Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Sorry Charlie


"Sorry, Charlie." That phrase still takes me back to my child hood, when cartoons only aired on Saturday mornings or holiday specials and to catch even a cartoon commercial was something I loved to see. I have fond memories of my mom opening up that can of tuna with Charlie on it. My mom was the tuna eater, and my father was the Sardine eater. Today, when you see Charlie on a can or hear StarKist, tuna is the first thing that pops to mind. Now, when I hear StarKist, I think about Sardines (naturally). Their new line of Skinless Boneless sardines are mighty tasty. I'm a fan of the Tuscan style personally.

I know you sardine purist are shaking your head this very moment at "Skinless and Boneless sardines." You may even be shouting sacrilege to the dignity of tinned WHOLE sardines. I view Skinless Boneless Sardines as the training wheels of sardines to future Sardine Eaters, even a gateway sardine, you could say. I've turned many Non-Sardine eaters on to sardines by giving and suggesting these exact fish. (Bones seem to scare most people, especially life long Tuna eaters. But that's another post)

StarKist Is running a "Summer Photo Sweepstakes" called  Charlie On The Go         I only discovered this maybe a week ago. While reading over the rules, it states that it can be any StarKist product. I have plenty of their Sardines on hand, so I submitted photos. After submission, I looked at all the the previous submissions. ALL TUNA! Not a Sardine represented anywhere! I won one of the daily selections and received free swag. It arrived today. 
Swag Pack: Charlie Raft, "Sorry Charlie" T-Shirt, StarKist earbuds, StarKist baseball cap, And 2 free product vouchers.


Sardine Eaters, as I do often, here's a heads up on how you can win free swag!  Check out this link for more details. Charlie On The Go The only Sardine shots I've seen of late is what I've submitted.



Submit some Sardine shots, and show those Tuna eaters that Sardine eaters are here! As always, submit your sardine shots here and receive a Sardine Eater Decal! Keep Popping Those Tins!



Friday, July 18, 2014

Robert Brand-130

ROBERT BRAND: IN OLIVE OIL





APPEARANCE:


NUTRITION:
Calories-
Total Fat-
Protein-
Sodium-
Cholesterol-

PRODUCT OF:

Israel



INGREDIENTS:
N/A

PRICE:


OVER ALL
A slight oil, sardine aroma upon opening. Three plump, scaled fish to the tin. A good textured fish. Scales not noticeable. Saltiness off the fish, hits you on first bite; yet, it does not over power the fish. Not a spiny fish.  No strong taste or after. Saltiness lingers after tin is gone; this is a two beer minimum tin. I would eat again. 4 1/2 sardines.














ROBERT BRAND:IN SUNFLOWER OIL & HOT PEPPER











APPEARANCE:

NUTRITION:

Calories- 325
Total Fat-15.3g
Protein- 16g
Sodium- 700mg
Cholesterol- 47mg

PRODUCT OF:

Israel



INGREDIENTS:
N/A

PRICE:


OVER ALL
A faint peppery aroma upon opening. Three plump, scaled fish to the tin. A roe filled fish; not a spiny fish. Scales not noticeable. A faint heat lets itself known,heat fades almost as quick as it appears. One chilli pod to the tin. A meaty fish. No strong taste or after. I would eat again. 4 1/2 sardines

Monday, July 14, 2014

Sidi Daoud-129

SIDI DAOUD: IN TOMATO



APPEARANCE:


NUTRITION:
N/A

PRODUCT OF:
Tunisie


INGREDIENTS:
N/A

PRICE:
1.11

OVER ALL
A sweet tomato aroma upon opening. A tin full of sardine pieces and halves. A firm textured fish. The texture and consistency is of, a tender flank steak. (A tad chewy) A neutral tasting sauce, no strong taste or after. Just lots of pieces of fish; not a whole sardine to be found in this tin. This tin is more for sandwiches, recipes, etc. I would eat again. Via different methods.
3 1/2 sardines

Martin Purefoods- 128


MARTIN PUREFOODS: IN TOMATO SAUCE & OLIVE OIL





APPEARANCE:

NUTRITION:
Serving:1/4 cup - 2 servings
Calories- 100
Total Fat- 7g
Protein- 9g
Sodium- 255mg
Cholesterol- 20mg
Fat Cal- 60

PRODUCT OF:
Spain


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

PRICE:
2.79

OVER ALL:
A faint tomato aroma upon opening. Three fish to the tin. A very soft textured fish; A roe filled, meaty fish; Not spiny. No strong taste or after. The fish does not hold it's shape at all while removing from tin; I ended up just stirring the fish into a spread to finish off the tin. A flavorful tin of fish; not a 'on the go tin". I would eat again. 4 1/2 sardines









MARTIN PUREFOODS: SPICY IN TOMATO SAUCE & OLIVE OIL





APPEARANCE:


NUTRITION:
Serving:1/4 cup - 2 servings
Calories- 100
Total Fat- 7g
Protein- 9g
Sodium- 255mg
Cholesterol- 20mg
Fat Cal- 60

PRODUCT OF:
Spain


INGREDIENTS:
Sardines, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Tomato, Red Hot Chili Pepper, Salt

