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The incredible shrinking tuna

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The incredible shrinking tuna

MartyB | Apr 19, 2009 05:44 AM

This is new to me, maybe not to you, but when I went to Brachs they had a pile of Bumble Bee tunas in pink cans going for $.99 a can. Since that was about what I pay for tuna at Costco I thought that for Brachs it was a good price. Problem is that something just did not look right. At first I could not put my finger on it but upon further examination I noticed that it looked smaller. Sure enough it was 5oz vs. the 6oz that I usually buy. Googling this I saw that this has been going on for a while, but since I always buy my tunas from Costco I didn't notice this. So this is a heads up, can looks cute, but watch out.

In my Googling, I also noticed that lots of people were commenting that the Kirkland tuna is superior to Bumble Bee. First of all is Kirkland tuna kosher and if so, can anyone confirm this observation of superiority that I am reading about? Also, I noticed that lately the tunas that I am buying is inferior to the ones that I used to buy a while ago in that the solid white albacore is anything but solid. It appears to be nothing more than shredded mush. Is that the case with the Kirkland brand of tunas? In the past when I opened a can of tuna it was a nice chunk of tuna that you would flake apart as opposed to the slush that one gets this day and age.

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