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Old 06-05-2006, 07:42 PM   #1
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Favorite brand of canned tuna

What is your favorite brand? Does it matter or does generic work?

I prefer Starkists in the pouch, hickory smoked flavor.

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Old 06-05-2006, 08:01 PM   #2
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I like Bumble Bee, when I can find it, but Star Kissed and Chicken of the Sea are good, too. I'd like to try some of the imported Italian stuff, but it isn't available in the stores here.
I have tried a few generic brands, and they've been fine. Just look for a good store brand...Krogers and Best Choice brands are very good. Sam's kinda resembles catfood.
The packets are good, but pretty pricey, and I like the canned stuff just fine. If I weren't that much of a tuna fan, I probably would prefer them.
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Old 06-05-2006, 09:10 PM   #3
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Boy, did we have a go-around about this around a year ago! We discussed brands, pouch vs can - taste and price per ounce, and canned tuna packed in oil vs water. Of course, that was before Starkist came out with "flavored" tuna in pouches.

I still prefer whichever brand is on sale 2 cans/$1 - and Bumble Bee is still my favorite. I prefer packed in oil, but if only packed in water is on sale ... I get that. I did run across a couple of cans of Bumble Bee packed in olive oil ... boy, did I enjoy that! But, I haven't seen it again.

Tuna salad made from the stuff in a pouch doesn't "seperate" overnight and need stirring again the next day - but I don't like the after taste, dry texture, or price of the pouch stuff.

I like tuna ... and I just don't see a tremendous difference between brands.
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Old 06-05-2006, 09:24 PM   #4
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Boy, did we have a go-around about this around a year ago! We discussed brands, pouch vs can - taste and price per ounce, and canned tuna packed in oil vs water. Of course, that was before Starkist came out with "flavored" tuna in pouches.

I still prefer whichever brand is on sale 2 cans/$1 - and Bumble Bee is still my favorite. I prefer packed in oil, but if only packed in water is on sale ... I get that. I did run across a couple of cans of Bumble Bee packed in olive oil ... boy, did I enjoy that! But, I haven't seen it again.

Tuna salad made from the stuff in a pouch doesn't "seperate" overnight and need stirring again the next day - but I don't like the after taste, dry texture, or price of the pouch stuff.

I like tuna ... and I just don't see a tremendous difference between brands.



I enjoyed reading that thread. Thank you! Your Alton-ish part was the best!
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Old 06-06-2006, 07:35 AM   #5
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Fresh tuna, poached and cooled is the best. After that, Italian canned tuna.
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Old 06-06-2006, 08:06 AM   #6
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Italian canned in olive oil ... Cento is good
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Old 06-06-2006, 09:06 AM   #7
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I Too Like Bumble Bee Tuna,the One In Water Pack. But I Also Like The Albacore Can Tuna.. But I Buy One That Is Onsale Too..
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Old 06-06-2006, 10:57 AM   #8
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I like all the name brands, but have found the supermarket brands too liquid/watery.

As far as the new "flavored ones", I have to say that there's one brand I buy occasionally (can't recall it at the moment), that's "Thai" flavored, & boy is it hot!! I have to admit that I do buy & enjoy it as a snack once in awhile.
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starkist,packed in water for me :)
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Old 06-06-2006, 03:50 PM   #10
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Bumblebee - packed in water or oil, solid pack (years ago my mom advised me that you get much more for your $ when you buy solid packed tuna as opposed to the kind already flaked in the tin).

Surprisingly, a friend at work recommended Costco's Kirkland "Premium" label: 8 tins of solid packed premium tuna in water for approx. $8. I tried it and found it to be very good. The tuna was lighter in color than what I was expecting. Being solid packed, the tin was very full. I've never tried the pouch kind - can NOT bring myself to pay the price.
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