Why are there soybeans in my Tuna? Good question isn’t it? When I pick up a can of solid white tuna in water that’s what I expect to get. But you will also get soy beans. The ingredients of Starkist Solid White Albacore Tuna in water are listed as: White tuna, water, vegetable broth, salt, phosphate, with The warning contains Fish and soybeans. Well The fish is a given (and supposedly salmon and tuna are the only ones I can have now), but where is that soybean warning coming from? The vegetable broth, which apparently doesn’t even need to be there as my call to StarKist to complain proved. So along with natural flavors watch out for anything listing vegetable broth!
I called to complain to Starkist that in water should mean in water and to ask if any of their tuna was soy free. They do have a premium Gourmet Choice tuna that is soy free. It is pretty much the exact same as the regular White tuna just no osy, a gold label, half ounce less all for about a dollar more. They sent me a coupon to try it.
The ingredients of the StarKist Gourmet Choice Solid White Albacore Tuna Fillet (gold can) are: white meat tuna, water, salt, sodium acid phosphate with the warning that it contains fish (nothing about being manufactured in a facility that handles soybeans). So this time in water means in water.
Bumble Bee also makes a Prime fillet Solid White Albacore in water (in a gold can) that is soybean free (no vegetable broth). The Bumble Bee Tuna is less expensive and has six ounces to Starkist’s 4.5 oz. We will see which one tastes better.