Sunday I made some homemade marinara sauce and took this time to compare some different verities of Crushed Tomatoes I picked up, 6 in 1, Cento and some San Marzano knock off.
I should have read the ingredients prior to buying the San Marzano, I got sucked in by the name. They are made of reconstituted tomatoes and preservatives were added. Texture, was very watery. Taste, not good at all, I have had no name store brands in the past that were much better.
The 6 in 1 I have been using these for my pizzas (4 to date) and for making marinara sauce for the last year or so, and have been my favorite, until now.
To my surprise the Cento were thicker than the 6 in 1 and had a fresher tomato taste. So I threw away the San Marzno, used the 6-1 for my marinara sauce and made a batch of pizza sauce from the Centos. I will only buy the Cento in the future until I can find some real San Marzano to compare them to.