Contrary to popular belief, tuna salad is not always the healthiest sandwich filling because of all the mayonnaise that's used. I love me some tuna salad though - usually homemade with a reduced fat mayo like Kraft Reduced Fat Mayo with Olive Oil. Instead of making my own, I decided to try the Bumble Bee Fat Free Tuna Salad with Crackers kit. The compact size made it perfect for a snack or as a small part of a lunch.
The package includes a can of fat free tuna salad, a bag of crackers, and a little plastic spoon. The tuna salad was a lot sweeter than I had expected, but it was still tasty - as if it were homemade. It's actually seasoned as a look at the ingredients list reveals water chestnuts and carrots. The crackers were appropriate for holding the tuna salad with a saltiness to balance the sweet tuna salad. While I liked the convenience (especially with the built in scooping spoon), the crackers weren't whole grain and contained partially hydrogenated oils, so this I could have done without. How do you eat your tuna salad? Sometimes I enjoy it with crackers, sometimes I like it on it's own and sometimes I eat it with a slice of whole wheat bread.
Bumble Bee totally flipped the concept of tuna upside down with the Spicy Thai Chili Sensations. The Sensations concept is like a Tuna upgraded. Instead of the traditional canned stuff packed in water or oil, this comes in a can with a no-mess, no-fuss, easy to peel open foil lid. The tuna is already seasoned and there is little or no liquid - anybody who has ever had tuna juice spill all over the counter, clothes and stank up the office knows that this is a big deal.
While that's good, what's even better is the flavor. Forget traditional tuna. Forget having to mix it with mayo and all other types of condiments to get it moist and tasty. Bumble Bee did all the work for you and when you try the Spicy Thai Chili, you'll go wowza (not just wow)! Read the name again slowly so you'll notice that all 3 words (spicy, thai and chili), are synonyms for muy caliente ... hot! Although I'm a lightweight when it comes to spicy foods, I must say that I loved every bite of it. The 'heat factor' was manageable (for me) and seemed to just make the flavor all that much better.