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Vanity: Is there a brand of canned tuna that isn't all mush?

Posted on 04/04/2014 12:01:58 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler

Seriously, the cans say chunk light but it's all mush.


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Food
KEYWORDS: albacore; canned; cannedfish; cannedtuna; cooking; fukushima; much; radiation; shoppingtips; tuna
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Help me out here, will ya?
1 posted on 04/04/2014 12:01:58 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler
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To: Jeff Chandler

Yes. Costco’s tuna, Kirkland. It is white, chunky and delicious.


2 posted on 04/04/2014 12:02:43 PM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: Jeff Chandler

albacore — but it’s always more expensive


3 posted on 04/04/2014 12:03:03 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Beowulf9

Second that!


4 posted on 04/04/2014 12:03:05 PM PDT by illiac (If we don't change directions soon, we'll get where we're going)
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To: Jeff Chandler

Try the foil packs instead. Some may be a bit more pricey, but I have found them to be good and not as saturated with water or oil.


5 posted on 04/04/2014 12:03:47 PM PDT by edpc (Wilby 2016)
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To: Jeff Chandler

Probably not if you mean something more than bits and pieces. Click for images of can tuna.

https://www.google.com/search?q=can+tuna&site=webhp&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=9gE_U6-KNY_jsATfjoLYBQ&ved=0CEkQsAQ&biw=948&bih=680


6 posted on 04/04/2014 12:04:25 PM PDT by deport
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To: edpc

Yes, they are better.


7 posted on 04/04/2014 12:04:46 PM PDT by Fledermaus (I support Joe Carr in the TN GOP Primary against Lamar!)
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To: Jeff Chandler
Get "chunk white" instead of "chunk light".

Or you can get one of those foil pouches that have the tuna pancakes in them...

8 posted on 04/04/2014 12:04:56 PM PDT by Mannaggia l'America
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To: Jeff Chandler

We buy Chicken of the Sea solid white albacore. It is about $4 for 12 oz can, but worth it compared to the watery/mushy ones.


9 posted on 04/04/2014 12:05:44 PM PDT by NEMDF
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To: Jeff Chandler

Pardon me if I am wrong, but I was under the impression that anything “chunk” was mush by definition? versus “solid white” or “solid light” that is.

My current favorite is “solid white”. Although I have been eating chicken salad or turkey salad of late more often.


10 posted on 04/04/2014 12:05:44 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Jeff Chandler

http://www.josephsons.com/p4fanaltunsolw.html


11 posted on 04/04/2014 12:06:09 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: Jeff Chandler

You have to get Albacore.


12 posted on 04/04/2014 12:06:14 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("A man who damns money obtained it dishonorably; a man who respects it has earned it." --Ayn Rand)
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To: Jeff Chandler
Try Starkist chunk light Albacore. got one out the other day and had to dig it out with a fork because it would not "dump' out of the can.


13 posted on 04/04/2014 12:06:36 PM PDT by mabarker1 (Please, Somebody Impeach the kenyan!!!!)
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To: NEMDF; Jeff Chandler

Also, our store almost never has it on sale, but would be a good thing to stock up on, when on sale.


14 posted on 04/04/2014 12:06:40 PM PDT by NEMDF
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To: Jeff Chandler

Costco’s Kirkland brand!


15 posted on 04/04/2014 12:06:59 PM PDT by Nickname
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"Is this chicken what I have, or is this fish?"

"I know it's tuna, but it says chicken. By the sea."

16 posted on 04/04/2014 12:07:35 PM PDT by evets (beer)
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To: Jeff Chandler

17 posted on 04/04/2014 12:08:18 PM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: Fledermaus

Saw the pouches at Walmart, like $1.19, get chipotle, sweet and spicy or whatever. Still, not only do they cost more in general but they don’t seem like much to eat.

Too bad, imho, canned fish just isn’t that great, I even have some Alaskan Salmon, Deming’s Sockeye and it’s not that easy to eat.

