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Re: Classico Tomato Sauce
« Reply #25 on: December 16, 2011, 10:31:00 PM »
28 ounce Classico Peeled Ground Tomatoes effin' rock!
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Re: Classico Tomato Sauce
« Reply #26 on: December 24, 2011, 07:59:33 PM »
I was in Walmart today and picked up a can of the Classico crushed tomatoes (the first time they've been available). I will compare them to a can of 6 in 1's on my next pizza night. Fingers crossed they will be as good, I can only get 6 in 1's through mail order. As a little extra for all you tomato testers, I have also found that Scalfani, Pastosa, and Pastene are all excellent crushed tomatoes. You won't be disappointed with any of these.
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Re: Classico Tomato Sauce
« Reply #27 on: December 24, 2011, 10:13:49 PM »
I was in Walmart today and picked up a can of the Classico crushed tomatoes (the first time they've been available). I will compare them to a can of 6 in 1's on my next pizza night. Fingers crossed they will be as good, I can only get 6 in 1's through mail order. As a little extra for all you tomato testers, I have also found that Scalfani, Pastosa, and Pastene are all excellent crushed tomatoes. You won't be disappointed with any of these.

Good to know! Let us know if you have any trouble with a bit of water or Not with the crushed version.

Btw,the Classico peeled ground tomatoes are closer to 6 in 1's than the crushed is,at least,that was my observations of it.
The Scalfani, Pastosa, and Pastene cans,I cannot find them in any stores around here.Hope to try them someday though.
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Re: Classico Tomato Sauce
« Reply #28 on: December 24, 2011, 10:54:56 PM »
@chickenparm

Many brands seem to be very regional. Pastene's are based in MA, Scalfani's come out of NJ, and Pastosa is from Brooklyn, NY. Don't know where you are located, so finding them may be a problem.
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Re: Classico Tomato Sauce
« Reply #29 on: December 26, 2011, 03:37:14 PM »
I now have both the Classico crushed tomatoes and the ground peeled tomatoes. Next time I make pizza I will open both along side a can of 6-in- 1's for comparison. I will repost back, hopefully with a picture as soon as I am able.
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Re: Classico Tomato Sauce
« Reply #30 on: December 30, 2011, 06:40:27 PM »
Our local Walmart now has the Classico crushed tomatoes.  For a can of Classico crushed tomatoes it was 1.58.  For the can of 6 in 1 at Bova Foods it was 2.25.  I am anxious to try the Classico crushed tomatoes.

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Re: Classico Tomato Sauce
« Reply #31 on: December 30, 2011, 06:50:11 PM »
My Walmart doesn't carry these.

I'm curious, does anyone know of any major NE supermarket chain that carries peeled ground tomatoes in reasonable (28 oz. or smaller) sizes? I've scoured most of my local supermarkets, but not all, and, although I'm pretty sure I can get ground peeled from my pizzeria distributor (where I get my flour), the can is huge.

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Re: Classico Tomato Sauce
« Reply #32 on: December 30, 2011, 09:35:10 PM »
Norma
 My local Walmart carries both the Classico crushed tomatoes and the peeled ground tomatoes. I have tried both and found the peeled ground tomatoes to be a bit thicker and (in my opinion) a bit tastier. Same price as you $1.58 per can. I can't find anything negative about them. Great flavor, Great price, easily acquired.

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Re: Classico Tomato Sauce
« Reply #33 on: December 30, 2011, 09:55:12 PM »
Norma
 My local Walmart carries both the Classico crushed tomatoes and the peeled ground tomatoes. I have tried both and found the peeled ground tomatoes to be a bit thicker and (in my opinion) a bit tastier. Same price as you $1.58 per can. I can't find anything negative about them. Great flavor, Great price, easily acquired.


finfan,

Thanks for telling posting that your local Walmart carries both the Classico crushed tomatoes and the peeled ground tomatoes.  I didnít go to Walmart today, but my one daughter did.  I just told her if they now stock the Classico crushed tomatoes to pick me up two cans to try.  The Walmart she went to is a Super Walmart store.  When I find time, I sure will see if they also stock the Classico peeled ground tomatoes.  Thanks for posting that the Classico peeled ground tomatoes are a bit thicker and a bit tastier.  :)

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Re: Classico Tomato Sauce
« Reply #34 on: December 31, 2011, 12:28:11 AM »
finfan,

Thanks for telling posting that your local Walmart carries both the Classico crushed tomatoes and the peeled ground tomatoes.  I didnít go to Walmart today, but my one daughter did.  I just told her if they now stock the Classico crushed tomatoes to pick me up two cans to try.  The Walmart she went to is a Super Walmart store.  When I find time, I sure will see if they also stock the Classico peeled ground tomatoes.  Thanks for posting that the Classico peeled ground tomatoes are a bit thicker and a bit tastier.  :)

Norma

Norma,

If you see my post of #24 again,I noted the peeled ground tomatoes are much thicker.I like these alot better than the crushed version,mainly because of the crushed having a bit more water.Let us know what you experiments show.

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Re: Classico Tomato Sauce
« Reply #35 on: December 31, 2011, 08:51:55 AM »
Norma,

If you see my post of #24 again,I noted the peeled ground tomatoes are much thicker.I like these alot better than the crushed version,mainly because of the crushed having a bit more water.Let us know what you experiments show.

