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Where to find real canned San Marzano tomatoes in North County?

Hydrahlw Dec 6, 2010 12:15 PM

I have found some at Ralph's, but they are $6.50 a can. Does anyone know where I can find these more reasonably priced?

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  1. jmtreg RE: Hydrahlw Dec 6, 2010 12:53 PM

    In north county, I have no idea. However, Mona Lisa does have San Marzano tomatoes for around $4 a can.

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      stevuchan RE: jmtreg Dec 6, 2010 01:22 PM

      They have them at Albertson's in Mira Mesa, last purchase was 2 for $5 with Albs card, bought 10. They also carry these a Johnathon's ($4.99). $6.50 is very high, do you recall what brand?

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        Hydrahlw RE: stevuchan Dec 6, 2010 01:39 PM

        I don't recall the brand, but they did carry the seal from the Italian government. (just because they say San Marzano on the can doesn't mean they are real San Marzano tomatoes)

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        Hydrahlw RE: jmtreg Dec 6, 2010 01:40 PM

        I was hoping to avoid a trip down there but that is probably my best bet. I need 00 flour anyway.

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        linnstewart RE: Hydrahlw Dec 6, 2010 01:29 PM

        Cardiff Seaside market has them all the time.

        1. smithareeny RE: Hydrahlw Dec 6, 2010 01:52 PM

          To be real San Marzano tomatoes they need to carry the DOP 'Denominazione d'Origine Protetta' .

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            Hydrahlw RE: smithareeny Dec 6, 2010 01:56 PM

            Yup. These were the ones that were $6.50. I guess I need to make a trip down to Mona Lisa's.

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            beth1 RE: Hydrahlw Dec 7, 2010 08:40 AM

            Major Market in Escondido sells them.

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              Island RE: beth1 Dec 7, 2010 09:06 AM

              +1 for major market

            2. kitchenhag RE: Hydrahlw Dec 7, 2010 11:26 AM

              Boney's on O'side Blvd sells them .

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                carli RE: Hydrahlw Dec 7, 2010 06:54 PM

                Jimbo's had them but I haven't checked for a while and don't recall the price.

                1. SDGourmand RE: Hydrahlw Dec 8, 2010 09:26 AM

                  Tip top meats in Carlsbad just started carrying them. I believe they are 4 a can.

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