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Apr 21, 2008 12:17 PM

where to buy tomato paste in a tube?

I saw the Barefoot Contessa using this the other day (on her show) and I thought it seemed like a good idea - I am forever opening those darn little cans, using half and then finding the other half in my fridge in a tupperwear container covered in mould a month later..has anyone seen tubed tomato paste in Toronto? I haven't noticed it in any of the regular grocery stores..

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  1. Whole Foods, Pusateri's, Michael Angelo's

    1. Fiesta Farms Inc
      in between Garnet & Essex
      (Cross Street: Christie ST and Essex ST)
      Phone: 416-537-1235

      1. It's in No Frills/Loblaws. Cirio brand is <$1.50/tube. Don't pay more for the same quality at the hi-end joints. Yes, it's very handy and does end the fuzz factories at the back of the 'fridge.

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        1. re: Kagemusha

          Agree with Kagemusha. I get tubes of a couple of different Italian brands at my NoFrills. No need to go on a big hunt.

          1. re: Kagemusha

            fuzz factories! love that...

            i open the can and freeze 2 tbsp portions in parchment and foil.

          2. I had the same problem, got to the point where I would just use what was needed and chucked the rest.

            I've seen those tomato paste tubes at Bruno's.

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            1. re: JamieK

              GRANDE CHEESE on Orfus close to Dufferin.

            2. Almost every decent supermarket has at least one brand. My current tube is from Loblaws. If you can find a brand called Amore, get it and tell us where you found it. Pretty well everything in a tube is better than canned, though.

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              1. re: embee

                I will be on a tomato paste in a tube hunt this weekend...perhaps I haven't really looked hard enough at the Loblaws in my 'hood (actually, they all suck in my hood, so maybe that is the problem..I need to branch out, expand my horizons a bit..)
                thanks all!