Monday, November 14, 2011

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Arlene Sardine

Chris Raschka

Synopsis:


So you want to be a sardine." Although not every reader will personally relate to the opening presumption of Chris Raschka's Arlene Sardine, all will appreciate his lively approach to the humble story of an unsung heroine. Arlene starts out as a little fish who knows exactly what color her parachute is--the slippery gray-green of a sardine. Her career takes off when she and a few of her "ten hundred thousand friends" are caught in a purse net and thrown onto the deck of a fishing boat. After taking her last gilled gasp, Arlene is sorted, salted, smoked, packed in oil, et voilĂ , her dream has come true!
While some adults may read this tale as either a morbid take on the traditional fish story or a thinly veiled call to vegetarianism, it is intended to be neither. Grownups occasionally need reminding that for children, the concept of death is not nearly so fraught with fear and panic and heartache as it is for adults. Arlene isn't much bothered by it either. She knows that sardines are, by definition, dead fish--she simply marks her target and shoots for it.
Raschka earned a Caldecott Honor for Yo! Yes?, and his Mysterious Thelonious garnered acclaim as the New York Times Book Review Best Illustrated Book of 1997. In Arlene Sardine, he uses exuberant pastel watercolors and bold, abstract strokes to bring the undersea world alive (and keep it kicking even after the sea life is dead). His text is typically minimal and musical: "Then she was smoked, delicately. She was delicately smoked. Delicately smoked was she." Children will enjoy this matter-of-fact yet playful telling of one tiny fish's journey to sardinehood (and in the process discover words like fjord, thronging, and hermetically), and parents may also learn a thing or two by loosening up and swimming along for the ride. (Ages 4 to 8) --Brangien Davis




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Monday, October 17, 2011

BRUNSWICK -49

BRUNSWICK: IN MUSTARD AND DILL SAUCE


APPEARANCE:


NUTRITION:
Calories- 150
Fat Calories- 70
Total Fat- 8g
Sat. Fat- 1.5g
Polyunsat- 2.0g
Monounsat Fat- 4.0g
Cholesterol- 100mg
Sodium- 580mg
Total- Carb- 3g
Sugars- 1g
Protein- 16g

PRODUCT OF:
Canada

INGREDIENTS:
Sardines, Water, Mustard, Soybean Oil, Acetic Acid, Modified Cornstarch, Salt, Sugar, Turmeric Dill, Xanthan Gum, Spices, Annato

PRICE:
1.39

OVER ALL:
No noticeable aroma upon opening. Thought I heard an echo when I opened the tin, with all the empty space in the tin. Three sardines to the tin, a soft fish, mustard not over powering. Would of like to had been able to of tasted more dill. Flavor is very weak in this tin. I would probably eat again. 2 1/2 sardines.







BRUNSWICK: IN TOMATO AND BASIL SAUCE


APPEARANCE:


NUTRITION:
Calories- 150
Fat Calories- 70
Total Fat- 8g
Sat. Fat- 1.5g
Polyunsat- 2.0g
Monounsat Fat- 4.0g
Cholesterol- 100mg
Sodium- 530mg
Total- Carb- 3g
Sugars- 2g
Protein- 16g

PRODUCT OF:
Canada
INGREDIENTS:
Sardines, Water, Tomato Paste, Modified Cornstarch, Salt, Sugar, Basil, Soybean Oil, Citric Acid, Extracts of Paprika and Other Spices, Xantham Gum, Polysobrate 80

PRICE:
1.39

OVER ALL:
No strong aroma upon opening. Five medium sized sardines to the tin. An appealing tin of fish. Basil is very detectable on first bite. Sauce is on the sweet side, a very soft fish that dissolves in your mouth. Slight fish after taste. Would not eat again. one sardine.




