“ Brand: Mermaid Bay / Type: Tuna chunks in brine / Fish „
When it comes to fish it isn't something I overly indulge in though I feel that I should. Not only is it healthy and nutritious but it is deemed to be a great brain food too and God knows I need all the help with my brain matter I can get (just ask my long suffering man lol). So last time I was in Tesco I decided to buy a few handy cans of different types of fish. I wanted to try a few different recipes out such as tuna and pasta and making fish pate and the likes to try to incorporate fish into my life a bit more. This costing 58p a can I bought with the specific intention of mixing it with sweetcorn and tuna for supper one night in fact! The Packaging: The can holds 185g of the tuna and is round in shape with blue labelling around it and you need a can/tin opener to get it open as no ring pull is provided on the can. On the front of the can we are told that it is Mermaid Bay Tuna Chunks In Brine and there is a photograph of the tuna on there and we are told that it is Dolphin friendly. On the back of the can other information listed includes ingredients and allergy advice and a full nutritional rundown being given as is storage advice and the weight stated (once drained this gives you 129g of the tuna) and contact details for Tesco are given. The Tuna Chunks: The tuna chunks are a light pink in colour and are large chunks in brine with no bones or skin within it at all. The brine is plentiful and slightly salty not only keeping the tuna moist but adding seasoning and it really isn't too salty in flavour at all. On the taste front this was tasty and of course fishy and it smelt that way highly! Once drained it wasn't soggy and held together as chunks well until I bashed it up in my pasta mix into flakes which again I found very simple to do. This is tasty, moist and fresh tasting and ideal in my opinion particulary for cooking with! Nutritional Information Per 100g Drained (The Important Bits): Energy: 100Kcal Fat: 0.6g of which saturates: 0.2g Only available in Tesco stores.