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to expect there to be no bones in my tinned salmon

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Miamla Wed 24-Jun-09 12:32:44

i've never bought tinned salmon before (and never will again!) but i expected it to be like tinned tuna ie no skin or bones. I had both with the salmon, I even had the bonus prize of some vertebrae in there! It wasn't a value tin or anything, was a well known manufacturer of tinned fish
It completely put me off and I'm now tucking into a cheese sandwich instead.
so AIBU?

NervousNutty Wed 24-Jun-09 12:33:19

Umm, it is always like that.

MadameDefarge Wed 24-Jun-09 12:34:02

Yes, a teeny bit. Salmon always has bones in it in tins, one reason why I don't use them. ugh!

talbot Wed 24-Jun-09 12:35:53

You can buy skinless and boneless tinned salmon but it costs quite a bit more.

NervousNutty Wed 24-Jun-09 12:36:44

Takes 2 seconds to get them out imo.

Miamla Wed 24-Jun-09 12:36:47

but why isn't it like tuna? they get the bones and skin out for that. If they're all like it I'm definitely never buying another tin!

and surely it should say on the tin somewhere about it containing bones, no?


alicecrail Wed 24-Jun-09 12:38:48

I made the same mistake. I thought it was going to be just like tuna too. blush

blametheparents Wed 24-Jun-09 12:39:39

You are being a bit unreasonable, always bones in tinned salmon.
Even if there are little bits left after you take them out they are so soft that by the time you mash the salmon you don't even notice. And very good for you

moopymoo Wed 24-Jun-09 12:40:13

yabu fish have bones! tuna has a completely different makeup, so no bones. even my 4 yr old knows how to manage a piece of fish with bones. (my mil hates bones,skin or anything that reminds her it is from an animal. makes me grr. i may be misdirecting some of that frustration here....wink)

Coalman Wed 24-Jun-09 12:40:39

It is the bones which provide the calcium.

Miamla Wed 24-Jun-09 12:41:25

eurgh but there were vertebrae in there! I've got enough vertebrae of mine own already without needing to eat some from a fish

thumbwitch Wed 24-Jun-09 12:44:10

completely unreasonable! They're the best bit, imo. The bones are totally edible after being canned, and are an excellent source of calcium because they have become so soft and digestible.

next time just mash it all in together - you won't even be able to find the boney bits once it's mashed.

Or you could buy boneless and skinless salmon but you would be depriving yourself of the calcium, some vitamin D and some of the good oils.

Technofairy Wed 24-Jun-09 12:53:51


To this day I cannot touch tinned salmon due to the childhood trauma of being forced to eat the bones by my Grandma and being told how good they were for me.

Makes me feel sick just thinking about it!

thumbwitch Wed 24-Jun-09 13:04:26

grin - I used to get the job of taking the salmon out of the tin and mashing it for Sunday tea sandwiches - I used to pick the bones out and eat them by themselves! grin

TwoSunnyDays Wed 24-Jun-09 13:10:05

eat them! yum!

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