BRUNSWICK: IN OLIVE OIL


APPEARANCE:


NUTRITION:
Calories- 150
Fat Calories- 70
Total Fat- 8g
Sat. Fat- 1.5g
Polyunsat- 2.0g
Monounsat Fat- 4.0g
Cholesterol- 100mg
Sodium- 580mg
Total- Carb- 3g
Sugars- 1g
Protein- 16g

PRODUCT OF:
Canada

INGREDIENTS:
Sardines, Olive Oil, Salt

PRICE:
1.39
OVER ALL:
A very appealing tin of fish, it stops there. Six fish to the tin The fish literally turns to mush in your mouth, texture is horrible. Oil leaves a after taste afterwards. Would not eat again. No sardines.



BRUNSWICK: IN SPRING WATER NO SALT ADDED


APPEARANCE:


NUTRITION:
Calories- 140
Fat Calories- 70
Total Fat- 7g
Sat. Fat- 2.0g
Polyunsat- 2.0g
Monounsat Fat- 4.0g
Cholesterol- 100mg
Sodium- 200mg
Total- Carb- 0g
Sugars- 0g
Protein- 19g

PRODUCT OF:
Canada

INGREDIENTS:
Sardines, Spring Water

PRICE:
1.39
OVER ALL:
No strong aroma, Five fish to a tin. Mush, mush, and more mush! The only texture in this this fish are the spines. The fish is horribly soft. If you are making a spread this would be the tin for you.  No sardines.


BRUNSWICK: SELECT SMALL IN SOYBEAN OIL

APPEARANCE:

NUTRITION:


PRODUCT OF:
Canada

INGREDIENTS:
Sardines, Soybean oil, Salt

PRICE:
1.00

OVER ALL:
Very faint aroma upon opening, very pleasant aroma. Six fish to the tin, fish is very soft, not spiny at all, a mild tasting fish.I may would eat again. 3 Sardines







BRUNSWICK: IN SOYBEAN OIL WITH HOT PEPPERS

APPEARANCE:
NUTRITION:
Calories- 150
Fat Calories- 80
Total Fat- 9g
Sat. Fat- 2.0g
Polyunsat- 3g
Monounsat Fat- 4.0g
Cholesterol- 100mg
Sodium- 250mg
Total- Carb- 0g
Sugars- 0g
Protein- 16g




INGREDIENTS:
Sardines, Soybean Oill,  Hot Peppers, Water, Vinegar, Salt, Calciumchloride, Natural Flavors, Sodium Benzoate

PRICE:


OVER ALL:
A slight sardine aroma upon opening. Three fish to the tin, a roe filled fish. The fish are a tad on the spiny side. The consistency of the fish is chewy. Only one slice of "Hot Pepper" to the tin. (Not Hot) Oil flavor is noticeable. I may would eat again. 1 1/2 Sardines.


Friday, October 14, 2011

SEASON-48



SEASON: IN OLIVE OIL


APPEARANCE:


NUTRITION:
Calories- 164
Fat Cal- 108
Total Fat- 12g
Sat. Fat- 4g
Cholest.- 110mg
Sodium- 340mg
Protein- 14g

PRODUCT OF:
Norway

INGREDIENTS:
Smoked Brisling Sardines, Olive Oil, Salt

PRICE:

OVER ALL:
Slight smoke aroma upon opening, Nine small fish to the tin. A semi firm fish, smoke flavor takes away from the fish. Crunchy spine, texture reminds me of eating sand, gritty. After taste is a little off putting, at first like a container after taste, after that, not a bad tin. I may would eat again. 3 1/2 sardines.







SEASON: IN TOMATO SAUCE


APPEARANCE:


NUTRITION:
Calories- 230
Fat Cal- 150
Total Fat- 17g
Sat Fat- 8g
Cholest.- 110mg
Sodium- 300mg
Sugars- 3g
Protein- 16g

PRODUCT OF:
Norway

INGREDIENTS:
Lightly Smoked Sardines, Water, Tomato Puree, Sugar, Salt

PRICE:
1.89

OVER ALL:
A very faint tomato aroma upon opening, they have a very appealing appearance. A slight wang hits you on first bite. Eight fish to the tin. A slight sardine flavor hits you after the wang goes away, with a plain bland taste followed up in the rear. They are a semi soft fish. Spine is undetected. Not a bad tin, not one I would seek out ether. I would eat again. 2 1/2 Sardines.




