Best-Rated Tinned Fish

Canstar Blue’s tinned fish review compares ALDI, John West, Safcol, Sirena, Greenseas, Coles, Woolworths and Tassal on taste, texture & consistency, range variety, packaging appeal, value for money and overall satisfaction.

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Best tinned fish 2022

Most Satisfied Customers | ALDI

Aussies rated ALDI best in Canstar Blue’s tinned fish ratings, scoring the supermarket brand five-star reviews for texture, packaging design, value for money and overall satisfaction.

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ALDI is ‘catch of the day’ in tinned fish ratings

Tinned fish is perhaps one of the most underrated food staples. It goes with pretty much anything, from a light Niçoise salad or healthy lettuce wrap to hearty burger patties and pasta bakes. Even just pairing canned tuna with instant rice and frozen vegetables can be an easy, delicious (and budget-friendly) go-to lunch!

To find out which brands Aussies prefer diving into, we asked more than 1,700 consumers to rate and compare the tinned fish brands they’ve purchased and consumed within the last six months. Respondents scored brands based on taste, texture and consistency, packaging design, range variety, value for money and overall satisfaction. Those that received at least 30 responses are compared in our ratings.

Supermarket ALDI ‘fin-ished’ best in our latest ratings, with five-star reviews for overall satisfaction and several other categories.

Best Tinned Fish

Best Tinned Fish

Here are the best brands of tinned fish, as rated by Australian consumers in Canstar Blue’s latest review:

  1. ALDI
  2. John West
  3. Safcol
  4. Sirena
  5. Greenseas
  6. Coles
  7. Woolworths
  8. Tassal

ALDI ‘schooled’ the competition after rating five stars for taste, texture, packaging design and overall satisfaction. Sirena swam ahead on full marks for taste, and scored the same result for texture alongside John West which also made waves with five stars for variety, with Greenseas in the same boat.

Top Tinned Fish Brand ─ ALDI

ALDI tuna review

German supermarket ALDI reels in Aussies with its affordable range of grocery essentials, including everything from chocolate to laundry powder. You can also expect a small stream of tinned fish options with the retailer’s Ocean Rise range, which packs 425g cans with yellowfin chunk tuna in two flavours:

  • Italian Style In Oil
  • Springwater

These are said to not contain any artificial colours or flavours, and checkout at just under $4 each.

  • ALDI is ‘o-fish-ially’ number one after it rated best with five-star reviews for texture and consistency, packaging appeal, value for money and overall satisfaction. It got four stars for taste and variety.

Is eating canned fish good for you?

Tinned fish and canned tuna especially can be healthy, since tuna itself is a good source of protein and calcium, which is good for maintaining healthy bones and teeth. Tuna also contains vitamin D, which helps the immune system and brain function, plus B vitamins to keep your eyes, skin and nervous system healthy. However, there are generally higher fat levels in canned tuna compared to tinned fish that are packed in brine or spring water. Canned tuna also usually contains more sodium (i.e. salt) than if you bought it fresh.

About the author of this page

This report was written by Canstar Blue’s home & lifestyle journalist, Tahnee-Jae Lopez-Vito. She’s an expert on household appliances, grooming products and all things grocery and shopping. In addition to translating our expert research into consumer-friendly ratings reports, Tahnee spends her time helping consumers make better-informed purchase decisions on all manner of consumer goods and services, while highlighting the best deals and anything you need to be aware of.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Canstar Blue surveyed more than 3,000 Australian adults across a range of categories to measure and track customer satisfaction, via ISO 26362 accredited research panels managed by Qualtrics. The outcomes reported are the results from customers within the survey group who have purchased and eaten tinned fish (i.e. tinned tuna, salmon, sardines, anchovies, etc,) from a supermarket in the last six months – in this case, 1,743 people. Note this can include fish snack packs (i.e. tuna with crackers), but excludes other types of tinned seafood such as oysters and crab.

Brands must have received at least 30 responses to be included. Results are comparative and it should be noted that brands receiving three stars have still achieved a satisfaction measure of at least six out of 10. Not all brands available in the market have been compared in this survey. The ratings table is first sorted by star ratings and then by mean overall satisfaction. A rated brand may receive a ‘N/A’ (Not Applicable) rating if it does not receive the minimum number of responses for that criteria.

  • Best tinned fish for overall satisfaction: Consumers rated ALDI best overall.
  • Best tinned fish for value for money: ALDI was also seen as the best bang for buck.
  • Best tinned fish for range variety: John West proved to have the best range of options to choose from.
  • Best tinned fish for taste: Sirena was seen to have the tastiest tinned fish.
  • Best tinned fish for texture & consistency: Sirena also rated number one for texture.
  • Best tinned fish for packaging appeal: ALDI took the top spot for packaging.

Check out the past winner of Canstar Blue’s tinned fish ratings:

  • 2021: Sirena

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