Product Type: John West Meat / Fish
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A TASTY TINNED TUNA TALE!
John West Tuna Chunks in Brine
Member Name: Wee_Jackie_163
John West Tuna Chunks in Brine
Advantages: Good quality, reasonable value..
Disadvantages: None for me..
We eat quite a lot of tinned tuna in our house as my other half absolutely loves tuna mayonnaise and the like; he often takes it to his work with him for his lunch. This combined with my new-found love of tuna mayonnaise since taking a liking for it on my recent holiday means that we are going through absolute heaps of the stuff!
I have been buying supermarket-own branded tinned tuna of late, as this generally offers the best value at the time. I do also find that by buying in bulk I can save a few pennies as it usually works out to be a bit more economical to buy a little multi-pack of tinned tuna. There is quite often a deal on in Asda too, where I can buy four tins and save a few pennies by doing so! These multi-buy offers really do encourage me to stock up on my beloved tuna fish though, and as a result I end up eating more..!
It was whilst I was in my local Co-op store that I noticed the multi-pack of John West tinned tuna chunks in Brine. I was only in the store for milk and a few other essential items, as I do prefer to do the bulk of my shopping elsewhere. I noticed the tinned tuna whilst I was in the store however and I was immediately tempted to buy it as it offered such reasonable value... I am obsessed!
The John West tuna was a multi-pack containing three 185g tins of tuna chunks in brine, and is exactly like the picture shown at the top of the Dooyoo page. This shrink-wrapped plastic covered trio of tins only cost me £1.99. Given that a supermarket-own branded tin of tuna costs in the region of 80 pence or so, I did feel that this multi-pack offered good value for money.
I do like the John West range in general, and I buy their tinned tuna on a regular basis. I was happy therefore that the product I was buying was of a fairly good quality and high standard. The tins of the John West tuna are of a similar standard as other brands of tinned tuna, and do not have a ring pull design on the top, so you will need your tin opener.
The brine surrounding the tuna fish chunks drains quite easily, or at least as easily as other brands of tinned tuna that I buy regularly. I do find that this can be quite messy, but again this isn't a particular trait of only this brand and I do find that most tinned tuna is the same in this respect.
Once drained, the tuna fish is a pleasant colour and a nice texture. I haven't had any problems with staining or discolouration of the tuna, which is a problem I find with very cheap or 'no frills' brands of tinned tuna and this really puts me off from buying them.
The texture of the John West tuna is just right in my opinion, and the chunks are not too difficult to 'flake' which is my personal preference when eating tinned tuna in general. My partner does like his a little more chunky than I do, so the John West tinned tuna is great for suiting both our needs and I do find that it is fairly versatile.
The overall taste is very pleasant and I don't find that the brine that is used in the John West variety is over-powering at all. Again, I find that with cheaper branded tuna, at times the brine can be a bit overly salty which can impair the taste of the tuna a little, in my opinion.
The nutritional information on the side of the tin's label informs me that a serving of this tuna fish - which they are calling 65g (approx half a tin) - will provide me with 73 calories and 0.3g fat which I think is really good actually! I know for a fact that my mum eats more tinned fish than normal when she is slimming or following an eating plan and now I can see why! I think this may prove to be a winner with those of you who are watching your waist lines?
All in all I really do like this tinned tuna and the John West brand of tuna is actually my preferred brand. I buy it on a regular basis and will continue to do so as I have experienced no problems with the tuna or the brand itself and I can only award it full marks and recommend it quite highly... This is a winning product!
Summary: A trio of tasty tinned tuna!
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