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Bill,

Thanks for reminding my about your post where you noted that the peeled ground tomatoes are thicker. Sorry, I forgot about your post.  :-[ I think if Steve and I have time Tuesday we are going to do a taste comparison, with other taste testers too.  Steve gave me the other ingredients he adds to his 6 in 1 and how he uses Novemberís extraction method with the spices and water in the microwave.  I donít have all the dried spices he adds, but if I find time will buy them for the test.  I know Steveís sauce with 6 in 1 is very good, because I have tasted it plain and on his pizzas many times.  I just have to figure out what amount of spices to add, because Steveís uses big cans of 6 in 1 when he mixes his pizza sauce, and I am only using the small cans of Classico and 6 in 1.  Since I am not good with figuring out that stuff, hopefully I will get everything right.  ::)

Norma

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Re: Classico Tomato Sauce
« Reply #36 on: December 31, 2011, 03:08:10 PM »
Norma, I am anxious to hear about your results of using the Classico products.  Thanks in advance for the results you are going to post of your experiments.

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Re: Classico Tomato Sauce
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Re: Classico Tomato Sauce
« Reply #38 on: December 31, 2011, 06:11:36 PM »
Today I discovered Classico whole pear tomatoes w/basil, Classico heavy puree, and Classico tomato sauce. Also, 14 oz. glass jars of Classico "traditional pizza sauce", all at a local Walmart.
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Re: Classico Tomato Sauce
« Reply #39 on: December 31, 2011, 06:36:12 PM »
DM,I tried a can of the whole pear tomatoes w/basil and it was very good.I added those into a sauce I was making to give it more tomato bites.I have not seen a few others that have been listed.I hope my store sells them,maybe they were sold out the day I got the other stuff.

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Re: Classico Tomato Sauce
« Reply #40 on: December 31, 2011, 06:43:20 PM »
My belated Christmas gift to pizzamakers   http://thekrazycouponlady.com/2011/10/13/save-0-55-on-classico-canned-tomatoes-plus-walmart-scenario/

Thanks so much for the coupon.  Much appreciated!

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Re: Classico Tomato Sauce
« Reply #41 on: December 31, 2011, 07:28:35 PM »
I bought a can of every type Classico they had last night.  I will try them tomorrow.


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Re: Classico Tomato Sauce
« Reply #42 on: December 31, 2011, 07:31:58 PM »
@chickenparm, it seems as though my local Walmart store is adding product from this line in an ongoing process. At first they just had the crushed and ground tomatoes, and today I saw the whole pear and the puree. FYI, the jars of pizza sauce were not with the other tomato products, but rather in a seperate area where they sell pre-packaged pizza shells, other pizza sauces and the famous Chef-Boy-Ar-Dee pizza kits.
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Re: Classico Tomato Sauce
« Reply #43 on: December 31, 2011, 09:35:59 PM »
My belated Christmas gift to pizzamakers   http://thekrazycouponlady.com/2011/10/13/save-0-55-on-classico-canned-tomatoes-plus-walmart-scenario/

dmcavanagh,

Thanks so much for the belated Christmas gift!  :)  I printed some coupons out.

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Re: Classico Tomato Sauce
« Reply #44 on: January 01, 2012, 09:00:53 PM »
I went to wally world and picked up a few cans of more classico products.They had the puree available so I was glad to try another product soon.I wasnt able to print out the coupons because the printer has been dead for a while now.
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But at 1.78 a can,it was still cheap enough.I hope the puree makes a great pizza sauce base.
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Re: Classico Tomato Sauce
« Reply #45 on: January 02, 2012, 02:45:51 AM »
I used the crushed tomato tonight straight from the can with Italian spice sprinkled on prior to cheese.  Excellent taste, color, and texture.

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« Reply #46 on: January 02, 2012, 01:19:59 PM »
I used the crushed tomato tonight straight from the can with Italian spice sprinkled on prior to cheese.  Excellent taste, color, and texture.

I am with you that they taste great right out of the can.  I added spices to mine, the recipe from the Luigi discussion and honestly it was good with the added spices but I think it was every bit as good without the adding of spices.  I am going to make some pizza next time with the tomatoes right out of can and see how it turns out and also make some with some Italian spice as you added to yours prior to the cheese. 


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« Reply #47 on: January 03, 2012, 03:58:15 PM »
Was running errands today and stumbled upon a Walmart.  It's not the one I normally go to.  So I check out the tomato products and they had the Classico Ground Tomato but not the Classico Crushed Tomato.  The Walmart I normally go to has the Ground and Crushed. No worries, I am not making pizza anytime soon but just had to look while I was there.  They had the Classico Pizza Sauce.  Bought a bottle just out of curiosity.  Has a long shelf life and won't make any pizza for a couple of weeks so it will last way beyond that.   I do love the DiNapoli that Tinroof mentioned.  I have to do a side by side comparison of the Classico Crushed, Classico Ground, and the DiNapoli to see which is the best for me. 

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Re: Classico Tomato Sauce
« Reply #48 on: January 05, 2012, 03:31:29 PM »
I went to Costco Business Center and they carry 6 in 1, they carry 7/11, they carry Full Red Pizza Sauce already prepared, they sell the Full Red Tomatoes.  They sell so many good choices.

So I have been reading this discussion and am I right in understanding that the Classico Crushed and/or Ground are so good that there is no need for the 6 in 1, 7/11, Full Red products?  I just have not tried any of the products, only Classico so I am not sure.  I rather have a 28 oz can to deal with than a giant can like the others.   But taste is important too so that's why I need to know.  What I am getting at what do you guys think?  There has been some discussion but what is the definitive answer?


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Re: Classico Tomato Sauce
« Reply #49 on: January 05, 2012, 04:51:33 PM »
James

I have Classico in puree, crushed, and peeled ground. I will be making pizza this weekend and will open all three along with a can of 6 in 1's. I'm gonna taste test straight from the can, then use them on pizza. I'll report back at this thread early next week. If they win this taste test, then I'll put them up against some stiffer competition! >:D
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