Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Lidl- 186

LIDL: IN SPRING WATER




APPEARANCE:


NUTRITION:
serv. 1
Calories-130
Fat Cal- 60
Total Fat- 7g
Sat Fat-1.5g
Protein- 17G
Cholesterol- 90MG
Sodium- 240mg


PRODUCT OF: 
Canada

INGREDIENTS:
Sardines, Spring Water

PRICE:
.89

OVER ALL:
A faint fish aroma upon opening; almost undetectable. Four plump fish to the tin. A mild tasting fish, no strong flavors or after. A soft textured fish. Holds it's shape, barely. A spiny fish. 4 Sardines.












LIDL: IN SOYBEAN OIL






APPEARANCE:

NUTRITION:
serv. 1
Calories-170
Fat Cal- 100
Total Fat- 11g
Sat Fat-2.5g
Protein- 18G
Cholesterol- 100MG
Sodium- 210mg


PRODUCT OF: 
Canada

INGREDIENTS:
Sardines, Soybean Oil

PRICE:
.89

OVER ALL:
No aroma upon opening. Three large fish to the tin. A soft textured fish, that falls apart while removing from tin. A mild tasting fish with no strong fish flavor or after. Would be good in a sandwich. 3 1/2 Sardines







LIDL: IN MUSARD







APPEARANCE:

NUTRITION:
serv. 1
Calories-140
Fat Cal- 70
Total Fat- 8g
Sat Fat-1.5g
Protein- 17G
Cholesterol- 100MG
Sodium- 460mg


PRODUCT OF: 
Canada

INGREDIENTS:
Sardines, Water, Mustard Flour, Acetic Acid, Modified Food Starch, Salt, Tumeric, Spices, Xanthan Gum, Extractives of Tumeric, Annatto

PRICE:
.89

OVER ALL:
A faint mustard aroma upon opening. Three fish to the tin, a firm textured fish. A dry fish, a mild flavor mustard. A spiny fish. 2 1/2 Sardines.


Thursday, June 15, 2017





Lidl opened their first ten stores today here in the States. I made a trip to scope out their Sardine selection (naturally) on their grand opening. While taking pics to inform all of you Sardine Eaters of their sardines, out of no where, the Third Reich moved in on me. "You can't be taking pictures!" Really!? They wanted no pictures to be taken inside their store. For the rest of the visit, I could feel the Reich's eyes upon me as walked around with tins of Sardines clenched tightly in my hands... Beads of sweat rolled down my forehead as I wondered if I'd make it out with these tins of Sardines... Should the Sardines pictures cease, reviews disappear... you will know the Lidl Reich got me! I'll be popping these tins in the next day or so (in a secret location!).



Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Excelsior- 185

 EXCELSIOR: IN HOT TOMATO SAUCE


APPEARANCE:

NUTRITION:
serv. 2
Calories-100
Fat Cal- 40
Total Fat- 11g
Sat Fat-1.5g
Protein- 13G
Cholesterol- 48MG
Sodium- 390mg


PRODUCT OF: 
China

INGREDIENTS:
Sardines, Tomato Paste,  Soybean Oil, Sugar,Salt, Chili Pepper, Spices

PRICE:
.99

OVER ALL:
A soft textured fish, the heat slowly lets itself known. A watery tomato sauce. Not a spiny fish, no fishy taste or after. A lingering heat. 2 Sardines






EXCELSIOR: IN OIL


APPEARANCE:


NUTRITION:
serv. 2
Calories- 150
Fat Cal- 100
Total Fat- 11g
Sat Fat-1.5g
Protein- 10G
Cholesterol- 36MG
Sodium- 340mg


PRODUCT OF: 
China

INGREDIENTS:
Sardines, Soybean Oil,  Salt, Smoked Flavor, Soy

PRICE:
.99

OVER ALL:
Four fish to the tin, a faint oil aroma upon opening. A soft textured fish, A subtle oil flavor hits you on first bite... quickly followed by a subtle smoke flavor; the smoke flavoring is not overpowering, it actually compliments the fish. The smoke flavoring has a unique flavor to it, unlike other smoke flavorings I've had in the past., for the better. Not a spiny fish, a flavorful tin of fish. 4 sardines

