Subway also set the record straight by replying to Jessica’s tweet. Our tuna is 100% wild caught tuna and 100% not chicken,” the Twitter account for the sandwich chain responded. While some consumers might not recall the “Newlyweds” gaff, which occurred in 2003, according to E! News, the spots stand on their own a fun play on the discrepancy between Chicken of the Sea’s name and its actual product. The brand actually got its name from a fisherman from the early 1900s who compared the taste and texture of albacore tuna — one of Chicken of the Sea’s main offerings — to chicken, according to the release.
The spots, which ask what the release described as a “proverbial” question, will run through October in those two markets on selected digital video platforms and will be supported by paid digital and social media. Some banner ads will include rebates for Chicken of the Sea products. The former 98 Degrees singer, who split from Simpson in 2006, looked dumfounded as he tried to explain that it was the brand name of tuna. “A lot of people eat tuna, and a lot of people eat chicken, so it’s like the ‘Chicken of the Sea,’” he said. It IS confusing,” the 40-year-old singer hilariously tweeted, which was of course a reference to her greatest TV moment.
Simpson, of course, is famous for confusing a can of Chicken of the Sea tuna with the barnyard animal. Jessica Simpson isn’t chicken when it comes to making fun of herself. Quotes are added by the Goodreads community and are not verified by Goodreads. “I will be a consumer forever,” she said, laughing. “I will be because normally I don’t like fish, but it tastes so much like chicken.” If you need to be unblocked please e-mail us at and provide the IP address and reference number shown here along with why you require access.
As consumers demand more transparency in their eating options, such initiatives should come as welcome developments. The Chicken of the Sea brand was founded in 1914 and, with this campaign, is moving into more full-fledged digital video content. October is National Seafood Month, and Chicken of the Sea is celebrating with a “Fish Called Chicken” campaign consisting of a series of 15-second digital video spots featuring a talking chicken,according to a news release.
Subway vehemently denied the allegation in a statement, telling NBC News in part that it “delivers 100% cooked tuna to its restaurants, which is mixed with mayonnaise and used in freshly made sandwiches, wraps.” Subway, the fast-food chain that’s synonymous with $5 foot-longs, is making headlines for all the wrong reasons. For better or worse, however, they have an unlikely ally in Jessica Simpson. Here are all the fishy details on this food labeling nightmare.
“So consumers would know to expect a mild-flavored white fish — that tasted similar to chicken — the company marketed it under the name Chicken of the Sea. It was such a success that the company eventually adopted the product name.” The Jessica QuestionAfter a tough few years—two movie duds, a risky foray into country music, and tabloid headlines about her weight—Jessica Simpson is at the crossroads of Obscurity and Re-invention. What brought the 28-year-old pop star, now also the controversial girlfriend of Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo, to this moment?
The on-screen flub still haunts Jessica 17 years later, so,The Dukes of Hazzard alum could understand if Subway also confused chicken for tuna. Subway is adamantly denying that its tuna filling for sandwiches and wraps are “completely bereft of tuna as an ingredient,” which was an accusation made by California residents Karen Dhanowa and Nilima Amin in a lawsuit filed in the U.S. sza before surgery. Northern District of California on Jan. 21, according to court documents reviewed by USA Today . See Whole Foods had to recall its chicken salad after employees had discovered it contained tuna instead. According to Time, Willow Tree Poultry Farm recalled 440 pounds of buffalo chicken salad that were shipped to Whole Foods stores in Connecticut, New Jersey, and New York.