For years I have bought economy and shops own canned tomatoes, whether they be chopped or plum and felt that I was getting an ok bargain for pennies usually and that all tinned tomatoes were the same.
It wasn't until recently, staying at my mothers that I realised that isn't actually true as she always buys these, whether they go with a fry up, a hot sarnie, in a chilli or in a spag bol that she is making, she never deviates from this brand and that's when I realised that economy tomatoes really don't add a lot to food and that these certainly did...at a price though!
These come in a very nice black labelled can with a ringpull to the top of them. On the front of the can we are clearly told that they are Napolina Peeled Plum Tomatoes In A Rich Tomato Juice 'Prodotto In Italia' and there is a nice photograph of the tomatoes on there and then on the back of the can other inormation given includes being told about the product, the ingredients and nutritional value they have in them is given, the size is stated which is 400g in my case and contact details for the manufacturer are clearly listed. Nice looking can this is and its informative enough too and I do always appreciate an attached ringpull to a can I must admit!
The quality of these are absolutely superband you do get what you are paying for! You get thick pieces of red and lush looking tomatoes in their own thick juice with no many seeds in there. They smell nice, look rich and there's plenty of the tomato flesh which is really ripe and soft and there is no skin anywhere to be seen.
There are no heating instructions on these however its not rocket science to work out how to heat them is it?! I simply pop mine in a saucepan and heat over a low heat for a few minutes or I find that 3 minutes in the microwave heats them up perfectly well or add them to a dish your creating of course.
These are simply great. They are naturally juicy and rich in tomato flavour, naturally sweet and through cooking don't fall apart and go to mush. All they are is tomatoes in their own juice with citric acid so no sweeteners, spices or salt or added but they are naturally sweet these and really, really tasty....if you like tomatoes that is of course!.
At around £1.25 a can I don't call these cheap but you do get a product from Italy that is packed with goodness and flavour and with only 23 calories and a trace of saturated fat per 100g they are not bad for you either. I shall be sticking with these for the foreseeable future, pricey or not they simply suit my needs and taste!
Available in all good supermarkets etc.
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Rich in flavour Add to pasta for a quick, yet tasty dish Add to mince for that added richness for bolognaise Ready to use Tomatoes grown in Italy for the best taste