SEASON: IN PURE OLIVE OIL


APPEARANCE:


NUTRITION:
Calories- 240
Fat Cal- 120
Total Fat- 14g
Sat. Fat- 6g
Cholest- 80mg
Sodium- 220mg
Protein- 27g

PRODUCT OF:
Morocco

INGREDIENTS:
Sardines, Olive Oil, Salt

PRICE:

OVER ALL:
I do not care for the "NEW! EASY OPEN LID!" just don't feel rite. I don't believe these would have as long of a shelf life than the "not so easy open lid" two large, scaled very neat clean looking sardines to the tin. The fish are a tad on the soft side,  as well as on the dry side. bones not detectable. A very mild flavor fish. Wouldn't eat again. Fish crumbles while removing from tin. No sardines


SEASON: IN EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL


APPEARANCE:


NUTRITION:
Calories- 173
Fat Cal- 117
Total Fat- 13g
Sat. Fat- 5g
Cholest- 120mg
Sodium- 340mg
Protein- 14g

PRODUCT OF:
Norway

INGREDIENTS:
Lightly Smoked Sardines, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Salt

PRICE:
2.99

OVER ALL:
No Aroma upon opening. Fifteen sardines to the tin. A firm little fish, with a slight sour taste. Bones are not noticeable. Salt is very prominent, very salty. All posses their tails. Not sure if I would eat again. 3 Sardines




SEASON: LIGHTLY SMOKED, IN OLIVE OIL




APPEARANCE:


NUTRITION:

Calories- 200
Fat Cal- 140
Total Fat- 16g
Sat. Fat- 6g
Cholest.- 70mg
Sodium- 360mg
Protein- 16g



PRODUCT OF:
Scotland

INGREDIENTS:
Smoked Sprats, Olive Oil, Salt

PRICE:

OVER ALL:
A very faint oil aroma hits you on popping. Ten small fish to the tin. A mild tasting fish; not a spiny fish; a clean tasting fish. No strong taste or after taste. Oil flavor is present, yet, not over powering. The texture is a little dry, an almost fine coarse texture. I would eat again. 4 sardines.







SEASON: SKINLESS & BONELESS IN WATER





APPEARANCE:


NUTRITION:

Calories- 130
Fat Cal- 40
Total Fat- 5g
Sat. Fat- 3g
Cholest.- 35mg
Sodium- 50mg
Protein- 22g


PRODUCT OF:
Morocco

INGREDIENTS:
Sardines, Water

PRICE:

OVER ALL:
A very faint fish aroma upon opening. Five fish to the tin. This tin is literally a blank canvas in the world of tinned fish, with no oil to add to any flavor .A tad dry.  It's just pure meat, A very clean tasting fish; a very meaty fish; a good textured fish.  These could be used in any recipe  These would be great to use your own sauce on.
 If you are a sardine purist (I know a lot of you Sardine Eaters' are) you will not like these. If you like tuna, you will love these. They are like eating tuna. I love sardines, of all shapes, size and color, naked or not. I will eat these again.
5 sardines.



SEASON: IN WATER



APPEARANCE:

NUTRITION:
Calories- 160
Fat Cal- 80
Total Fat- 9g
Sat. Fat- 4.5g
Cholest.- 75mg
Sodium- 80mg
Protein- 19g


PRODUCT OF:
Morocco

INGREDIENTS:
Sardines, Water

PRICE:

OVER ALL:
Six patchy, scaled fish to the tin. No strong aroma upon opening. Fish is slightly dry, not a spiny fish. Fish posses a good flavor; no fishy taste or after. Scales not noticeable; a roe filled fish. I would eat again. 4 1/2 Sardines













