I did when I tried the California San Benito whole peeled tomatoes.  These were far better than the San Benito tomotoes in terms of texture and flavor.

I next fished out some of the tomatoes and noted big plum tomatoes.  These were bright red and rather firm in texture.  I ate one of the tomatoes and it also had the same good flavor as the puree, unlike other brands I've tried where the tomato and the puree have a distinct different flavor.  I used a stick emersion blender to make a simple sauce with a bit of oregano, pinch of salt, and abit of stevia natural sweetner.  The sauce was rather good.  I wasn't blown away, but these tomatoes are good. 

When I fished out all the whole tomatoes, there is about 1/3 can of puree left.  After straining this puree out, I'm left with about 1/4 can of tomato juice.  Overall, I thought this was a pretty good tomato product.  I wasn't blown away but wasn't disappointed either. 

As far as a value, they can't compare to the 6n1's and certainly not the SD.  With the other 2, they are thicker and require a bit of dilution with water so in essence you can sauce more pies with them.  In general, whole tomatoes require crushing and then straining, so they don't go quit as far.   

With the leftover juice, I usually add a few ice cubes and a bit of sweetner to make a delicious tomato drink. 
« Last Edit: September 17, 2010, 07:22:14 PM by Jackie Tran »


 

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