PRICE:
2.79

OVER ALL:
A nice peppery, tomato aroma upon opening. Three plump fish to the tin. A soft textured fish. A very flavorful, semi thick tomato sauce to the tin. Two chilli pods are present. The heat from the chilli, hits you on first bite; A "good strong" heat. Adds a wonderful flavor. (The chilli pods have been cracked open, ether by accident or on purpose. very nice) Not a spiny fish; no strong taste or after. I believe I have found a good staple tin, to keep in my work locker. If spicy is your thing, you will love these; if not, stay away. I would and will be eating again. 5 Sardines







MARTIN PUREFOODS: SPICY




APPEARANCE:


NUTRITION:
Serving:1/4 cup - 2 servings
Calories- 130
Total Fat- 7g
Protein- 11g
Sodium- 255mg
Cholesterol- 20mg
Fat Cal- 80

PRODUCT OF:
Spain


INGREDIENTS:
Sardines, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Carrot, Gherkin, Red Hot Chili Pepper, Salt

PRICE:
2.79

OVER ALL:
A peppery oil aroma upon opening. Three plump fish to the tin. A soft textured fish. A very mild tasting fish, the heat of the chillis, slowly creeps up on you. Two chilli pods to the tin; a nice even heat through out the fish, that lingers after the tin is gone. No fishy taste or after. A clean tasting tin of fish. I would and will eat again. (Not a tin on the go tin) 5 Sardines.


Friday, June 20, 2014

Nuri- 127


NURI: INTOMATO SAUCE & PURE OLIVE OIL






APPEARANCE:

NUTRITION:
Serving:1
Calories- 130
Total Fat- 9g
Protein- 10g
Sodium- 400mg
Cholesterol- 50mg
Fat Cal- 80

PRODUCT OF:
Portugal


INGREDIENTS:
Sardines, Tomato Sauce, Olive Oil, Salt

PRICE:


OVER ALL:
A very faint tomato aroma upon opening. Four, scaled fish to the tin. Not a spiny fish. A flavorful tin of fish, sauce does not over power the fish, nor is it a wangy sauce. Fish texture is slightly below medium, no strong taste or after. I would eat again. 4 Sardines.






NURI: IN TOMATO SAUCE





APPEARANCE:

NUTRITION:
Serving:1
Calories- 130
Total Fat- 9g
Protein- 10g
Sodium- 400mg
Cholesterol- 50mg
Fat Cal- 80

PRODUCT OF:
Portugal


INGREDIENTS:
Sardines, Tomato Sauce, Olive Oil,( Hot Sauce), Chile Pepper, (piri-piri), Cucumber, Salt

PRICE:


OVER ALL:
A spiced, peppery, tomato aroma upon opening. Four meaty fish to the tin. Flavor of the chili really stands out. A mild tomato sauce, a nice size chili pod is present in the tin, as is a slice of of cucumber. A good textured fish, no fishy taste or after. a clean taste and after taste. not a spiny fish. Heat is very subtle. But still an excellent tin. I would and will eat again. 5 Sardines.










NURI: SPICED






APPEARANCE:




NUTRITION:
Serving:1
Calories- 170
Total Fat- 16g
Protein- 9g
Sodium- 380mg
Cholesterol- 25mg
Fat Cal- 140

PRODUCT OF:
Portugal


INGREDIENTS:
Sardines, Olive Oil, Chile Pepper, Carrot, Cucumber, Laurel, Clove, Pepper, Corn,  Salt

PRICE:


OVER ALL:
A sweet aroma hits you upon opening. Four tightly, pretty packed fish to the tin. A soft textured fish. Sweetness of the clove stands out. Salt is very detectable. A roe filled fish. No fishy taste or after. Heat is very subtle. Where the fish is against the produce in the tin, the texture is slightly a chewy one. I would eat again. 4 Sardines.



Monday, June 16, 2014

Mascato-126

MASCATO: IN TOMATO SAUCE AND PURE OLIVE OIL



APPEARANCE:


NUTRITION:
Serving:1
Calories- 130
Total Fat- 9g
Protein- 10g
Sodium- 400mg
Cholesterol- 50mg
Fat Cal- 80

PRODUCT OF:
Portugal


INGREDIENTS:
Sardines, Tomato Sauce, Olive Oil, Salt

PRICE:


OVER ALL:
A slight fish, tomato aroma upon opening. five plump fish to the tin. A medium textured fish, barely holds it's shape while removing from tin. Tomato sauce is very subtle; scales not noticeable. Not a spiny fish, a neutral tasting fish. an ok tin. I would eat again, not alone. 3 1/2 sardines

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Mabuti-125

MABUTI: IN PURE OLIVE OIL AND TOMATO SAUCE




APPEARANCE:








NUTRITION:
Serving:1
Calories- 130
Total Fat- 9g
Protein- 10g
Sodium- 400mg
Cholesterol- 50mg
Fat Cal- 80

PRODUCT OF:
Portugal


INGREDIENTS:
Sardines, Tomato Sauce, Olive Oil, Salt

PRICE:


OVER ALL:
A sweet tomato aroma upon opening. Five medium fish to the tin. A tart tasting sauce. A firm textured fish, no strong taste or after. Not a spiny fishy.Holds it's shape. I would eat again. 4 sardines.