Yes, San Marzano are far pricier than regular canned tomatoes. I would place them in the category of "What you pay is what you get". Less water/"juice" to either drain or cook down for a longer time & less tomato paste to thicken any sauces or stews. The All-American Chili does not come out watery.
I like my sauces thick and my soups too. Thus my pantry is filled with San Marzano tomatoes (both whole and chopped).
Excellent flavor is a bonus, like when I make Tomato Corn Chowder. If I couldn't find this brand, I would have to re-write quite a few of my recipes.
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