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Re: My trip to Bova Foods in Pa. today
« Reply #50 on: June 03, 2010, 08:22:33 PM »
Geeee Bob
They sure look like Fresh Veal,,,They Don't look like those
crappy veal patties yukkkk lol...Price is great at $32
I think my next trip to Bova I will have to buy a case of Mozz sticks.
I think it will be alot cheaper then buying it by the bag
I found that out after buying Dough balls at $1.50 each and
by the case 88 - 90 cents each lol...............Bova rulesssss

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Re: My trip to Bova Foods in Pa. today
« Reply #51 on: June 23, 2010, 05:54:42 PM »
After reading the other posts about commercial hamburgers I decided to look for the "Pub Burger".  I did not find any so I finally decided to try Farmland Black Angus Silver that Bova carries.  It was $31.05 for a 10# box of 6oz raw frozen patties.  They grilled up very well.  Both my wife and I were quite pleased.

http://www.farmlandfoodservice.com/product_black_angus_beef.html#silver


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Re: My trip to Bova Foods in Pa. today
« Reply #52 on: June 23, 2010, 08:35:02 PM »
You know I will have to buy a Case of the Burgers now.

1 case of Burgers
2 cases of Veal
1 case of Dough balls
1 case of Mozz stick and a case of East coast blend...........
I am not sure if i can fit everything in my freezer in my garage and
will need to clear away older food just to make roon lol.........JT

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Re: My trip to Bova Foods in Pa. today
« Reply #53 on: June 26, 2010, 11:03:33 AM »
Here is a couple of shots of the patties.

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« Reply #54 on: June 26, 2010, 08:16:49 PM »
The key question
Are they better or as good as fresh hamburger meat?...Thanks.........JT

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Re: My trip to Bova Foods in Pa. today
« Reply #55 on: July 07, 2011, 06:51:55 PM »
I made my first trip to Bova Foods today.  My daughter drove and it took about 1 hr. 50 minutes to go one way.  I bought some 6in1 sauce, olive paste, a cheese grater, Citterio Mortadella, Durum Semolina flour, some other small stuff and two steel pans.  I am excited to try the two steel pans.  :) The one square steel pan is 12 square and the round one is 12" both measured from top sides.  Wonder what I can bake all the in the steel pans.  Should be fun!

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Re: My trip to Bova Foods in Pa. today
« Reply #56 on: July 07, 2011, 07:03:53 PM »
Norma,

No Gangi?

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Re: My trip to Bova Foods in Pa. today
« Reply #57 on: July 07, 2011, 07:43:03 PM »
Norma,

No Gangi?

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Peter,

Nope, no Gangi.  :-D I could have purchased some, but thought in the Mackís thread I want to try regular tomato pastes so members also might be able to purchase the same kind of tomato pastes, if they work for attempts at the Mackís pizza.  I donít think too many members have access to the Gangi sauce.

I will now be making more Greek pizzas and maybe a Jetís attempt since I purchased the steel pans.   ;D

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Re: My trip to Bova Foods in Pa. today
« Reply #58 on: May 19, 2012, 05:00:08 PM »
My daughter went to Philadelphia airport today and said she would drive me to Bova Foods, after we went to the airport.  I created an account with Bova incase I want to be able to purchase wholesale from their warehouse.  I only wanted to purchase a block of cheddar and a 5 lb. box of Greek Oregano leaves (wholesale) today, but did pick up other items from their regular retail store.  Bova has so many great food items that I had a hard time deciding what I would like to try.

I purchased some Imported Pecorino Romano cheese in a bag ground fine, various pastas, Sliced Sopressata, Burrata balls, 2 packs of Pocket coffee, Gangi Supreme Extra Heavy Tomato Puree, small cans of 6-in-1ís, and a bag of ď00Ē flour.

The Pocket Coffee espresso is really good.

I could have purchased a lot more, but did spend enough money.  

Pictures of what I purchased and picture going though Philadelphia on the way to Bova.  The amount of time it took to go from my area to the airport, then to Bova, and back home again was 6 Ĺ hrs.

