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splatgirl 08-12-2009 04:02 PM

Big Cans of San Marzano's at Costco
 
Big, as in the industrial sized cans. Has anyone tried them? Are they even real?
Because ever since I listened to Lynn Rosetto-Caspers Splendid Table episode about San Marzanos, I'm skeptical that ANY we get here are the real deal.
OTOH, does it matter if they're not real but still tasty?

Ken524 08-12-2009 05:10 PM

Re: Big Cans of San Marzano's at Costco
 
Check the fine print on the can. See if there is an Italian government seal.

I'm also a fan of the "If they taste good, use them" club!

70chevelle 08-13-2009 06:06 AM

Re: Big Cans of San Marzano's at Costco
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Ken524 (Post 61648)
Check the fine print on the can. See if there is an Italian government seal.

I'm also a fan of the "If they taste good, use them" club!


If no DOP seal on the can, they aren't true SM's, but I'm also a taste good fan!

splatgirl 09-07-2009 07:56 PM

Re: Big Cans of San Marzano's at Costco
 
So, reporting back....they're knock-offs to be sure, but I'm sort of loving them. I portioned the big can into sandwich bag size portions and stuck them in the freezer. I've been pulling a bag out to thaw, adding oregano and salt and zizzing for just a second or two with the immersion blender. They taste great, and for like $4 a huge can, they'll be on my Costco must buy list from now on.

PizzaPolice 09-07-2009 08:22 PM

Re: Big Cans of San Marzano's at Costco
 
We have a NEW word... Zizzing!

I like these guys. No DOP, but good.
http://www.carmelinabrands.com/pages/san_marzano.php

splatgirl 09-07-2009 09:17 PM

Re: Big Cans of San Marzano's at Costco
 
zizz at your own risk :)

blacknoir 11-10-2009 09:46 PM

Re: Big Cans of San Marzano's at Costco
 
what is zizzing?

splatgirl 11-11-2009 08:08 AM

Re: Big Cans of San Marzano's at Costco
 
like with an immersion blender...zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Jed 11-11-2009 11:31 AM

Re: Big Cans of San Marzano's at Costco
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by splatgirl (Post 63912)
So, reporting back....they're knock-offs to be sure, but I'm sort of loving them. I portioned the big can into sandwich bag size portions and stuck them in the freezer. I've been pulling a bag out to thaw, adding oregano and salt and zizzing for just a second or two with the immersion blender. They taste great, and for like $4 a huge can, they'll be on my Costco must buy list from now on.

Hey Splatgirl,

when you say big can, are these the restaurant size #10 cans - weigh in about six pounds each?

JED

splatgirl 11-11-2009 02:28 PM

Re: Big Cans of San Marzano's at Costco
 
yes, big restaurant size cans. in comparison to the mindblowingly delicious sauce I made from my homegrown heirloom tomatoes, it's not anything special, but they are decent and the price is right.


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