Kumato - The Winter Tomato at Trader Joe's

A few weeks ago, my mother-in-law came home from Trader Joe's with this package of Kumatos.  They're brown tomatoes that claim to "taste good" all year around.  I think she said that the good folks at TJ billed it as a "winter tomato".  I didn't eat any of them and haven't seen them since - either at our house or my in-laws.  Maybe they weren't a hit.  Anyone had these?  Any good?  The YumSugar ladies sure seem like them!

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  1. I just bought these yesterday at Trader Joe's. Im not a raw tomato eater at all but thought I'd give them a try bc the sign said it has a sweeter taste than regular tomatoes. I think they're the best tomatoes I've ever eaten. Ive eaten two of them since yesterday afternoon which is a big deal for me because I never can eat more than one very thin slice of tomato.

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  2. Great feedback, Kellie! I too am NOT a raw tomato eater and the color of these is a bit to overcome, but I'll give them another shot. LIke I said, we eat dinner occasionally at my in-laws place and there is usually a salad involved so I'm sure I'll get another chance.

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  3. These are the best tomatoes ever, and they sell them at Trader Joe's all year round, as far as I'm aware. My daughter's friend, who's 2.5 years-old, doesn't eat tomatoes, period, and she ate a whole one at our house the other day. My whole family loves Kumatos.

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  4. Love Kumatos. First tried them in a high end restaurant served with balsamic vinegar, a drizzle of olive oil and sea salt. Fabulous and sweet. I went online to look for them, or even seeds and they are really hard to get. I was floored when I saw them at Trader Joes's!!! I came straight home and cut some up and ate them the way I had them at the restaurant. Fabulous.

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  5. There are, by far, the best tomatoes ever, with apologies to my dad who's grown tomatoes for decades. I went for more today; alas, there were no kumatos at TJs. Apparently the word is out.

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  6. Kumatos keep well in the fridge. They're excellent sliced raw and served with a dash of sea salt on top, and a small dollop of pesto. Or just a drizzle of olive oil and balsamic or sherry vinegar. I find them to be more flavorful than the standard red hydroponic tomato, which is just bland. I'm still waiting for a chance to try the "Ugly Ripe" heirloom variety of tomatoes. They're supposes to be very flavorful, although they look wrinkled, hence the name.

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