Morrisons Tuna Steak cans 50p EACH! Spring water or Sunflower Oil 121g
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Morrisons Tuna Steak cans 50p EACH! Spring water or Sunflower Oil 121g

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Found 12th Mar 2012
Saw these this morning in Shepherds Bush. No promotion or expiry date showing. Just the plain old shelf ticket at 50p each.

Note this is steaks, not chunks (or dare I say it flakes scraped of the canning factory floor.) Now that is a bargain.

I bought 14 cans and they went through the checkouts at 50p no problems. The 'best before' date on these cans is November 2012.

As it's Morrisons, it is of course in store only. Good luck

EDIT: Also includes tuna steaks in sunflower oil too.

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Original Poster

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looks like a great deal thanks

How about quality and taste of this Tuna. Is it better then Princes One?

Poundland have good offer Too

Original Poster

I just discovered a rogue 'in sunflower oil' can in my catch and that was 50p too.

Good deal I know for health reasons etc we avoid the ones in oil but oooh they do taste nicer...:3

Original Poster

Maggy_A

Good deal I know for health reasons etc we avoid the ones in oil but oooh … Good deal I know for health reasons etc we avoid the ones in oil but oooh they do taste nicer...:3



Don't they just? Although these oil ones are only avoided for calorific rather than health reasons.

Sliwka

How about quality and taste of this Tuna. Is it better then Princes One?



I've tried cheap tuna too that didn't taste as good as princes/john west. Don't understand why though as it's not like they have their own breed of tuna.

Think I'll give this a try though, thanks OP.

Sliwka

How about quality and taste of this Tuna. Is it better then Princes One?


I would say its bound to be better quality,... last time I bought Princes it was slop!

Original Poster

I eat quite a lot of tinned tuna (so I'll probably be mercury poisoned before too long before someone points it out) and I find that all the brands vary in quality from batch to batch.

Try this for a recipe:

Tuna Casserole:

Boil spaghetti enough for 2 generous portions in slightly salted water as if you were making Spagbol.
After 9 mins when ready, drain the spaghetti, put it back in the saucepan
Stir in one can of (50p) tuna and one can of Campbell's CONDENSED mushroom soup
Stick the whole lot in a ovenproof/Pyrex dish and grate some cheddar cheese on top.
Bake uncovered for 20 mins at 180C.

Lush and less than £2 worth of ingredients. Has to be tried to be believed.

Standard cans of tuna are about 185 g. These are only 121 g.

its skipjack tuna not the tastiest imo but at 50p thats a steal

Probably trying to clear, November 2012 is short dated for something like that

Morrisons. Not so good in the sustainability league tables for tuna........

greenpeace.org.uk/tun…ble

CJ

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PlasticMan

Standard cans of tuna are about 185 g. These are only 121 g.



185g includes the very useful water that those tins contain. You will find that the drained weight of 185g cans of tuna chunks is 130g. It says as much on the tin.

Edited by: "ronmanager" 12th Mar 2012

ronmanager

I eat quite a lot of tinned tuna (so I'll probably be mercury poisoned … I eat quite a lot of tinned tuna (so I'll probably be mercury poisoned before too long before someone points it out) and I find that all the brands vary in quality from batch to batch. Try this for a recipe:Tuna Casserole:Boil spaghetti enough for 2 generous portions in slightly salted water as if you were making Spagbol.After 9 mins when ready, drain the spaghetti, put it back in the saucepanStir in one can of (50p) tuna and one can of Campbell's CONDENSED mushroom soupStick the whole lot in a ovenproof/Pyrex dish and grate some cheddar cheese on top.Bake uncovered for 20 mins at 180C.Lush and less than £2 worth of ingredients. Has to be tried to be believed.



I thought that was not a UK problem, but more a US one with Albacore tuna, and even then not much of a risk.

Hissy Miss

I've tried cheap tuna too that didn't taste as good as princes/john west. … I've tried cheap tuna too that didn't taste as good as princes/john west. Don't understand why though as it's not like they have their own breed of tuna.Think I'll give this a try though, thanks OP.



