Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Mi Siembra- 145

MI SIEMBRA: IN TOMATO SAUCE




APPEARANCE:


NUTRITION:
Serving size per container: 3

Calories- 58
Total Fat- 0.6g
Cholesterol- 0.6mg
Sodium- 456mg
Protein- 13.ig


PRODUCT OF:
Thailand


INGREDIENTS:
Sardines, Tomato Paste, Water, Salt



PRICE:
.89

OVER ALL:
A faint tomato aroma upon opening. Three large fish to the tin. A soft textured fish. Sauce has a stew flavor to it. No strong fish taste or after. Almost a bland tasting fish; ther's a battle between sour and bitter in your mouth , then it's gone as quick as they began to spar. These guys need to be on rice or toast perhaps. I give these guys two sardines.


Monday, June 15, 2015

Marco Polo-144

MARCO POLO: IN SOYBEAN OIL




APPEARANCE:


NUTRITION:
Serving size per container: 1

Calories- 252
Total Fat- 17g
Cholesterol- 69mg
Sodium- 565mg
Protein- 17g


PRODUCT OF:
Slovenia


INGREDIENTS:
 Sardines, Soybean Oil,Salt,


PRICE:

OVER ALL:
Fish aroma hits you upon opening. Nine small fish to the tin. A good textured fish; a slightly dry fish. No strong fish taste or after. Not a spiny fish, no strong oil taste. Tails remain attached to the fish. I would eat again. 4 Sardines

Glicks -143

GLICKS: SKINLESS & BONELESS IN WATER





APPEARANCE:


NUTRITION:
Serving size per container: 1

Calories- 150
Total Fat- 9g
Cholesterol- 60mg
Sodium- 390mg
Protein- 17g


PRODUCT OF:
Morocco


INGREDIENTS:
 Sardines, Water, Salt,


PRICE:

OVER ALL:
A fish aroma upon opening. Two and a half, almost three fish to the tin. A firm textured fish; a very dry fish. No fishy taste or after. no bones or patches of scales present. Not a flavorful fish. I would eat again, not alone. 4 Sardines.








GLICKS: IN WATER




APPEARANCE:


NUTRITION:
Serving size per container: 1
Calories- 150
Total Fat- 9g
Cholesterol- 105mg
Sodium- 440mg
Protein- 18g


PRODUCT OF:
Morocco


INGREDIENTS:
 Sardines,Water,Salt

PRICE:

OVER ALL:
Four tightly, scaled sardines to the tin. A very faint sardine aroma upon opening. A sardine oil, hue to the water. A good textured fish. Scales are not noticeable. A surprisingly flavorful fish, being in water. No strong taste or after. Not a spiny fish, fish is a tad on the dry side. A good tin of fish. I would eat again. 4 1/2 sardines.






GLICKS: OLIVE OIL


APPEARANCE:


NUTRITION:
Serving size per container: 1

Calories- 370
Total Fat- 33g
Cholesterol- 105mg
Sodium- 440mg
Protein- 18g


PRODUCT OF:
Morocco


INGREDIENTS:
 Sardines, Olive Oil ,Salt

PRICE:

OVER ALL:
Olive oil aroma upon opening. Four scaled fish to the tin. A very meaty fish, no strong taste or after. Scales are not noticeable. A clean tasting fish, oil has a faint sweet, almost fruitiness taste to it. Not a spiny fish. I would eat again. 4 1/2 Sardines.











GLICKS:  SKINLESS & BONELESS IN OLIVE OIL



APPEARANCE:


NUTRITION:
Serving size per container: 1

Calories- 360
Total Fat- 33g
Cholesterol- 60mg
Sodium- 390mg
Protein- 17g


PRODUCT OF:
Morocco


INGREDIENTS:
 Sardines, Olive Oil ,Salt

PRICE:

OVER ALL:
A faint oil aroma upon opening. six to six and a half sardines to the tin. A very salty tin of fish, salt hits you on first bite. Not a dry fish, no strong taste or after, only saltiness. (This is a two maybe three beer minimum tin.) I wouldn't eat again, without a beer. 3 sardines due to salt.

Monday, June 1, 2015

A Day in The Life...



