WOW! Solid White tuna is about $1.30 (and that's on sale)per can. And that's for 5 oz. can. Why so expensive? Between that and the increase in mayo you can't afford to make a tuna fish sandwich anymore!
I have all but stopped buying tuna - the price is too high and the quality of the fish in the can is just awful. If we get a craving, I SPLURGE on the high end stuff and that's what we have. Shame as it is such a good "go to" item.
I do have a new recipe from Food and Wine magazine that I'd like to try. I'll have to pick up a quality can or two to have on hand.
Yes, tuna has increased. No longer can I find tuna on sale for 99 cts. Now it's on sale 4/$5. It was on sale last week and I didn't buy it, planning on buying it the next day. The next day, all the Tuna in water cans were gone. I love tuna and it is a staple in my house. I bought a couple of cans of the chunk white, but don't like it. I only like the solid white tuna. I will buy it when it's on sale again. I got Hellman's mayonnaise on sale last week for
$2.99!! The price of mayonnaise is just outrageous!!!!
SPRING HAS F I N A L L Y SPRUNG!!!!!
We splurge on Italian tuna in olive oil at 1.85 and a Whole Food-type solid white albacore in spring water at 1.60 per can.
It's just the two of us; so it's pretty economical, but I could see where it would get awfully pricey for a large family.
We eat tuna about two or three times a month; not so much in tuna salad sandwiches but as the main protein in dinner entrees,because we don't eat much red meat. We love it with linguine, olive oil, lemon juice, garlic and parsley. With boiled baby potatoes, olive oil, Nicoise olives and capers. Or, with cannellini beans, tomatoes, shallots, garlic, olive oil and red wine vinegar.
Everything is expensive these days... used to be prices went up .5 or 10 cents, now it's at LEAST 50 cents on a lot of products and I suspect it's going to get a lot worse I used to buy 2 racks of lamb (5 bones each) for 12.00$ at Sams, now 26$. I went to look for eggplant the other day and couldn't find any, I asked the produce manager at Publix and he said they aren't going to carry it at 4.99 a pound! I would love a Nicoise salad if I could find the Italian tuna packed in oil, be still my heart
Nothing is cheap anymore. I sure feel sorry for folks w/lots of mouths to feed in this economy!
...we buy tuna in the 8 pack carton at SAMs...not sure it is much cheaper and I agree the 'shredded' quality is just not as good as it should be. High tuna prices, and all else, is driven by shorter supply, perhaps limited fishing seasons, transportation costs and other high overhead.
I'm pretty old and I've never gotten it that folks bought tuna for a cheap meal. I've always thought it was expensive! That itty bitty can, all the water or oil dumped off! It was like using tuna just to flavor a dish, not get any healthy advantage like your daily or a meal portion of protein serving from it's use.
At my house it would take several cans of tuna to constitute it's use for "meat" in a meal. Therefore, it was never used in my house. Only one of my children will eat it with me and we make tuna salad sandwiches for a snack.
I think he learned to like it at the home of friends.
Just so ya'al know, they have proven that the "solid white" tuna has more mercury than the "light tuna". Might want to keep that in mind, especially if anyone is expecting. Look up reccomendations for how often to consume it.
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