Canned Tuna Ripoff

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    A very large source of fish for Americans is canned tuna, a billion dollar annual market. Yet this product has undergone serious changes over the years, most of which are distasteful literally and figuratively.

    Right now, in these hard economic times, the change that is most galling is the sleazy reduction in weight from 6 ounces to 5 ounces for the most common size product. That equates to a 17 percent reduction in weight, that few consumers probably have noticed in the past few months. Indeed, you may still find older cans that have 6 ounces, as I did recently. Of course, prices were not reduced. Indeed, you may be paying more for the smaller cans unless you are a smart shopper looking for good sales.


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    This is nothing new. I've noticed this for years at the supermarket. Eventually, we'll all be buying empty cans and bags.
     
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    Cans of tuna are very cheap. They have to make money somehow and one ounce of tuna wouldn't even be a satisfactory bite. :lol:

    It's like 99 cents a can.
     
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    99 cents? Where do you live? I pay $1.29 unless they have a '10 for $10' type sale. We don't eat much tuna anymore . . . too much mercury in it.
     
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    Solid white albacore only, folks.

    Costs around $2.00 a can here.
     
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    :lol: I forgot there was 'chunk light' tuna. :lol: I only buy the solid white too. Maybe that's why Sarah G pays 99 cents/can.

    Yikes, $2/can? I guess I shouldn't yap about $1.29/can huh?
     
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    No way. I live in the sticks. Anything in a can is expensive.

    The cheap tuna is mostly water. And who knows what else.
     
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    I like the one packed in olive oil. I bought it last time 5 for $5.

    $2.00 is way too much for 6 oz. of tuna. Or 5 oz.
     
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    Yes, it's sad, but I live far off the beaten path.
     
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    I've noticed, over the last few years, that even the name brand tuna has become really crappy. It used to be that you got chunks of tuna. Now you just get a bunch of strands. The best tuna I've found is actually Kroger's store brand. It's better than Starkist, Chicken of the Sea, Bumble Bee, or any others. You actually get chunks of tuna in their cans.

    The price for Kroger brand tuna is cheaper too. However, it has gone up. Last year, I was paying .52 per can. It's now up to .73 per can. That's an increase of 40%.
     

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