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      10.11.2013 15:44
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      Yeah lovely tuna that makes my mouth water shame about the price

      ==========Princes Tuna chunks in brine===========
      I love fish of almost any variety and if im honest never eat enough of it, Fish is so good for us most of it is high in omega 3 oils and high in protein and more importantly to me tastes yummy !
      I brought a tin of Princes tuna while prowling the isles of asda the other day , and normally i refuse to buy this brand because i just cant believe how must the price has hiked up over the past couple of years, i might be away with the fairies but im convinced tuna was seen as a cheap meal a couple of years ago , now i only ever see a 4 pack of this brand (mini tins) for £4 !!!!

      ============Packaging===============
      As i live on my own i just brought the small tin for a pound on special offer so i thought i would treat myself to a tin,
      Its a good quality tin the only snag is no ring pull on the top, i cant work out in this day and age of the ring pull we STILL need to get out a tin opener, just seems really behind the times to me ! even with budget brands i would think it doesnt cost that much to place a pully on top ?
      On the front of my tin says in red letters Princes Tuna in Brine with a picture of what looks like tuna wraps with a spig of something green but unidentifiable lol !
      A nice can that looks good in the cupboard. On the side tells you the nutritional infomation along with the quality promice.

      ==========is something fishy about it ?===========
      What i like about food products like this is they are simple no need for extra hiden nasties, chemicals or anything like that , all thats in this tin is Tuna water and salt ! and to me that makes me breathe a sigh of relief as everything today seems to have chemicals impreganated into the products.
      Per Drained 100g's this Tuna provides:
      105 calories
      25 grams of protein
      no sugars
      0.5 grams of fat
      and nearly half a gram of salt

      Looking at it like this the tuna itself can make and amazingly healthy meal !

      ============Taste test and contents===========
      On opening the tin i was plently surprised (which i expected to be) to be greeted by lovely big chunks of tuna covered in brine, what i like about the brine is once drained you dont really have to add any salt to taste as its salty enough.
      I normally have my tuna on a jacket potato with mayo and a side salad and thats what i had on that day.
      a quick and easy healthy meal:
      1) put potato in the microwave for around 8 mins (stabing it first so it dont explode lol !)
      2) while its cooking open can of tuna drain and place into a bowl and mix with either salad cream or mayo pepper and vinegar and some garlic seasoning
      3) chop up any salad you have in your fridge i personally like chopping up radish into little pieces and adding it with the tuna mix with red and green peppers.
      4) take jacket out of microwave stab it till it feels soft and throw it in a preheated oven for around 15 mins to get the skin nice and crispy
      5) take out of oven put on plate cut in half and fill it with the tuna mix,
      6) garlic bread optional but i love garlic bread with a tuna jacket
      and job done a simple cheap meal which is so good for you !!!!

      ============verdict=============
      I find although its pricey compaired to other cheaper brands it is quality tuna, all the same colour and texture and no nasty looking bits of iffyness that you sometimes tend to find in the less well known brands,
      I remember buying ONLY ONCE lol this poundshop tuna "flakes" and i couldnt believe it was 4 small tins for a quid, opened one up and it looked like cat sick ! it was awful. and i truely believe humans eat with their eyes, and i certainly did that day, tried to give it to the neighbourhood cat but even she turned her nose up at it , i think that speaks volumes !
      I would buy princes tuna again defo , but only when it is on special, it has lovely taste lovely texture and you can tell by inspection the quality.
      If money is no object then go for it , so much you can do with tuna :o)

      Thankyou for reading xx

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      16.10.2011 20:23
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      one to keep in your cupboard

      I usually buy the value brands of tinned tuna as to me I find very little difference in the taste compared with the branded tins of tuna. But recently it worked out almost the same price to buy the princes tinned tuna than a value variety.

      I use tinned tuna on a regular basis to add to pasta bakes, sandwich and jacket potatoes fillings and salads etc. It is an extremely useful product to keep in your cupboard especially as it has a long shelf life too.

      The tuna chunks in brine come in a 185g tin (130g drained weight), and cost me £3 for four tins recently from Asda. The price for an individual tin is currently £1.78 so the multi-buy offer is certainly one to take advantage off.

