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6 in 1 Tomatoes

maillard Dec 18, 2010 09:29 AM

Is there anywhere in the Boston area that sells 6 in 1 tomatoes? I wanted to try them for pizza sauce.

I know they can be ordered online, but was hoping to just go pick them up somewhere.


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  1. PinchOfSalt RE: maillard Dec 18, 2010 09:41 AM

    I have been buying them at Russo's for some years. I have not bought any in the past few months, so there is a tiny chance that they have been discontinued there, but I doubt it. Maybe another Hound can confirm they are still there.

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    1. re: PinchOfSalt
      bear RE: PinchOfSalt Dec 18, 2010 10:38 AM

      I bought some at Russo's a couple of months go to make grilled pizza. They were either ground, peeled tomatoes or crushed. I'm not sure if they sell whole tomatoes, if that matters.

    2. grampart RE: maillard Dec 18, 2010 09:52 AM

      FYI, they are only $16.50 online (shipping included) through the Escalon site for (6) 28 oz. cans. I've used nothing else for my pizza sauce for the last 5 years.

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      1. re: grampart
        PinchOfSalt RE: grampart Dec 18, 2010 11:09 AM

        At Russo's they are less than $2 per can, if memory serves, so if you are able to get them there, you may save considerably over purchasing online.

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          Luther RE: PinchOfSalt Jan 8, 2011 03:23 PM

          $1.59 at Russo's today

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        Brock Lee Robb RE: maillard Jan 9, 2011 10:57 AM

        What is special about these tomatoes?

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          Gabatta RE: Brock Lee Robb Jan 10, 2011 10:02 AM

          They are fresh tasting and very consistent from batch to batch. As mentioned, they make the base (which does need much addition) for excellent pizza sauce. I think they are the best canned tomatoes that I've tried.

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            Brock Lee Robb RE: Gabatta Jan 10, 2011 10:05 AM

            Thank you.

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              sysco kid RE: Brock Lee Robb Jan 11, 2011 12:29 PM

              you can get a case of 6-#10 cans (106oz each can) from a food wholesaler
              Sysco Boston LLC carries these.
              Ask your favorite local restaurant to do you a favor and order a case for you - It should cost around $33 per case. Sysco code # 1478429

              1. re: sysco kid
                StriperGuy RE: sysco kid Jan 11, 2011 12:50 PM

                Hmmmmm, next time I am at restaurant depot!

        2. Science Chick RE: maillard Jan 12, 2011 08:56 AM

          I am not familiar with these.....are they better than San Marzano canned tomatoes?

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            Luther RE: Science Chick Jan 12, 2011 09:00 AM

            6 in 1 is a ground product for incorporating into homogenous things like pizza sauce.

            If you want to get into the conversation about whether San Marzanos deserve their vaunted reputation as compared to good quality CA tomatoes, that's probably another discussion.

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              Science Chick RE: Luther Jan 13, 2011 11:41 AM

              Thanks, Luther!

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