Monday, September 19, 2011

Starkist Tuna 99 Calorie Containers

Starkist Tuna; one of the leading canned tuna sellers here in Israel, have a new mini tuna can on the market. The new tuna tins come in three flavors; Tuna in Olive Oil, Tuna in Olive Oil with Lemon and Tuna in Olive Oil with Herbs.

טונה סטארקיסט באריזת 99 קלוריות

If I'm not mistaken, these three tunas in olive oil are not new. I think it's only the packaging that's new.

If and when I eat canned tuna I normally go for the tuna in water so the Starkist Mini Tuna in Olive Oil with Lemon that I tasted was new to me. I really enjoyed it. I liked the touch of lemon and I thought the olive oil added a nice flavor as well.  

 These new tins are very convenient for taking to the office for lunch or on a picnic outing. They come with a hard plastic cap for reclosing the tin once its been opened. This new cap worked really well for me.

It also has a mini plastic fork attached to the inside of the cap. I had a very difficult time actually eating with the mini fork. Maybe small children would be able to use it but I think it's more of a gimmick than a real and usable utensil.

Part of Starkist's intention with this product is to help people who are looking for easy convenient ways to stay on their food plan or diet. Each tin is a 99 calorie portion. I thought the amount of tuna in the tin was the perfect portion size for me.

Bottom Line: I enjoyed the Starkist Tuna in Olive Oil with Lemon. I also really liked that I could re-close the tin with the new hard plastic cover. I thought the portion size was convenient but I'm not sure that the high price is worth the extra convenience.

95 gram (net weight) re-closable tin – 5.79 NIS
(I got them at Mega Bul 2 for 10.00 NIS)

Kosher Parve Badatz

 Update: Winner of 2012 Product of the Year Award Israel

Disclaimer: All items were purchased by me. No one is paying me for this review. All opinions are my own.


  1. I LOVE this idea! Its so smart! I actually just read in a magazine that tuna in oil is better for u cuz it keeps the fish moist and flavorful so u don't need the extra fat and calories of mayo etc;) I will keep my eyes open for these in the US

  2. "I actually just read in a magazine that tuna in oil is better for u cuz it keeps the fish moist..."
    really good point thanks for sharing what you read... truth is I didn't eat it with mayo so I agree with what you said and olive oil is most likely a healthier oil than what ever oil would have been in the mayo I may have added.

    "I will keep my eyes open for these in the US"
    I hope you find it there- keep me posted

    thanks for the great comment:)

  3. Thanks for the review. While I appreciate the product in terms of portion control, I agree with you that the price seems very steep for a 95 gr. tin-it's more expensive than a tin almost twice its size! I also don't get the point of the plastic lid. It's already pretty small, would you really eat only part of it and need to keep the rest? I guess it's an individual decision whether the benefits outweigh the cost-like with most any product. :)