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Offline Chaze215

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Has anyone used these tomatoes?
« on: December 26, 2012, 03:35:38 PM »
I was at a local restaurant supply store looking for some 6 in 1 tomatoes (based on the favorable reviews on here) and I saw the below pictured DOP tomatoes...so I picked up a can to use in the future. They were $3.95...dont know if thats a good price or not. Has anyone used these before?
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Re: Has anyone used these tomatoes?
« Reply #1 on: December 26, 2012, 03:55:37 PM »
Chaz, I have not used those, are the tomatoes whole or sliced or crushed? I wonder because of the tomato puree included? Let us know how you like them.

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Re: Has anyone used these tomatoes?
« Reply #2 on: December 26, 2012, 05:29:51 PM »
Mark: Thats a good question and I have no idea! :-D I looked all over the can and cant find anything. So I guess I will have to wait til I open it.
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Re: Has anyone used these tomatoes?
« Reply #3 on: December 26, 2012, 05:47:54 PM »
If they turn out to be good then that is a pretty average price(too much imo  >:()  I'd bet anything they are whole....otherwise it might say something like "pear slices, crushed,etc." Not sure if they even sell "D.O.P." tomatos any other way than whole...
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Re: Has anyone used these tomatoes?
« Reply #4 on: December 26, 2012, 05:59:50 PM »
If they turn out to be good then that is a pretty average price(too much imo  >:()  I'd bet anything they are whole....otherwise it might say something like "pear slices, crushed,etc." Not sure if they even sell "D.O.P." tomatos any other way than whole...

Bob, if whole why the puree included in the can?

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Re: Has anyone used these tomatoes?
« Reply #5 on: December 26, 2012, 06:39:29 PM »
I've had them, they have gotten high praise in the past from some other people but I didn't find them to be anything special. I don't quite remember exactly what my issue was with them but I only bought them once and have no desire to purchase them again.

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Re: Has anyone used these tomatoes?
« Reply #6 on: December 26, 2012, 07:03:02 PM »
Bob, if whole why the puree included in the can?

Mark

By packing in purée they avoid a tax they would pay if packed in juice iirc.

I've had the non-DOP of this brand and thought they were mealy, so not sure of that matters or not.

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Re: Has anyone used these tomatoes?
« Reply #7 on: December 26, 2012, 10:02:45 PM »
Bob, if whole why the puree included in the can?

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"packed in puree" is how I knew they would be whole tomatos. But it's been so long since I bought "strips"...not sure if they are packed that way also. But I do think that the DOP labeling has something to do with being an indicator that they are a "whole" tomato product.
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Re: Has anyone used these tomatoes?
« Reply #8 on: December 26, 2012, 11:30:55 PM »
"packed in puree" is how I knew they would be whole tomatos. But it's been so long since I bought "strips"...not sure if they are packed that way also. But I do think that the DOP labeling has something to do with being an indicator that they are a "whole" tomato product.
Maybe Craig will see all this and help out...


DOP or "Denominazione di Origine Protetta" means a few things about the origin of the product including location. You need google, not Craig.  ;D

http://slice.seriouseats.com/archives/2010/12/what-is-a-dop-italian-san-marzano-canned-tomato.html

https://www.google.com/search?q=dop+tomatoes&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&hl=en&client=safari#sclient=tablet-gws&hl=en&client=safari&tbo=d&q=dop+tomatoes&oq=dop+tomatoes&gs_l=tablet-gws.3..35i39l2j0i5i30.18025.19130.0.20351.5.4.0.0.0.3.1217.2014.0j1j1j1j7-1.4.0.les%3Bcpsugrerhigh..0.0...1.1.qp0WJuNMW58&pbx=1&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_cp.&fp=5fcb82ec900f1fdf&bpcl=40096503&biw=1024&bih=672

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Re: Has anyone used these tomatoes?
« Reply #9 on: December 26, 2012, 11:57:09 PM »
DOP or "Denominazione di Origine Protetta" means a few things about the origin of the product including location. You need google, not Craig.  ;D

http://slice.seriouseats.com/archives/2010/12/what-is-a-dop-italian-san-marzano-canned-tomato.html

https://www.google.com/search?q=dop+tomatoes&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&hl=en&client=safari#sclient=tablet-gws&hl=en&client=safari&tbo=d&q=dop+tomatoes&oq=dop+tomatoes&gs_l=tablet-gws.3..35i39l2j0i5i30.18025.19130.0.20351.5.4.0.0.0.3.1217.2014.0j1j1j1j7-1.4.0.les%3Bcpsugrerhigh..0.0...1.1.qp0WJuNMW58&pbx=1&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_cp.&fp=5fcb82ec900f1fdf&bpcl=40096503&biw=1024&bih=672


Actually, I don't need anyone 'cause my suspicion was correct...

"In the case of DOP tomatoes, the regulations that define them designate, among others:

What strain of tomato they are
Where in Italy they can be grown
How they are to be grown
The size, shape, and color when harvested
That they be harvested by hand
That they are peeled when packed"

They are "whole".....unless someone is selling "peeled" DOP strips.  :P

Sorry, maybe I'm getting too lazy....or maybe I jus like to hear TXCraig lay down da facts man!  ;D
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Re: Has anyone used these tomatoes?
« Reply #10 on: December 27, 2012, 12:04:23 AM »
Just tryin to help. :-D
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Re: Has anyone used these tomatoes?
« Reply #11 on: December 27, 2012, 12:19:29 AM »
Just tryin to help. :-D
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Re: Has anyone used these tomatoes?
« Reply #12 on: December 27, 2012, 10:37:08 AM »
You need google, not Craig.

 :-D

In the US, if they are anything other than (80%) whole peeled tomatoes (i.e. diced, sliced, wedge), it would need to say so on the label. The word "whole" is optional as is "in tomato juice." If they are packed in tomato puree or another medium, you must say so.

I would think it is similar in Europe.

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Re: Has anyone used these tomatoes?
« Reply #13 on: December 27, 2012, 11:25:52 AM »
:-D

In the US, if they are anything other than (80%) whole peeled tomatoes (i.e. diced, sliced, wedge), it would need to say so on the label. The word "whole" is optional as is "in tomato juice." If they are packed in tomato puree or another medium, you must say so.

I would think it is similar in Europe.

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