SEASON: IN TOMATO SAUCE



APPEARANCE:


NUTRITION:
Calories- 90
Fat Cal- 2
Total Fat- 5g
Sat. Fat- 1.5g
Cholest.- 40mg
Sodium- 220mg
Protein- 10g


PRODUCT OF:
Morocco

INGREDIENTS:
Sardines, Tomato Sauce, Salt

PRICE:

OVER ALL:
Three fish to the tin. No strong aroma upon opening. A very firm fish; fish are on the dry side. Tomato sauce has a sour note, no strong fishy taste or after. A roe filled fish. I would eat again. 3 1/2 Sardines








SEASON: SKINLESS & BONELESS IN PURE OLIVE OIL






APPEARANCE:

NUTRITION:
Calories-
Fat Cal-
Total Fat-
Sat. Fat-
Cholest.-
Sodium-
Protein-


PRODUCT OF:
Morocco

INGREDIENTS:
Sardines, Olive Oil, Salt

PRICE:

OVER ALL:
A faint fish aroma upon opening. Four fish to the tin. A firm textured fish; a very faint fish taste on first bite. No strong after taste, oil flavor not noticeable. A meaty fish. I would eat again. 3 1/2 Sardines





SEASON: FILLETS IN LEMON GARLIC SAUCE

APPEARANCE:

NUTRITION:
SERV. 1
Calories- 350
Fat Cal- 240
Total Fat- 27G
Sat. Fat- 8G
Cholest.- 45MG
Sodium- 310MG
Protein- 18G

PRODUCT OF:
Morocco

INGREDIENTS:
Sardines, Olive Oil, Lemon, Garlic, Salt

PRICE:

OVER ALL:
Garlic aroma hits you on opening. 5 fillets to the tin, a firm textured fish. Garlic hits you on first bite, being very detectable yet the garlic does not overpower the fish. A faint lemon flavor makes itself known, then disperses as quickly as it appeared. A nice thin slice of lemon rests on the bottom of the tin. A very clean tasting fish and after taste. (virtually no after taste) patches of scales and skin are present. If you were to give to someone and tell them it was sardines, they may not believe you. A good tin for some one who is still not on the fence with sardines. I would eat again. 5 sardines






SEASON: FILLETS IN LEMON PEPPER SAUCE

APPEARANCE:

NUTRITION:
SERV. 1
Calories- 350
Fat Cal- 240
Total Fat- 27G
Sat. Fat- 8G
Cholest.- 45MG
Sodium- 310MG
Protein- 18G

PRODUCT OF:
Morocco

INGREDIENTS:
Sardines, Olive Oil, Lemon, Red Pepper, Salt

PRICE:

OVER ALL:
A pepper aroma upon opening. % fillets to the tin. Pepper flavor hits you smoothly on first bite. A sweet pepper, a very flavorful tin of fish. Fillets are not dry. A very refreshing tasting fish. A slice of lemon and a chunk of red pepper in the tin. No after taste or fish taste no where around. I would eat again. 5 sardines







SEASON: FILLETS IN SWEET AND TANGY SAUCE


APPEARANCE:

NUTRITION:
SERV. 1
Calories- 370
Fat Cal- 270
Total Fat- 31G
Sat. Fat- 7G
Cholest.- 45MG
Sodium- 80MG
Protein- 17G

PRODUCT OF:
Morocco

INGREDIENTS:
Olive Oil, Vinegar, Water, Fresh Onions, Black Pepper, Clove, Oregano, Red Pepper, Salt


PRICE:

OVER ALL:
Five fillets to the tin. A very faint oil aroma upon opening. A tart flavor hits you on first bite, followed by a mellow sour aftertaste. A dry fish, no strong aftertaste. The sour/tangy note lingers after eating. a clan tasting fish. I would eat again. 4 Sardines




SEASON: Skinless & Boneless in Extra Virgin Olive Oil

APPEARANCE:


