Sunday, May 9, 2010

Beach Cliff-Sardines



BEACH CLIFF: IN SOY BEAN OIL


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NUTRITION:

PRODUCT OF: CANADA

INGREDIENTS: Soybean Oil,Salt

PRICE: .99

OVER ALL: A decent sardine, a little on the bland side for my self. Would be good to add to a salad or a spread or to people who eat bland foods...A classic sardine taste, not to spiny. They've already started shipping and putting fish into Beach Cliff cans, that was once a product of America. Guess they need to take the American flag down from the Beach cliff site.
I give it two out of 5 sardines..






BEACH CLIFF:IN SOYBEAN OIL WITH HOT GREEN CHILIES


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PRODUCT OF: AMERICA

INGREDIENTS:Soybean Oil, Chili Peppers, Salt

PRICE:.99

OVER ALL: There were only 3 to the can, unlike the Beach Cliff from Canada. They were very firm, not mushy/soft at all. Little too salty for my taste, (I'm not a salt eater at all, I'm all about peppers and other spices, so what may be salty to me , may not be salty to others.) Was very impressed with the heat from the chilies, Not to hot yet not like eating a plain green pepper ether.Was impressed with the bed of chillies the fish laid upon as well. Over all I like this combo, I keep some of these in my locker at work always.These are really good cheap sardines that can be put into almost every thing. From 1 to 5 Sardines I give it a 3 1/2





BEACH CLIFF: IN LOUISIANA HOT SAUCE





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PRODUCT OF: AMERICA

INGREDIENTS:Water, Maltodextrin, Acetic Acid, Salt, Paprika, Modified Corn Starch, Spices, Xanthan Gum, Spice Extractives including Paprika, Polysorbate 80, Caramel Color, Natural and Artificial Flavor

PRICE:.99

OVER ALL: Very firm, 3 to a can, mild tasting. Not to much heat from the hot sauce, but the sauce looks like real hot sauce, and not that watered down version I've came across in other brands.








BEACH CLIFF: IN WATER



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PRODUCT OF: AMERICA

INGREDIENTS:Water, Salt

PRICE:.99

OVER ALL: Upon opening you are met with a strong aroma of fishiness, not as firm as I would expect, very mild, no fishy taste at all. A descent can of fish.. I give it 3 1/2 out of 5 Sardines as well.













BEACH CLIFF: IN MUSTARD SAUCE



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PRODUCT OF: AMERICA

INGREDIENTS:Water, Mustard, Acetic Acid, Modified Cornstarch, Salt, Tumeric, Xanthan Gum, Natural Color and Flavor, Spices

PRICE:.99

OVER ALL: You really receive the aroma of mustard upon opening the can. good balance of mustard, doesn't over power the taste of the sardine. Nice thick sauce, fish had a good consistency to it. Not firm at all. The mustard on the spoon actually drips off, instead of run like other mustard sauce. Have to go with 3 1/2 out of 5 sardines for this one as well.










BEACH CLIFF: SMALL SIZE IN SOYBEAN OIL



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PRODUCT OF: CANADA

INGREDIENTS:
Soybean oil,salt


PRICE: 1.59


OVER ALL:
Pleasant aroma upon opening, six to a tin, very little oil in the tin. Fish is semi firm, a decent tasting fish, no strong fishy aroma, then it stops there. These are like the hot peppers of the sardine world. they taste great while you're eating them, after wards the strong fishy after taste hits you hard. Not sure i would eat these again. 3 sardines





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BEACH CLIFF: IN SOY BEAN OIL


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NUTRITION:

PRODUCT OF:
POLAND

INGREDIENTS:
Soybean Oil, Salt, Natural Smoke Flavoring, May contain Crustaceans

PRICE: 
1.00

OVER ALL:
A faint oil, fish aroma upon opening. A medium textured fish, smoke flavoring very subtle. Not a spiny fish, no fishy taste or after taste. A decent tin. I would eat again. 3 1/2 sardines








BEACH CLIFF: IN MUSTARD SAUCE


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NUTRITION:

PRODUCT OF:
Canada

INGREDIENTS:
Water, Mustard, Acetic Acid, Modified Cornstarch, Salt, Tumeric, Xanthan Gum, Natural Color and Flavor, Spices, May contain crustaceans

PRICE:1.00

OVER ALL:
A faint mustard aroma hits on opening. For fish to the tin. A good textured fish, slightly firm. mustard does not over power the fish. A fish faint fish flavor is present  Not a spiny fish. I would eat again. 3 1/2 sardines.








