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Re: 6-in-1s: Substitute for Wal-Mart Classico Crushed Tomatoes
« Reply #25 on: February 14, 2014, 08:48:27 PM »
Thanks Bob.  I often do put a swirl of olive oil on, sometimes before, sometimes after.  Usually, I use San Marzono tomatoes with some salt and sugar to taste along with some oregano.  Occasionally a pinch of garlic.  Sounds like the same will be fine but without the sugar, etc.

I did use a can of the 6 in 1 tomatoes to make a tomato sauce with chick peas and sausage dish.  Really "tomatoey" and sweet.  i will try them out on a  :pizza: and report back.

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Ok great. You may want to strain them just a little if you are more used to the SM's. But I like the hot baked Elites and coal pizzas with the thinner sauce spooned/drizzled(non strained 6n1's should work perfect) on last, then the hit of oil. Fine pizza.  :chef:

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Re: 6-in-1s: Substitute for Wal-Mart Classico Crushed Tomatoes
« Reply #26 on: February 21, 2014, 12:03:50 PM »
I buy my tomatoes at Costo.  The brand is Nina they are San Marzano.  A #10 can is around 4.75 a can.  They also sell them in smaller cans but much more expensive.  I make my sauce and freeze it in quart containers :chef:

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Re: 6-in-1s: Substitute for Wal-Mart Classico Crushed Tomatoes
« Reply #27 on: February 21, 2014, 12:08:39 PM »
I picked up a #10 can of them at my local RD for $4.99.  Looking forward to trying them next week.
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Re: Re: 6-in-1s: Substitute for Wal-Mart Classico Crushed Tomatoes
« Reply #28 on: February 23, 2014, 04:22:46 PM »
I happened to notice a brand called Baresi which looked identical to Nina, same colors and picture on the label, located next to each other on the shelf. Know anything about them? I've tried Nina's whole Italian tomatoes in the past, wasn't overly impressed with them, but they weren't from Costco and they weren't SM.
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Re: 6-in-1s: Substitute for Wal-Mart Classico Crushed Tomatoes
« Reply #29 on: February 28, 2014, 01:53:48 PM »
I went to a new small Amish owned  grocery called Ebenezers last week that sells a lot of brands that I don't normally see in the bigger stores. They also sell a lot of recently expired and dent cans. They had a huge stack of Classico crushed tomatoes on sale at .50 each for the 28 oz. can. I grabbed a few. I also found some Sclafani and Carmelina San Marzanos there, neither of which I can find anywhere else around here.
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Re: 6-in-1s: Substitute for Wal-Mart Classico Crushed Tomatoes
« Reply #30 on: February 28, 2014, 02:13:27 PM »
They had a huge stack of Classico crushed tomatoes on sale at .50 each for the 28 oz. can. I grabbed a few.
You are breaking my heart.  :'(
Funny how badly we want things when we can't get them anymore. When I saw all the Walmart stores not replenishing the Classico stock on the shelves I knew they were going for good yet didn't take the opportunity to buy up a boat load and store them. How stupid can I be... ???
Don't no one answer that!!  :P

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Re: Re: 6-in-1s: Substitute for Wal-Mart Classico Crushed Tomatoes
« Reply #31 on: February 28, 2014, 03:03:30 PM »
go easy on yourself Bob, to tell the truth, the best Classico's were the ground rather than the crushed, and they disappeared before the big Walmart sell off.
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Re: Re: 6-in-1s: Substitute for Wal-Mart Classico Crushed Tomatoes
« Reply #32 on: February 28, 2014, 03:57:20 PM »
go easy on yourself Bob, to tell the truth, the best Classico's were the ground rather than the crushed, and they disappeared before the big Walmart sell off.
Thanks Dave but both were available to me when the writing was on the wall. Yeah, I think the crushed were more on the watery side iirc.
Anyway, this does sort of have a silver lining though because now I'm going to get to try some new things through mail ordering. I hear so many great things about the Alta Cucina strips and Pizzaiolo Pizza Sauce products...it's about time I tried them.
Any suggestions...anyone?

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Re: Re: 6-in-1s: Substitute for Wal-Mart Classico Crushed Tomatoes
« Reply #33 on: February 28, 2014, 05:52:28 PM »
both are very good, both are products of Stanislaus, California grown tomatoes. I use Alta Cucina's when I make pasta sauce (aka "gravy")but have never used them on pizza due to the size of the can you have deal with. I don't freeze tomatoes, so it's inconvenient to open a #10 can to make a couple of pizzas. I used to frequent a local restaurant which I commended them on about there sauce, and they told me they made it with Alta Cucinas.
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Re: 6-in-1s: Substitute for Wal-Mart Classico Crushed Tomatoes
« Reply #34 on: March 04, 2014, 07:27:01 PM »
Picked up a #10 of these at Sam's the other day and they worked real good on a(fair amount of spices) Chicago thin crust pizza....$2.92.
Anyone had these?
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Re: 6-in-1s: Substitute for Wal-Mart Classico Crushed Tomatoes
« Reply #35 on: March 06, 2014, 10:55:58 AM »
I know this is basically a 6-in-1 thread, but I've been using the Great Value crushed tomatoes for a few weeks at least and they're very similar to the Classico's IMO.

Much cheaper and readily available at Wally if you don't have access to 6-in-1

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Re: 6-in-1s: Substitute for Wal-Mart Classico Crushed Tomatoes
« Reply #36 on: March 06, 2014, 01:23:03 PM »
I know this is basically a 6-in-1 thread, but I've been using the Great Value crushed tomatoes for a few weeks at least and they're very similar to the Classico's IMO.

Much cheaper and readily available at Wally if you don't have access to 6-in-1
Absolutely, those are what we were all using before the Classico's came on the scene.

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Re: 6-in-1s: Substitute for Wal-Mart Classico Crushed Tomatoes
« Reply #37 on: March 06, 2014, 01:25:05 PM »
Absolutely, those are what we were all using before the Classico's came on the scene.



Speak for yourself. I've never used Great Value tomatoes.
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Re: 6-in-1s: Substitute for Wal-Mart Classico Crushed Tomatoes
« Reply #38 on: March 06, 2014, 01:41:43 PM »
Speak for yourself. I've never used Great Value tomatoes.

Me neither, just found out about it a few months ago:

http://www.pizzamaking.com/forum/index.php?topic=28211.msg298135#msg298135


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Re: 6-in-1s: Substitute for Wal-Mart Classico Crushed Tomatoes
« Reply #39 on: March 06, 2014, 02:03:03 PM »
Speak for yourself. I've never used Great Value tomatoes.
"We" as in...those in the know.  8)

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Re: 6-in-1s: Substitute for Wal-Mart Classico Crushed Tomatoes
« Reply #40 on: March 06, 2014, 02:37:20 PM »
I really liked the GV Crushed that had the heavy purée, but they quit carrying them. The regular ones do not seem to be as good to me.

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