      The tin itself does not have a pull opening so you will need to dig out the can opener from the back of your draw for this one. It has a paper label wrapped around the tin that on the front has the Princes logo and a picture of some tuna filled wraps as a serving suggestion. If you spin the tin around you can also find the nutrition information and ingredients listings. Prices tinned tuna also displays the Dolphin Friendly logo which means Princes use fishing methods that protect the marine environment and marine life.

      Tinned tuna is also low in fat so is great for anyone on a diet or cutting back on calories, the basic nutritional information of 100g of the tuna chunks is:
      Calories (kcal) - 105
      Sugar - nil
      Fat - 0.5g
      Saturated Fat - trace
      Salt - 0.4g

      This tuna was very good quality, it was lovely chunky pieces of tuna with no signs of any skin or bones. Even though the tuna came in brine it did not leave the tuna tasting overly salty. I would certainly recommend and buy this Princes tuna again but only if on offer as it does work out very expensive otherwise.

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        14.02.2011 20:31
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        A tip top tuna fit for a prince!

        I have tried several brands of tuna including Royal Line, Ocean bay and some leading supermarket own brands and this is by far my most favourite. I am a huge fan of tuna, not just for its nutritional value but also for the taste and versatility but I will only ever eat it cold and with mayonnaise!

        Princes:
        Princes (now owned by mitsubishi) tuna is a brand that we all know and trust founded in 1880 and now a leading supplier in food and drinks supplies actually selling more tinned tuna than any other uk manufacturer. It is a brand synonimous (with me anyway) of producing quality tinned fish including salmon, pilchards and sardines.

        Ingredients:
        Tuna, salt & Water

        Nutritional: (per 100gram drained)
        95kcalories, protein 22.5g, Fat 0.5g, Sodium 0.4g

        My tuna:
        Medium chunks of tuna found in brine which I generally drain and then rinse because I really dont like salt water. I tend to strain out all the liquid (I usually keep for the hubby as he likes to drink the salt water or pour over his salads-yuk!) and even after this I find that this is one of the only tinned tunas that never loses it juicy content and the fish stays moist and succulent. It has a lovelly light fish flavour.
        The tuna is soft and flakey and versatile as it can be cooked easily and wont lose its flavour (although I only ever cook into pasta dishes for the children as I hate tuna hot!

        I never buy my tuna from supermarkets because even on promotion I feel they are still expensive. I will always buy mine from discount stores where I can usually buy 3 x 185gram tins for £1.00.

        The Downside To Princes:
        I have seen many news reports that state Princes do not farm for their tuna responsably and that the company itself is actually near the bottom of the league table for environmental farming.

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        05.05.2010 17:26
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        Good quality, affordable tuna chucks.

        As a long time consumer of tuna for bodybuilding, I've probably tried every brand under the sun!

        Princes Tuna chunks offer a around 25g protein per can, very little fat and zero carbs. If we're calorie counting, it rocks in at just over 100, which looks good for all you dieters out there.

        Princes have been good to my body. In terms of taste, the brine is 'middle of the road'. Some brands are extra salty which pollute the taste somewhat. Thankfully, this isn't an issue with Princes.

        The chunks are very tender and flake beautifully over a salad, but work equally well in a pasta bake. The consistency and firmness of the chunk is mouthwatering, and is very fulfilling indeed.

        Despite the rise in tuna prices over the last few years, you can still pick up a mutipack of these for circa £2.50 (when they have their half price offer on in Tescos....which is just about every other week).

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        13.04.2010 17:27
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        great product

        I used to hate tuna until my pregnancy where I had cravings for tuna and cucumber sandwiches. I now can get enough of the stuff, however I am really fussy what tuna I will eat. For example the only take away/restaurant I will have tuna from is Subway.

        Tuna has become very expensive I remember it being quite cheap when I was a child, even cheaper versions can be overpriced. I would recommend not eating the supermarkets own tins of tuna as I have yet to find one that tastes reasonable.

        The product comes in a blue tin, which is made from recyclable steel, you can find the use buy date at the bottom of the tin. Each tin drained provides you with 130g of tuna, and obviously this product is dolphin friendly.

