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Kirkland versus Henry & Lisa's canned wild salmon comparison: taste and more
Reviewed in the United States on May 26, 2018
I decided to do a taste test on Henry & Lisa's Wild Alaskan Pink Salmon versus Kirkland's Wild Alaskan Pink Salmon. I rarely use canned salmon except in summer, when I'll throw together a salad with HB eggs, perhaps some chickpeas, some Farmers' Market lettuce, and some canned wild salmon. By the time I've finished adding flavor with seasonings, herbs, the lettuce, and a delicious dressing, I don't even notice the taste of canned salmon. I've been buying the Kirkland for years, but decided to try the H&L.
Texture: both brands were identical in texture: no bones, cartilage, or skin, which I used to find in some supermarket brands, even TJ's. Taste: almost identical in taste, but H&L had the tiniest bit more salmon flavor. Both had the same degree of saltiness. Both have same ingredients: only salmon and salt. BPA: H&L has the edge with BPA-free cans, whereas Kirkland is silent on BPA. Can: H&L has the edge with a pop-top can opener. Finally, Kirkland has the edge in price: I paid $22.14 for 6 cans a couple of weeks ago, which is $3.69 per can. However, as I write this, the price is $24.35, or $4.06. H&L was $19.16 for 4 cans, which is $4.79 per can, but today is $18.20, which is $4.55 per can.
So it's buyer's choice according to what matters most to you: price, convenience, or BPA. I'll probably stick with the H&L because of the BPA-free cans.