Thursday, June 16, 2016

Donostia Foods- 165





DONOSTIA FOODS: IN OLIVE OIL




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NUTRITION:
serv. size 2OZ container 2
Calories- 114
Fat- 7.3g
Protein- 12.2g
Sodium- 286mg
Cholesterol- 20mg


PRODUCT OF:
Spain


INGREDIENTS:
Sardines, Olive Oil,  Salt


PRICE:



OVER ALL:
A very attractive tin of fish, no aroma upon opening. Three plump fish to the tin, A mild tasting fish, not a spiny fish. Roe filled, roe not detectable (signs of freshness of the fish when canned) A clean and flavorful tasting fish, oil does not overpower the fish; compliments it. Nice balance of salt to this tin. I would eat again. 5 Sardines



Saturday, June 11, 2016

La Sirena -164


LA SIRENA: IN SPICY OIL





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NUTRITION:
N/A


PRODUCT OF:
Thailand


INGREDIENTS:
Sardines, Soybean Oil, Water, Carrot, Red Chili Pepper, Salt, Bay Leaf, Coriander, Smoked Flavor, Natural Flavor


PRICE:



OVER ALL:
A very attractive tin of fish, a beautiful golden hue to the oil. On first bite, you are met with a burst of flavor,  followed by a subtle heat. Heat is evenly distributed throughout the fish. A good textured fish, holds it's shape well while removing from tin. No fishy taste or after. A clean after taste, with only spices and heat left lingering. I will be eating these again. 5 Sardines.






LA SIRENA: IN OLIVE OIL




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NUTRITION:
N/A


PRODUCT OF:
Thailand


INGREDIENTS:
Sardines, Olive Oil, Water, Salt


PRICE:



OVER ALL:
A faint oil aroma upon opening. Five plump fish to the tin. A soft textured fish, no strong fish taste or after. Olive oil posses a good flavor, does not over power the fish. Not a spiny fish. A clean tasting fish with no after taste. 4 1/2 sardines.












LA SIRENA: IN TOMATO SAUCE WITH CHILI & VEGETABLES 





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NUTRITION:
serv. size 1
Calories- 140
Fat- 3.5g
Protein- 16g
Sodium- 540
Cholesterol- 35mg


PRODUCT OF:
Thailand


INGREDIENTS:
Sardines, Tomato Sauce, Carrots, Corn, Potatoes, Onions, Peas, Chili, Salt, Spices



PRICE:
1.09


OVER ALL:
A very faint tomato, vegetable aroma upon opening. Three fish to the tin with a slew of veggies. A very thick tomato sauce. A firm textured fish, a mild tasting tomato sauce; followed by a nice heat. Vegetables in can are firm and flavorful  (impressive) This can would be great with rice or on a tortilla. would eat again. 4 Sardines










LA SIRENA: IN TOMATO SAUCE WITH CHILI






APPEARANCE:

NUTRITION:
serv. size 3
Calories- 50
Fat- 2g
Protein- 6g
Sodium- 250mg
Cholesterol- 30mg


PRODUCT OF:
Thailand


INGREDIENTS:
Sardines, Water, Tomato Paste, Food Starch-Modified, Guar Gum, Salt, Sugar, Paprika, Red Chili Powder


PRICE:
1.09



OVER ALL:
Tomato aroma hits you upon opening. Three plump fish to the tin. A thick tomato sauce. A mild tasting tomato sauce, chili really shines in this tin, a nice heat that lingers. A well balance of flavors, a firm textured fish. No fishy taste or after. A god tin of fish, i'm left wanting more. 5 Sardines.












LA SIRENA: IN TOMATO SAUCE WITH CHILI



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NUTRITION:
serv. size 3
Calories- 50
Fat- 1g
Protein- 6g
Sodium- 255mg
Cholesterol- 30mg


PRODUCT OF:
Thailand


INGREDIENTS:
Sardines, Water, Tomato Paste, Food Starch-Modified, Guar Gum, Salt, Sugar, Paprika, Red Chili Powder



PRICE:
1.09



OVER ALL:
Four sardines to the can. Sauce posses a slight watery taste, a very subtle heat in this can. Firm textured fish, no fishy taste or after. Tin really teases you with the heat. A good can of fish. 5 sardines.








LA SIRENA: IN TOMATO SAUCE WITH CHILI AND LIME





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NUTRITION:
serv. size 3
Calories- 40
Fat- 0
Protein- 6g
Sodium- 280mg
Cholesterol- 20mg


PRODUCT OF:
Thailand


INGREDIENTS:
Sardines, Water, Tomato Paste, Lime, Modified Tapioca Starch, Sugar, Salt, Chili Powder, Guar Gum, Paprika Oleoresin, Citric Acid, Lime Flavor


PRICE:



OVER ALL:
A faint tomato aroma, four sardines to the can. Lime flavor hits you on first bite, followed by a refreshing aftertaste that leads up to the tomato and a subtle heat to finish it off. A clean tasting fish. A firm fish, no strong taste or after. I really enjoyed this can. 5 Sardines.


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






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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