The pros: Trader Joe's Skipjack Tuna is a tuna that is just ok in terms of flavor.
The cons: Other brands seemed better.
During Lent is when I consume the most tuna. After that, it would be summer time, but in the form of pasta salads. Skipjack tuna is usually something I would put in a sandwich as opposed to a pasta salad. For $1.49 I would say skip this skipjack.
Now, if you are only shopping at Trader Joe's then this is your only option. As the occasional tuna sandwich eater, its tolerable, but not great. First of all, when you open the can you'll notice an overcooked appearance from the canning process. It's unappealing to look at and a bit underwhelming on taste. It's just ok on the taste but it did not make me say "wow" in anyway. All I knew was that I preferred the skip jack variety of Bumble Bee, Starkist, or Chicken of the Sea over this. Now, none of those brands make me say wow either, but they were better than this.
If you shop at other stores in addition to Trader Joe's then you'll also know that you can get a can of tuna on sale for less than the $1.49 being charged. I bought it once. I tried it. While I appreciated the Dolphin Safe illustration, I won't be buying this again.
The can of Trader Joes' Skipjack Tuna in water with sea salt:
The nutritional information:
In a drained can you get a slightly overcooked and discolored tuna:
Would I buy this again? I'll make a trip to another store for Chicken of the Sea or Bumble Bee next time.
Want to see more items I've reviewed from Trader Joe's? Click on Thoughts & Reviews of Trader Joe’s for an alphabetized list.
Hi-Try the Solid White Albacore Tuna in Olive Oil. It is $2.29 but so worth it. Joni
I'm so late in commenting on this post but I want to add that Skipjack Tuna has less mercury than Albacore. That's reason enough for me to buy it over other kinds of tuna.
I didn't like it either!
Thanks for sharing your thoughts Kate!