I can't stand Princes tuna and my son won't go near it either. It stinks so fishily, unlike John West. I'm surprised you can't notice a difference.

Sainsbury's basics tuna chunks is actually better than John West, it IS proper chunks, not all flakes and one chunk like the John West ones. And it's not fishy either.

therealslimkaty

I can't stand Princes tuna and my son won't go near it either. It stinks … I can't stand Princes tuna and my son won't go near it either. It stinks so fishily, unlike John West. I'm surprised you can't notice a difference. Sainsbury's basics tuna chunks is actually better than John West, it IS proper chunks, not all flakes and one chunk like the John West ones. And it's not fishy either.



To be honest I can't remember the last time I had princes tuna, I don't eat a great deal of the stuff and when I buy it, it tends to be whatever is on offer. I've not been deliberately avoiding princes but it always seems to be John West on offer. Going to give the morrisons stuff a try though.

Original Poster

therealslimkaty

I thought that was not a UK problem, but more a US one with Albacore … I thought that was not a UK problem, but more a US one with Albacore tuna, and even then not much of a risk.



Oh I wasn't serious but you know how this place gets so I thought I mention it so it would be one less debate started.

I seem to be a tuna virgin compared to you lot.

Can someone enlighten me about the difference between steaks, chunks and flakes please and which is best. I usually just buy whats on offer but would like to know all this.

Also is there a big difference in calories if you buy it in sunflower oil as I only have brine in my cupboard so can't compare. Thanks folks.

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lianne21

I seem to be a tuna virgin compared to you lot. Can someone enlighten … I seem to be a tuna virgin compared to you lot. Can someone enlighten me about the difference between steaks, chunks and flakes please and which is best. I usually just buy whats on offer but would like to know all this. Also is there a big difference in calories if you buy it in sunflower oil as I only have brine in my cupboard so can't compare. Thanks folks.



Steak should be one piece of tuna in the can.
Chunks are large pieces stuffed in the can
Flakes are just tiny bits and are only good for mashing up for sandwiches and even then not v nice at all.

In the example of these Morrisons ones:
spring water 100g is 121kcal
Sunflower oil 100g is 161kcal

Steak should be one piece of tuna in the can.Chunks are large pieces … Steak should be one piece of tuna in the can.Chunks are large pieces stuffed in the canFlakes are just tiny bits and are only good for mashing up for sandwiches and even then not v nice at all.In the example of these Morrisons ones:spring water 100g is 121kcalSunflower oil 100g is 161kcal



Thanks for that. I don't think I've ever seen tuna as just one large piece in a can so I doubt I've bought steaks then. Are steaks better than chunks then and from a better bit of the actual fish? Are flakes the leftover bits basically then?

Calorific value not as bad as I'd thought it would be for oil. 40 calories is nothing really.

Banned

lianne21

Thanks for that. I don't think I've ever seen tuna as just one large … Thanks for that. I don't think I've ever seen tuna as just one large piece in a can so I doubt I've bought steaks then. Are steaks better than chunks then and from a better bit of the actual fish? Are flakes the leftover bits basically then? Calorific value not as bad as I'd thought it would be for oil. 40 calories is nothing really.


leftover bits as in the flakes off their skin, yep.

Bit like eatin a tin of dried up chicken skin init
Edited by: "Da_Man_GileZ" 12th Mar 2012

lianne21

I seem to be a tuna virgin compared to you lot. Can someone enlighten … I seem to be a tuna virgin compared to you lot. Can someone enlighten me about the difference between steaks, chunks and flakes please and which is best. I usually just buy whats on offer but would like to know all this. Also is there a big difference in calories if you buy it in sunflower oil as I only have brine in my cupboard so can't compare. Thanks folks.




Best thing to is buy one of each type, eat them. Then make your own mind up as to what one you like.

