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Canned tuna from farmers market- worth it vs regular tuna?? HUGE cost difference

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created April 08, 2012 at 7:58 PM

I bought fish for the first time at farmers market. I live in the northwest the fish is caught locally. Wow I have never had fresh cod before and holy cow is it different. Not at all fishy or dry like the frozen kind.

I also bought 3 cans of their tuna. Dolphin safe wild troll caught north pacific tuna. Also the only other ingredients are water and sea salt (no soy or broth etc). 3- 6oz cans for 15.50 vs the regular store brand at less than 1$ a can.

I am just curious what Im in for. Is there a difference in taste? Texture? Nutrition? Is it superior enough to justify the cost?

518bce04b12cd77741237e1f61075194

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on April 09, 2012
at 11:36 PM

I get this when I'm at home: http://www.bctuna.com/ friend's of my BF's family and their smoked tuna is off-the-hook (see what I did there?) and it is sold directly so they will cut you deals in bulk. But when I'm in Montreal I get this: http://www.raincoasttrading.com/ b/c there's a grocery store here that will bring it in on request!

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on April 09, 2012
at 01:25 AM

Very cool! That works :)

C836b2644e7319bb957fbb794a97708e

on April 09, 2012
at 12:19 AM

Oh darn no pm thing available well- lets just say the state under you and its the only one listed on the company site that is sold to I *think*

C836b2644e7319bb957fbb794a97708e

on April 09, 2012
at 12:16 AM

I will email you privately I want to maintain my anonymity on here (Ive discussed health stuff I wouldn't tell a cat!)

1a98a40ba8ffdc5aa28d1324d01c6c9f

(20378)

on April 08, 2012
at 10:26 PM

Which Farmers market?

1a98a40ba8ffdc5aa28d1324d01c6c9f

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on April 08, 2012
at 10:26 PM

What brand do you get Jenny?

C836b2644e7319bb957fbb794a97708e

on April 08, 2012
at 08:33 PM

The brand is "Linda brand crab & seafood " :)

C836b2644e7319bb957fbb794a97708e

on April 08, 2012
at 08:33 PM

It does not say if it is bpa free or not but the can looks different than the store ones. It is a lovely gold color with a plain label:)

518bce04b12cd77741237e1f61075194

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on April 08, 2012
at 08:28 PM

Curious, what brand? I am also from the northwest and the BF is a fisherman with fishing buddies who do tuna!

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518bce04b12cd77741237e1f61075194

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on April 08, 2012
at 08:27 PM

Important: is it BPA free? That is the part I am most willing to pay for.

I buy a gorgeous smoked local canned tuna as a treat, and there is a huge taste in texture/flavour even with their un-smoked. The flesh tastes "meat-ier" to me, and it just has this really great texture that is less flaky. That being said, it is a treat. I usually buy cases of not-local tuna that is simply BPA free for day-to-day use (my boyfriend is allergic to all other fish except tuna, so we go through a fair amount).

1a98a40ba8ffdc5aa28d1324d01c6c9f

(20378)

on April 08, 2012
at 10:26 PM

What brand do you get Jenny?

C836b2644e7319bb957fbb794a97708e

on April 08, 2012
at 08:33 PM

It does not say if it is bpa free or not but the can looks different than the store ones. It is a lovely gold color with a plain label:)

518bce04b12cd77741237e1f61075194

(11577)

on April 09, 2012
at 11:36 PM

I get this when I'm at home: http://www.bctuna.com/ friend's of my BF's family and their smoked tuna is off-the-hook (see what I did there?) and it is sold directly so they will cut you deals in bulk. But when I'm in Montreal I get this: http://www.raincoasttrading.com/ b/c there's a grocery store here that will bring it in on request!

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