Chicken of the Sea Complaint - Extremely Poor Product

Review by soupe on 2011-03-16
SAN DIEGO, CA -- I purchased 4 cans of this product and hunk it wasn't. It was totally N-A-S-T-Y!!!!!! 1st, was pinkish-red and 2nd, it was pure mush! Have purchased this product over the years but if this is quality, they need to check their quality control. How disappointing...

Will never purchase their products any more. (Number on cans is 7ETQ1Z SCWBS 06. Best by 10-27-14)
Comments:19 Replies - Latest reply on 2011-03-17
Posted by momsey on 2011-03-16:
I hope you give them a chance to respond to your complaint before you completely write them off, since you have enjoyed them for years.
Posted by Anonymous on 2011-03-16:
You live in San Diego. Go to a fish market and get some fresh seafood.
Posted by Anonymous on 2011-03-16:
Several years of satisfied product vs. one bad can? Hmmmmmmmmmmm? I think being a loyal customer, you should probably give them the benefit of the doubt and a chance to redeem themselves.
Posted by Starlord on 2011-03-16:
Hmmmm, perhaps Jessica Simpson wasn't so off the mark after all. ROFL
Posted by Anonymous on 2011-03-16:
If you properly drain the fish you will get as good of a can of tuna as possible.
You have to literally squeeze the water out of the fish but when you do you have flaky pieces of fish that is ideal for a salad.
You can always purchase the kind in the pouch as well.
Posted by Ytropious on 2011-03-16:
Spend the extra 50 cents on solid white albacore. You're welcome for the tip.
Posted by Anonymous on 2011-03-16:
You still may have to do some serious draining to make it flaky.
Posted by Anonymous on 2011-03-16:
Canned tuna (all brands) has definitely taken a downward quality spiral. It used to be just the cheap store brand stuff that was nothing but mush. Have you tried contacting Chicken of the Sea directly?

The pouches are better for sure, but they cost a lot more than an extra 50 cents, at least where I live. You can usually get canned tuna for less than a dollar and the pouches are around $2.25.
Posted by Anonymous on 2011-03-16:
To all concerned if you really want to see and taste inedible canned goods, try the chicken in those type of cans.
Posted by Anonymous on 2011-03-16:
Canned chicken = *barf*
Posted by D. on 2011-03-16:
I've noticed the same thing with the tuna...it's almost as if it's ground tuna...I now buy the albacore in the can (The pouches are too dry), I drain them, mix it up with some celery, onion and MIRACLE WHIP, put it on toasted bread with some lettuce...Yum!

I've also had some really good chicken in those cans, LSaliva...it depends on what brand you buy, the kind I buy is all solid white chicken chunks.
Posted by T on 2011-03-16:
It has been several years since my mom taught me what she learned, which I have now forgotten (I don't use tuna). I seem to recall she advised getting it in oil, because when it was in water it was more like mush. And as another suggested, make sure it is very well drained. I may be wrong.

It is possible the quality of canned tuna has declined substantially since I last bought it 6 years ago.
Posted by Anonymous on 2011-03-16:
Trmn8r, my Mom would always buy the tuna in oil as well. The texture is better but you have to drain it as well.
I never liked the residual oily taste but we are talking canned tuna, huh? *nudges*
Posted by Anonymous on 2011-03-16:
I buy it in oil and rinse it. I noticed the quality of tuna is not what it used to be. I do not eat it so I can't tell if there is a difference in taste but it surely doesn't look the same.
Posted by T on 2011-03-16:
Yes, it is coming back now, Lsalvador and bluediamond98! Buy it in oil, and rinse with water. That's what mom did, anyway.

As far as its quality, sure it is canned tuna. But it was fine for sandwiches *at that time*. And yes, it is hard to get rid of the oil totally.
Posted by Anonymous on 2011-03-16:
That canned shrimp is a real winner too. Especially the "shrimp pieces" or whatever it's called.
If you can get by the shell fragments then surely you can get over the thought of eating food that resembles MAGGOTS!
Posted by Ytropious on 2011-03-16:
JC I just went shopping today. GV chunk lite tin was like 60 cents, name brand pouch chunk lite was 78 cents, solid white albacore tin GV was 1.18. I decided to get a chunk lite pouch this time.
Posted by Anonymous on 2011-03-16:
L...you're really grossing me out now!! LOL

Y...I think everything is more expensive out here..from gas to tuna haha!!
Posted by Venice09 on 2011-03-17:
Of all the major brands, Chicken of the Sea is the worst, even the solid white. I like solid white StarKist and stock up when it's on sale for under a dollar. Bumble Bee comes in second because it's not as consistent as StarKist. I would never buy the chunk stuff. I'd rather wait for a sale on solid white.

I think the quality of canned tuna has gone downhill, along with the size of the can.

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