Thursday, September 6, 2007

Cost Benefit Analysis on Canned Tuna

We did a double take at the price tag of Ecofish Solid White Albacore Tuna. Our mothers would have a fit if they found out that we paid $7 for one can of tuna. It wasn't even on sale.

But curiosity got the best of us: how much better could the outrageously priced canned be?

So what might justify the high price of Ecofish over your $0.89 variety? Sashimi grade, solid white meat tuna, hand filleted and packed. Independently tested for mercury and PCB’s. Sustainably produced.

We ended up using it for tuna melt sandwiches. Between the tuna and the fancy imported cheddar, they were the most expensive tuna melt sandwiches we ever had.

But it came out to be a delicious tuna melt sandwich. Yes, it was pricy. But it had really good tuna. Delicious tuna, that tasted just like a real tuna steak. It was noticeably different (and better) than the other canned tuna we usually get.

Hmm, which leaves me with a dilemma. That was really good canned tuna. But I can't deny that $7 is kind of pushing it.


  1. I had no idea there was such a quality difference, but that's certainly a budget buster.

  2. 7$ for a can of tuna? There better be more than just tuna in there!