Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Bonta -198

BONTA: IN OLIVE OIL




APPEARANCE:
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NUTRITION:

Calories-
Fat Cal-
Total Fat-
Sat Fat-
Protein- 
Cholesterol- 
Sodium- 

PRODUCT OF:
Spain


INGREDIENTS:
Sardines, Olive Oil,Salt


PRICE:


OVER ALL:

No strong aroma upon opening. Four plump fish to the tin. A mild tasting fish with a medium texture,. Fish holds it's shape well while removing from tin. Olive oil compliments the fish, no lingering oil flavor. A clean tasting fish with no strong flavors or aftertaste. Not a spiny fish, a meaty fish. A good tin of fish. 4 1/2 sardines

Monday, May 21, 2018

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly 2018






Some sardine tins are not made to be placed in your back pocket!




Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Ramon Pena- 197


RAMON PENA: IN OLIVE OIL WITH 'PADRON" PEPPERS


APPEARANCE:



NUTRITION:
serv. 2
Calories-109
Fat Cal- 60
Total Fat- 7g
Sat Fat-1g
Protein- 12G
Cholesterol- 26MG
Sodium- 181g

PRODUCT OF:
Spain


INGREDIENTS:
Sardines, Olive Oil, "Padron" pepper, Salt


PRICE:


OVER ALL:
A peppery aroma upon opening. Twenty two fish to the tin. A medium textured fish, holds it's shape well, while removing from tin. A mild tasting fish, no strong flavors or after taste; A clean tasting fish. Not a spiny fish. Pepper flavor is subtle. Flavor of the oil lets itself known quickly and leaves just as quick.  5 Sardines.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Kartago- 196

KATAGO: IN OLIVE OIL
APPEARANCE:



NUTRITION:
serv. 1 piece drained
Calories-220
Fat Cal- 140
Total Fat- 16g
Sat Fat-2g
Protein- 18G
Cholesterol- 40MG
Sodium- 300g

PRODUCT OF:
Tunisia


INGREDIENTS:
Sardines, Olive Oil, Salt


PRICE:


OVER ALL:
A fish aroma upon opening, 8 fish to the tin. A dense textured fish, a salty fish. Reminds me of a stewed fish flavor. No strong flavors or aftertaste. Would better in a dish or with bread. Does not hold it's shape well while removing from tin. 2 Sardines











KATAGO: WITH CAYENNE PEPPER





APPEARANCE:





NUTRITION:
serv. 1 piece drained
Calories-200
Fat Cal- 140
Total Fat- 15g
Sat Fat-1.5g
Protein- 16G
Cholesterol- 35MG
Sodium- 270g

PRODUCT OF:
Tunisia


INGREDIENTS:
Sunflower Oil, Cayenne Peppers, Salt


PRICE:


OVER ALL:
Pepper aroma upon opening. A medium textured fish. Heat hits you on first bite, A nice strong, lingering heat. No strong fish taste or after taste, only heat. Does not hold it's shape well while removing from tin.. Two huge whole cayenne peppers to the tin.  3 1/2 Sardines.










KATAGO: IN SPICY HARISSA SAUCE

APPEARANCE:
NUTRITION:
serv. 1 piece drained
Calories-144
Fat Cal- 72
Total Fat- 18g
Sat Fat-2.2g
Protein- 18G
Cholesterol- 90MG
Sodium- 400g

PRODUCT OF:
Tunisia


INGREDIENTS:
Sardines, Harissa Sauce, Cayenne Pepper

PRICE:


OVER ALL:
A faint, almost undetectable spice aroma upon opening. Six fish to the tin. A soft textured fish. Reminds me of a salty jerky, only soft. No strong flavors or after. Spice is mild. 1 Sardine.




KATAGO: IN TOMATO SAUCE
APPEARANCE:



NUTRITION:
serv. 1 piece drained
Calories-240
Fat Cal- 160
Total Fat- 18g
Sat Fat-2g
Protein- 18G
Cholesterol- 40MG
Sodium- 400g

PRODUCT OF:
Tunisia


INGREDIENTS:
Tomato Sauce


PRICE:


OVER ALL:
A strong tomato aroma upon opening. Seven fish to the tin. A mild tasting fish with fishy undertones that leaves as quickly as they appeared. Faint fishy aftertaste. A bland sauce. 1 Sardine







KATAGO: IN SUNFLOWER OIL



APPEARANCE:



NUTRITION:
serv. 1 piece drained
Calories- 210
Fat Cal- 140
Total Fat- 16g
Sat Fat-1.5g
Protein- 18G
Cholesterol- 40MG
Sodium- 300g

PRODUCT OF:
Tunisia


INGREDIENTS:
Sunflower Oil, Salt


PRICE:


OVER ALL:
An oil aroma upon opening. Seven fish to the tin. a medium textured/ dense fish. Hold's it's shape well while removing from tin. No strong flavors or after. Not a spiny fish. Oil does not overpower the fish. 3 1/2 Sardines.