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Marks & Spencer- 184


MARKS AND SPENCER: IN OLIVE OIL



APPEARANCE:



NUTRITION:
Calories- 159G
Protein- 11G
Cholesterol- 19MG
Sodium- 757


PRODUCT OF: 
Portugal

INGREDIENTS:
Sardines, Olive Oil,  Salt

PRICE:

OVER ALL:
Three plump fish to the tin. A faint deep oil aroma upon opening. A medium textured fish. A mild tasting fish. All the flavors in this tin seem to hit you in just the right spots. a clean tasting fish. No strong taste or after. A meaty, flaky fish. 5 sardines.


Conserverie Courtin- 183

CONSERVERIE COURTIN- IN OLIVE OIL


APPEARANCE:


NUTRITION:

Calories-
Fat-
Protein-
Sodium-
Cholesterol-


PRODUCT OF:

France


INGREDIENTS:

Sardines, Olive Oil, Salt

PRICE:




OVER ALL:

A faint oil aroma upon opening. Two medium sized fish to the tin. A firm textured fish, oil has an almost fruity taste to it. Not a spiny fish, no fishy taste or after. 4 1/2 sardines. 

Friday, April 7, 2017

Melech Hayam- 182

MELECH HAYAM: IN EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL



APPEARANCE:




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


PRODUCT OF:



INGREDIENTS:
Sardines, Olive Oil,  Salt


PRICE:



OVER ALL:
Three plump fish to the tin. A soft textured fish, falls apart while removing from tin. (not a travel tin) a mild tasting fish. Not a spiny fish. Would be better with bread or in a dish. Alone... not so much. 2 sardines.


MELECH HAYAM: IN EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL





APPEARANCE:




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


PRODUCT OF:



INGREDIENTS:
Sardines, Olive Oil,  Salt


PRICE:



OVER ALL:
The oil literally erupts from the tin while opening, followed by a strong oil aroma.  Three plump fish to the tin. A soft textured fish, fish is moist, not over dry. Flavors from the olive oil is present, followed by a salty aftertaste. 2 Sardines.



MELECH HAYAM: IN SUNFLOWER OIL


APPEARANCE:





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


PRODUCT OF:



INGREDIENTS:
Sardines, Sunflower Oil,  Salt


PRICE:



OVER ALL:
Three plump fish to the tin. No aroma upon opening. A meaty fish. Scales are slightly noticeable. No strong fish or fishy after taste. A mild tasting fish. Not a spiny fish. oil does not overpower the fish. 2 1/2 Sardines.




MELECH HAYAM: IN SPRING WATER







APPEARANCE:









NUTRITION:

Calories-
Fat-
Protein-
Sodium-
Cholesterol-


PRODUCT OF:


INGREDIENTS:
Sardines, water


PRICE:



OVER ALL:
A faint sardine aroma upon opening.Three plump fish to the tin, not the most appetizing tin. A meaty fish, a slightly dry fish, a bland fish. Texture of the fish fish feels and taste more like Tuna than sardines. pairs well with crackers. Very tuna like... 3 1/2 sardines.

Monday, March 6, 2017

Lusso Vita- 181

LUSSO VITA: IN OLIVE OIL




APPEARANCE:

NUTRITION:

Calories- 925kj/222kcal
Total Fat- 16.7g
Sat. Fat- 2.5g
Sodium- 0.4mg
Protein- 17.2g


PRODUCT OF:
Morocco


INGREDIENTS:
Sardines, Olive Oil, Salt


PRICE:


OVER ALL:
A deep "cooked" oil aroma to the tin. Four plump, scaled fish to the tin. salt hits on first bite; a soft textured fish, it turns to mush in your mouth. ( no teeth needed) not a spiny fish...which would have added some much needed texture. Scales not noticeable. No sardines.