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larry_stewart 02-02-2009 07:22 PM

Do I have the Taste Buds of a Goat ?? ( be kind)
So, after months, if not years of hearing everyone rave about the San Marzano tomatoes, I finally got my hands on a few cans. I used them. They were good. But to be %100 honest, I didnt notice much, if any difference from them to the brand I usually use, which is Tuttorosso. Sure, I have tasted some store brands which are kinda funky. So back to the title of this thread, do I have the taste buds of a goat?? or is there a significant difference???

Educate me,


GB 02-02-2009 07:25 PM

Are you 100% sure what you had were San Marzano? The reason I ask is that Tomatoes can be labeled as San Marzano, but if you look closely at the can you will see they wee actually grown in the US or somewhere else and are not actual S.M. tomatoes.

Barbara L 02-02-2009 07:28 PM

I haven't tried them, so I can't really answer that, but I say that if you don't notice a big difference, stick with whichever are cheaper! Also, sometimes people think they prefer one brand, but when they do a blind taste test (such as the one on 20/20 testing various brands of vodka), it turns out they often prefer the cheaper one (or don't notice a difference at all).


larry_stewart 02-02-2009 07:29 PM

%100 sure

Im not saying they were bad. I just didnt see a significant difference.

Its ok, you can call me a goat, I can handle it :smile:

GB 02-02-2009 07:39 PM

I have never tasted them myself. The ones I got were fake. I didn't realize until after I used them.

kadesma 02-02-2009 07:43 PM


Originally Posted by larry_stewart (Post 786370)
%100 sure

Im not saying they were bad. I just didnt see a significant difference.

Its ok, you can call me a goat, I can handle it :smile:

I use to buy the San Maranzano then I found a brand made here where I live..If you have ever tatsted just plain canned tomatoes or the puree it isn't all that great alone.These tomatoes and the puree are so sweet and natural you could take a spoon and sit down..They are delish and the sauce or marinara they make..wonderful I use to hate anything that wasn't a meat sauce, now I could warm this up as is and eat it. suppose you could call me a goat cuz even the can is inviting:lol:

larry_stewart 02-02-2009 07:44 PM

I think next week Ill get them again and do the taste test thing. Just for my own curiosity. I was so excited when i found them. I guess maybe i was expecting too much.

Constance 02-02-2009 07:53 PM

As a retired retail greenhouse grower...

San Marzano is a city in Italy were they grow a certain tomato in rich volcanic soil, and seeds from those tomatoes have become a special variety named San Marzano.
While they are still good sauce tomatoes when grown in other places, they will never have the same flavor of those grown in that little village in the shadow of an old volcano.
It's kind of like Vidalia onions...I used to sell plants at the greenhouse that came from the came from the same seed. They are good onions, but you need to grow them in that red Georgia clay for them to taste the same.

Uncle Bob 02-02-2009 08:03 PM


Originally Posted by larry stewart
I guess maybe I was expecting too much.

I've been guilty of this numerous times...We build something up in our heads...and it's just not there --- Not bad, but not up to our expectations.

Argamemnon 02-02-2009 09:06 PM

You have the taste buds of a crocodile, lol. I have never tried San Marzano. I'm very curious and will let you know if I find them..

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