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elise h Dec 27, 2006 07:25 PM

I noticed a new Chicken of the Sea solid light tuna in olive oil, Tonno Genova at my local Costco. 8 6-ounce cnas for $9.99. Has anyone tried this yet?

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  1. jen kalb Dec 27, 2006 07:29 PM

    Im confused by your post - Tonno Genova is a very good italian brand, so if its this, and not Chicken of the Sea it should be an excellent buy.

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      Atlantis Dec 27, 2006 09:03 PM

      I second this one. It's about time Costco started selling canned Italian tuna, which is SO superior to anything we have here in the US.

      Stock up. You'll never buy Chicken Of The Sea again. Tonno Genova is just wonderful, and I'll be right behind you, buying a good supply.

      Check out the Pan Bagnat recipe at epicurious.com. We use Italian tuna out of the can for that one, and it's so, so good.

    2. MaspethMaven Dec 27, 2006 07:46 PM

      jen_kalb:

      C of the S has a Genovo Tonna variety of canned tuna. here's a link to the nutrition label:

      http://www.calorie-count.com/calories...

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        jen kalb Dec 27, 2006 08:38 PM

        wow - I stand corrected. Its pretty good stuff anyway. The website says its yellowfin.

        I had some awful chick of the sea "chunk light" from Costco last year - it was just shreds and mush rather than chunks. I DO NOT recommend that, at this point.

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          Cathy Aug 7, 2007 09:26 AM

          Always solid tuna in oil. Solid tuna is older fish and needs oil. Never water. I have only bought solid in oil and am *so* happy there is a less expensive one available.

      2. Melanie Wong Dec 27, 2006 10:55 PM

        It's decent, not as good as other imported brands.

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          elise h Jan 24, 2007 05:09 PM

          I finally bought this tuna. Tremendous flavor compared with the albacore, water packed tuna I've been eating for over 10 years. The albacore tuna is also like a sponge with mayonnaise. This tuna, after draining excess oil, only takes 2 tablespoons, maximum to make a nice tuna salad.

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            cstrober Sep 24, 2007 12:24 PM

            This is my favorite Tuna, and I live in LA. Which Costco did you find it in? I asked at my local one and they've never heard of it. Genova Tuna is available at Gelson's but is over 2.00 per can. I'd love to find a less expensive option. My Trader Joe's doesn't carry it either, though they do in Minneapolis and NY. Carol S

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            Soup Feb 1, 2007 04:14 PM

            At my costco, I found 4 can to a pack tonno tuna's for $5. Tuna is excellent. My first time eating this type of tuna. I bought it on this thread's recommendation and I am not dissapointed.

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              Pollo Aug 7, 2007 08:43 AM

              This is the same tuna that goes into other (i.e. water pack) C of S canned tuna...

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                cstrober Sep 24, 2007 12:23 PM

                Which Costco in what city?

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              cstrober Sep 24, 2007 12:21 PM

              This is my favorite Tuna, and I live in LA. Which Costco did you find it in? I asked at my local one and they've never heard of it. Genova Tuna is available at Gelson's but is over 2.00 per can. I'd love to find a less expensive option. My Trader Joe's doesn't carry it either, though they do in Minneapolis and NY. Carol S

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                elise h Sep 24, 2007 09:54 PM

                San Francisco. I noticed that the Foster City Costco does not carry it, so stock varies tremendously from store to store.

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                  CatyL Feb 18, 2008 12:26 PM

                  I live in San Francisco, but usually shop at the Costco in Santa Rosa while visiting my mom. We found this tuna, in a 6-pack, for (apx) $8...but that was a couple of years ago. I recognized it from an Italian wine-food tasting, that I had attended in the late '90's. Attendees were given some to take home. It was superb. I thought that the Costco offer was too good to be true, or too good to LAST. We check (just in case), each time we shop there. I think that it may have been distributed to Costco by mistake. A friend thinks that the distributors knew what they were doing, and introduced it to the wider Costco clientele, then withdrew it to sell it at a higher price, elsewhere. I have seen it at Whole Foods...for $2-3/can.

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