Tuesday, October 30, 2012
It is easy to think that all products of the same type are, well, the same. Over the years however I have discovered that this is not so. My early experiences of bland Indian simmer sauces were blown out of the water by the amazing authentic taste of Sharwood's curry pastes. After years of assuming all gin is equal, Bombay Sapphire and later experiences with Hendricks and Tanqueray proved that no they are not.
Recently in an effort to get both more fish in my diet and more protein in my lunches I decided to add tuna to the mix. In my mind tuna from a can was a slightly grey, mushy substance, best mixed with loads of mayonnaise and other flavourings on a sandwich. But people had been talking about Sirena tuna for awhile, so I figured I would give it a go - if only for the retro mermaid bedecked tin.
From the moment I opened the can I could see the difference. It was pink, it was clearly a solid bit of fish. And the taste. This is no overly fishy bad canteen sandwich filling. This is delicate and delicious and I love adding it to my salads for lunch.
So once again, my expectations have been exceeded in the best of ways and I'm feeling all the healthier for it.
Have you tried Sirena tuna (or Sharwoods or Bombay Sapphire) and did it change your previous opinions? And have your expectations been exceeded by something recently?