I've been a steady user of Stanislaus products for 18 years. I use them for all of my teaching, seminars and recipe testing.
However, recently in my continual quest to tweak my own personal pizza model, I've been really centering on my core ingredients. I changed to a certified organic flour and have been making my own mozzarella cheese. Now, I'm looking for an organic tomato that will pass my stringent tastes. Last week I had a tasting of the Escalon products side by side with the Stanislaus products in my restaurant.
I use Tomato Magic exclusively on my pizza, but I have to say that in a side by side taste comparison, the Escalon products won out. Particularly their organic Christina tomato products (which are pretty damn hard to get commercially, so I have no idea how you'll get any on the consumer side). When I cooked them both on pizza, the Escalon products were consistently sweeter with a fresh intense tomato flavor. I could also taste the citric acid in the Tomato Magic. When eating them side by side, the differences are glaring. The Escalon products are also so much more tender, they really taste like I just preserved the tomatoes myself. I was pretty surprised because I really like the Tomato Magic and I will still continue to use it as I have in the past. But for my own personal use, I've decided to make the switch to the organic tomatoes. Escalon has limited commercial distribution in the Bay Area. I'm sure we will work it out.
I had a glut of 8 number 10 cans of tomato products left to play around with. Obviously the restaurant put them to good use, but I made an outstanding Grandma pizza with some of the chopped organic tomatoes--sorry no pictures as it was consumed too quickly