Skip to comments.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.
Yes. Costco’s tuna, Kirkland. It is white, chunky and delicious.
albacore — but it’s always more expensive
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.
Probably not if you mean something more than bits and pieces. Click for images of can tuna.
Yes, they are better.
Or you can get one of those foil pouches that have the tuna pancakes in them...
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.
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.
You have to get Albacore.
Also, our store almost never has it on sale, but would be a good thing to stock up on, when on sale.
Costco’s Kirkland brand!
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.
Got's to love that Irradiated stuff;)
Kirkland solid white albacore. But I can’t open a can as it turns my normally docile cat into a werekitty.
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.
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Bobby: The tuna doesn’t taste as good as it used to.
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Costco Kirkland, we think it’s the best in this picky household.
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
FR never ever disappoints!
The radiation from Fukushima breaks down the flesh...
Lets get this in breaking news,
I'll take this over the flavorless stuff any day.
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.
Bumble Bee. And if you want tuna that has some flavor look for the veg oil; they still use Soybean oil.
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.
So the Tuna is dissolving too, I had heard only the star fish were.
Yes that’s the stuff, the BumbleBee albacore in the gold can is fantastic.
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*!
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!
Yep, you nailed it, that’s what you have to get
It’s the best, imho.
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.
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).
Healthiest tuna you can buy:
You must be buying the relabeled Kitty Treat .
Albacore tuna by ‘VitalChoice’. It’s a solid chunk of tuna - not tuna in shredded format.
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.
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