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Are Trader Joe's San Marzano Tomatoes Immortal?

Jim Leff | Nov 19, 201504:52 PM     3

These are the little "Villagio" marzano's, in the clear re-sealable plastic bags.

I've now had this bag sitting, unrefrigerated, for well over three weeks, and the tomatoes are exactly unchanged in flavor, texture, and appearance. They were more or less acceptable back then, and they're exactly the same now.

I'm guessing they were more irradiated than Mothra, but, even so, is there nothing in the micro-ecosystem of my kitchen that will touch these things besides me? What do seven trillion bacteria know that I don't?

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