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Canned Tuna

ariellasdaddy Feb 5, 2007 06:32 AM

I'm curious to know what you think of the Jewish brands, such as Season, Dagim, Gefen, Dag Yam, and King of the Sea. Do you think they're as good as Bumblebee, Chicken of the Sea and Starkist?

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    PapaT RE: ariellasdaddy Feb 5, 2007 06:38 AM

    I don't think any of the bishul yisroel brands stack up to Bumblebee, Chicken of the Sea or Starkist. No contest.

    1. azcohen RE: ariellasdaddy Feb 5, 2007 08:32 AM

      I agree with PapaT!!

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        dadisachef RE: ariellasdaddy Feb 5, 2007 08:33 AM

        I agree with PapaT. Though, Dagim and Gefen have definitely produced better products than were available years ago, including their canned tuna and salmon. The one benefit to King of the Sea tuna is that it is supposed to have one of the lowest mercury levels.

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          zsero RE: ariellasdaddy Feb 5, 2007 09:14 AM

          I like the spicy King of the Sea tuna (with the yellow-and-orange label).

          For normal tuna, I usually get Gefen, and haven't noticed anything bad about it, but I rarely if ever get the "normal" brands, so I can't really compare.

          With salmon, though, my favourite is Icy Point. I find it tastes much better than the Jewish brands I've tried. (I'm talking pink salmon here; I don't like red salmon at all, so I can't comment on the merits of different brands.)

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            sharonlebewohl RE: ariellasdaddy Feb 5, 2007 03:36 PM

            I too agree with PapaT. I usually find that the Bishul Yisroel brands of most things are inferior.

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              MartyB RE: sharonlebewohl Feb 5, 2007 07:36 PM

              Inferior AND more expensive, a wonderfull combination.

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                PapaT RE: sharonlebewohl Mar 6, 2007 12:14 PM

                Just to clarify - I did not mean all types of food made by bishul yisrael - just Tuna.

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                ShlomoDovid RE: ariellasdaddy Mar 6, 2007 12:08 PM

                BS"D Try Tasty Tuna brand (bishul and from the phillapines). It is about 1.39/can individually, less for case qtys in the Chicago area. I think you will like it.

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