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#1 Old 05-23-2010, 12:05 PM
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So, several years ago there was a product called tuno. I don't know the company name, but it came in a red and white tube. It was AMAZING!! It taste, and looked just like tuna. The company discontinued it about 3-4 years ago I was wondering if anyone remembers this tasty product??? And does anyone know of anything like it??
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#2 Old 05-23-2010, 01:31 PM
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Yes. And no.

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#3 Old 05-23-2010, 07:51 PM
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No, but the thought of fake tuna in a squirt tube kinda makes me to be honest.



But then, I was never a big tuna fan.
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#4 Old 05-23-2010, 08:26 PM
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it sounds kinda gross, I admit, but if you actually liked tuna...there is NOTHING like it. It was soooo real in taste and texture. I can't even begin to imagine what made it "fishy" but it was one of those comfort foods. I was just hoping there was something like it...somewhere out there.
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I looked it up and I only read bad things about it.



If you are looking for something close to a tuna sandwich, this may do it for you. This is a tried and tested recipe that I find extremely delicious... I made a few alterations to a version I found online. You may end up changing things around for yourself, depending on how you like your "tuna":



1 can chickpeas

1/4 cup Nayonaise (or other mayo you like), you can get away with less

1 tbsp lemon juice

2 tsp vinegar

2 tbsp pickle relish

1 tsp salt

Pepper to taste

2 large stalks of chopped celery

4 sprigs of chopped scallions (green onion)



Drain the chickpeas, but do not rinse them, so they retain some of that salty "canned" flavor.

In a large mixing bowl, mash the chickpeas and mayo with a potato masher until they are of desired consistency.

Don't use a food processor, otherwise you'll end up with something too smooth.

Mix in all the other ingredients.

It's best if you let it chill in the fridge before serving.



Can be eaten in a sandwich or in a wrap. Excellent with lettuce and sliced pickles. I recommend a softer whole grain bread to go with it.
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#6 Old 05-23-2010, 10:47 PM
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No, but the thought of fake tuna in a squirt tube kinda makes me to be honest.



But then, I was never a big tuna fan.



Blech. I agree. Maybe its great for people who liked tuna, but as someone who has never eaten tuna and has no desire to eat something that smells/looks like tuna...blech. Very innovating concept though, I suppose. I had to click on this thread and find out what "tuno" was...
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#7 Old 05-24-2010, 09:46 AM
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I looked it up and I only read bad things about it.



If you are looking for something close to a tuna sandwich, this may do it for you. This is a tried and tested recipe that I find extremely delicious... I made a few alterations to a version I found online. You may end up changing things around for yourself, depending on how you like your "tuna":



1 can chickpeas

1/4 cup Nayonaise (or other mayo you like), you can get away with less

1 tbsp lemon juice

2 tsp vinegar

2 tbsp pickle relish

1 tsp salt

Pepper to taste

2 large stalks of chopped celery

4 sprigs of chopped scallions (green onion)



Drain the chickpeas, but do not rinse them, so they retain some of that salty "canned" flavor.

In a large mixing bowl, mash the chickpeas and mayo with a potato masher until they are of desired consistency.

Don't use a food processor, otherwise you'll end up with something too smooth.

Mix in all the other ingredients.

It's best if you let it chill in the fridge before serving.



Can be eaten in a sandwich or in a wrap. Excellent with lettuce and sliced pickles. I recommend a softer whole grain bread to go with it.



WOW...that sounds A-MAZING!!!! I think i might make it today!! I have become more strict, over these past years, and probably wouldn't even consider eating tuno once I read the lable But this recipe sounds De-Lish!! Thanks for the share
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I looked it up and I only read bad things about it.



Like what? I googled it and saw someone else saying that they'd only heard bad things about it too, but like you, they didn't say what they were.

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I am also curious about these "bad things" I'm wondering if that is why they stopped making it ???
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Morning Star had discontinued it. I haven't found anything about it being bad yet, though. Here is a comment from someone:

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[Morning Star Farms] have a habit of buying competing products then killing them offlike Harvest Burgers and Harvest Sausage, which was vegan. Most of MSF's products, including their burgers and sausage, are not.



