Having been brought up on supermarket deli corned beef, I really had no idea what to expect. But this corned beef is tender and delicious without being at all salty. It is fork-tender... actually it's finger-tender and I picked at it and nibbled half of it away before I was even ready to add it to the reuben sandwiches on my griddle. I will definitely be ordering this again. If only there were a nice seeded dark rye available to go along with it.