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Old 04-20-2005, 03:38 PM   #1
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Canned Tuna...

A couple of questions - I have developed definite opinions, but want to know objectively what others think. 1). Is pouch better than canned?. 2). Which is better - Chicken of the Sea or Starkist (those are the only two choices where I live)?


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Old 04-20-2005, 03:45 PM   #2
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Sorry otter, wish I could help. Someone will come along with a difinitive answer.


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Old 04-20-2005, 03:59 PM   #3
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I am curious to hear what people think about this too. I have not tried the tuna from the pouch yet as I hardly ever eat cooked tuna, but my wife eats it all the time. She always gets the cans. I bought a pouch for her once and she seemed a bit squeamish to try it for some reason. I am not sure if she ever did eat it.
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Old 04-20-2005, 04:51 PM   #4
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Hmmmm I don't know. I always buy canned in water.....either of those brands (depends on cost). I used to eat it in oil with mom when I was a kid on crackers. I don't do that anymore.....don't eat some of the things I did back then. Anyway as far as the canned I can't tell the difference in either of those brands but then again I don't eat canned tuna but about once every 2 months and I've never compared them side to side. Thats something you may consider is having your own taste test and let us know what you think.
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Old 04-20-2005, 04:54 PM   #5
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i prefer starkist canned
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Old 04-20-2005, 05:07 PM   #6
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I don't have a preference. The only reason I would shy away from the pouch is cost. At my local grocery stores, the pouch tends to be a lot more expensive (per ounce) than the traditional can.

No brand preference, just whatever is cheap. If I do splurge, it's to get the albacore canned tuna. Though that's not very often, that stuff is REALLY expensive.
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Old 04-20-2005, 05:22 PM   #7
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I tried the pouch tuna and feel it is terribly overpriced and does not taste any different. I buy a local Oregon one but used to buy Starkist solid white in water and loved it. I now understand we should be eating chunk light in water because it has less Mercury than the solid white, but I do not know that for certain.
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Old 04-20-2005, 08:10 PM   #8
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I find little difference in the "brand" on the can. The only difference might be where it was caught, and then in processing and perhaps the water/oil used in packing. I've never found any evidence that a tuna would taste any different because of who the fishermen sold it to.

I tried the pouch tuna, once, and was not impressed. By the time I add mayo, eggs, apples, pecans, onion, lettuce ... etc. for a salad/sandwich, or use it in a casserole with pasta - it all taste the same to me.

I do prefer tuna in oil rather than packed in water.

There is a difference between light and white tuna ... not because it's chunk or solid - chunk is just solid that broke up into chunks during processing.

The Mercury problem is with Albacore tuna - which is the "white" tuna. Personally, since it's twice the price at regular prices, and I can often get "regular" tuna at 2-3 cans/$1 ... I never eat the stuff.
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Old 04-20-2005, 10:44 PM   #9
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We always buy the canned tuna packed in water.. NEVER the oil.
The brand doesn't seem to matter as both are pretty much the same.
I just get which ever one is on sale.
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Old 04-20-2005, 10:57 PM   #10
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I tried the bag tuna once, and to me, it was a little dry.

I generally buy my tuna in water -- Starkist, Chicken of the Sea -- whatever is cheaper.

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