Tuna (now with less protein)
- 12-29-2008, 10:59 AM
Tuna (now with less protein)
Well I had a rather unnerving discovery this morning, and although I bet many of you already know this, tuna (at least chunk lite in water) has about 1/3rd less protein than I thought it had.
Just a few months ago, the brand (Starkist) I was buying advertised the cans as "2.5 servings of 13g protein). Roughly 33 grams of protein - a good sized portion of protein for a meal. Today I went back to the label to find that both numbers have been cropped... now its listed as "2 servings of 11g protein". 22g protein per can.
Just a heads up for all those counters out there.
- 12-29-2008, 11:06 AM
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- 12-29-2008, 12:19 PM
yeah, it's just a smaller can. I know what you're talking about cuz I accidentally get the smaller cans every now and then. Check the weight on the front of the can.
12-29-2008, 03:33 PM
Check the weight next time you purchase. They sell a smaller can as well as a larger one. I guess for people who don't need an entire can of tuna. I think the pouches differ in weight as well.
12-29-2008, 04:06 PM
there was an article recently about food companies that are downing their sizes of packaged foods and charging the same.. for instance pint of ice cream is no longer a pint (i think that was one) or the ellios pizza are now way smaller but box is still same size.. i think peanut butter was another on the list..
I read the article around the time of those high gas prices so dont kno if its still goin on
12-29-2008, 04:20 PM
I've seen the double-sized cans (clear size difference), but have you guys been buying anything above 6oz? The 22g protein was from a 5oz can of Chunk Lite in water.
The only 6oz can we have currently at our place (this one Chunk in oil), yields 25g protein. 35g is what I was accustomed to accounting for when I ate a can of tuna... throws me off a bit. Been eating the same brand for years now too.
12-29-2008, 04:23 PM
I thought I was hilusinating when I saw that a while back... Thanks for clearing it up for me.
12-29-2008, 04:25 PM
Ice Cream and Cheese have been tragically shrinking up here in Canada. The Ice Cream always came in 2L, -->1.89-->1.6 Now. Cheese used to come in large 900g bars, then 800g, now most stores carry the 540g size! Whenever I go to the US I love buying cheese since you guys have skim cheddar, salt-free cottage cheese and other great options not up here in Canada.
12-29-2008, 06:39 PM
When it comes to food, package size matters
Sep 12th 2008 at 10:00AM
Choosy mothers should probably choose Jif if they want to scrape more peanut butter out of a standard-size jar. According to CNN, competing sandwich spread Skippy is among numerous brand names that have quietly shrunk the size of their packaging as a means of passing on food inflation to consumers.
While the Skippy jar remains the same height and diameter as it did when it contained a full 18 ounces of peanut butter, a deeper indentation on the bottom accounts for the loss of 1.7 ounces. Meanwhile, the most significant change Jif has made to its packaging is on the label, where large type alerts consumers to the fact that this jar is still 18 ounces strong
Other slimmed-down packages include:
A box of Kellogg's Apple Jacks, down from 11 to 8.7 oz.;
A can of Starkist tuna, shrunk from 6 to 5 oz.;
A bottle of Tropicana orange juice, which sports a new snap cap that's supposed to make up for the fact that you're getting 7 oz. less liquid; and
A "half-gallon" container of Breyers Ice Cream, which now holds 48 oz. instead of 64.
Consumers are catching on. In a nationwide Consumer Reports survey in July, 75% of respondents said they noticed packages are shrinking, and 71% believed the main reason for downsizing was to hide price hikes from consumers. Still, half of those surveyed said they'd prefer that manufacturers keep the old package and raise the price.
Edgar Dworsky, editor of mouseprint.org, a consumer education Web site that examines advertising's fine print, suggests checking and comparing the unit prices in the grocery store and opting for the brand that offers the most value. In other words, even those of us without children should be choosy mothers when it comes to buying food.
12-29-2008, 06:50 PM
Time to buy a farm and grow my own food and get some cows. I'm so glad the govt focuses on AAS for the last 5 years instead of our economy heading into the ****ter.
12-29-2008, 07:02 PM
I thought we were getting a killer deal on those cans - they go for under 50 cents in the multi-packs. Now I can understand why. Thanks for the finding that.
12-29-2008, 08:42 PM
I just noticed this also, but I assumed the mis-labeled tuna in the past with a higher amount of protein than it really had, and the new labeling has the correct macro's.
12-30-2008, 06:08 AM
OH WELL, maybe I'll just have to double up on cans for that meal. More the merrier, love the stuff.
12-30-2008, 06:46 AM
The only problem with double is, double the mercury, double the price.
12-30-2008, 07:43 AM
Speaking of mercury levels my trainer told me there is a generic sup that lowers the mercury levels in your body from eating too much tuna. Its really cheap but damn i just cant remember the name of it something like colic idk. It is a garlic sup tho. Anybody know that im talking bout?
12-30-2008, 08:13 AM
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12-30-2008, 12:38 PM
Just checked my most recent tuna purchase (Chicken of the Sea, solid albacore, in water, 6oz):
2.5 servings, 15g protein each, 37.5g/can
(costco 12-pack, less than $1/can)
12-30-2008, 12:41 PM
Actually, I'm planning on digging up my front lawn & turning the whole thing into a raised-bed garden by next spring. Boy, is that going to take a LOT of compost....
12-30-2008, 02:54 PM
Yeah my Skippy PB shrank a long time ago. A lot of stuff did.
12-30-2008, 11:06 PM
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01-02-2009, 11:09 PM
Even Walmart's tuna went from 2.5 servings to 2 servings and the price went from something like $.50 per can to something like $.74 per can.
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01-04-2009, 09:40 AM
Not to clown but uh hilusinating
01-04-2009, 07:21 PM
I read the label on the cans at the grocery tonight. Now there is only 2 servings a can versus 2.5, like it used to be. economic turmoil sucks.
01-06-2009, 12:56 PM
I would just stay away form tuna altogether. If you have to have it don't consume more than 3 cans a week. There is so much mercury
in tuna that it is not even worth it. ConsumerReports tested Caned tuna and found out that the FDA's Recommendation's were dangerously flawed.
I also try to stay away from bottom feeders.
Makes you wonder if the Fishing Companies in bed the the FDA.
Here are some good Fish alternatives:
MAXIMUM CONSUMPTION PER WEEK
Species Men, Women of childbearing age, 6-oz.
serving Children up to 45 pounds, 3-oz. serving
MEN & Women / Children Up to 45 Pounds
Salmon every day / every day
Shrimp every day / every day
Clam every day / every day
Tilapia every day / every day I highly recommend Cheap and does not taste like fish
Oyster every day / several to every day
Hake every day / several to every day
Sardine every day / several to every day
Crawfish every day / several
Pollock every day / 2 to several
Herring several / 2 to several
Flatfish (flounder, sole) several / 2 to several
Mullet several / 2 to several
Mackerel, Atlantic several / 2 to several
Scallop several / 2 to several
Crab several / 1 to several
Croaker, Atlantic several / 1 to 2
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