Saw some sort of more elite brand of canned Salmon at the store, $9+ and this was at the grocery store with low prices. Of course, the can wasn’t your little tuna can size but a full can size. Still.


18 posted on 04/04/2014 12:08:25 PM PDT by BeadCounter (morning glory evening grace)
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To: edpc; Mannaggia l'America
Foil packs

Got's to love that Irradiated stuff;)

19 posted on 04/04/2014 12:09:19 PM PDT by mabarker1 (Please, Somebody Impeach the kenyan!!!!)
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To: Jeff Chandler

Kirkland solid white albacore. But I can’t open a can as it turns my normally docile cat into a werekitty.


20 posted on 04/04/2014 12:09:21 PM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: Jeff Chandler

Sorry Charlie!


21 posted on 04/04/2014 12:09:37 PM PDT by BeadCounter (morning glory evening grace)
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To: Jeff Chandler

Albacore is best packed in oil, water pack ruins it for me.
Bumblebee sells yellowfin tuna packed in olive oil, available from Amazon and it is delicious. I’m no expert but did work on albacore boats in the early 70’s and have been neck deep in those critters. Fresh is best, of course.


22 posted on 04/04/2014 12:11:00 PM PDT by dainbramaged (Don't tell me, I'll tell you.)
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To: Jeff Chandler

Whiny Little Bobby: Mom, the tuna doesn’t taste as good as it used to.

Narrator: Millions of Americans feel the same way little Bobby does, ever since companies came out with dolphin-free tuna.

Bobby: The tuna doesn’t taste as good as it used to.

Narrator: Luckily, not every company shamelessly bends over and drops their pants for each whiny special interest group that comes along and complains about something. When animal rights activists pressured Weemsco into eliminating the dolphin in our tuna, we politely said ‘pfft. Get a life!’ Weemsco Tuna has the great dolphin flavor you grew up with. In fact, it’s chock full of dolphin because now there’s more for us to use. Weemsco Tuna tastes great because it’s a secret blend of tuna, dolphin, shark, medical waste, and dead sea turtles who choked on deflated helium balloons.

Bobby: The tuna doesn’t taste as good as it used to.

Mother: But this is Weemsco Tuna, honey. Try it!

Bobby: Mmmmmm!


23 posted on 04/04/2014 12:11:11 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Jeff Chandler

Costco Kirkland, we think it’s the best in this picky household.


24 posted on 04/04/2014 12:11:21 PM PDT by rainee (Her)
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To: Jeff Chandler

Italian tuna in olive oil. I won’t touch anything else. More money, but the quality is so much better and the taste is excellent


25 posted on 04/04/2014 12:11:45 PM PDT by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: Jeff Chandler

26 posted on 04/04/2014 12:12:17 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Jeff Chandler

FR never ever disappoints!


27 posted on 04/04/2014 12:15:17 PM PDT by Genoa (Starve the beast.)
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To: Jeff Chandler

The radiation from Fukushima breaks down the flesh...


28 posted on 04/04/2014 12:18:01 PM PDT by null and void (I don't mind getting older, but I hate wearing out!)
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To: Jeff Chandler

Lets get this in breaking news,


29 posted on 04/04/2014 12:18:33 PM PDT by Dog (Founding member of the Osama Bin Laden was alive the whole time club..)
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To: Jeff Chandler

Sandwiches again!!!


30 posted on 04/04/2014 12:19:25 PM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: Beowulf9; illiac; Jeff Chandler

Third that!


31 posted on 04/04/2014 12:19:42 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: Jeff Chandler

I'll take this over the flavorless stuff any day.

32 posted on 04/04/2014 12:20:29 PM PDT by mgstarr ("Some of us drink because we're not poets." Arthur (1981))
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To: Gen.Blather

We always drain the water off into a bowl which we give our kitty. Seems to satisfy her and we get to eat our tuna or salmon in peace.


