Friday, July 3, 2020

TEST TIN


Many tins of sardines are truly a "Fish" story.
These Sardines are Mexican Sardinops Sagax. They were acquired by a "sardine agent" (That's all I can say, I've already said too much!)  for the Connors Bros. cannery. They are a west coast fish. 



Any time new sardines are brought in, they do several test runs. 




I was fortunate enough to get a test run tin. At the time of this tasting and their own tasting at the cannery, I was told two containers sold! I do not know what label picked these up. The quality of these fish, and the taste alone... trumps anything I've had from the Connors Bros.  Most their fish are imported from Morocco and labeled a product of Canada. As these fish will be labeled a Canadian product as well.









The texture and firmness of this fish, reminds me of the tins I use to eat as a kid. The Pacific Sardine holds its own against It's Atlantic kin. 






I will attempt to find out what label or labels picked this shipment up, for all you sardine eaters. 






Only thing negative I can about this tin, there was only one. 

Saturday, March 28, 2020

Dagim- 200

DAGIM: IN LEMON PEPPER SAUCE




APPEARANCE:




NUTRITION:
serv. 1 piece drained
Calories-
Fat Cal-
Total Fat-
Sat Fat-
Protein- 
Cholesterol- 
Sodium- 

PRODUCT OF:
Tunisia


INGREDIENTS:


PRICE:


OVER ALL:

A faint lemon aroma hits you upon opening. 7 1/2 fillets to the tin. A faint lemon flavor hits you on first bite. A medium textured fish, not to dry. No strong flavors or after taste. A clean tasting fish. would eat again. 3 1/2 sardines.








DAGIM: HOT & SPICY





APPEARANCE:





NUTRITION:
serv. 1 piece drained
Calories-
Fat Cal-
Total Fat-
Sat Fat-
Protein- 
Cholesterol- 
Sodium- 

PRODUCT OF:
Tunisia


INGREDIENTS:



PRICE:


OVER ALL:

Three plump fish to the tin. A faint pepper aroma upon opening. A meaty, medium textured fish. No strong flavors or after taste. Heat is very mild; almost undetectable. A flavorful oil, and fish. Fish holds its shape well. Would eat again. 4 sardines.










DAGIM: IN TOMATO SAUCE





APPEARANCE:




NUTRITION:
serv. 1 piece drained
Calories-
Fat Cal-
Total Fat-
Sat Fat-
Protein- 18G
Cholesterol- 
Sodium-

PRODUCT OF:
Tunisia


INGREDIENTS:
Sardines, Tomato Sauce, Salt


PRICE:


OVER ALL:

Tomato aroma hits you upon opening. Six fish to the tin, a slightly tart tasting sauce, a bit on the watery side. Lacks flavor by itself. A plain tasting fish, meaty, yet soft textured. A faint tomato aftertaste lingers. May would eat again. 3 1/2 sardines.













DAGIM: IN SOYA OIL




APPEARANCE:




NUTRITION:
serv. 1 piece drained
Calories-
Fat Cal-
Total Fat-
Sat Fat
Protein- 
Cholesterol-
Sodium- 

PRODUCT OF:
Tunisia


INGREDIENTS:
Sardines, Soya Oil, Salt


PRICE:



OVER ALL:
Faint oil aroma hits you upon opening. Three plump, patchy scaled fish to the tin, with extra sheets of scales as a surprise under  the fish. A meaty fish, no strong fish taste or after. A faint oil flavor lingers afterwards. May would eat again. 2 1/2 sardines.








DAGIM: 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:

No strong aroma upon opening. Three plump, scaled, fish to the tin. A meaty fish, scales are noticeable. No strong fishy taste or after taste. A light tasting oil. Would eat again. 3 1/2 sardines






DAGIM: OLIVE OIL WITH LEMON WEDGE






APPEARANCE:
NUTRITION:
serv. 2 
Calories-130
Fat Cal- 77
Total Fat- 8.5g
Sat Fat-1.5g
Protein- 13G
Cholesterol- 25MG
Sodium- 200mg

PRODUCT OF:
Morocco


INGREDIENTS:
Sardines, Pure Olive Oil, Lemon, Salt


PRICE:


OVER ALL:
A faint oil/lemon combo aroma upon opening. Five fish to the tin; A meaty fish, a subtle lemon flavor hits you on first bite. Salt is very detectable. Not a dry fish. no strong fish flavor or after. 4 1/2 Sardines

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Les P'tites Sardines- 199

Les P'tites Sardines: 





APPEARANCE:







NUTRITION:

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

PRODUCT OF:
France



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


PRICE:
 Thanks to Our French Impressions for these tins!


OVER ALL:
No strong aroma upon opening, only a mild lemon aroma. Seven little fish to the tin; a firm textured fish. A very mild tasting fish, clean tasting. No fishy after taste or overpowering lemon flavor, very subtle lemon notes are detected. Not a spiny fish. Would eat again. 5 sardines.












Les P'tites Sardines




APPEARANCE:



NUTRITION:

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

PRODUCT OF:
France

INGREDIENTS:

Sardines. Rapeseed Oil, basic tomato preparation 9.4% (sundried tomatoes, tomato puree, rapeseed and sunflower oil, extra virgin olive oil, Sugar, salt, garlic, herbs, antioxidents: ascorbic acid, acidfier: citric acid) water, white wine vinegar, salt, sugar, provence herbs, dehydrated garlic, dehydrated onions.

PRICE:
 Thanks to Our French Impressions for these tins!


OVER ALL:

No strong aromas upon opening, seven, tightly packed fish to the tin. A very faint tomato aroma is detectable. A medium textured fish, no strong flavors or aftertaste. A nice balance of flavors from the sauce, no sour tasting tomato sauce. no strong taste or after taste. Would eat again. 5 sardines





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!