        This product is one of the leading brands and as soon as you open the tin you can tell why. I usually spend ages picking bits out of the tuna such as dark bits or bits that generally look unappealing (I know this is a bit weird lol) but I have to admit apart from the odd bit this product is general ready to be served.

        The tuna chunks are in brine, which I think gives the tuna a much better taste then when they are in sunflower oil. I don't like my tuna to be too fishy (as tuna is a fish I know this sounds odd) I think the brine also disguises the fishy taste. I like to put loads of mayonnaise with my tuna and chunks of cucumber, but it does taste nice with salad cream too.

        Nutritional Information per drained 100g

        Energy 444kj
        Calories 105
        Carbohydrate nil
        Fat 0.5g
        Fibre nil
        Sodium 0.4g

        Ingredients include Tuna, Water and Salt.

        This product can be served in a variety of ways I personally only eat tuna cold except for using as a jacket potato topping. I love in pitta bread but I would imagine that due to the quality and taste of this product, it would taste great in a tuna bake etc.

        This is my favourite brand for tuna and I also think it is very reasonably priced in comparisons to other brands. I purchased this product in a value pack (4 tins) from Lidl for £2.50, which is excellent value for money as they usually retail for approximately £1.10 per tin. This product is available singly or in value packs in all major supermarkets and is also sold in most smaller retailers.

        Overall, this product is great for all the family for a variety of different occasions and meals. The product is of very high quality and provides excellent value for money.

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          10.04.2010 20:01
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          an easy way to eat fish

          Since I have yet to try alot of fish, and don't have the time to cook as much fish as i would like. also I'm on a budget. I love princes canned tuna i buy it atleast 3 times a week.

          I prefer it in brine rarther than in oil the brine gives it a lovely taste and you don't need to add salt which is an added bonus for health benefits. The taste is amazing and fresh it also lasts for ages in your cupboard or in the fridge.
          You can add it to a fancy meal or even eat it as a health snack when your on the run. the thing I like most about it is it's so healthy low in fat and loaded with protien.
          All ages can eat it teenagers, children, adults. it's also a great way to give your children something healthy to eat the price is spot on and it is always available.

          Packaging:
          It comes in separate cans or in packs of 4 i usually buy the packs of 4 for about £3.00 But you can get a seperate can for about £1.00. The can is metal and has the daily guidelines onit.

          Eventhough the cans are pretty small you get alot. There's enough for two people as part of a meal or a nice snack for one person.

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            05.04.2010 16:26
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            A great product, would recommend.

            I always buy Princes tuna. I purchased cheap tuna once and found bones in it so it really put me off. So I always go back to Princes.

            At the moment this brand is on offer in sainsburys. So it costs £2.69 for 4 185g tins, which is 50% off, which I think is a great deal, and I have stocked up, but I would actually pay full price for this tuna.

            Princes comes in a few different varieties, you can get tuna in sunflower oil, spring water or in brine.

            The tuna in brine for me is the best as it adds a bit of salt to the fish, and it's easier to drain than the sunflower oil variety.

            The best thing about Princes is that the tuna does actually come in big chunks, that are soft and succulent, and easy to flake onto salads, or mix into pasta, and it's really good quality, tasty tuna.

            I would really recommend this brand over others as the tuna just seems to be better quality and it does actually come in large chunks. and there are no dark bits or bones. The tuna tastes qiute fishy (obviously) but it is a really nice texture, and I feel very confident when I add this brand of tuna to meals, that I don't have to check it for bones or manky bits that you sometimes get in other brands of tuna.

            Princes tuna is also dolphin friendly, which I think most tuna is nowadays but it's always worth checking.

            I love this brand, and will always buy it, and when it's on offer it's worth stocking up.

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            11.11.2009 17:42
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            Always worth having a couple of tins in the cupboard whether for a sandwich or hot tasty past bake!!

            I though that for my lunch today I would have a jacket potato with a nice tin of tuna chunks. I have this quite often as it seems to give me the energy to get through the afternoon until tea-time and with having this stinking cold I definitely need something to get me through thats for sure!

            So I grabbed my tin of Princes Tuna in brine, which I put under the tin opener and pressed until the lid came off and carefully drained all the brine away. Now on first appearances you will see a lovely pinky colour fish sitting all in a row in tiny thick chunks. Now I usually just spoon this into a bowl and add some chopped cucumber, spring onion, tomatoes and a large dollop of Hellmans Extra Light Mayo. Give it all a good mix and then spoon over my steaming jacket potato.

