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Van Camp's Chunk Light Tuna In Water
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SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA -- I was extremely upset with this product. First, it was unbelievably WATERY. I had to open 2 cans that should have equaled 1 can. Second, I had found SEVERAL BONES. Third, there were FISH SCALES in it!!! What kind of product are they selling here?? Yes, I understand it is a generic brand, but please!!

What I had opened seemed OK for CATS… NOT PEOPLE!

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Principissa on 10/22/2007:
I buy the tuna in the packets rather than in the can. There is less liquid and the tuna tastes fresher. It's a little more expensive, but I get more for my money.
Anonymous on 10/22/2007:
It's a sad fact of life that undesirable parts of fish may go undetected during processing. Btw, while "Chicken Of The Sea Tuna" isn't a "high end" brand it is not "generic" either.
Anonymous on 10/22/2007:
My GF says Chicken of the Sea is nothing more than tuna slurry. She too started buying it in packets and only white albacore. I give this review two thumbs up.
Anonymous on 10/22/2007:
Consider the source........
Anonymous on 10/22/2007:
Anonymous on 10/22/2007:
Did you file a complaint with Charlie the tuna ?
CrystalSword on 10/22/2007:
We also buy the packets, they are easier to store and you get more for your money, Starkist is still my favorite and I usually get a good deal on it with coupons I get in the paper.
moneybags on 10/22/2007:
Only buy solid white albacore in water from any brand. Costs a little more, yes, but instead of 1-2 sandwiches, you'll get 3-5, depending on how big they are.
jenjenn on 10/22/2007:
Ha...ha Too Good To Be True...LMFAO...

We but the packets as well. They do seem fresher.
Magickhart1976 on 10/22/2007:
Wow... A lot of responces!
We have to watch our spending so I try to keep things as cheap as I can. The brand I had gotten was VANCAMP'S and is made by Chicken of the Sea... It is sold in Dollar General stores as a cheeper brand that goes only for $0.60 per can. So much for cutting the cost for tuna... Never again! Thanks everyone!
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Bad Tuna, Coward Company
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The product is Chicken of the Sea chunk white alacore. This is some kind of tuna that is floating in a can of gelatiny glop. Awful to look at let alone eat. The can does not state where this fish came from and the company is one of those coward companies that has no address or phone number on their website. They ask you for all of your personal information and give you non of theirs. No more COTS tuna for this shopper. Buyer beware.
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Paks on 04/05/2007:
Straight from the "Contact Us" Web page ( )

Chicken of the Sea International
P.O. Box 85568
San Diego, CA 92186

And besides did you look to see if the tuna was packaged in Water or oil? Oil would look as you described.
Anonymous on 04/06/2007:
Les, maybe you should try the ALBACORE TUNA instead. It is pretty good when packaged in water. I find it hard to believe that you couldn't find a way to contact them as well.
Skye on 04/06/2007:
Sounds more like a can of cat food!! Not that there's anything wrong with cat food when it's for your cat.
Ponie on 04/06/2007:
'The can does not state where this fish came from...' From the sea. It's on every label.
DebtorBasher on 04/09/2007:
I buy Albacore Tuna because it seems to be cleaner...but I still have to pick through it with a fork and check for those nasty little veins you find in tuna. I never buy tuna in restaurants because I know they don't clean it like I do.
BSemler on 05/20/2008:
I just had the same thing. We bought chunk white tuna in water and it was a gel mess. You couldn't drain it either from pressing on the lid or squeezing it. It has really turned me away from tuna.
tellit on 03/06/2009:
I agree that this product is just nasty! I had to throw out four cans. Forget about adding any other ingredient. Just to look at it made us sick! Didn't even seem like water. Just as you said a gelatiny glop!

Never again!!
BokiBean on 03/06/2009:
You would freak at canned salmon. It still has the bones in it.
Anonymous on 03/06/2009:
You don't like Salmon Croquettes, Boki?
Yes, the canned stuff is a downgrade but if you are "kitchen savvy" like me (I'm joking) it can be a decent part of a meal. Some have it for breakfast.
BokiBean on 03/06/2009:
zz..I love them! But only if mama makes them. The canned salmon I keep at the house is only for cat treats and hurricane food storage. :D
Anonymous on 03/06/2009:
You'd love the canned Mackerel (sp?). Talk about kitty food.
BokiBean on 03/06/2009:
foxy on 07/01/2013:
you buy your tuna from Vietnam or other bad countries to buy fish from. San Diego only packs the crap you sell
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Shells in canned white crab meat
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SUWANEE, GEORGIA -- I purchased two cans of white crab meat, which is quite expensive. I tasted a bit to see how salty it was. It was full of shell. I kept on tasting several bites and each and everyone had so much shell that it crunched when I tried to chew. I had to discard both cans and there went my seafood gumbo.
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Anonymous on 12/23/2006:
That is gross and you are right crab meat is too expensive to have it full of shells.
If you haven't already to go their website
and complain. I have had good luck getting refunds for bad product this way in the past, plus they should know about all the shell.
Good luck.
Anonymous on 12/23/2006:
I'd have saved the receipt, and taken the uneaten portion back to the store, I've had a lot of luck doing that.
Anonymous on 12/24/2006:
Buns, that sucks in a bad way and I will never buy Chicken of the Sea thanks to you. I hope you have a merry Christmas anyway
Shakra on 12/24/2006:
You should buy crab legs instead. It would taste so much better. Mmmm...crab legs.
Anonymous on 12/24/2006:
Mmmmmmm...Alaskan King Crab Legs! Where's the party, Shakra?
Anonymous on 12/24/2006:
This would never have happened when Charlie Tuna was alive. He kept the standards high. If you don't believe me, ask any mermaid you happen to see.
Anonymous on 12/24/2006:
Yeah, it was a shame when the dolphin ate him.
Shakra on 12/25/2006:
emt_c - at my house. I just bought a new steamer. Can't wait to try it out. Oh, yeah...I got it so I can steam healthy foods, not ones with drawn butter.
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