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ISO POMI chopped tomatoes (GTA)

hi hounds,

i'm in desperate search of POMI chopped tomatoes. i used to find them regularly stocked at longos. in the last few months, i've only seen the strained boxes. i spoke with the manager at the longos i go to and he said he's had them on order for weeks but only the strained boxes show up. i've gone to two different fortinos and have had no luck. i've had friends in woodbridge and hamilton looking and they too can only find the strained boxes.

i believe parmalat used to own the POMI brand ... i called parmalat canada and they were of no use and a google search seems to indicate that POMI is now carried by a company in the US called POMI USA. i've also called this US office and they were unable to tell me about canadian distribution.

FWIW, pomi tomatoes come in boxes/cartons and are normally stocked with the canned/jarred tomatoes. they're about $2.29 for a box.

here's a visual: www.pennmac.com/page/29

at this point, i'll drive anywhere in the GTA to pick up some boxes. has anyone seen POMI chopped tomatoes?

thanks!!!

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    1. A & P (now Metro) always has them by me

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      1. re: BeanerSchitzl

        hi beaner,

        which metro?

        there's one by me ... i'll go check it out this weekend.

        thanks!

        1. re: lilaki

          Im out in Durham
          Oshawa and Whittby stores have them

      2. I bought them a couple of weeks ago at the Metro near me (Markham and Eglinton). They had both types on the shelves.

        1. Highland Farms has both types, side by side.

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          Highland Farms
          850 Ellesmere Rd, Toronto, ON M1P, CA

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          1. re: jayt90

            hi jay,

            which highland farms did you go to?

            i went to three metros, two longos, two loblaws, and one IGA this weekend ... nada!

            thanks!!

            1. re: lilaki

              Bennett Rd.,at Lawrence, east of Morningside.
              This is the smallest HF, but closer to me. The big ones should be better stocked, so they may have both types of Pomi.

              1. re: jayt90

                cool ... i'll check the HF in mississauga near my office. i'm keeping my fingers crossed!!

                1. re: lilaki

                  i just returned from HF in Mississauga and there were only boxes of strained Pomi tomatoes. No chopped tomatoes.

                  1. re: Marniee

                    hi marniee,

                    thanks so much. you just saved me a trip! if i'm heading to the east end, i'll check out the other HF.

                    1. re: lilaki

                      The Fortinos in Burlington had the chopped variety on Thursday.

          2. longos on ponytrail FINALLY got a few cases in on thursday. i was talking to the guy stocking the shelves and he said there was a huge delay in the shipment. the rep from pomi personally drove the cases over to longos in time for the weekend!

            whew!!!

            thanks all!!!

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            1. re: lilaki

              I just bought boxes of the chopped at the Superstore at Dufferin and Steeles about 10 days ago. Haven't been back, so don't know if they have any more, but there definitely were some recently! Glad you found them, just thought I'd mention another place to check if you need to know in the future.

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              Dufferin Cafe
              2917 Dufferin St, Toronto, ON M6B3S7, CA