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story.lead_photo.caption Spicy Thai Chili Tuna by Bumble Bee … Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/JENNIFER CHRISTMAN

WHAT: Bumble Bee Sensations Seasoned Tuna With Crackers

STATS: A can of the Spicy Thai Chili Tuna contains 110 calories and 0.5 fat, 10 carbohydrate, zero fiber, 9 sugar and 16 protein grams. A pack of six crackers contains 80 calories and 2 fat, 13 carbohydrate, zero fiber, 2 sugar and 2 protein grams. We bought them at Walmart, 700 Bowman Road, Little Rock. More information at bumblebee.com.

THE SKINNY: Canned tuna and trendy aren't two things that seem to go together.

But Bumble Bee has introduced Sensations, a line of convenience kits featuring 3-ounce cans of seasoned tuna with teeny plastic spreaders and Ritz-like crackers in lively if unlikely flavors: Spicy Thai; Jalapeno; Lemon & Pepper; Sun-Dried Tomato & Basil; and Chipotle.

While we applaud Bumble Bee's efforts to elevate canned tuna, it's still canned tuna. The unusual Spicy Thai variety is indeed quite spicy and contains actual peppers (as well as sugar, salt, onion, tomato paste, modified tapioca starch and seasonings), but it nevertheless reminds us of stuff we feed our cats.

It might be perfectly packaged for toting as a work lunch, but the smell might have our co-workers tuna-ing around to scowl at us.

— Jennifer Christman

Email:

jchristman@arkansasonline.com

Style on 11/05/2018

Print Headline: SLIM PICKINGS

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