View Full Version : Tuna woes...
05-22-2001, 10:00 AM
Ok, is it just me or is there a HUGE consistency variance in 6oz cans of Tuna? I've been buying in bulk at Sams (10pk of Starkist chunk light in water for $4.49 - good deal anyway). Recently, I ran out and bought a few cans (same stuff) from a supermarket. But the stuff I bought from the supermarket was like puree or something - you couldn't even squeeze the water out without tuna squirting out through the sides. It was totally disgusting - Tuna soup. Well, I restocked from Sams over the weekend and guess what - the stuff I just bought from Sams is soupy crap too!!!! WTF!?!? Is it possible to get CHUNK tuna (not SOUP tuna) consistently or do I just have to bite the bullet and buy albacore (assuming that I won't run into the same thing with albacore)?
Big Pappa B
05-22-2001, 10:10 AM
Now that you mention it, my last few can of tuna have been extrarunny as well. Wonder what's going on?
05-22-2001, 10:10 AM
There can be a wide variance in the quality of tuna from one can to the next (same brand and same kind). I even have found soupy, unstrainable tuna in the expensive chunk white tuna cans. I think the tuna manufacturers use as much of the meat as possible and you get batches of crap as a result. Either that or there is something in the processing procedure of tuna that creates a "bottom of the barrel" effect with some tuna. Not quite sure but it makes me want to send it back to the company in a greasy napkin. I can't stand that crummy smushy ****.
05-22-2001, 10:31 AM
"Not quite sure but it makes me want to send it back to the company in a greasy napkin."
I'm with ya there bro... smilies/images/icons/frown.gif
05-22-2001, 02:03 PM
hey guys, the only way to get away from it is to buy albacore. I don't know how you can eat the other stuff anyway. Look for it on sale...it seems some always is, or if you go to Sams you should be able to buy the large cans which should cut down on price.
05-23-2001, 07:19 AM
how much protein is in tuna anyway?
05-23-2001, 09:34 AM
There is no going around it really, Tuna has and always will taste bad...especially if you've eaten about a thousand cans already. One way that I have tried tuna that has made it more bearable to me isFirst, try this: place the tuna in a frying pan and dice some onions into it and stir fry it. Then, put it on a plate and add some roasted garlic salsa and you have a somewhat tasty meal.
Usually in the little cans theres about 30-40 grams of protein.
05-23-2001, 07:25 PM
okay i heard that there was mercury in tuna and that i shouldnt eat it more than 3 - 4 times a week... is this true?
<blockquote><font size="1" face="verdana, arial, helvetica">quote:</font><hr>Originally posted by CMAN:
buy bumblebee chunck light tuna in water... premium.. i have found that to be the best, and somewhat tasty too<hr></blockquote>
CMAN... you are the MAN !! Bumblebee is the best tuna. No bones, less runny, tastes... well the same.
buy bumblebee chunck light tuna in water... premium.. i have found that to be the best, and somewhat tasty too
03-30-2002, 06:22 PM
Try Polar Solid white tuna. It is cheaper than the regular brands, has less aftertaste and is not soupy ....ever. I love it, give it a try. Slightly lower in calories too.
. zero .
03-30-2002, 09:32 PM
I've eaten somewhere in the range of 400 cans of tuna in my life, and while I've found occasionally the cans don't seem as full as they should, I've never had the whole 'soup' thing.
I've also never seen any of those brands graemlins/images/icons/confused.gif , I'd tell you what brand I use, but the cans are in the basement, which means stairs, and it was leg day today..and, you get the idea. I think it's 'Pacific' something
Oh well, hope it all gets better graemlins/thumb.gif
04-01-2002, 01:01 AM
Bumblebee white albacore is the best **** canned tuna I've ever had. I ate it for the longest time then, recently, bought some StarKist regular tuna at Sam's. What a huge difference! The StarKist was soupier, nastier-looking, and more fishy tasting than the albacore. I'm going back to Bumblebee albacore and never looking back!
Marcos Benítez Valle
04-02-2002, 12:06 PM
I think the soupy tuna thing is an international conspiracy. I live in southern Mexico and have encountered the same thing with various brands. Thought it was just a local problem.
But, if they sell you soupy tuna, make tuna soup with some onion and a little cilantro. It's tolerable.
<blockquote><font size="1" face="verdana, arial, helvetica">quote:</font><hr>Originally posted by Neeker:
Bumblebee white albacore is the best **** canned tuna I've ever had. I ate it for the longest time then, recently, bought some StarKist regular tuna at Sam's. What a huge difference! The StarKist was soupier, nastier-looking, and more fishy tasting than the albacore. I'm going back to Bumblebee albacore and never looking back!<hr></blockquote>
Agreed... but the price of an 8 pack @ sam's is unbeatable if your on a budget.
04-03-2002, 09:27 PM
<blockquote><font size="1" face="verdana, arial, helvetica">quote:</font><hr>Originally posted by virus0ne:
try this: place the tuna in a frying pan and dice some onions into it and stir fry it. Then, put it on a plate and add some roasted garlic salsa and you have a somewhat tasty meal.<hr></blockquote>
You can also take a can of tuna, three tablespoons of breadcrumbs, an egg white, and some tobasco. Mix it all together and make it into a patty. Grill it up and you've got a tuna burger. Not half bad...on some oatmeal bread with a slice of cheese.
04-04-2002, 12:22 AM
If the tuna is soupy, use a wire strainer and strain the heck out of it. It is inconvenient, but it's better than eating tuna soup. Try adding diced up cucumbers, chile and black pepper, tabasco sauce and a little grated cheese to the tuna. There are tons of things you can do to add flavour to tuna.
Tuna tastes great on toasted wheat bread!
04-05-2002, 01:24 PM
has anyone tried the tuna in a bag? I have tried it twice now an loved it. no more straining, no more tuna water squirting all over you clothes. no can opener. just open he bag and eat .
04-05-2002, 06:30 PM
Yeah, I've tried the 'bag' tuna and love it, no straining or squezing out the liquid. Our sam's club has it. I stock up on it, and the albacore tuna whenever I get to sam's. I quit buying the other kinds just for the reason this thread was started.
Jay the BodyBuilder
04-24-2002, 03:17 PM
i have the same problem with soupy tuna. I use Chicken of the sea but mostly all tuna in water are the same same plant but different labels.
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