Friday, September 8, 2017

Sea Castle- 195


SEA CASTLE: SKINLESS BONELESS IN PURE OLIVE OIL





APPEARANCE:

NUTRITION:
serv. 1 piece drained
Calories-190
Fat Cal- 100
Total Fat- 11g
Sat Fat-2.5g
Protein- 24G
Cholesterol- 15MG
Sodium- 260 mg

PRODUCT OF:
Morocco


INGREDIENTS:
Sardines, Olive Oil, Salt


PRICE:
$1.45


OVER ALL:
Oil aroma upon opening. A firm textured fish. six tightly packed fish to the tin. A mild tasting, no strong flavors or after, Salt is noticeable in this tin. Not an overly dry fish, 4 1/2 Sardines.









SEA CASTLE: IN TOMATO SAUCE




APPEARANCE:

NUTRITION:
serv. 1 piece drained
Calories-190
Fat Cal- 80
Total Fat- 8g
Sat Fat-3g
Protein- 22G
Cholesterol- 55MG
Sodium- 330g

PRODUCT OF:
Morocco


INGREDIENTS:
Water, Tomato Paste, Olive Oil, Salt


PRICE:
$2.22


OVER ALL:
No aroma upon opening. Three large fish to the tin. A meaty fish. A watery sauce, with a hint of  weak tomato flavor. (more like colored water) No strong flavors or after. A neutral tasting fish, it really has no flavor of it's own. Patches of scales. Scales are not noticeable. 3 1/2 Sardines






SEA CASTLE:




APPEARANCE:

NUTRITION:
serv. 1 piece drained
Calories-140
Fat Cal- 70
Total Fat- 8g
Sat Fat-2g
Protein- 15G
Cholesterol- 55MG
Sodium- 350g

PRODUCT OF:
Morocco


INGREDIENTS:
Water, Salt


PRICE:
$1.74


OVER ALL:
Fish aroma upon opening. Five tightly packed fish to the tin. A meaty fish, fish has a tuna quality to it... only better. No strong flavors or after, a mild flavored fish. Salt is detectable, yet, does not overpower the fish. 4 1/2 Sardines.












SEA CASTLE:






APPEARANCE:

NUTRITION:
serv. 1 piece drained
Calories-270
Fat Cal- 210
Total Fat- 24g
Sat Fat-3g
Protein- 13G
Cholesterol- 75MG
Sodium- 320g

PRODUCT OF:
Morocco


INGREDIENTS:
Olive Oil, Salt


PRICE:
$2.04


OVER ALL:
A faint oil aroma upon opening. Three plump fish to the tin. A meaty fish, holds it's shape well while removing from tin. A mild tasting fish with no strong flavors or after.  Scales are present, not noticeable. A firm textured fish. Oil does not overpower the fish. A faint oil aftertaste. 3 1/2 sardines.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Conserverie Parmenter- 194

CONSERVERIE PARMENTIER: IN EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL






APPEARANCE:

NUTRITION:
serv. 1
Calories-229 kcal
Total Fat- 15g
Protein- 23,5 G
Sodium- 1,0 g


PRODUCT OF: 
France

INGREDIENTS:
Sardines, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Salt

PRICE:


OVER ALL:
Oil aroma upon opening, Four plump fish to the tin. A meaty fish. A medium textured fish, holds it's shape well. A roe filled fish, roe is not noticeable. A mild tasting oil, does not over power the fish. No strong flavors or after. 4 Sardines.

La Compagnie Bretonne- 193

LA COMPAGNIE BRETONNE DU POISSON- OLIVE OIL ORGANIC PEPPER



APPEARANCE:

NUTRITION:
serv. 
Calories- 220kcal
Total Fat- 14.5g
Protein- 21.1g
Sodium- 0.9g


PRODUCT OF: 
France

INGREDIENTS:
Sardines, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Pepper, Salt


* 21% of the agricultural ingredients are Bio-FR BIO 10-certified by Bureau VERITAS certification France


PRICE:



OVER ALL:
No aroma upon opening. Four fish to the tin. A medium textured fish, a sweet note hits you on first bite, then a subtle heat appears and disappears as quickly as it appeared... it leaves you wondering if it was there... then it reappears on the next bite. A meaty fish, a very mild heat. not a spiny fish. No Strong flavors or after. 4 1/2 sardines.