A couple weeks ago, I was hungry for a home-cooked dinner and decided to make a salad to go with it. I like tomatoes in my salad so I ended up buying a container of Magli Grape Tomatoes.
When I purchased this product, I actually found myself complaining a bit because it was the only brand the store was carrying and it was a bit more expensive than I was planning on when I was figuring out my budget for dinner. However, not wanting to drive across town to a different store, I ended up spending the extra money anyway.
I’m glad I did.
First of all, as far as tomatoes go, these were some of the best I have purchased. A lot of times, I buy store-bought tomatoes and they seem like they just aren’t as fresh as they should be. That was not the case with these. Maybe it was because they were packaged right here in Wisconsin (they had a Milwaukee address), but the tomatoes tasted almost as fresh as they would out of our garden.
Even more important was the fact the tomatoes were just right when it came to ripeness. Usually, depending on the brand, we can expect everything from tomatoes that aren’t ripe enough (making them kind of sour) or are too ripe to the point they are already starting to get mushy and are a bit on the strong side in terms of taste. With this brand, the tomatoes offered a sweet taste that fit perfectly in between those two extremes.
Of course, what really won me over about this brand was the fact I’m still eating these tomatoes today. Along with the Magli Grape Tomatoes, I ended up buying a bag of salad mix and some mushrooms. Both of those items ended up spoiling and needed to be tossed less than a week after purchasing them. However, the tomatoes are still pretty fresh.
They aren’t as fresh as they were the day I bought them and are now starting to reach the “too ripe” category. But, I can’t tell you the number of times I have purchased other brands that were starting to get moldy a few days after I bought them. So, the fact I bought these two weeks ago and they are still edible does make me feel like I got my money’s worth.I might have spent more on this brand than on others. But, I would definitely purchase it again.