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Old 03-08-2017, 07:42 PM   #1
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Is This Brand Sold Nationwide?

. . . or just in the Northeast?

https://www.pastene.com



Have you tried it? Do you like it?
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Old 03-08-2017, 08:00 PM   #2
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I've never seen it here in Ohio or out west where I am from. Around here, this brand is popular.

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Old 03-08-2017, 08:46 PM   #3
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Don't recall seeing the brand here but will check it out the next time I go to the grocery store.
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Old 03-08-2017, 09:49 PM   #4
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Never seen it in Minnesota.
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Old 03-08-2017, 09:58 PM   #5
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Nothing like it here along the river.
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Old 03-08-2017, 11:06 PM   #6
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The packaging looks pretty similar to CENTO, which is what I use. I've never seen Pastene.

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Old 03-09-2017, 06:03 AM   #7
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Well, it's obviously sold in FLorida in BJ's and Fresh Markets per the ad, although I haven't seen it. Don't have a BJ's membership and normally don't look at tomotos when I got to a Fresh Market.
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Old 03-09-2017, 07:54 AM   #8
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Thank you all for responding. It appears to be a more local product, confined to the East coast.

We've been using them for years. We have Cento here but I've never seen the Dei Fratelli.
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Old 03-09-2017, 08:11 AM   #9
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Andy, I bought this brand of canned San Marzano Tomatoes at an Italian specialty shop in Scottsdale, many many years ago. We were visiting with Mr&Mrs Dear Friend's at the time.
I remember it because that was the first time that I had seen
a) San Marzano Tomatoes (we were still living in Hawaii a the time)
b) a product shipped in from Italy
This was a wonderful shop that had oodles of stuff from Italy, a deli with kinds of goodies AND they served lunch, FUN PLACE!
I stashed a few cans in my suitcase to take back home and never found them again until we moved to the mainland, San Marzano tomatoes that is.
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Old 03-09-2017, 08:31 AM   #10
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I haven't seen it in my area.

Many of the older Italians in this area use these close cousins of the San Marzano.


I see the younger generation buying these.

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