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Don't buy the 365 brand canned tomatoes from whole foods!

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Don't buy the 365 brand canned tomatoes from whole foods!

studbike | Jan 18, 2011 07:39 AM

They are awful! I tried both the organic and the regular, and they were the worst canned tomatoes I can ever remember opening. I knew I should have just tossed them, but there were no other cans of tomatoes in my house, so I just went ahead and ruined my meat sauce with them. I thought cooking them might improve the nasty, fake lemon juice flavor to them that usually cooks out of canned tomatoes. Nope. The finished sauce had the same metallic, acid taste.

Go ahead and strain the juice from the solids. Come back in an hour. With most canned tomatoes, what you are left with is a strainer full of tomatoes and a bowl full of tomato juice. From these cans, that bowl was filled with a slightly thick, slightly yellowish "water" that resembled what you rinse away when you open a can of beans, and a thin layer of red sludge beneath that. The yellowish water tasted like nasty chemicals, and as soon as I lifted the bowl it stirred itself back in to the appearance of tomato puree.

I am the most ardent supporter of the 365 brand that I know, but this ruined my meal so badly last night that I felt the need to come here and post. I bought em at the union whole foods in NJ.

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