33 posted on 04/04/2014 12:21:29 PM PDT by knittnmom (Save the earth! It's the only planet with chocolate!)
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To: Jeff Chandler

Bumble Bee. And if you want tuna that has some flavor look for the veg oil; they still use Soybean oil.


34 posted on 04/04/2014 12:25:35 PM PDT by logic101.net (How many more children must die on the altar of gun control?)
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To: Gen.Blather
<1>But I can’t open a can as it turns my normally docile cat into a werekitty.

Great tuna. We head off the werekitty bit by putting some of the tuna juice in a bowl for them. DO NOT, I repeat, DO NOT get in the way of 16 pound tuna-seeking Maine Coon kittehs.

35 posted on 04/04/2014 12:27:01 PM PDT by Noumenon (Resistance. Restoration. Retribution.)
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To: Jeff Chandler

So the Tuna is dissolving too, I had heard only the star fish were.


36 posted on 04/04/2014 12:28:04 PM PDT by nomad
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To: trisham

Yes that’s the stuff, the BumbleBee albacore in the gold can is fantastic.


37 posted on 04/04/2014 12:29:17 PM PDT by Teflonic
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To: Jeff Chandler
I found a Russian brand that really has some substance and "bite."

I can't pronounce the name (in Cyrillic) but don't worry. You don't have to search hard find it. You see, in Russia, the tuna eats *you*!


38 posted on 04/04/2014 12:30:25 PM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: Jeff Chandler

The problem with chunk white and albacore, in addition to being more expensive, is its overpowering fishy smell. It stinks! Can’t get it off your hands, and you better brush your teeth after eating it!


39 posted on 04/04/2014 12:31:01 PM PDT by EnquiringMind
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To: Jeff Chandler

carnation brand


40 posted on 04/04/2014 12:31:34 PM PDT by JoanneSD
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To: evets

“Sea Kittens.”


41 posted on 04/04/2014 12:33:56 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Yep, you nailed it, that’s what you have to get


42 posted on 04/04/2014 12:34:32 PM PDT by dila813
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To: Teflonic

It’s the best, imho.


43 posted on 04/04/2014 12:36:12 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Jeff Chandler

Solid white albacore. One of them does it in garlic oil, hard to find, think it’s Chicken Of The Sea. That’s the one I’ll buy, no other canned variety of tuna is edible in my opinion. Olive oil better than water regardless of any purported health claims. The chunk light seems to have turned into mush like the cheapest canned tuna once was, and the cheapest canned tuna looks and smells like cat food now.


44 posted on 04/04/2014 12:37:05 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: BeadCounter

I can’t be much help here. I seldom eat tuna, although on her last couple trips to the store my wife has found ahi steaks on sale. And I have never liked canned tuna. My wife will eat it, but if it were up to me it would only be fed to the cats (one of which, for some reason, refuses to eat it).


45 posted on 04/04/2014 12:43:31 PM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (I'm not anti-government, government's anti-me.)
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To: Jeff Chandler

Healthiest tuna you can buy:

http://www.americantuna.com/html/products.html


46 posted on 04/04/2014 12:44:51 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: Jeff Chandler
I must be easy to satisfy. All brands as long as it mixes well with mayonnaise, pickles and onions is fine with me. I'll even eat the ones with chunks of struvite.
47 posted on 04/04/2014 12:45:19 PM PDT by vetvetdoug
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To: Jeff Chandler

You must be buying the relabeled Kitty Treat .


48 posted on 04/04/2014 12:45:46 PM PDT by molson209 (Hillary Clinton)
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To: Jeff Chandler

Albacore tuna by ‘VitalChoice’. It’s a solid chunk of tuna - not tuna in shredded format.


49 posted on 04/04/2014 12:46:43 PM PDT by willgolfforfood
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To: NEMDF

I had 6 cans of Chicken of the Sea solid pack albacore. Everyone of them was mush. Even the feral cat in the back yard wouldn’t eat it.

Do a google search. Lots of people unhappy with Chicken of the Sea.


50 posted on 04/04/2014 12:49:16 PM PDT by ladyjane
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