I’ve had that before when I was still living stateside. You’re right.....it is the best tuna you can buy. Good stuff.
Here in the Czech Republic, well......it’s OK. There’s a store brand from Kaufland, one of the major retailers here, and it’s good. Not as good as Kirkland, but good. Better than Chicken of the Sea, actually.
There’s a store brand from Billa, another retailer here, that’s comparable to Kirkland, but the nearest Billa is all the way downtown, and I don’t always feel like going downtown. Unless I’m in the mood for Chinese; a couple of really good Chinese joints downtown.
I grew up on the Northern Oregon coast and my Mother worked in seafood processing plants. The best seafood caught never makes it past the mothers that work in processing plants. When a boat comes in with a catch on ice only hours old, it’s instantly bought up by the women. My family was two or three paychecks away from being homeless, but we ate better than the brown Caligula residing in the white hut.
I wouldn’t eat factory canned tuna if you paid me. The only canned tuna I will eat now that Mom has passed is from a little family cannery from the town I’m from. Ridiculously expensive, but alder smoked FRESH albacore tuna is incredible.