Monday, July 2, 2012

Northern Catch Wild Alaska Pink Salmon


  Northern Catch is a label for seafood products that is exclusively sold through the privately owned company Aldi. Aldi's stores offer a no-frills and very basic shopping experience with most brands unique to the store. The shopping carts require a quarter to unchain and you get your quarter back after returning the cart. There are very few employees compared to traditional grocery stores, you must bring your own grocery bags or purchase them at the register, bag your own groceries and Aldi is able to pass the savings from these cost-saving methods down to the consumer. These stores are run very efficiently -- no big surprise considering it is a German company.

The smell of this salmon upon opening the can is pleasant and nearly indistinguishable from the smell of canned tuna. However, the scent of this canned salmon is a little bit stronger than tuna. This can is PACKED with firm pieces of salmon, including the skin and bones -- good if you like your fish full of vitamins and minerals. The taste is very similar to tuna except that this salmon has a deeper flavor that I find quite enjoyable, my cats like it as well.




The flesh is firm and the bones are definitely noticeable, one could probably pick the spinal cord of the fish out if it really bothers them. This fish is not too salty and would be well suited to making salmon patties with breadcrumbs, egg, and a little bit of lemon juice. A good can of fish that packs a good amount of omega 3 fatty acids. I will buy this again for sure.






The only problem with this product is a problem that exists with all salmon products; salmon, being fairly large carnivorous fish, tend to collect large amounts of pollutants like mercury in their bodies. Therefore, people who are susceptible to these pollutants, like pregnant women and very young children, may want to avoid large carnivorous fish.

However, this product is graded by me only by the merits of what it is, and it is an exceptional product that Aldi sells through the Northern Catch label. Thus, Northern Catch Canned Pink Salmon gets 5 cylinders of salmon out of 5. I definitely recommend trying this product, and don't forget the quarter for your cart!


15 comments:

  1. i bought a lot of it. seems good to me.

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  3. The Aldi stores by me are no longer carrying? what is up. They have bumble bee brand now from china.

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  4. My Aldi is not carrying it anymore,,just Bumble Bee. Sad!!

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  5. Bought this for the first time, this week, at Aldi. What a wonderful product. So much better than the other canned, pouched salmon. Love that it is wild caught, not farm raised, and not dyed pink like farmed salmon. Hope Aldi has more. I'd like a case of this!

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    1. Canned salmon is an execelant food stored in emergency food reserves. High in good quality protien along with rice. A little goes a long way. Resonable in price, too.

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    2. just tried it great

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  6. Just bought my first (and LAST) can of this product. Did not find many bones and only a little skin, but much of the meat was very dark and tough--not something I wanted to eat. My cats' canned Friskies tuna cat food looked more appetizing than this can of salmon. (The cats did seem to thoroughly enjoy eating my can of salmon!)

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  7. This is a good product. Frugal and healthy. We use this often foe salmon patties.

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  8. I bought a can of the pink salmon.I don't like it. There was over a 1/4 of a can of bones. I know some bones will be in the salmon but a 1/4 of a can really





    I just brought a can of this salmon, It had over 1/4 of a can was bones. I understand there will be bones but a 1/4 of a can really.































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  9. Can you eat this salmon Straight out of the can.

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    1. Sure you can [no pun intended]. It is still my favorite way to consume it. Simply squeeze out the liquid, which is a little bit difficult because of the shape of the can. Then mix the entire content to blend in skin and bones. You can eat it directly or you can mix it with mayo and celery. I tend to over-endulge by eating the entire can [7 servings, 630 Kcal, and a considerable amount of salt].

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  10. Does anyone know if the can is BPA Free?

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  12. We just opened a can and it looked like something scraped of the cleaning table at the dock. Bones, skin and other stuff made it look like some bizarre fish abattoir in a can. You know, it doesn't have to be gross to be healthy. Who cleaned this fish? Ray Charles?

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