            This tuna comes in a small round tin that is made from recyclable steel weighing; net weight 185g with the drained weight being 130g so you do get a fair amount of tuna in here. This is produced in the Philippines and is of course Dolphin Friendly, so no Dolphins were injured when they caught the Tuna's.

            Now every 100g's of Tuna has;

            ~~~Calories 105~~~
            ~~~Protein 25.0g~~~
            ~~~Carbs nil~~~
            ~~~Fat 0.5g~~~
            ~~~of which sats trace~~~
            ~~~Fibre nil~~~
            ~~~Sodium 0.4g~~~

            So there is certainly plenty of protein and with the Jacket Potato this makes a filling but tasty lunch without being to bad for you.

            What I love about these tins of Tuna is that they are so versatile, in that you can makes sandwiches with it, put it into wraps or rolls. It's great when put into a Pasta Bake, which we do on a regular basis and my son is now head chef at doing this in his own home now!!

            Also eaten in with a Jacket Potato and lastly when used instead of Cornbeef when making a Hash. I know that the real thing is much tastier when steamed or cooked in foil, but at what they charge you for a fresh bit is disgraceful, so this is a great second best in my view.

            The price of tinned Tuna has flown through the windows recently with it costing as much as £5.39 for a 4 pack which I think is taking the mick. Well when I popped into my Tesco's today they had 3 packs down to £1.89 so I grabbed a few for me and son in Uni. You can also buy this in spring water, which I have tried, but couldn't really notice any difference once added to other things and you can also buy this in Sunflower Oil. I haven't bought this one as it is nearly double the amount of calories per 100g and I'm having it to be healthy!.

            So A well deserved 5 stars I think!!

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              20.10.2009 18:32
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              Great product - try in Spring Water as well.

              This is a product that I became very familiar with during my time at university for a variety if reasons and found it to be both cost effective, tasty and extremely versatile.

              One of the reasons I ate a substantial amount of tuna were due to the demands placed on me during a punishing rugby season and the restraints I had on my expenditure. I needed a great deal of protein if my body was able to recover in a timely fashion and also to reap the greatest benefits possible from my training regime in the gym. However, meat is an expensive commodity, and per gram of protein Tuna proves by far and away to be the most cost effective compared to things like steak and chicken breast. This fact is compounded when you take advantage of the many Supermarket multipacks that Prince's offers.

              It's also a great product for people who are health conscious as it has the added bonus of being extremely low in fat and carbohydrates (however higher in fat with the sunflower oil option).

              Tuna is a great meal ingredient as well; Tuna Mayonnaise in sandwiches or jacket potato, tuna pasta bake, fishcakes, risotto and the list could carry on.

              The most important thing with Prince's Tuna though, is that whilst it charges a premium compared to Supermarket own brands, I really noticed that it was of a higher quality than some of the Supermarket brands; less so with Sainsburys but very much so compared to Tesco's.

              In summary I would heartily reccomend this. My word of warning though would be to watch the salt content with this one (brine gives it away); perhaps check out Tuna in Spring Water - more expensive in some cases but worth it all the same to control salt intake.

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              best tinned tuna

              I buy tuna on most of my weekly shops because my kids love them in their sandwiches, and also they are great for a quick light lunch for me and my husband. We all love fish although i never strictly see tuna as fish, just a sandwich filling in a tin. Princes are usually more expensive so previously i had tried the cheaper won brands but the taste was so metallic i had to buy the princes again. The flavour itself of the tuna is really nice without the artificial taste of some tinned tuna. i prefer the one in brine to oil so thet there's no grease once the tin has been drained. i usually either have a tuna and cheese panini or sometimes use it to make a tuna and pasta bake, both are delicious and easy to make. Another useful recipe is tuna and sweetcorn in a pastry parcel, kids absoulutely love it and its great for picnics too.

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              02.09.2009 22:32
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              A Great Tasting Cupboard Staple.

              On the days when I want something light I usually just open a can of Tuna Chunks, drain it and then throw it with a salad, in a sandwich or toss it with a little pasta.