BEACH CLIFF: IN WATER


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NUTRITION:

PRODUCT OF:
Poland

INGREDIENTS:
Water, Salt

PRICE:
1.00

OVER ALL:  Classic sardine aroma upon opening, __ fish to the tin. A medium texture, not spiny, or a after taste of fish. Not a bad tin of fish. I would probably eat again. 3 1/2 sardines.








BEACH CLIFF:  IN LOUISIANA HOT SAUCE



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NUTRITION:

PRODUCT OF:
Canada

INGREDIENTS:
Water, Maltodextrin, Acetic Acid, Salt, Paprika, Modified Corn Starch, Spices, Xanthan Gum, Spice Extractives including Paprika, Polysorbate 80, Caramel Color, Natural and Artificial Flavor, May contain crustaceans

PRICE:1.00

OVER ALL:
Three fish to the tin, a decent textured fish, a tad away from being a soft textured fish. A faint heat is present, no fishy taste or after taste. not a spiny fish, sauce on the watery side. I would eat again. 3 1/2 sardines






BEACH CLIFF: IN SOYBEAN OIL WITH HOT GREEN CHILIES


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NUTRITION:

PRODUCT OF:
Canada

INGREDIENTS:
Soy Bean Oil, Hot Peppers, Water. Vinegar, Salt, Calcium Chloride, Natural Flavoring, Sodium Benzoate, May Contain Crustaceans.

PRICE:1.00

OVER ALL:
A pepper aroma upon opening, three fish to the tin. All roe filled; roe is detectable, an almost uncooked grits texture. Heat from the peppers are slightly present., not over whelming, a medium textured fish, no after taste. I may would eat again. 3 1/2 sardines.









BEACH CLIFF:   FISH STEAKS IN SOYBEAN OIL               


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NUTRITION:

PRODUCT OF: 
Poland

INGREDIENTS:
Herring, Soybean Oil, Salt

PRICE: .90

OVER ALL:
A classic sardine aroma upon opening, tightly packed fish chunks. Not spiny, some of the steaks do have roe in them, it is detectable. No fishy taste or after taste. There are chunks, with decent flavor, then you get one, that taste as if a turtle shit on it. A real musky taste. Not sure if I would eat again. No sardines. Every time I look at this pic, the nasty flavor appears in my mouth. NO Sardines...






BEACH CLIFF:  FISH STEAKS IN LOUISIANA HOT SAUCE                 


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PRODUCT OF:
Thailand

INGREDIENTS:

PRICE: .90

OVER ALL:
A very strong vinegar aroma upon opening. First bite, texture is chewy, taste like a wet, permed dog's ass hair. This is the 2nd tin of these i tried, they only seem to get worse. Would not eat again. No sardines.





BEACH CLIFF:  FISH STEAKS IN SOYBEAN OIL WITH HOT GREEN CHILIES               


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NUTRITION:

PRODUCT OF:
Canada

INGREDIENTS:

PRICE: .90

OVER ALL:
A faint green chili aroma upon opening. A very subtle heat from the chilies. A very bland tin of fish, not a tin I would eat again. No sardines.





BEACH CLIFF:  FISH STEAKS IN MUSTARD                 


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PRODUCT OF:
Thailand

INGREDIENTS:

PRICE: .90

OVER ALL:

A very strong mustard aroma to the tin. There is noticeable roe in some of the steaks. A strong mustard flavor on first bite,followed by sweet after tones. These are the fast food version of sardines. (and just as appealing) I would not eat again. No Sardine








BEACH CLIFF:  IN LEMON SAUCE





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NUTRITION:
N/A

PRODUCT OF:
Canada

INGREDIENTS:
Sardines, Lemon sauce, Soya oil, lemon oil, color ( natural beta carotene)


PRICE: .99

OVER ALL:
A faint sardine aroma upon opening. A mild tasting fish, a very meaty fish, Lemon sauce flavor is very subtle. No strong taste or after, fish is a tad dry,  a good textured fish; not a spiny fish. I would eat again. 3 1/2 Sardines 



BEACH CLIFF:


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NUTRITION:
N/A

PRODUCT OF:
Canada

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PRICE: .99

OVER ALL:
A faint hot sauce aroma upon opening. A firm textured fish; a mild hot sauce. No strong fish flavor or after. Tin reminds me of how beach Cliff use to taste. I would eat again. Tin makes you feel like you should be on a river bank somewhere, fishing. 5 Sardines.

28 comments:

  1. Such a nice post on Centrifuged Sardine Fish Oil. Thanks for sharing such a nice information with us.......

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  2. The first time I actually tried sardines was about a month ago, due to personal reasons. ;) The mental thought of eating them skin, bones, etc.. was just hard for me to grasp. So, I was introduced to the skinless, boneless, lightly smoked in oil kind...Wow!! I was instantly hooked. They were really great!! Thanks dear friend for being there on my very "First Sardine Experience." cd

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  3. Certain Beach cliff sardines are now a product of poland can you review it?

