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I have always bought white albacore tuna in water. Usually Starkist or Chicken of the Sea. Something has changed, though, in the last couple of years. It used to be nice large chunks of white tuna and the water in the can drained easily. Now, what I am getting is mushier and I almost have to press it in a strainer to get the water out. It's just not the quality that it used to be. I have just quit buying it.

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Yes, I to have noticed that the  quality has changed as you noted.

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@Sapphiregal 

 

That's because Chicken of the Sea is now owned and processed by a company in Thailand.

 

Starkist is now owned and processed by a company in South Korea.

 

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I find that the Costco/Kirkland brand 0f Albacore in water still has large chunks of tuna and very little water. Pricey but worth it to me.

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i had same issue with those brands.

 

then  by accident i found walmart brand.

 

 

 

whole tuna slice.....no mush or pieces.

 

pure white

 

 

amazingly awesome!

 

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I agree. I buy Bumble Bee Heritage Pack 7 ounce white tuna if I can find it.

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We have been very pleased with Wegmans brand. 

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@mac116 wrote:

I find that the Costco/Kirkland brand 0f Albacore in water still has large chunks of tuna and very little water. Pricey but worth it to me.


@mac116 - Agree - that is the only brand we buy now.

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I have always bought Bumblebee, however Ithe texture of the solid white albacore has been off  and mushy .  ll try the Costco as recomended  by another poster. Thanks for FYI

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 I found that the best canned albacore tuna in water in my area is the Acme supermarket generic brand called Signature.  Other posters also mention store brands, maybe they are all from the same manufacturer.



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