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    Janet Bostwick Guest

    Default New - 7 oz. cans

    While shopping at Costco today, I noticed that all the packs of Chicken of
    the Sea tuna cans were labeled New, 7 ounce cans. Wasn't there just a
    thread about tuna cans being 6 ounce and to be dropped to 5 ounce?
    Janet



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    cybercat Guest

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    "Janet Bostwick" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > While shopping at Costco today, I noticed that all the packs of Chicken of
    > the Sea tuna cans were labeled New, 7 ounce cans. Wasn't there just a
    > thread about tuna cans being 6 ounce and to be dropped to 5 ounce?


    There was! Could Costco be listening?



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    Andy Guest

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    Janet Bostwick said...

    > While shopping at Costco today, I noticed that all the packs of Chicken of
    > the Sea tuna cans were labeled New, 7 ounce cans. Wasn't there just a
    > thread about tuna cans being 6 ounce and to be dropped to 5 ounce?
    > Janet



    Janet,

    Yes. The shrinking can of tuna, from a month or so ago.

    I wonder if they added more tuna or more water.

    Drain the "new" 7oz. can and put the tuna on a food scale?

    Best,

    Andy
    --
    Eat first, talk later.

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    =?ISO-8859-1?Q?Bobo_Bonobo=AE?= Guest

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    On Apr 25, 7:11*pm, Andy <a...@b.c> wrote:
    > Janet Bostwick said...
    >
    > > While shopping at Costco today, I noticed that all the packs of Chickenof
    > > the Sea tuna cans were labeled New, 7 ounce cans. *Wasn't there just a
    > > thread about tuna cans being 6 ounce and to be dropped to 5 ounce?
    > > Janet

    >
    > Janet,
    >
    > Yes. The shrinking can of tuna, from a month or so ago.
    >
    > I wonder if they added more tuna or more water.
    >
    > Drain the "new" 7oz. can and put the tuna on a food scale?


    I don't think they're allowed to count the weight od the water.
    >
    > Best,
    >
    > Andy
    >

    --Bryan
    Visit Bobo Bonobo's Mortuary and Sausage Emporium
    On the web @ http://MySpace.com/BoboBonobo


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    Nancy Young Guest

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    Janet Bostwick wrote:
    > While shopping at Costco today, I noticed that all the packs of
    > Chicken of the Sea tuna cans were labeled New, 7 ounce cans. Wasn't
    > there just a thread about tuna cans being 6 ounce and to be dropped
    > to 5 ounce?


    It was in their magazine. They insisted that all the tuna they sell in
    cans get back up to 7 oz.

    I think this is a link to the article:

    http://www.costcoconnection.com/conn...0904/?folio=52

    nancy

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    dsi1 Guest

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    Janet Bostwick wrote:
    > While shopping at Costco today, I noticed that all the packs of Chicken of
    > the Sea tuna cans were labeled New, 7 ounce cans. Wasn't there just a
    > thread about tuna cans being 6 ounce and to be dropped to 5 ounce?
    > Janet
    >
    >


    More important than can size is price per ounce. Generally, the
    downsizing of products is a way to retain profits without raising the
    price per can. Obviously, you can't keep doing this for very long.
    Sooner or later you'll have to raise the price per can. My thinking is
    that new improved larger sizes are mostly a way to hide price increases.

    I recently opened up a bar of soap and was shocked to find that the
    cardboard box hid a bar that was whittled down on the sides - no longer
    was it a bar or plump oval but something that resembled a doggie bone.
    What next? Chicken bones? :-)

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    Andy Guest

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    Nancy Young said...

    > I think this is a link to the article:
    >
    > http://www.costcoconnection.com/conn...0904/?folio=52
    >
    > nancy



    nancy,

    Good link, only problem is CostCo is doing something funky with that webpage
    whereby I can't zoom the page up. It jumps back to a fixed page size. I don't
    want to read about it with a magnifying glass.

    Thanks though!

    Best,

    Andy
    --
    Eat first, talk later.

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    Janet Bostwick Guest

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    "Nancy Young" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:0YNIl.81529$[email protected]..
    > Janet Bostwick wrote:
    >> While shopping at Costco today, I noticed that all the packs of
    >> Chicken of the Sea tuna cans were labeled New, 7 ounce cans. Wasn't
    >> there just a thread about tuna cans being 6 ounce and to be dropped
    >> to 5 ounce?