I'm fortunate to be able to experience and try different tinned sardines from all over the world, and I am fortunate to be able to chat with other Sardine Eaters and Sardinistas world wide.

2014 Donation

As most of you Sardine Eaters know, I always donate sardines to a local food bank each year, and I will continue to do so. As of yesterday, I will start taking more actions in donating sardines to the Sardine Eaters in need.


I was in Charlotte, NC yesterday, and as I approached the intersection on Independence Blvd, to exit onto 85, I noticed on each corner at the exit ramps and under the stop lights were homeless people. Most of them were holding signs up, reading the assorted need help/Jesus loves you bit. I was one vehicle behind to being first at the stop light, next to the median. On the median stood an older black man, skinny in appearance, short wiry white beard, clothes worn with wear, with a small black bag crumpled up at his feet. He held no sign, nor did he run to the window asking for money; he simply threw up his hand and waved and smiled a yellow jack o' latern smile. All I had to offer was Sardines.  I had just bought several cases. Living in a world of plastic, I hardly ever have cash on hand any more.

I asked him, "Do you eat Sardines?"
A few tins to get me started. 
"Sardines!? Yeah! I like Sardines!" he replied.  I reached around grabbing a handful of five tins, handing them out the window to him. His eyes lit up, and with a big smile he took the sardines joyfully, thanking me repeatedly.  While holding the sardines aloft in his right hand, he walked with a bit of a limp back to where his cloth bag lay crumpled up on the median.  As he put the sardines in his bag, I could here him say, "I'm going to eat tonight." He leaned back onto the sign post in the median waving and thanking me again. Seeing his excitement and sincere appreciation for receiving the sardines, I grabbed another handful of five tins and handed them out for him. I wished that I had had a sleeve of crackers to have offered him. I hope the ten tins made up for it.

While I post occasionally on Mouth Full of Sardines social media accounts of people stealing sardines from stores, and even getting arrested for sardine theft,  most of these people are just looking for food. Just four days ago in Mooresville, NC,  I had a bag of sardines pulled from my vehicle through a window gap that I did not think was big enough for an arm to slip in.


No Sardine Eater should be without sardines. Most food banks never receive sardines. I've never heard of a sardine brand/company giving back to the community. Hell, circumstances in life are always a gamble. It could be me one day out there holding a sign.



I'm going to start placing a few sardine packages in my bag on days I'm going to be in cities, containing six tins, a sleeve of crackers, and utensils. And if I happen across a fellow Sardine Eater in need, I'll hand him the fish package.






As I've mentioned before, sardines are truly the food of mankind. No matter nationality, race, religious views, or socioeconomic status, sardines are the one food enjoyed by all.  Remember to share a tin with your fellow man.
Two of my buddies, Matt and Thomas' sharing a tin at the Lineville River in the gorge. 




Keep popping those tins, Sardine Eaters!

Friday, May 29, 2015

Kng of The Sea- 142


KING OF THE SEA: IN TOMATO




APPEARANCE:




NUTRITION:
Serving size per container: 2

Calories- 100
Total Fat- 5g
Cholesterol- 12mg
Sodium- 150mg
Protein- 14g


PRODUCT OF:
Philippines


INGREDIENTS:
 Sardines,Salt,Spices


PRICE:

OVER ALL:
Strong tomato aroma upon opening. Six medium sized, loosely packed fish to the tin. A dry textured fish. A thick sauce, sauce has a bitter almost chemical after taste; after taste disperses quickly. A spiny fish. I probably wouldn't eat again. 1 1/2 Sardines





KING OF THE SEA: IN SUNFLOWER OIL WITH HERBS



APPEARANCE:

NUTRITION:
Serving size per container: 2

Calories- 100
Total Fat- 5g
Cholesterol- 12mg
Sodium- 150mg
Protein- 14g


PRODUCT OF:
Philippines


INGREDIENTS:
Sardines, Sunflower Oil, Chili, Bay Leaf, Pepper


PRICE:

OVER ALL:
A nice oil, herb aroma upon opening the tin, six medium size fish to the tin all containing patches of scales; scales not noticeable.  A soft textured fish. Heat hits you on first bite, a very even, lingering heat. No fishy taste or after, the tin contains one tiny chili, and several pepper corns. Not a spiny fish. A good tin of fish. Will Eat again. 5 Sardines