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  4. Had a can of Beach Cliff sardines in Louisiana Hot sauce just yesterday. Had to throw them out, soft mushy and bad texture all around. Very disappointed.

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    1. Sadly, Beach Cliff's quality is not what it use to be.

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    2. Beach Cliff sardines in mustard sauce also comes from Poland now. Got a can from the local Kroger on June 23, '13. Fish are very small, at least in this tin, probably Brislings. Mustard sauce is a little on the thin side but still good. A really tasty tin of fish. I hope the Canadian version is still being produced along with the product from Poland.

      Enjoy your site!

      James

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    3. Thanks for the heads up,James. I'll check a tin out.

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  5. I eat sardines every day, for health reasons (and I like them.) Beach Cliff struck the perfect balance between economy and edibility. Recently I've accidentally purchased the cans of product from Poland. These taste nothing like the fish I'm used to from Beach Cliff -- in fact, they compel me to yark until my gut is empty. I'm afraid I'm going to have to find another cheap fish-in-a-can, this stuff is trash. The naturally smoked Herrings from Polar (product of Germany) are cheap here -- suppose I'll have to go that route.

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    1. Yeah, with Bumble Bee out sourcing the name, quality has gone down.

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    2. I also eat sardines every day, and for years it has been Beach Cliff. I also am now looking for a new brand, even if I have to pay more. Beach Cliff's from Poland are the only ones at Krogers where I shop. They are now often mushy. Too disgusting to be able to finish a can.

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    3. I've eaten Beach Cliff sardines in water for several years on a regular basis. I am now looking for a new company. Krogers only sells the ones from Poland, and these are frequently extremely mushy. It's hard for me to even finish eating a can of them.

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  6. I buy from the local 99c store (since can in Southern CA grocery stores go for $1.29+), and there's typically a decent selection of fish. Most are packed in Thailand, but some (you have to dig for them) are packed in Canada. I usually stick with Beach Cliff since that's what's carried most of the time, but I'm not picky. The one thing that I've noticed is that if the tin is a product of Thailand, I'm getting at least one fish scale in my mouth. It doesn't matter what flavor, or if it's fish steaks vs sardines. Thailand = fish scales. Disgusting. The tins from Canada are superior in every way. It's a pity so few of those tins end up in the 99c store.

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    1. Thailand's are not appealing. I've ran into the same lately.

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  7. To Beach Cliff fans here's a heads up to stock up. In the local Walmart stores in my area the price per tin has gone DOWN twelve cents a can from a buck to 88 cents. Quality remains the same (all cans are not created equal). In this day and age of ever increasing food prices twelve cents a can on the minus side is amazing.

    James

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  8. Used to fish for mackeral in the scrap discharge pool with grandad in 70's at prospect harbor plant. When they were still US co., the chilis were small { 1" or so} whole chilis. still eat them, but sad to see them gone.

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  9. You can find some of the Fish Steaks in Louisiana Style Hot Sauce from Canada. These are delicious and much better than the Thai ones. I hope you will get around to trying them.

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  10. I'm obviously late to the comment party but thanks for posting this. I like the few that I've tried from this brand but I was afraid to branch out more. I think I'll buy some tomorrow :)

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    1. There's never a cut off to a comment party on this blog. Branching out with sardines is the fun part about eating these canned fish. Hope you find a good tin!

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  11. Eating a tin of Beach Cliff Fish Steaks in hot sauce right now. I love these for a cheap canned fish snack. I'm sure not all tins are created equal, but I have yet to get a bad tin of these things. I've had probably 20 tins in the past four months. Or maybe my taste buds are just whacked out haha

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    1. That's great! Are they from Thailand or Canada?

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  12. I'm here becauese I am trying to get over the shock of getting a mouthful of gritty, sandy, and generally yucky tasting roe after biting into a Beach Cliff sardine. What an unwelcome surprise. The farthest thing from a delicacy I could imagine. Now, I'm staring at a shelful of tins that might hide the same disgusting surprise and I'm scared.

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  13. I'm here because I'm trying to get over the shock of getting of mouthful of gritty, sandy and generally yucky tasting roe after biting into a Beach Cliff sardine. What an unwelcome surprise and the farthest thing from a delicacy I could imagine. I love sardines and I'm a bit tramautized. I've NEVER in all my years of sardine eating run into this. Is it especially common with this brand?

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    1. yes, Roe is pretty common in Beach Cliff and Port Clyde sardines.

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  14. The fish steaks in soybean oil, I did not have a nasty tasting steak. All were very well tasting!

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