Hear me out. These are the best tomatoes, hands down.
I bought 36 cans. I love them that much. I’d buy more if I could fit them. I use them in place of fresh or canned crushed when cooking all the time.
They’re sweet. Not bitter, not sour, balanced, not tinny. I don’t even like raw tomatoes but I’d drink this stuff from the can. In fact I usually keep a spoonful just to eat on its own.
None of this Annalisa crap that tastes like metal, skinless but not really screw around. These are TOP tier. The REAL Italian deal. They ARE THAT different and you will never buy another variety or brand. The only downside is that the cans don’t stack.
A year ago you could easily buy these at Coles for ~$2 a can. Then Coles stopped stocking them. I reached out to the supplier and nobody in QLD sold them. When I moved to WA I was stoked, the supplier found some IGA stores and specialty grocers that sold them. It was emotional.
But! They’re $2+ per can there. This is half the price! Plus you can stack with eGiftcard discounts and earn rewards points.
My preferred way to use them in in Marcella Hazan’s Essentials of Italian cooking Bolognese sauce, on its own or even in a lasagna with her Béchamel, heaven. They even go well in curries, or simmered down with some garlic and onion for a pizza sauce to die for.