Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Conchita- 163

CONCHITA: IN TOMATO





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NUTRITION:
serv. size 2
Calories- 100
Fat- 7g
Protein- 9g
Sodium- 250mg
Cholesterol- 20mg


PRODUCT OF:
Spain


INGREDIENTS:
Sardines, Tomato,  Salt


PRICE:
2.99


OVER ALL:
A tomato aroma hits you upon opening, five fish to the tin. A firm textured fish, tomato sauce is subtle, a slight fish taste lets itself known; followed by salt, salt is very prominent in this tin. Be a great tin with beer. A faint fish and strong salty after taste. Would be better in a dish.
3 1/2 Sardines


Three Lady Cooks- 162

THREE LADY COOKS: IN TOMATO SAUCE



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NUTRITION:

Cholesterol 25mg
Fat- 3g
Protein- 10g
Sodium- 400mg


PRODUCT OF:
Thailand


INGREDIENTS:
Sardines, Tomato Sauce, Iodized Salt, sugar


PRICE:


OVER ALL:
A tart, wangy tomato, aroma upon opening. I had a little trouble the fish out of the can, I was thinking a can packed tightly with little fish, then two large fish fall from the can. A good textured fish, yet dry. A mild, bland tasting fish with a sweet after taste. Fish would be better in a dish or with toast. 2 Sardines.


Friday, April 22, 2016

Lieber's -161

LIEBER'S: IN OLIVE OIL




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NUTRITION:
serv. size 1/2 can
Calories- 130
Fat- 10g
Protein- 11g
Sodium- 240mg


PRODUCT OF:
Morocco


INGREDIENTS:
Sardines, Olive Oil,  Salt


PRICE:


OVER ALL:
No aroma upon opening, four plump fish to the tin. A very meaty fish, scales are slightly noticeable. Not a spiny fish. A peculiar after taste is pres. No strong fishy aftertaste, more of a refrigeration after taste. When I finished the tin off with some bread, after taste was not detected. (not how I rate) 2 1/2 sardines.








LIEBER'S: SPICY IN SOYA OIL






APPEARANCE:



NUTRITION:
serv. size 1/2 can
Calories- 130 cal
Fat- 10g
Protein- 11g
Sodium- 240g


PRODUCT OF:
Morocco


INGREDIENTS:
Sardines, Soya Oil, Salt, Spices




PRICE:


OVER ALL:
Oil aroma upon opening, two large, plump, scaled fish to the tin. A soft textured fish, fish falls apart while removing from tin... A bland fish, not much flavor can be detected. Spice, never makes it self known; I've had spicier tap water. A bitter aftertaste is pres. Fish literally crumbles the more you attempt to eat it. 1 1/2 Sardines.


Thursday, April 14, 2016

Torreira-160

TORREIRA: ESCABECHE




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NUTRITION:
Calories- 208kcal
Fat- 16,4g
Protein- 15,1g
Sodium- 0,7g


PRODUCT OF:
Portugal


INGREDIENTS:
Sardines, Vegetable Oil, Vinegar, Garlic, Onion, Bay Leaves, Salt




PRICE:


OVER ALL:
A very faint spice aroma upon opening. Three plump fish to the tin. Bay leaf flavor hits you on first bite, A subtle sour note follows. No strong fish taste or after; a sweet under-note does linger.  A slightly dry fish yet meaty. I would eat again. 3 Sardines.














TORREIRA: ESCABECHE PICANTE





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NUTRITION:
Calories- 217kcal
Fat- 13,6g
Protein- 23,7g



PRODUCT OF:
Portugal


INGREDIENTS:
Sardines, Sunflower Oil, Vinegar, Garlic, Onion, Bay Leaves, piri-piri, Salt




PRICE:


OVER ALL:
Vinegar aroma upon opening. Pepper seeds lat atop the fish (always a good sign) four plump fish to the tin. Vinegar flavor is present on first bite. Heat slowly creeps up, then hits you with a burst of flavor. A nice heat; heat is evenly distributed through out the fish. No strong fish taste or after. Would eat again. 4 Sardines.

