The Chef-Owned Brand That Changed Our Minds About Canned Tuna Just Launched a Snack Line
Some dishes are so undeniably good that they can remain popular for decades without any modern modifications. Tuna salad is one such certified classic, but as much as we love it, we also appreciate having new options for enjoying one of the most popular canned fishes. Scout, a chef-owned tinned tuna brand that our editors recommend highly, just launched a line of tuna kits that elevate your lunch or snack time with fresh flavors that are right up there with even the best tuna salad recipes. Scout’s Seafood Snacks are single-serving sized portions of tuna with a zesty spice blend for you to mix in and eat as a protein-packed snack — 30 grams per serving, to be exact. Each Seafood Snack comes with a can of Scout tuna, a disposable cup, and a wooden spork so you have a self-contained system for mixing and enjoying your heart-healthy fish.
Because the mix-ins are made up of dried ingredients, they don’t mask the taste of the fish like mayo-based tuna salads can sometimes do. Instead, they let you savor this editor-loved tuna by highlighting its naturally delicious flavor in a fun, unexpected way. Plus, right now every variety is 15 percent off.
The Za’atar pack features an herby and nutty blend that includes sumac, thyme, oregano, coriander, roasted chickpeas, and pumpkin seeds for crunch. Chile Jalapeño combines three kinds of chiles with a tingly mixture of cilantro, garlic, jalapeño peppers, and toasted corn nuts. Chili Crisp takes inspiration from the popular Chinese condiment by incorporating Sichuan peppercorns, chili flakes, and other spices to round out the heat.
These tuna and spice combos are a super convenient way to have a nutritious snack when you’re short on time. You don’t have to refrigerate them, so you can even keep some in your desk drawer to keep you going when you’re busy. Scout uses responsible fishing methods to source their tuna in Mexico and is committed to paying cannery workers fair wages, too, so you can support an ethical company while trying something different. You never know, this could become your new favorite way to enjoy tuna!
Buy: Scout Seafood Snacks, $12.74 (normally $14.99)