Freckles in April: Amazon Fail

Monday, February 23, 2015

Amazon Fail

I'm pretty terrible at grocery shopping lately because who wants to drag a baby in a car seat to the grocery store? So I was like, "Hey! I'll order a bunch of pantry staples off Amazon! It's like the store coming to my door!" I ordered chicken stock and canned tomatoes because those were the only non-refrigerator things that I could think of that we use regularly (I have since remembered we also go through a lot of coconut milk).

I've heard that San Marzano tomatoes are like the creme de la creme of tomatoes so I found a listing and added them to my cart. It kind of seemed like the listing was for a single $10 can of tomatoes but I knew that couldn't be right. Who pays $10 for ONE CAN of tomatoes? "It must be $10 for a case of like...4-6 or something," I told myself.

But no.



I paid $10 for a single can of tomatoes.

So last night we invited some friends over for pizza and I triumphantly presented pizza sauce made with $10 tomatoes fully expecting that we would all be completely blown away by the amazingness of the sauce.

I'm sure you will be shocked to hear that $10 tomatoes taste basically the same as $1 tomatoes.

I can now carry on with my life secure in my cheap canned tomato choices.

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6 comments:

  1. I buy the nicest canned tomatoes at Trader Joe's. I suspect they might be re-branded schmancy tomatoes. I like 'em and they are cheap. I splurged on Italian tomato puree (in a squeeze tube rather than a can) and love it so much. The flavor is amazing and the tube lasts forever. It's something like this: http://www.amazon.com/Amore-Italian-Tomato-Paste-4-5/dp/B0005XN9HI/ref=sr_1_15?ie=UTF8&qid=1424713309&sr=8-15&keywords=italian+tomato+puree

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  2. I've also heard how wonderful they are and wondered myself. Now I guess I won't bother.

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  3. Do any of your grocery stores do delivery? A bunch of ours in Colorado do. I know Walmart does as well and they also do pick up- you order online, they shop, you drive through. Or they'll deliver to your door step

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  4. Wow, thanks for letting us know we are secure in our tomato choices!

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  5. bahahahaha, what? So crazy! Love that you'll always remember that pizza party for that story, though!
    xox
    giedre

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  6. The costco by our house in ohio sold san marzano tomatoes. That made them much cheaper and we always used them. They were really good for what it's worth.

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