|Tyson Premium Chunk White Chicken in Water|
|Nutrition Information for Tyson Premium Chunk White Chicken in Water|
Tyson Premium Chunk White Chicken in Water comes in a short cylindrical can that is decorated with chunks of white meat chicken. The picture on the can is appetizing and I was hoping that this review would not turn out like the one I did on Hormel's canned ham product. Many meats have a drastic change in consistency when they are canned in water instead of oil. They tend to have a dry mouth-feel and a stringy texture.
Upon opening the can I was greeted with the pleasant smell of concentrated chicken broth. The chicken was packed well in the can and the large, white chunks of meat are visually appealing. This meat is obviously complete chunks of chicken and not some reformed patty of butcher floor scrapings. I was hoping that the meat would taste as good as it looked.
|It looks appealing|
The meat crumbled after I stuck a fork in it, the texture change from the canning process was evident before even tasting it. Upon placing the chicken in my mouth the scent and taste of chicken - along with a not trifling amount of salt - was evident. The chicken is dryer than I would like and crumbly with a stringy consistency, yet the taste is good. This would be good to take on trips where refrigeration is not available, or perhaps to use to make some chicken casserole or chicken salad. The broth is flavorful, even if it is too salty, and would be good to cook rice in.
|The texture is lacking but the taste is good|
I had to let our mascot give it a try, and he absolutely loved it!
|Our mascot enjoying a chicken dinner|
This product is good but, like many canned products, the saltiness and less than ideal texture holds it back from perfection. However the taste, visual appeal, and smell are all excellent - which is something our mascot agrees with. Tyson Premium Chunk White Chicken in Water gets 4 chunks of tasty chicken out of 5!