    >
    > It was in their magazine. They insisted that all the tuna they sell in
    > cans get back up to 7 oz.
    >
    > I think this is a link to the article:
    >
    > http://www.costcoconnection.com/conn...0904/?folio=52
    >
    > nancy


    That's what I get for skimming an article. I "read" that all Costco cans of
    tuna would be 7 ounces, I missed the part about all brands offered by
    Costco. Thanks.
    Janet



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    Nancy Young Guest

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    Janet Bostwick wrote:
    > "Nancy Young" <[email protected]> wrote


    >> Janet Bostwick wrote:
    >>> While shopping at Costco today, I noticed that all the packs of
    >>> Chicken of the Sea tuna cans were labeled New, 7 ounce cans. Wasn't
    >>> there just a thread about tuna cans being 6 ounce and to be dropped
    >>> to 5 ounce?

    >>
    >> It was in their magazine. They insisted that all the tuna they sell
    >> in cans get back up to 7 oz.
    >>
    >> I think this is a link to the article:
    >>
    >> http://www.costcoconnection.com/conn...0904/?folio=52


    > That's what I get for skimming an article. I "read" that all Costco
    > cans of tuna would be 7 ounces, I missed the part about all brands
    > offered by Costco. Thanks.


    You're welcome. Since their brand is the only tuna I buy anymore, I
    haven't noticed the other stuff. It's the best canned tuna I've seen
    in a long while.

    nancy

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    Janet Bostwick Guest

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    "Nancy Young" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    newscOIl.81534$[email protected]..
    > Janet Bostwick wrote:
    >> "Nancy Young" <[email protected]> wrote

    >
    >>> Janet Bostwick wrote:
    >>>> While shopping at Costco today, I noticed that all the packs of
    >>>> Chicken of the Sea tuna cans were labeled New, 7 ounce cans. Wasn't
    >>>> there just a thread about tuna cans being 6 ounce and to be dropped
    >>>> to 5 ounce?
    >>>
    >>> It was in their magazine. They insisted that all the tuna they sell
    >>> in cans get back up to 7 oz.
    >>>
    >>> I think this is a link to the article:
    >>>
    >>> http://www.costcoconnection.com/conn...0904/?folio=52

    >
    >> That's what I get for skimming an article. I "read" that all Costco
    >> cans of tuna would be 7 ounces, I missed the part about all brands
    >> offered by Costco. Thanks.

    >
    > You're welcome. Since their brand is the only tuna I buy anymore, I
    > haven't noticed the other stuff. It's the best canned tuna I've seen in a
    > long while.
    >
    > nancy


    I know that many here complain that they get slush and mush in cans of tuna
    today. I only buy Chicken of the Sea and only at Costco. I usually have
    just one round of meat in the can that I have to break up to make tuna
    salad. Maybe, max., a tablespoon of juice. Sometimes there are two pieces
    of meat. Maybe Costco dictates the contents of the cans to major brands as
    well.
    OT have you seen the perennials and annuals that are zooming out of the
    store each day and the prices? A full flat of 18, 3" pots is $11.99. If I
    would buy separately at a greenhouse, the cost would be $1.49 each pot.
    Gallon pots are going $21.99 for a set of 3. I've been at Costco 3 days in
    a row, and every day, yesterday's plants offerings are totally gone.
    Zowee!!
    Janet



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    Michael \Dog3\ Guest

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    "Nancy Young" <[email protected]> news:0YNIl.81529$dr7.36524
    @newsfe16.ams2: in rec.food.cooking

    > Janet Bostwick wrote:
    >> While shopping at Costco today, I noticed that all the packs of
    >> Chicken of the Sea tuna cans were labeled New, 7 ounce cans. Wasn't
    >> there just a thread about tuna cans being 6 ounce and to be dropped
    >> to 5 ounce?

