In one video, I think it was the owner?? that said they use SM tomatoes. So they maybe cutting with a SM that they can get at a decent price. He totally left out the fact that they use Saporito so I don't trust what he is saying 100%. If he would have said we use a mix of SM tomatoes and California tomatoes then that would indicate a more truthful statement. He doesn't have to say exactly what Stanilaus product, but just that they use California tomatoes with a wink would have been enough. The fact that he left that out makes me question the use of SM altogether. I think its an advertising thing. Ppl like the way SM rolls off the tongue and gives the customers this sense that they are using the best ingredients available, when in fact it could be the opposite of that. lol
I would agree that the sweet flavor of the sauce and/or crust with the airy texture of the crumb is what sets it apart from other squares and makes their pie. What is impressive to me is that soft texture without the pie tasting gummy. Apparently some folks are getting some gummy squares. Even in pictures, a lot of their whole cut pies look gummy, dense, and heavy. But the actual texture as we know is anything but that. That's the impressive part for me. That you can eat 3 squares and not feel bloated or heavy.