Chicken of the Sea used to be #1, but is now at the bottom of my list. The tuna used to be flakey and now you get mush (more like by products). What has happened? I will no longer purchase Chicken of the Sea. The generic products are now better. The last four cans of Chicken of the Sea went into the trash. I almost gagged when I opened the cans.
I found a bone in my tuna, more that half the size of my thumb. The company asked me to send it to them so they could see it. I did. They told me they would return it but smashed it instead. It was sent tapped to cardboard, between cardboard and bubble wrapped. Beware.. I chocked on this bone and was lucky. A small child might not be so lucky. They told me it is normal to find bones in Tuna.
I have been buying for Chicken of the Sea for twenty plus years and always the Solid White Albacore brand. Lately the cans have had nothing solid in them and are closer to the brown side then white. It is clearly not the product that used to greet me when I opened the can. In the past I could remove the tuna with a fork, now I need to pass it through a strainer. I am totally disappointed with their decision to downgrade their product. I will be buying another brand in the future.
I agree with another writer. Purchased a multi can pack of chunk light tuna and it is so watery that it cannot be strained without losing the tuna that is there (my cats like it- their tuna juice is a lot chunkier). Tuna fish salad for sandwiches comes out like tuna soup with celery and onion. Tuna casserole, the entire can went in, forget straining it. Whatever process they are using now for packing the cans is not working for those of us who eat tuna on a regular basis.
AUGUSTA, MAINE -- Today I used the second can of Van Camp's Chicken of the Sea Chunk Light Tuna that I had in my cupboard. When I opened the can it looked like slivers of tuna floating around in broth. I couldn't even squeeze all the water out of the can because the mushy tuna wanted to squeeze out with it. Adding mayonnaise made the tuna even more wet, making it the consistency of soup. My complaint is (actually it's more like a question) - How can a company say it's chunk light tuna when it's really not? I think this company should go back in time and use whatever old processing that really was chunk light.
I remember that time and I was pleased with the chunk light tuna that really did have chunks of tuna in it. I've always thought of Chicken of the Sea as a top-notch company. I'm very disappointed.