    >
    > It was in their magazine. They insisted that all the tuna they sell in
    > cans get back up to 7 oz.
    >
    > I think this is a link to the article:
    >
    > http://www.costcoconnection.com/conn...0904/?folio=52


    Huh... I just bought 6 cans of Chicken of the Sea chunk white albacore and
    it's 5oz. Is this just Costco or what? I bought mine at either Dierberg's
    or Schnucks. Can't remember which. Bought it just last week.

    Michael

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    pure kona Guest

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    On Sat, 25 Apr 2009 20:49:33 -0400, "Nancy Young"
    <[email protected]> wrote:


    >> That's what I get for skimming an article. I "read" that all Costco
    >> cans of tuna would be 7 ounces, I missed the part about all brands
    >> offered by Costco. Thanks.

    >
    >You're welcome. Since their brand is the only tuna I buy anymore, I
    >haven't noticed the other stuff. It's the best canned tuna I've seen
    >in a long while.
    >
    >nancy

    I agree with you totally Nancy. Oddly, Kirkland is the best.
    aloha,
    Cea

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    Sqwertz Guest

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    Janet Bostwick <[email protected]> wrote:\
    >
    > That's what I get for skimming an article. I "read" that all Costco cans of
    > tuna would be 7 ounces, I missed the part about all brands offered by
    > Costco. Thanks.


    They only have 1 brand of canned tuna in albacore and yellowfin,
    both in water. Their prices have been well above the local sales
    prices for years. I'm certainly going to notice the reduction from
    48oz to 7oz.

    -sw

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    Nancy Young Guest

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    pure kona wrote:
    > On Sat, 25 Apr 2009 20:49:33 -0400, "Nancy Young"
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >
    >>> That's what I get for skimming an article. I "read" that all Costco
    >>> cans of tuna would be 7 ounces, I missed the part about all brands
    >>> offered by Costco. Thanks.

    >>
    >> You're welcome. Since their brand is the only tuna I buy anymore, I
    >> haven't noticed the other stuff. It's the best canned tuna I've seen
    >> in a long while.


    > I agree with you totally Nancy. Oddly, Kirkland is the best.


    You know, I never would have thought to try it except people here
    recommended it. I had pretty much given up on canned tuna, the
    quality has deteriorated so much.

    nancy

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    Nancy Young Guest

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    Janet Bostwick wrote:
    > "Nancy Young" <[email protected]> wrote


    >> You're welcome. Since their brand is the only tuna I buy anymore, I
    >> haven't noticed the other stuff. It's the best canned tuna I've
    >> seen in a long while.


    > I know that many here complain that they get slush and mush in cans
    > of tuna today.


    Have you ever had the pleasure of opening a can of tuna and
    it's tuna bits in water ... slush is a very good word for it. And
    not cheap, either. I had switched to the gold pouches.

    > I only buy Chicken of the Sea and only at Costco. I
    > usually have just one round of meat in the can that I have to break
    > up to make tuna salad. Maybe, max., a tablespoon of juice.
    > Sometimes there are two pieces of meat. Maybe Costco dictates the
    > contents of the cans to major brands as well.


    That wouldn't surprise me.

    > OT have you seen the perennials and annuals that are zooming out of
    > the store each day and the prices? A full flat of 18, 3" pots is
    > $11.99. If I would buy separately at a greenhouse, the cost would be
    > $1.49 each pot. Gallon pots are going $21.99 for a set of 3. I've
    > been at Costco 3 days in a row, and every day, yesterday's plants
    > offerings are totally gone. Zowee!!


    Yikes, I must have gone at the wrong time. I see shrubberies but I
    have never noticed flats of annuals. I'll be hitting all the nurseries
    next week.

    I did get some boxwood at Costco a couple of years ago. large pots
    for $13 something. Can't beat that.

    nancy

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    Tracy Guest

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    Nancy Young wrote:
    > pure kona wrote:
    >> On Sat, 25 Apr 2009 20:49:33 -0400, "Nancy Young"
    >> <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>
    >>
    >>>> That's what I get for skimming an article. I "read" that all Costco
    >>>> cans of tuna would be 7 ounces, I missed the part about all brands
    >>>> offered by Costco. Thanks.
    >>>
    >>> You're welcome. Since their brand is the only tuna I buy anymore, I
    >>> haven't noticed the other stuff. It's the best canned tuna I've seen
    >>> in a long while.

