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Offline TXCraig1

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Re: Pizza Sauce! Hate the game not the Player, its canned! Lol
« Reply #20 on: July 23, 2014, 06:01:05 PM »
You do have to admit that one was pretty weak by any standard though...
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« Reply #21 on: July 23, 2014, 06:22:26 PM »
I don't know, but this sounds like an urban legend to me - like something that grew by word of mouth out of Nix v. Hedden. Surely if it were true, they would have also had to label it tomato sauce which would pretty much defeat the purpose.

Yes possibly. I looked briefly online for some info on it but couldn't find any. However I know this is from many years ago, so no info doesn't surprise me either.

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« Reply #22 on: July 23, 2014, 06:22:42 PM »
Jus doing my job...  ;D

Now go make us one of your beautiful pizzas Craig!  :drool:
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« Reply #23 on: July 23, 2014, 10:57:41 PM »
Chicago Bob,

I make a Neapolitan style pizza. Pretty thin in the middle with a puffy (I try) crust.

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« Reply #24 on: July 24, 2014, 05:43:51 AM »
You do have to admit that one was pretty weak by any standard though...

Yeah, but instead of ignoring it, you chose to highlight it and pollute the thread with pointless banter (don't bother pointing out that I'm continuing it ;)).

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« Reply #25 on: July 24, 2014, 09:13:15 AM »
Yeah, but instead of ignoring it, you chose to highlight it and pollute the thread with pointless banter (don't bother pointing out that I'm continuing it ;)).

I ignored the other 9,500. That's got to count for something.  :-D
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« Reply #26 on: July 24, 2014, 04:25:53 PM »
I suppose a leaf or two of fresh basil wouldn't be so bad.  I'm picking a few fresh leaves and adding them to the plain tomatoes.  I can't say that I've ever tried a can with basil leaf in it.  Some cans just say basil, which could be anything.  I find a big difference between fresh basil and the dried stuff.

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« Reply #27 on: July 24, 2014, 05:17:04 PM »
I suppose a leaf or two of fresh basil wouldn't be so bad.  I'm picking a few fresh leaves and adding them to the plain tomatoes.  I can't say that I've ever tried a can with basil leaf in it.  Some cans just say basil, which could be anything.  I find a big difference between fresh basil and the dried stuff.

I don't think I've ever tried (or even seen for that matter) a can of DOP SM's that didn't have leaf basil. I'm sure they are out there, but not around here.
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« Reply #28 on: July 25, 2014, 11:51:38 AM »
I don't think I've ever tried (or even seen for that matter) a can of DOP SM's that didn't have leaf basil. I'm sure they are out there, but not around here.
Apparently they are out there.  I've never tried these.  The description says Tomatoes and citric acid.  I've tried their crushed SMs which are not DOP, and they are tomatoes only.  Their diced product also has no basil.  Their other whole, non dop products do contain basil leaf.
Rosafoods is a philly based company.  I've only the crushed SMs in one store.  I have no idea where to get their products, except by ordering online. 
btw- the crushed SMs where $1.99 in store.  The clone SMs have added salt, and I think they taste better out of the can, but they are nearly twice the price.  I would use the Rosa crushed SMs for everything if I could source them locally. 

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« Reply #29 on: July 25, 2014, 09:17:57 PM »
I don't think a basil leaf is common in anything other than whole peeled. Actually I'd be a bit surprised if such a produce even exists.
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« Reply #30 on: July 25, 2014, 09:25:19 PM »
I remember learning about this. It had to do with the way the government was taxing produce compared to the tax on sauces. Tomato companies would add a leaf of basil to the can to make it sauce instead of produce and thereby have a lower cost (same thing Canadians were doing to get cheese from the US). At first pizzerias and other places were upset about the addition of basil to tomatoes, but once the loophole was closed and they tried to remove the basil it couldn't be undone. So now they still come with a leaf of basil in it for this reason.

I have no links to a source for this. However the person I got this info from is fairly reputable.


I'm glad I reread this because i missed your post Jefferey.  Very interesting. Until I read this I thought there was a real reason - like when you pickling you add a grape leaf to get the tannins to protect from spoilage. (at least that's what I read and why I did it - it seemed to work)  It reminds me of when I was a customhouse import broker - the way goods we're classified to get around tariffs were similarly sketchy. Add a rubber ball and an IC becomes a "toy" with a lower duty percentage.  Thanks for sharing that.
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« Reply #31 on: July 25, 2014, 10:24:02 PM »
I don't think a basil leaf is common in anything other than whole peeled. Actually I'd be a bit surprised if such a produce even exists.

Craig,

There are basil leaves in the Saporito Super Heavy Pizza Sauce with basil.

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« Reply #32 on: July 25, 2014, 11:01:48 PM »
Craig,

There are basil leaves in the Saporito Super Heavy Pizza Sauce with basil.

Norma

Whole leaves? - like 3"-5"
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« Reply #33 on: July 25, 2014, 11:05:05 PM »
Craig,

There are basil leaves in the Saporito Super Heavy Pizza Sauce with basil.

Norma
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« Reply #34 on: July 25, 2014, 11:06:40 PM »
in the Michelina extra heavy at bj`s club too.

Whole leaves?
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« Reply #35 on: July 25, 2014, 11:08:06 PM »
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« Reply #36 on: July 25, 2014, 11:09:56 PM »
I was just commenting on whole leaves - not basil in general. I would be surprised if any product other than whole peeled contained whole leaves.
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« Reply #37 on: July 25, 2014, 11:19:15 PM »
kay...sorry.I`m sure you have a hypothesis and imagine it has to do with processing methods.
I1m not a huge fan of leaves in my canned toms.
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« Reply #38 on: July 25, 2014, 11:30:08 PM »
kay...sorry.I`m sure you have a hypothesis and imagine it has to do with processing methods.
I1m not a huge fan of leaves in my canned toms.

Pull them out. They have no use once the can is opened.

For me, the flavor is not there without them in the canning process.
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« Reply #39 on: July 26, 2014, 10:32:26 AM »
Whole leaves? - like 3"-5"

Craig,

Yes, 3" whole leaves.  When I open a can I can show you the whole leaves if you want to see them.

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