yes, for this third Chicago Pizza we broke the seal on the 6 in 1 All Purpose Ground Tomatoes !!
The tomatoes are a whole class better than any of the tomatoes I have been able to find here in Germany. I've went through at least a dozen different Brands (German, Italian and Turkish). We are apparently lacking really BIG
brand names in Europe where the manufacturers stand behind their products and thus ours lack quality.
This third Chicago Pizza was a real dream. We liked it very much. The 6 in 1 tomatoes tasted great, they had, just like you and the others often described as, that fresh ripe taste..... just like grocer tomatoes used to taste like. The 6 in 1 tomatoes have the taste that I remember as a child when eating Beefsteak tomatoes or Cherry tomatoes.
Here in Europe we are sold tomatoes that have no taste at all because they are totally unripe when picked and transported over half of Europe.
And just like you wrote, you can eat these tomatoes right out of the can!! After trying my third spoon (Frauke had 2, Kimberly 1) we had to hold our selves back... I also opened a can of tomatoes of the best that I was able to find here so far and compared them directly to the 6 in 1. They were obviously lacking freshness and tomatoe flavour.
We followed your recommendation of sprinkling some spices over and then just spooning them out directly onto the pie and . (I added some fresh chopped Basil and ground oregano, some minced garlic and 2 dashes of ground pepper.)
Thanks Steve for sending the can.... it was really a delight !!