    >
    >> I agree with you totally Nancy. Oddly, Kirkland is the best.

    >
    > You know, I never would have thought to try it except people here
    > recommended it. I had pretty much given up on canned tuna, the
    > quality has deteriorated so much.
    >
    > nancy


    We just recently became Costco members. We don't eat a lot of tuna
    mostly because it has become such a bummer to buy (and the mercury
    issues).
    The next time we go, I am going to try the Kirklands.

    The weather is just right for macaroni salad. I make it with elbow
    pasta, tuna, chopped onion, chopped green olives and mayo. It's a very
    nostalgic recipe for me because it's the way my mother made it. The
    funny thing is I hated olives as a kid. Now I love them.

    Tracy

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    Ed Pawlowski Guest

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    "Andy" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]..
    > Nancy Young said...
    >
    >> I think this is a link to the article:
    >>
    >> http://www.costcoconnection.com/conn...0904/?folio=52
    >>


    > Good link, only problem is CostCo is doing something funky with that
    > webpage
    > whereby I can't zoom the page up. It jumps back to a fixed page size. I
    > don't
    > want to read about it with a magnifying glass.
    >
    > Thanks though!


    Worked for me with IE.
    If the + button does not work, try doing it under the settings menu.



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    Nancy Young Guest

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    Tracy wrote:
    > Nancy Young wrote:


    >> You know, I never would have thought to try it except people here
    >> recommended it. I had pretty much given up on canned tuna, the
    >> quality has deteriorated so much.


    > The next time we go, I am going to try the Kirklands.


    I hope you like it.

    > The weather is just right for macaroni salad. I make it with elbow
    > pasta, tuna, chopped onion, chopped green olives and mayo. It's a
    > very nostalgic recipe for me because it's the way my mother made it.
    > The funny thing is I hated olives as a kid. Now I love them.


    I happen to love macaroni salad with tuna. I guess it's a nostalgia
    thing for me, I haven't had that in ages. I have to make some.
    Thanks for that reminder. Your recipe looks good to me.

    nancy

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    Andy Guest

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    Ed Pawlowski said...

    >
    > "Andy" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:Xns9BF8D12EEFCADCotD@

    216.196.97.131...
    >> Nancy Young said...
    >>
    >>> I think this is a link to the article:
    >>>
    >>> http://www.costcoconnection.com/conn...0904/?folio=52
    >>>

    >
    >> Good link, only problem is CostCo is doing something funky with that
    >> webpage
    >> whereby I can't zoom the page up. It jumps back to a fixed page size. I
    >> don't
    >> want to read about it with a magnifying glass.
    >>
    >> Thanks though!

    >
    > Worked for me with IE.
    > If the + button does not work, try doing it under the settings menu.



    Ed,

    I use Firefox.

    I've never seen such web page behavior until this CostCo webpage.

    I'm familiar with other webpages that won't zoom period!

    Oh well!

    There's a CostCo about 15 miles away as the crow flies. I've been tempted
    to join but it's located at a major highway interchange/mall. King of
    Prussia.

    Best,

    Andy
    --
    Eat first, talk later.

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    Janet Bostwick Guest

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    "Nancy Young" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:zNPIl.44030$Va3.12[email protected]..
    > Tracy wrote:
    >> Nancy Young wrote:

    >
    >>> You know, I never would have thought to try it except people here
    >>> recommended it. I had pretty much given up on canned tuna, the
    >>> quality has deteriorated so much.

    >
    >> The next time we go, I am going to try the Kirklands.

    >
    > I hope you like it.
    >
    >> The weather is just right for macaroni salad. I make it with elbow
    >> pasta, tuna, chopped onion, chopped green olives and mayo. It's a
    >> very nostalgic recipe for me because it's the way my mother made it.
    >> The funny thing is I hated olives as a kid. Now I love them.

    >
    > I happen to love macaroni salad with tuna. I guess it's a nostalgia
    > thing for me, I haven't had that in ages. I have to make some.
    > Thanks for that reminder. Your recipe looks good to me.
    >
    > nancy


    Add diced, seeded cucumber, shredded carrot, diced celery, thawed peas and
    chunks of tomato, then you've got tuna mac!!!
    Janet



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