A few years ago I was getting a little TOO into pizzamaking and started doing a lot of dumpster diving at the pizzerias around NY, NJ, Connecticut, and Boston. I found out what the brands were that are being used at Pepe's and was a little sad to find out that it was hard for me to get their tomatoes where I live. Well, the other day I found the tomatoes used at pepe's at an Italian market in Providence, and was quite surprised to find the ROA1 can code on top of the pepe's product. As many of you know, im fond of the cento tomatoes that have the ROA1 code on top, and I wanted to make sure they were in fact the same. Just to make sure I bought the big #10 can pepe's is using, and compared it to the smaller can of cento italian tomatoes sold at many grocery stores (not to be confused with the italian "style" or san marzanos that cento also sells). Guess, what, it is indeed the same product! If your hell bent on an exact recreation of pepe's sauce, you can feel good knowing that the cento italian whole peeled tomatoes are in fact the same! Enjoy!