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Henry & Lisa's-141

HENRY & LISA'S: WILD SARDINES IN WATER



APPEARANCE:



NUTRITION:
Serving size per container: 2

Calories- 75
Total Fat- 4g
Cholesterol- 24mg
Sodium- 87mg
Protein- 14g


PRODUCT OF:
Portugal


INGREDIENTS:
Wild Sardines, Spring Water, Sea Salt


PRICE:

OVER ALL:
Fish aroma hits you upon opening. 5 fish to the tin, sizes range from medium to large. Patches of scales are present on the fish. A mild tasting fish. No strong fishy taste or after. The flavor of the fish itself is like being at the ocean. (not a polluted, rotting fish ocean, but a clean pristine ocean) A roe filled fish; roe is noticeable a bit of a grainy texture. Scales not noticeable.  A plain tasting fish. I would eat again. Not alone. 3 1/2 Sardines








HENRY & LISA'S: WILD SARDINES IN EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL




APPEARANCE:


NUTRITION:
Serving size per container: 2

Calories- 120
Total Fat- 7g
Cholesterol- 20mg
Sodium- 130mg
Protein- 13g


PRODUCT OF:
Portugal


INGREDIENTS:
Wild Sardines, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Sea Salt, Natural Smoke Flavor


PRICE:

OVER ALL:
Three large, scaly fish to the tin. A nice amber hue to the oil. A mild sardine aroma is present upon opening. A mild tasting fish, oil adds a good flavor to the fish. A faint smoke flavor is present; does not over-power the fish. A spiny fish, roe is present; roe is detectable, no strong taste or after. I would eat again. 4 Sardines.









Sunday, April 5, 2015

Conservas Santos- 140

CONSERVAS SANTOS: IN SPICY TOMATO SAUCE




APPEARANCE:


NUTRITION:
Energy- 763/183 kcal
Fat- 12g
Protein- 18g
Salt- 1.0g


PRODUCT OF:
Portugal


INGREDIENTS:
Sardines (Sardina Pilchardus) 75%, Water, Tomato Concentrate 10%, Sunflower Oil, Piri-Piri 1% and salt


PRICE:

OVER ALL:
A faint tomato aroma upon opening. Two large, scaled fish to the tin. A very dry fish; sauce is a tad on the tangy side. A roe filled fish; fish has a chewy consistency to it. Heat is very subtle, almost undetectable. Scales not noticeable, not a spiny fish. I wouldn't eat again, alone. 3 sardines.






CONSERVAS SANTOS: IN LEMON SAUCE




APPEARANCE:


NUTRITION:
Energy- 840/202 kcal
Fat- 14g
Protein- 18g
Salt- 1.0g


PRODUCT OF:
Portugal

INGREDIENTS:
Sardines (Sardina Pilchardus) 75%,  Sunflower Oil, Natural Lemon Flavor 1% and salt


PRICE:

OVER ALL:
A very faint, almost undetectable lemon aroma upon opening. Three plump, scaled fish to the tin. Lemon flavor hits you on first bite, a well balanced flavor, not to strong. A meaty fish, a good textured fish, soft-medium. Fish holds it's shape well, no strong taste or after. Not a spiny fish. A subtle lemon flavor lingers. Salt is noticeable in this tin. I would eat again. 4 1/2 sardines.






CONSERVAS SANTOS: IN TOMATO SAUCE




APPEARANCE:


NUTRITION:
Energy- 753/181 kcal
Fat- 11.6g
Protein- 18.5g
Salt- 0.8g

PRODUCT OF:
Portugal

INGREDIENTS:
Sardines (Sardina Pilchardus) 75%, Water, Tomato  10%, Vegetable  Oil, and salt

PRICE:

OVER ALL:
A very faint tomato aroma upon opening. Two large, scaled fish to the tin; scales are noticeable. A roe filled fish, not a spiny fish, a faint, watery tomato sauce is detected on first bite. Fish is a tad on the dry side, a meaty fish; fish lacks flavor. salt is detectable. I may would eat again. 2 Sardines.