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Offline dmcavanagh

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Re: Cento Certified Price Increase
« Reply #25 on: June 07, 2013, 05:27:03 PM »
speaking of Cento, I just opened a can of Cento D.O.P. certified, "San Marzano" "product of Italy" PomodoroSan Marzano Dell'Agro Sarnese-Nocerino peeled tomatoes, complete with the two "authenticity" stamps and a seven digit code number. I assume these are the supposed "authentic" San Marzano" tomatoes of myth and legend! These tomatoes are extremely small, none were over two inches long. They did not appear to be a long cylindrical shape that is often associated with "San Marzano" tomatoes. The tomatoes were of varying degrees of ripeness, some were dark red and falling apart, others were more light pinkish red and still a bit firm. I strained the liquid off them and it rendered about a cup and a half. Straight from the can they have a kind of bittersweet taste, hard to describe it any other way. I plan on using the strained liquid for a bloody mary some time this weekend, the tomatoes themself will be crushed by hand and used on pizza later tonight. All in all I can't say that these tomatoes are very impressive, will give a report on how they taste on tonight's pizza.
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Re: Cento Certified Price Increase
« Reply #26 on: June 07, 2013, 05:43:00 PM »
speaking of Cento, I just opened a can of Cento D.O.P. certified, "San Marzano" "product of Italy" PomodoroSan Marzano Dell'Agro Sarnese-Nocerino peeled tomatoes, complete with the two "authenticity" stamps and a seven digit code number. I assume these are the supposed "authentic" San Marzano" tomatoes of myth and legend! These tomatoes are extremely small, none were over two inches long. They did not appear to be a long cylindrical shape that is often associated with "San Marzano" tomatoes. The tomatoes were of varying degrees of ripeness, some were dark red and falling apart, others were more light pinkish red and still a bit firm. I strained the liquid off them and it rendered about a cup and a half. Straight from the can they have a kind of bittersweet taste, hard to describe it any other way. I plan on using the strained liquid for a bloody mary some time this weekend, the tomatoes themself will be crushed by hand and used on pizza later tonight. All in all I can't say that these tomatoes are very impressive, will give a report on how they taste on tonight's pizza.
Man I would take those back!  >:(
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Re: Cento Certified Price Increase
« Reply #27 on: August 23, 2013, 05:29:20 PM »
Wow, I may have used these before and not remembered, but I picked up a can 28oz at Trader Joe's for $3.99/ea. A bit high but the taste, the packing sauce, the minimal amount of seeds, OO LAH LAH!
I wrote to Cento to try and find a better price in my area.
 
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Re: Cento Certified Price Increase
« Reply #28 on: August 23, 2013, 05:33:12 PM »
Wow, I may have used these before and not remembered, but I picked up a can 28oz at Trader Joe's for $3.99/ea. A bit high but the taste, the packing sauce, the minimal amount of seeds, OO LAH LAH!
I wrote to Cento to try and find a better price in my area.
 
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Offline TomN

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Re: Cento Certified Price Increase
« Reply #29 on: August 28, 2013, 12:17:25 PM »
speaking of Cento, I just opened a can of Cento D.O.P. certified, "San Marzano" "product of Italy" PomodoroSan Marzano Dell'Agro Sarnese-Nocerino peeled tomatoes, complete with the two "authenticity" stamps and a seven digit code number. I assume these are the supposed "authentic" San Marzano" tomatoes of myth and legend! These tomatoes are extremely small, none were over two inches long. They did not appear to be a long cylindrical shape that is often associated with "San Marzano" tomatoes. The tomatoes were of varying degrees of ripeness, some were dark red and falling apart, others were more light pinkish red and still a bit firm. I strained the liquid off them and it rendered about a cup and a half. Straight from the can they have a kind of bittersweet taste, hard to describe it any other way. I plan on using the strained liquid for a bloody mary some time this weekend, the tomatoes themself will be crushed by hand and used on pizza later tonight. All in all I can't say that these tomatoes are very impressive, will give a report on how they taste on tonight's pizza.

I am not trying to take away anything from those who specifically love "San Marzano" Tomatoes, but i have found that Alta Cucina Plum Tomatoes by Stanislaus, to be consistent, sweet, and priced right (usually around 3.99 or less for a # 10 sized can). I also search out and try different brands of San Marzano Tomatoes for fun, but it is hard to beat the products from Stanislaus Foods.

http://www.stanislaus.com/products/real-italian-products/from-scratch-products#Alta


 

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