Tuesday, March 2, 2010

food for thought

i bought a package of "sandwich ready" tuna salad and i am curious/concerned about what exactly has to be done to mayonnaise to make it "heat stable".


JKNEPFLE said...

Any difference from the jar you find on the shelf at the store?

k said...

do you mean ingredient-wise, or that they're both stored without issue at room temperature until opened?

and actually looking at the ingredients on the starkist package, it doesn't use the phrase "heat stable". that was on the bumblebee one that i also bought to see which one i liked better.

JKNEPFLE said...

I guess I'm just wondering...isn't the mayo in the jar on the shelf "heat stable", too? And that's not TOO bad, I guess....heat it up once, keep it away from microbes, and you're all set.

How did it taste?

ALSO, congrats on the baby on the way! Your life is gonna change...in a GOOD way!

k said...

i see what you're saying about the mayo on the shelf- which makes the designation of "heat stable" even more strange. why would it matter?

it tasted ok. a little mushy. i had put the pouch in the fridge because i like tuna salad really cold, so i can't say how it would taste just straight out room temp. and it oddly contained water chestnuts.

thanks for the congrats!