Here were some people's opinions on it: http://veganlunchbox.blogspot.com/20...-in-lunch.html

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man! i was looking forward to trying it (on my omni hubby..) lame

However, thanks Annette! i WILL try your recipe!

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I remember Tuno. However, I only saw it in a can (just like cans of real tuna). I tried it once and made Tunofish sandwiches. It tasted like tuna to me. But then I remembered that I don't like fish.
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i dont remember tuno but i remember rock & roll radio
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hey ho, tuno !!

hey ho, tuno !!
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hey ho, tuno !!

hey ho, tuno !!

You're just making it worse.

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You're just making it worse.



Actually...the above mentioned recipe is amazing and taste better than tuno...and as an added bonus you dont feel crappy afterwards like you do with fake food. You should check it out.
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Ok, thanks. Even my kitties went wild for Tuno. The claws would come out, literally. I used the frozen stuff though. Never saw it in cans.

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#18 Old 05-25-2010, 05:25 PM
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I looked it up and I only read bad things about it.



If you are looking for something close to a tuna sandwich, this may do it for you. This is a tried and tested recipe that I find extremely delicious... I made a few alterations to a version I found online. You may end up changing things around for yourself, depending on how you like your "tuna":



1 can chickpeas

1/4 cup Nayonaise (or other mayo you like), you can get away with less

1 tbsp lemon juice

2 tsp vinegar

2 tbsp pickle relish

1 tsp salt

Pepper to taste

2 large stalks of chopped celery

4 sprigs of chopped scallions (green onion)



Drain the chickpeas, but do not rinse them, so they retain some of that salty "canned" flavor.

In a large mixing bowl, mash the chickpeas and mayo with a potato masher until they are of desired consistency.

Don't use a food processor, otherwise you'll end up with something too smooth.

Mix in all the other ingredients.

It's best if you let it chill in the fridge before serving.



Can be eaten in a sandwich or in a wrap. Excellent with lettuce and sliced pickles. I recommend a softer whole grain bread to go with it.



OH yeah!!!! This hit the spot and, has from now on, replaced ANY memories I ever had involving "tuno" I 86ed the celery...im not a fan in salads and added some chives. Then ate it w/ a vegan broccoli slaw salad...YUMMY I also shared it with 2 veg*n friends and they requested the recipe after ONE bite! Thanks Annette this is a house staple from now on!!



Anyone reading this....curious about tuno, or not.. THIS ROCKS and you should try it!!!!
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Actually...the above mentioned recipe is amazing and taste better than tuno...and as an added bonus you dont feel crappy afterwards like you do with fake food. You should check it out.



I've never heard of tuno, but this recipe is a little taste of Heaven! We eat this at least once a week.
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The brand was Worthington and it was discontinued The frozen stuff was good, I heard the canned version was terrible.









It smelled and tasted like tuna, it was kinda creepy, but in a good way
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I remember Tuno. However, I only saw it in a can (just like cans of real tuna). I tried it once and made Tunofish sandwiches. It tasted like tuna to me. But then I remembered that I don't like fish.



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The brand was Worthington and it was discontinued The frozen stuff was good, I heard the canned version was terrible.





It smelled and tasted like tuna, it was kinda creepy, but in a good way



I tried the canned one a few years back. It definitely smelled fish-like. It was also slimy, like it had some kind of jelly on it or something. I rinsed off and it helped. It was pretty ick-tastic still though.



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i dont remember tuno but i remember rock & roll radio



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You can buy kelp powder in a lot of health food stores. A 1/2 teaspoon added to the chickpea salad really makes it taste like tuna salad. After all, it's the seaweed that makes seafood taste fishy!

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You can buy kelp powder in a lot of health food stores. A 1/2 teaspoon added to the chickpea salad really makes it taste like tuna salad. After all, it's the seaweed that makes seafood taste fishy!



I love this salad and my friend owns a health food store so im sure I can get some kelp Thanks for the suggestion..I also rinse my beans and add a little bragg's to make up for the salty flavor. It's quite tasty...mmmmm
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No, but the thought of fake tuna in a squirt tube kinda makes me to be honest.



But then, I was never a big tuna fan.



thats how I am too



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