              This tuna comes in an aluminium can and a can opener will be required as there is no ring pull on this can. It has a paper label on it displaying the Princes logo, a picture of the tuna chunks, ingredients (tuna, water & salt) & nutritional information.

              There is plenty of brine in the can and this keeps the tuna fairly moist and delicious and once drained off the weight of the tuna is 130g so you get 55g of brine in each can. Also, if you have a cat they might like to drink the brine as my sisters does.

              The tuna is in pretty good sized chunks and they're chunky, tasty and moist, I have tried other cans of tuna with a similar taste and for this reason I am going to have to rate this 4/5. This tuna is perfectly suitable for sandwiches, pasta bakes, salads etc and if you really wanted to have a luxury lunch then I'd recommend spending a little more and getting a more succulent tasting can of tuna such as this one.

              I did not find any bad tuna in my can, however, I have noticed some black and discoloured bits in the past. It did taste perfectly acceptable for the 75p price that I paid per can. The can is recyclable and there is 135 calories for the entire can of drained tuna and this is great for me when trying to watch what I eat because it's very low in calories & fat and the only slightly high part is the salt added.

              I would buy this again and I got this on offer, however, at it's normal price it's a little bit too expensive for me so I wouldn't bother and would stick to the value products to save some pennies. This was a delicious addition to my lunch though and great in a tuna pasta bake topped with crisps and cheese. Delicious! 4/5 from me.

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                09.07.2009 10:38
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                Would buy it again :-)

                Tinned tuna is an absolute staple 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. Because we go through so much of it, I tend to try and buy it in bulk, as it usually works out to be a lot cheaper than buying individual cans as and when we need them.

                I usually buy supermarket own branded tins of tuna in brine, but at times there is a reasonable enough offer on a well-known brand of tinned tuna that will entice me to buy it and give it a try. I am not really loyal to any one brand in particular; I just tend to opt for whatever is offering the best value at the time.

                It was whilst I was in my local Farmfoods frozen food store recently that I noticed they were selling 'Princes' branded tinned tuna.

                I have bought tuna from Farmfoods before and find that it is ok for using in cooking or pasta dishes, but it is not the best quality for using on sandwiches and things, which puts me off from buying it now. That said, the tinned tuna I have purchased from Farmfoods in the past is their own brand, and costs just under 40 pence for a can, so one would hardly expect it to contain the highest quality tuna fish.

                The Princes tinned tuna chunks cost 55 pence, which seemed reasonable. I ascertained immediately from the label on the can that the Princes brand of tuna was 'dolphin friendly' which is the only type of tinned tuna that I will allow in my house. In the end I decided to give it a trial, as it seemed like a fairly good bargain.

                I was making my partner's lunch later the same week and decided to use the Princes tuna chunks rather than either of the other two tins I had in the cupboard at that time. Opening the can with my tin opener (there is no ring pull on the top of the tin), I was aware immediately that there was a huge amount of brine in the tin as it was squirting all over the kitchen (and me).

                The appearance of the tinned tuna was reasonably appetising looking on the whole, although I was aware that there were a few black bits in the midst of the chunks that I had to pick out and discard.

                The tuna chunks were very 'meaty' looking though, which is the main difference I usually find between a product like this and one that is sold in 'flakes'. After mashing the chunks with a fork and adding mayonnaise and some seasoning, it did appear to be a very tasty-looking sandwich filling indeed.

                There was a little left over so I opted to have this on some crackerbread for my own lunch later in the day. I found that the chunks were indeed very meaty in texture, though this was not off-putting for me at all.

                The tuna fish had a nice taste to it and I didn't find it to be overly salty as a result of the brine it had been soaking in, which has been the case with cheaper brands of tinned tuna that I have used before.

                All in all I did rather enjoy my snack although I didn't find this tuna to be much better or worse than any other brand that I buy regularly, so I'm not sure if I would go out of my way to buy it again. That said, if I had ran out and this was the only brand available, I would have no problem with using this.

                The tin of Tuna Chunks in Brine is 185g in weight, but the label conveniently informs me that the drained weight will be less - 130g in fact. I will also point out that the tin I bought is not as 'tall' as the one in the pictureon the Dooyoo page.

