Restaurant Depot KCBS access = lots of tomato options!
I got to visit via KCBS membership, Restaurant Depot. It a great store. I felt giddy when I found a new wooden peel, some dough cutters, an enormous bag of basil - all very inexpensive compared to other restaurant stores. No Grande..... very sad. I did get a 6 pound block of Polly-O WMLM. It's pretty good. But the canned tomato isle was like revisiting every sauce thread or reference on this site. They had Alta Cucina, Bella Vista, 6-1, Bonta, Bonita, Full Red, 7-11, and many others. I mean like 10 more including Hunts and Heinz branded - which I thought was kind of redundant . Most available in #2 and #10 cans. Individually, or in cases. I could not help myself, even though I just bought 12 #2 cans of 6-1 from Escalon direct last week, I bought 6 #10 cans of 7-11 as many on PMF rave about them and 2 # 10 cans of Full Red because I remembered that brand too.
I used one of the cans of Full Red with an MAE yesterday. The same MAE I regularly use - a little EVOO and Basil, Marjoram, and a tiny amount of ground mexican oregano and red chile pepper flakes. I did not like the sauce very much. It was just from the can with the MAE - no water, sugar or salt. I mean it was passable - but that's not what were shooting for, right?! When I do that same thing with a can of 6-1's - I love it.
How do you all use your Full Red sauce? Before I open a can of 7-11 - what are some big differences you have noticed between these two products? Maybe your thoughts on 7-11; Full Red; and 6-1?
I did an advanced search and will reread the posts. Just looking for some fresh opinions. Thanks in advance for sharing.