Comur-159

COMUR: ESCABECHE



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NUTRITION:
Calories- 208kcal
Fat- 16,4g
Protein- 15,1gg
Sodium- 0,7g


PRODUCT OF:
Portugal


INGREDIENTS:
Sardines, Sunflower Oil, Vineger, Spices, Garlic, Salt




PRICE:


OVER ALL:
A nice pickled aroma upon opening. Four plump fish to the tin. A mild tasting fish, Spices are balanced well throughout the tin. Vinegar does not over power the fish, fish posses a medium texture. (not a dry fish)  A clean tasting fish, with no strong fish taste or after. Not a spiny fish. I would eat again. 5 Sardines

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Old Fisherman- 158


OLD FISHERMAN: IN TOMATO SAUCE




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NUTRITION:
Serv Sive 1/5 can 5 servings
Calories- 33
Total Fat- 1g
Cholesterol- 14mg..
Sodium- 170mg
Protein- 5g


PRODUCT OF:
Taiwan


INGREDIENTS:
Sardines, Tomato Paste, Capsicum, Sugar, Salt, MSG



PRICE:
2.09

OVER ALL:
No aroma upon opening, four medium fish to the tin. A sweet taste hits you on first bite. A firm textured fish,the fish becomes dry as you eat it. A watery sauce with an almost metal aftertaste. (Crackers really helps this tin out) A fish flavor is present, with a lingering fish aftertaste; almost feel as if i'm eating fresh cut bait is what the aftertaste reminds me of. Probably wouldn't eat again. 1 Sardine.








OLD FISHERMAN: IN GINGER




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NUTRITION:
Serv Sive 1/5 can 5 servings
Calories- 79
Total Fat- 7g
Cholesterol- 20mg..
Sodium- 146mg
Protein- 4g


PRODUCT OF:
Taiwan


INGREDIENTS:
Sardines, Soybean Oil, Salt Ginger



PRICE:
2.09

OVER ALL:
No aroma upon opening. A generous amount of ginger is present, with five fish to the tin. A soft textured fish. A rush of ginger and salt hits you on first bite. The soybean oil reminds me more of water than oil, with the bland taste and thinness of the liquid. This tin reminds me of canned breakfast sausage. A spiny fish. The tin may be better with rice or even eggs. I may would eat again. 1 1/2 sardines.

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

LA Rosa -157

LA ROSE: SMOKED IN OLIVE OIL





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NUTRITION:
Calories- 180
Fat- 14g
Protein- 11g
Sodium- 130g


PRODUCT OF:
Portugal


INGREDIENTS:
Sardines, Olive Oil, Smoke Flavoring, Salt




PRICE:


OVER ALL:
Smoke aroma hits you upon opening. Four plump, scaled  fish to the tin, scales not noticeable. A semi soft textured fish, smoke is subtle, does not overpower the fish. A clean tasting fish. Roe filled, roe is dense in texture and not grainy. No strong flavors or after. 4 1/2 sardines










LA ROSE: SKINLESS & BONELESS IN OLIVE OIL




APPEARANCE:



NUTRITION:
Calories- 200
Fat- 17g
Protein- 13g
Sodium- 160g


PRODUCT OF:
Portugal


INGREDIENTS:
Sardines, Olive Oil, Salt





PRICE:


OVER ALL:
A beautiful appearance, four plump, naked fish to the tin. Subtle oil aroma that plays peek a boo- A flavorful tin of fish, meaty, delectable piece of fish. Better than any canned tuna. Not dry, If you eat these with anything other than alone, you're committing a crime. 5 Sardines.








LA ROSE: IN SPICY TOMATO SAUCE



APPEARANCE:



NUTRITION:
Calories- 110
Fat- 8g
Protein- 12g
Sodium- 200g


PRODUCT OF:
Portugal


INGREDIENTS:
Sardines, Water, Tomato,Olive Oil,Chilli Pepper, Salt




PRICE:


OVER ALL:
A faint pepper and tomato aroma upon opening. Four tightly packed, plump fish to the tin. a mild flavored fish, tomato sauce is mild, no bitterness detected. Sauce does not over power the fish, balances out well.  Heat slowly creeps up after several bites. A medium textured fish, no strong taste or after. Heat lingers afterwards, a mild heat. Not a spiny fish. 5 sardines.









LA ROSE: IN OLIVE OIL




APPEARANCE:


NUTRITION:
Calories- 180
Fat- 14g
Protein- 11g
Sodium- 125g


PRODUCT OF:
Portugal


INGREDIENTS:
Sardines, Olive Oil, salt




PRICE:


OVER ALL:
No aroma upon opening. Four plump fish to the tin. An attractive looking tin of fish. A roe filled fish. A soft textured fish, no strong taste or after, not a spiny fish. A neutral tasting fish, would help if ate with sides. I would eat again. 4 sardines.