Favorite brand of canned San Marzano tomatoes and why

I have tried CENTO, and a few others. Definitely not HUNTs.

23b88974 7a89 4ef5 a567 d442bb75da04  avatar
Question image


Greenstuff March 1, 2012
This month's Cook's Illustrated was pretty emphatic about choosing Muir Glen over the Italian brands, even the ones with a DOP certification. I just tried them in a lamb stew last night, and I'm not so sure the stew tasted a little sweet and not quite as deeply interesting as I'd expected. But I could be wrong, as I didn't taste tomatoes on their own.
Greenstuff March 1, 2012
And by the way, Cooks also like Hunt's.
Mr_Vittles March 1, 2012
I have tried these [http://www.amazon.com/Carmelina-Marzano-Italian-Tomatoes-28-Ounce/dp/B000R923TU/ref=sr_1_sc_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1330630968&sr=8-1-spell] ones a couple of times and enjoy them. But SeriousEats.com did a taste test awhile ago and Luigi Vitelli scored the highest of all.
violist March 1, 2012
Though technically not San Marzano tomatoes, I like Muir Glen organic whole peeled the best. They consistently are the best from can to can.
Recommended by Food52