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Re: My trip to Bova Foods in Pa. today
« Reply #59 on: May 19, 2012, 05:01:10 PM »
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Re: My trip to Bova Foods in Pa. today
« Reply #60 on: May 19, 2012, 05:02:22 PM »
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« Reply #61 on: May 19, 2012, 05:09:58 PM »
5 lb. of oregano?!  Wow! :o

Re; Pecorino Romano... I know it's convenient, but pre-grating is the kiss of death for hard cheeses because it exposes so much of the cheese to air, causing it to lose volatile flavor compounds.


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Re: My trip to Bova Foods in Pa. today
« Reply #62 on: May 19, 2012, 05:43:56 PM »
5 lb. of oregano?!  Wow! :o

Re; Pecorino Romano... I know it's convenient, but pre-grating is the kiss of death for hard cheeses because it exposes so much of the cheese to air, causing it to lose volatile flavor compounds.

Scott,

I plan to use the 5 lbs. of Greek Oregano on my Sicilian pies, or other pies as well. I might even put some in shakers for customers to try.  When I purchased oregano before from my distributor it also was in a 5 lb. box.  I do use regular Romano fine grated cheese on my Sicilian pies now and thought I would try the fine grated Percorino Romano Romano to see how it compares with the fine grated Romano.  I will wait and see how the Bova Percorino fine grated Romano tastes baked on a pie.  Did you ever try the fine grated Percorino Romano on a pie?  The 5 lb. box of Greek Oregano leaves was only 12.10, so I didn't think that was too bad.

Norma

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« Reply #63 on: May 19, 2012, 06:27:41 PM »
Norma,

If you're used to using grated Romano and switch to grated Pecorino Romano, then you will see a big jump in flavor. At the same time, though, it won't be as flavorful as freshly grated Pecorino, which is what I prefer. 

This being said, I would still be careful with the pre-grated Pecorino, as many people find Pecorino a bit too powerful tasting. I wouldn't put it in a anchovy category, but it's not for everyone- at least, not when you use it with a heavy hand. I think L&B uses the perfect amount.

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Re: My trip to Bova Foods in Pa. today
« Reply #64 on: May 19, 2012, 06:57:16 PM »
Norma,

If you're used to using grated Romano and switch to grated Pecorino Romano, then you will see a big jump in flavor. At the same time, though, it won't be as flavorful as freshly grated Pecorino, which is what I prefer. 

This being said, I would still be careful with the pre-grated Pecorino, as many people find Pecorino a bit too powerful tasting. I wouldn't put it in a anchovy category, but it's not for everyone- at least, not when you use it with a heavy hand. I think L&B uses the perfect amount.

Scott

Scott,

I never purchased grated Pecorino Romano before, but thought there might be a big jump in flavor.  That is the reason I wanted to try it out.  I also would prefer freshly grated Pecorino on pies I just make for myself or just when playing around with pizzas, but that would be too expensive for market. 

I will only try out a small amount of the grated Pecorino Romano at your advice.  ;D

Norma

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Re: My trip to Bova Foods in Pa. today
« Reply #65 on: April 16, 2016, 03:47:21 PM »
Went to Bova Foods today for some bar style pans, Lamonica's frozen dough balls and other goodies.  On the way to Bova Foods we stopped at garage sales and got some antiques.  On the way home we stopped at Bird-in-Hand Farmer's market and got some more goodies.

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Re: My trip to Bova Foods in Pa. today
« Reply #66 on: April 16, 2016, 11:17:19 PM »
Think Bova does NOT sell Lamonica's frozen dough balls anymore.
They have been making their own for the last year and the
price of a  case went up $10 dollars ($37 a case of 55 dough balls}.........JT
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Re: My trip to Bova Foods in Pa. today
« Reply #67 on: April 17, 2016, 07:05:43 AM »
Think Bova does NOT sell Lamonica's frozen dough balls anymore.
They have been making their own for the last year and the
price of a  case went up $10 dollars ($37 a case of 55 dough balls}.........JT

johnnytuinals,

I didn't think to ask but the price tags above the 2 sizes of frozen dough balls said La Monica's.  So the La Monica's aren't Lamonica's frozen dough balls?  I only purchased 2 frozen dough balls because I like to see what other frozen doughs are like.  The larger size I purchased were 2.25 a piece.

