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Ordering 6 in 1 direct from Escalon
« on: October 17, 2013, 12:39:21 PM »
Hello all, been out of the pizza game for a few years but getting back in to it recently.  In the interim I moved to central PA and am now trying to find sources for decent ingredients again.  I remember buying some 6 in 1 tomatoes directly from the company a few years back but was very underwhelmed, and seem to remember some comments on here suggesting that Escalon might ship its older products direct to consumers while reserving the fresher for commercial shipments and thought that might have been my issue.  Does anyone on here order from Escalon and has this situation improved or did I just get a fluke batch back in the day (about 4 years ago)? 

And I've noticed there are a few central PA people here, anyone have any good sources for ingredients in the Lancaster/York/Harrisburg area?
-Mike (one of them, anyway)


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Re: Ordering 6 in 1 direct from Escalon
« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2013, 01:01:10 PM »
I get my 6 in 1 crushed tomatoes mail ordered thru Escalon and they are excellent.  Wal-Mart carries almost the exact same product with the Classico label for one dollar a can versus the 2.50 for the Escalon.  Mark

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Re: Ordering 6 in 1 direct from Escalon
« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2013, 01:37:12 PM »
Mark,

As I noted at Reply 91 at http://www.pizzamaking.com/forum/index.php/topic,25419.msg284001.html#msg284001, my local Walmart (not far from Dallas) apparently is no longer carrying the Classico tomato products. Another member, from Oklahoma, recently discovered the same thing at his local Walmart (http://www.pizzamaking.com/forum/index.php/topic,6758.msg283203.html#msg283203).

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Re: Ordering 6 in 1 direct from Escalon
« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2013, 04:36:24 PM »
Thanks Peter, I will check my local Wal-Mart.   Mark

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Re: Ordering 6 in 1 direct from Escalon
« Reply #4 on: October 17, 2013, 05:45:19 PM »
Mike,

I am from the Lancaster county area.  50 lb. bags of flour can be purchased at C.O. Nolt in the Lancaster area with only a call I think.  http://www.conolt.com/  Steve (Ev) doesn't have an account there and he just calls ahead and picks up his flour.  Russo's in the Reading area also carries some pizza ingredients.  http://www.russofoodmarket.com/ I am pretty sure that Salino's in the Reading area carries big cans of 6-in 1's  and other pizza related supplies.  http://salinosimporting.com/  You could call ahead to see if they sell to individuals if Salino's is a place you might be interested in.  I also can purchased from Hometown Provisions, Inc. if there is something there you are interested in.  http://hometownprovisions.net/products/ There is also Fred's place in Shillington.  https://www.fredsmusicandbbq.com/  Fred is also selling the Blackstone Pizza unit now too.  https://www.fredsmusicandbbq.com/SearchResults.asp?Search=Blackstone&Search.x=13&Search.y=12 

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Re: Ordering 6 in 1 direct from Escalon
« Reply #5 on: October 17, 2013, 07:48:49 PM »
Thanks Peter, I will check my local Wal-Mart.   Mark
wal-mart out of Classico at my local store. Cento on shelf

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Re: Ordering 6 in 1 direct from Escalon
« Reply #6 on: October 17, 2013, 08:51:22 PM »
Thanks so much for the info Norma!  Particularly apropos is hometown provisions since I'm actually in Willow Street!  I'll certainly keep you in mind if I ever need a lot of something (hard to blow through 30 lbs of cheese!)  Wish I could do the oven and probably will at some point, or whatever the hottest (pun intended) thing is out there when I actually have money. 

And it sounds like the 6 in 1's are at least a decent bet from the company, thanks Mark.  I used to use 7/11's and miss that bright sweet flavor.  :)
-Mike (one of them, anyway)

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Re: Ordering 6 in 1 direct from Escalon
« Reply #7 on: October 17, 2013, 09:46:27 PM »
Mike,

If you want any 5 lb. blocks of cheese from Hometown Provisions I can purchase it in 5 lb. blocks.  I don't order from Hometown Provisions every week so if you want any let me know in advance.  I also use a different cheese on my pizzas at market.  If you ever want to try that cheese I usually have some I could sell you.  I don't know if you are familiar with Root's market outside of Manheim, Pa, but that is where I have my small pizza stand.

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Re: Ordering 6 in 1 direct from Escalon
« Reply #8 on: October 18, 2013, 09:44:08 AM »
Norma,

I'd love to visit your pizza stand!  My fiancÚ keeps wanting to take me to roots as well.  What kind of cheese do you use on your pizza? 
-Mike (one of them, anyway)

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Re: Ordering 6 in 1 direct from Escalon
« Reply #9 on: October 18, 2013, 10:25:46 AM »
Norma,

I'd love to visit your pizza stand!  My fiancÚ keeps wanting to take me to roots as well.  What kind of cheese do you use on your pizza?

Mike,

Come over to market any Tuesday.  I use a mild white cheddar on all of my pizzas at market that melts and strings like a good mozzarella.  The mild white cheddar also tastes like mozzarella, but it has a tiny bit of a tang which you might or might not notice.  Most customers just tell me they like the cheese I use on my pizzas.

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Re: Ordering 6 in 1 direct from Escalon
« Reply #10 on: October 18, 2013, 01:07:10 PM »
Sounds good.  Probably can't do next week since I'm getting married, but we'll be by sometime soon, hopefully
-Mike (one of them, anyway)


 

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