It's not really a dig at you but too many people are sheep these days

mcfly666

Best thing to is buy one of each type, eat them. Then make your own mind … Best thing to is buy one of each type, eat them. Then make your own mind up as to what one you like.It's not really a dig at you but too many people are sheep these days



Think I will do just that in my next food shop then I can compare the taste too. Although can't say I fancy the flakes if its bits of skin really. I've only just started buying it as I hate fish but am trying to force myself to eat it as part of a healthy diet as it's so good for you.

I know no other person who hates fish so there can't be many of us!

i have tried many brands but my children only like morrisons tuna for school lunch

I don't like fish either, well, fish fingers and canned tuna is about my limit. I hate it when I go abroad and most of the restaurants are seafood.

I've tried eating fresh tuna as it's meant to be healthier but couldn't eat that either. I can manage the odd bit of smoked salmon though.

I tend to get my healthy oils from walnuts, don't taste that great either but easier for me to eat.

lianne21

Think I will do just that in my next food shop then I can compare the … Think I will do just that in my next food shop then I can compare the taste too. Although can't say I fancy the flakes if its bits of skin really. I've only just started buying it as I hate fish but am trying to force myself to eat it as part of a healthy diet as it's so good for you. I know no other person who hates fish so there can't be many of us!



While you're at it, buy yourself a piece of fresh tuna from the fish counter. Grill it or lightly fry until just done. Puts tinned tuna well and truly in the shade.

Hissy Miss

I don't like fish either, well, fish fingers and canned tuna is about my … I don't like fish either, well, fish fingers and canned tuna is about my limit. I hate it when I go abroad and most of the restuarant are seafood.I've tried eating fresh tuna as it's meant to be healthier but couldn't eat that either. I can manage the odd bit of smoked salmon though.I tend to get my healthy oils from walnuts, don't taste that great either but easier for me to eat.




At last Hissy, someone who knows how I feel !!! Everyone comes back from holiday and raves about the gorgeaous seafood restaurants they have been to and how much I would love them etc .............and they look at me like I'm not human when I say I can't eat the stuff and gag at the smell!! I have to run past the fish counters in shops too

I was sat in front of TV watching Dancing on Ice last night eating walnuts but they don't taste great do they! Nice to feel I'm not alone

While you're at it, buy yourself a piece of fresh tuna from the fish … While you're at it, buy yourself a piece of fresh tuna from the fish counter. Grill it or lightly fry until just done. Puts tinned tuna well and truly in the shade



Ok thanks, will try the fresh stuff, but will ask my OH to buy it so I don't need to stand at the fish counter!

Bought 2 to try. My morrisons did have a red and white reduce sign on the shelf. They are reduced from £1.39 so not a bad saving at all.

HOOTTTTTTTTT

Good deal! Thanks for posting!

picked up 8 - great deal. Went for the watery chaps.

These are only 121g tins - Aldi do steaks in sunflower oil for 79p and they are 200g tins, so I am unsure why this is so hot.

pretty like john west like a tin a day, Princes are rubbish in my eye of view.

popped in my local morrions, could not find this deal, been sticked on john west, thinking a change

Original Poster

Orinoco1

These are only 121g tins - Aldi do steaks in sunflower oil for 79p and … These are only 121g tins - Aldi do steaks in sunflower oil for 79p and they are 200g tins, so I am unsure why this is so hot.



Because I think you'll find the 200g is including the oil (or water.) Once drained the actual weight of the tuna comes down to 150g. Meaning for an additional 58% in price you get an additional 24% tuna over Morrisons.

Hence hot.

[note: I'm basing the 150g drained weight info on Waitrose and Tescos 200g tins which are 25% (50g) liquid. If Aldi 200g tins are drained weight then I stand corrected)

do these have a ring pull on them or do they need to be opened with a tin opener? i ask because i can bang then in my fridge in my office and i don't have a can opener

faipdeooiad

do these have a ring pull on them or do they need to be opened with a tin … do these have a ring pull on them or do they need to be opened with a tin opener? i ask because i can bang then in my fridge in my office and i don't have a can opener



Why don't you just buy a can opener for your office?

(They're ring pull BTW, hence the whole no drain no fuss thing)
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