StarKist Taste of Tuna Event for Creations New Flavors #StarKistSneakPeek

By 5/29/2015 05:40:00 PM ,

When I was invited by StarKist to their event with Lisa Lillien, aka Hungry Girl to learn more about their new Tuna Creations flavors, I wasn't sure if I'd go. While I grew up with the iconic Charlie Tuna and would love to have a Tuna selfie, I'm not a fan of the taste of Tuna.

Sorry Charlie!

Enjoying the Taste of Tuna with StarKist Creations New Flavors

Note: I was invited as media to this event and received compensation, However, any personal views expressed are always 100% my own.

Actually my memory as a child of the taste of Tuna has kept me from trying it again all these years. To be honest it's a real shame. Tuna has come a long way since I was a child with so many different ways to prepare and season.

So I decided to go and not only learn about StarKist new Tuna Creations flavors, but also get a taste update for my memory. I'm so glad I did.

First I got my Tuna selfie with Charlie. He's so good at posing for the camera!

Enjoying the Taste of Tuna with StarKist Creations New Flavors

After photos, I headed over to the tasting table. I was pleased to learn that StarKist also introduced new StarKist Kid’s Creations! As any parent know getting a child to eat dishes healthy for them can be a challenge.

With this thought in mind (plus my own tuna taste memory) I tried the two StarKist Kid’s Creations. I was surprised that the taste wasn't strong or "fishy" at all. I can see kids eating these with a snack after school or within a main dish.

Which is a very good thing since tuna is a great source of lean protein, B vitamins and omega-3 fatty acids that young kids benefit from.

StarKist Kid’s Creations is available in two kid-friendly flavors – Bacon Ranch and Honey BBQ
  • 100 calories or less
  • 14g of protein to keep kids full
  • 95-110mg of DHA Omgea-3 Fatty Acids to help with brain development
With child obesity still on the rise StarKist knew moms were looking for healthy and better options for their kids, something that they could serve them but also kids could take to school for lunch or snack time

Enjoying the Taste of Tuna with StarKist Creations New Flavors

After having a good taste experience, I moved on to taste the different samplers using the new StarKist Creations flavors

StarKist Hot Buffalo Creations: Tuna to fulfill your spicy cravings with the new hot buffalo flavor

  • 70 calories
  • 15g of protein
  • Looking at food trends, StarKist discovered that hot sauce is the fastest growing condiment in the U.S.

StarKist Salmon Creations: Using premium skinless, boneless and 100 percent wild caught salmon

  • Available in Lemon Dill and Mango Chipotle flavors
  • 90 calories or less
  • 14g of protein or less
  • While tuna is growing, salmon is growing even faster. Consumers were looking for an convenient way to enjoy salmon that still has a fresh taste. StarKist Salmon Creations line provides a healthy and delicious meal option for salmon lovers with busy lifestyles

I'm happy to report that both of the StarKist Creations flavors meet with my taste bud approvals. Especially the Salmon Mango Chipotle. I had quite a few tasting samples of those!

Enjoying the Taste of Tuna with StarKist Creations New Flavors

Now that I had over come my childhood memory of not liking tuna, it was time to learn ways of using these StarKist Creations flavors in recipes.

Good thing the Hungry Girl was there with her a cookbook! Lisa was so fun to meet and excited to share different recipes using StarKist Creations flavors that families can make and enjoy.

Enjoying the Taste of Tuna with StarKist Creations New Flavors

While it was great to meet Charlie and learn more about StarKist history and current products, the best part of this event was moving past my childhood tuna taste fears. Now I can enjoy tuna as an adult and share that healthy enjoyment with my son.

Thank you StarKist!

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  1. I love, love, love the Hungry Girl. And while I am not a tuna fan, either, my husband is :)

  2. I love these! I don't like canned tuna, but these new selections look like they could be awesome!

  3. You can use tuna for so many recipes to make it healthier. I am jelly that you got to meet the Hungry Girl!

  4. I love tuna- especially with a little bit of Lemon and Pepper- I think there's a creation for that! We put tuna on crackers and in sandwiches all the time, and tonight I'm making tuna burgers!

  5. I like tuna with mayo but not sure about the different flavors. I definitely would have to try it. I love that they have for kids now! I've never seen that. I have one of the Hungry Girl books and love it!

  6. I love tuna! Totally want to try the Mango Chipotle flavor!

  7. Yum! I love how tuna can be used in so many different ways. The Kids Creations sound like awesome healthy options.

  8. Your picture with Charlie is so cute! My hubby is the tuna eater in our family. I wonder if he would try it with the flavors...

  9. Oh I grew up eating so much Tuna and remember loving it. I had no clue they offered kid creations... they look awesome. Thanks for sharing.

  10. I have not seen the kids creations yet but what a great idea! I think even my kids would enjoy them!

  11. My kids love to have tuna for a snack. I never knew they had kids creations too.

  12. I enjoy the tuna creations packets for something quick when on the go. I will definitely be looking out for these.

  13. I would love to take a selfie with Charlie the Tuna. What a fun event to get to attend.

  14. I love these. I love tuna and all of the different flavors.

  15. I will have to let my kids try the Kids Creations flavors! I think they would both enjoy the Honey BB flavor!

  16. We love Starkist Tuna so much! My husband just bought some pouches at Target today!