NUTRITION:
SERV. 2
Calories- 156
Fat Cal- 108
Total Fat- 12G
Sat. Fat- 3.5G
Cholest.- 35MG
Sodium- 110MG
Protein- 12G

PRODUCT OF:
Morocco

INGREDIENTS:
Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Salt


PRICE:

OVER ALL:
A slight oil and fish aroma upon opening. Four fish to the tin. A medium textured fish. They hold their shape well while removing from tin. Slightly on the dry side. no strong flavors or after. 4 1/2 sardines




Bishul Yisroel




SEASON:Skinless & Boneless in Hot Sauce


APPEARANCE:
NUTRITION:
SERV. 2
Calories- 152
Fat Cal- 72
Total Fat- 8G
Sat. Fat- 2G
Cholest.- 25MG
Sodium- 460MG
Protein- 20G

PRODUCT OF:
Morocco

INGREDIENTS:
Water, Tomato Paste, Olive Oil, Salt, Vinegar and Hot Sauce Flavor (cottonseed Oil, Oleoresin Capsicum)


PRICE:

OVER ALL:
A faint tomato aroma upon opening. Three fish to the tin. Fish falls apart while removing from tin. More of a tomato flavor than a hot-sauce one. Heat is subtle, yet slowly creeps up. A nice even mild heat. 4 1/2 sardines





Bishul Yisroel



SEASON:




APPEARANCE:


NUTRITION:
SERV. 2
Calories- 130
Fat Cal- 76
Total Fat- 8.5G
Sat. Fat- 1.5G
Cholest.- 45MG
Sodium- 200MG
Protein- 13G

PRODUCT OF:
Morocco

INGREDIENTS:
Sunflower Oil, Salt


PRICE:

OVER ALL:
a subtle, almost undetectable oil aroma upon opening. Three fish to the tin. A meaty fish, they slightly on the dry side with a faint fishy aftertaste. One fish was on the bitter side (due to inside contents) tin needs something... bread or crackers. (not how i rate) 2 Sardines






SEASON:



APPEARANCE:

NUTRITION:
SERV. 2
Calories- 98
Fat Cal- 45
Total Fat- 5G
Sat. Fat- 1G
Cholest.- 45MG
Sodium- 200MG
Protein- 13G

PRODUCT OF:
Morocco

INGREDIENTS:
Water, Salt


PRICE:

OVER ALL:
three large fish to the tin. scales are present, not noticeable. A meaty fish, not a spiny one. fishy undertones are present, no lingering after taste. Tin would be better with crackers or in a dish. 2 1/2 sardines.










SEASON:



APPEARANCE:


NUTRITION:
SERV. 2
Calories- 100
Fat Cal- 45
Total Fat- 5G
Sat. Fat- 1G
Cholest.- 45MG
Sodium- 200MG
Protein- 13G

PRODUCT OF:
Morocco

INGREDIENTS:
Tomato Sauce, Salt


PRICE:

OVER ALL:
A faint tomato aroma upon opening. two large fish to the tin. A watery tomato sauce with deep tomato undertones to it. Scales not noticeable; a soft textured fish. A mild tasting fish. No strong fish flavor or after taste. 3 1/2 sardines.





SEASON:


 APPEARANCE:

NUTRITION:
SERV. 1
Calories- 210
Fat Cal- 140
Total Fat- 15G
Sat. Fat- 5G
Cholest.- 65MG
Sodium- 500MG
Protein- 16G

PRODUCT OF:
Scotland

INGREDIENTS:
Brisling Sardines,Olive Oil, Salt


PRICE:

OVER ALL:
A faint, almost undetectable smoke aroma upon opening. A firm textured fish, holds it's shape well while removing from tin. Smoke compliments the fish, no strong fish flavors or after. not a spiny fish. 5 Sardines.









NUTRITION:
SERV. 1
Calories-
Fat Cal-
Total Fat-
Sat. Fat-
Cholest.-
Sodium-
Protein-

PRODUCT OF:


INGREDIENTS:



PRICE:

OVER ALL: