Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Tuna Bites? No Thanks.

Do you ever get "sick" of food? I know this is kind of a crazy thing to be coming from me -- a foodie and food writer but, when I'm at home wandering around my kitchen wondering "what should I eat for lunch?" my lack of creativity gets annoying.

I was at the grocery store last weekend, mindlessly walking the aisles, picking up the same damn food I always get, when I came upon this new display called....wait for it.....Tuna Bites. I'd never heard of this product before, but I do enjoy a canned salmon salad (with red peppers and a soy & white vinegar dressing mmmm) about once a week. So, when I saw these little cans, I thought what the hell.

Yesterday afternoon I chopped up my romaine heart, added a few roasted garbanzo beans (straight from the oven sprinkled with a little garlic salt and olive oil - it's fantastic) and popped open my little can of Tuna Bites -- call me lame but I was kind of excited at the anticipation.

Excited about Tuna Bites? Yea, that is pretty typical of a stay-at-home housewife. We're crazy exciting, I know.

Anyway, so I popped open the can, how do I say this?

Ok I'll just come right out and say it: it smelled like cat food.

It LOOKED like cat food! I was totally taken back by the shape: tuna...squares? Tuna...mush? Ehhhh, not sure about this but hey, I paid for this, so help me, I'm going to taste one.

I tasted one all by itself because, if they were gross, I wasn't about to ruin my perfectly delish salad on that bullshit. And I am not a picky eater -- I will eat almost ANYTHING put in front of me, except liver, lamb and oysters. Pretty much everything else is fair game!

But I can add Tuna Bites to that very short list. They're gross. I was chewing while trying to convince myself that it was food -- real, eatable people food. It was all mind over matter, right?

It's tuna, Tasha. Just chew it. It's not *that* bad. There are starving people in Japan!

I'm eating cat food.

Shush! This is wonderful, protein-filled tuna fish! You like it.

I'm eating cat food.

Just put it in your salad! Add some dressing! It will fill you up and make you feel healthy and satisfied!

I'm eating cat food.

Nope. I couldn't do it. I threw that cat food away. I will not being opening the second can of Tuna Bites that I bought, either. Maybe my cat, Nemo, would like it? Or maybe I should send the other can to Japan?


Jill said...

Cat Food was the first thing I thought of when I saw the packaging. And... CUBES? EW, JUST EW.

Jeanna said...


Mrs. Jeremy said...

I had to google Tuna Bites because I was pretty sure it was cat food and you just didn't read the label closely. But nope, it really is people food! Eww!! BTW, they have recipes on their website if you want to give it another go. Hahaha!

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