                The nutritional information on the side of the can informs me that 100g of the drained tuna fish will provide me with 105 calories and 0.5g fat, which I thought was very reasonable.

                I will deduct one star because of the black bits (skin?) that were among the chunks of tuna fish, as they were inconvenient to remove and they looked really horrible. There was only a couple of these though. Apart from that, I was quite impressed with this and would recommend it fairly highly.

                Four stars for this fishy wishy! :-D

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                  10.04.2009 16:04
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                  lovely versatile food

                  Princes are a very well known brand that make lots of good quality food products, their tuna chunks are one of the main things I buy to go with a salad and tend to stock up with loads of it in the warmer months as I find it such a light and tasty meal and gives you versatility to change the way it is eaten.

                  I do so much with tuna, I have it in sandwiches, as a pasta bake, as a snack with sweetcorn or just with a salad.

                  I normaly do my shop at asda but as I was in the town centre where I live I decided to pop into my local somerfield just for a few essentials, I am having a birthday party for my daughter next week and was on the lookout for some party foods when I came accross tuna and was shocked that a 185g tin of tuna was priced at £1.48, but luckily I had bought 3 tins on offer last week in costcutters for £1.75 which is a real bargain so I decided against somerfields expensive price.

                  I do prefer to buy my tuna in sunflower oil as I find it is more moist and have a nice salty taste and brine can sometimes be quite dry so I put some vinegar with it to moisten it a little more. Princes make the nicest tuna texture wise, as the chunks are quite bulky and firm.

                  Princes tuna also states that they are dolphin friendly which is something I always check for.

                  Nutritional info per 100g: 197 calories, protien 25.0g, fat 10.8g, sodium 0.4g.

                  I would recommend Princes tuna chunks to anyone who likes tuna fish, I will certainly be enjoying it throughout the year.

                  Thanks for reading.

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                    20.02.2009 09:23
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                    If like me you like tuna, you will note how expensive it is these days. A small tin comes in about a pound something. Nonetheless, I always trust this brand. Princes seems synonomous with tuna and it always jumps out at me when I go down the aisle!

                    What is it:

                    A rather meaty tasting fish I feel, packaged in tins for convenience and ideal for use in sandwiches or salads. You can get tuna in brine or in oil. I find oil tastes less salty and has a smoother flavour.

                    The packaging:

                    Comes in a normal tin. You can get the tins in varying sizes and in multipacks too. A 130g tin will cost you about a pound. Easy to open with a tin opener.

                    The tuna:

                    Is always of very high quality. I have never encountered any bones or any strange parts in there. The fish is light brown in colour and is sort of condensed together in the tin, yet when you dish it out it breaks up easily so you don't have to carve away at it.

                    The taste:

                    Is superb, it is fresh, unseasoned and slightly oily. I have tried other brands of tuna and I do feel this one has the freshest taste, maybe that is just me being a creature of habit though!

                    Once opened the tuna will keep for a couple of days (out of the tin) in a fridge. I would not keep it longer or it will start to lose the taste.

                    Longevity:

                    Sadly a tin will only last for a sandwich or three, so I would advise opting for the multipack if you're a tuna fan.

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                      18.02.2009 13:45
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                      Just had some tuna sandwiches for lunch so thought I'd do a review.

                      Usually I buy my tuna in sunflower or olive oil because it adds a little moisture. I must have accidentally picked up a tuna in brine. I was not looking forward to it because tuna is quite a dry fish anyway and the brine can dry it out even more. However, I found that these tuna chunks were perfectly moist.

                      Princes tuna chunks are great quality and you really do get good sized chunks as opposed to flakes or even worse, bit of mushed up tuna. Yuck! I tend to buy Princes when I am feeling flush because they are more expensive than supermarket own makes and for tuna sandwiches, supermarket own brands are fine, especially as I tend to add salad cream, sweetcorn and spring onions and mix it together anyway. However, if you want to spend the extra money, the Princes tuna does tend to be a little chunkier.

                      I also think that the quality of the tuna must be slightly better in Princes, simply because these tuna chunks in brine were not at all dry and I usually find that brine dries out an already dry fish.

                      Eat more tuna - it is really good for you. The tinned variety is an awful lot cheaper than fresh tuna steaks but they are totally different.

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