|Such beautiful packaging and appetizing pictures set my expectations about as high at the shelf I found these on (that would be the bottom)|
I feel like octopus gets a bad rap. There is tons of love for calamari, but for some reason big brother cephalopod is just too much for most people. Octopus when prepared correctly is fantastic (see here) but a piece of tako sushi gone by is like eating a piece of rubber on rice, and just about any more “exotic” meat coming from a can seems like it should be found on probably edible. Still when I saw this can in the store, something told me to review it.
I manned up and took a bite. Much to my surprise, I dug back in and took another. That overly briny smell that I mentioned earlier didn’t translate to the taste, these were…good? Not too salty, rather not very salty at all, just a nice meaty flavor with a bit of flavor from the oil.
I hate to be so cliché but these really did have a taste similar to poultry, with a consistency somewhere between turkey breast and calamari. If a turkey and a squid managed to mate, their offspring would 1) be the most disgusting looking animal ever, and 2) be pretty damn tasty.
These guy’s didn’t even need require condiments. I had an array of sauces nearby thinking that I’d need them to take these down. However; I ended up eating the whole contents of the can plain. And you know what else? I’d do it again
|The new 100 calorie packs
I paid $2 for a can of these. There is a single serving in each can, at that price point I probably won’t make them a staple, but if I catch them on sale I’m stocking up.