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  • 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?

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

      Originally posted by Ken524 View Post
      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!

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        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.

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          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
          Last edited by PizzaPolice; 09-07-2009, 08:29 PM.

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            Re: Big Cans of San Marzano's at Costco

            zizz at your own risk

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            • #7
              Re: Big Cans of San Marzano's at Costco

              what is zizzing?
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              • #8
                Re: Big Cans of San Marzano's at Costco

                like with an immersion blender...zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

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                  Re: Big Cans of San Marzano's at Costco

                  Originally posted by splatgirl View Post
                  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

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                  • #10
                    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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