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Re: My trip to Bova Foods in Pa. today
« Reply #68 on: April 17, 2016, 11:25:20 AM »
johnnytuinals,

I didn't think to ask but the price tags above the 2 sizes of frozen dough balls said La Monica's.  So the La Monica's aren't Lamonica's frozen dough balls?  I only purchased 2 frozen dough balls because I like to see what other frozen doughs are like.  The larger size I purchased were 2.25 a piece.

Norma

I guess they did not change the sign from Lamonica's to Bova.
I only get cases of dough balls (smaller ones 11oz}Seems its a lot cheaper then buying them a few at a time.
On the Case box it says Bova..................JT

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Re: My trip to Bova Foods in Pa. today
« Reply #69 on: April 17, 2016, 01:08:04 PM »
I guess they did not change the sign from Lamonica's to Bova.
I only get cases of dough balls (smaller ones 11oz}Seems its a lot cheaper then buying them a few at a time.
On the Case box it says Bova..................JT

johnnytuinals,

You are probably right they didn't change the signs.  I agree that purchasing cases of dough balls would be cheaper.  I usually make my own doughs so I probably will not be purchasing cases.  I just like to see how other companies dough balls bake and taste.

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Re: My trip to Bova Foods in Pa. today
« Reply #70 on: April 27, 2016, 06:03:21 PM »
johnnytuinals,

I just wanted to let you know that the frozen dough balls I purchased at Bova Foods were Lamonica's.  I called this morning and the lady I spoke with said they were out of Bova dough balls and the date I purchased mine they were selling Lamonica's.

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« Reply #71 on: April 29, 2016, 09:15:24 PM »
Don't really have a clue what Bova is selling anymore lol.
Last case that I bought was Bova and that was in late Feb of 2016. and the price was $10 more for a case from $27 to $37.
as for the Lamonica's frozen dough balls,we'll see when I buy another case in 2 weeks..

Only difference that I can tell from looking at the dough balls are
That the Lamonica's are one ball of frozen dough.
As for the Bova dough balls the bottom of theirs have some sort of a RING around the bottom.........I will need to get a case of Grande cheese also..................JT
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Re: My trip to Bova Foods in Pa. today
« Reply #72 on: April 30, 2016, 07:53:36 AM »
Don't really have a clue what Bova is selling anymore lol.
Last case that I bought was Bova and that was in late Feb of 2016. and the price was $10 more for a case from $27 to $37.
as for the Lamonica's frozen dough balls,we'll see when I buy another case in 2 weeks..

Only difference that I can tell from looking at the dough balls are
That the Lamonica's are one ball of frozen dough.
As for the Bova dough balls the bottom of theirs have some sort of a RING around the bottom.........I will need to get a case of Grande cheese also..................JT

JT,

I guess Bova might switch back and forth with the Lamonica and their Bova brand.  The Lamonica dough balls I purchased do not have a ring around the bottom and they are one frozen dough.  I still have one frozen Lamonica dough if you want me to post a photo of the bottom of the dough ball.  I was emailing with a sales manager from Lamonica and he told me that Bova does sell Lamonica dough balls.  Maybe you just have to ask for the Lamonica brand ahead of time.   I didn't see any Grande cheese when I was at the Bova retail store.  Do you have to ask for the Grande cheese ahead of time.

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Re: My trip to Bova Foods in Pa. today
« Reply #73 on: April 30, 2016, 09:01:34 PM »
As for the dough balls I was kinda annoyed that they raised the price by $10 and its their own brand Bova.But will see in 2 weeks if they have Lamonicas in stock.
As for the Grande Cheese you will need to buy a case of 6 stredded bags at 30lbs for around $86 per case...You can freeze the bags till you need one($86 is a deal but prices goes up and down there}
The Mozz sticks are great and think by the case is also cheaper but not sure on that one.........JT