Wednesday, July 13, 2011

KING OSCAR- 22

KING OSCAR: VINTAGE 1999 IN EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL



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NUTRITION:
 Calories 758kj/181kcal
Fat, total 13g
Saturated 3g
Protein 16g



PRODUCT OF: Norway


INGREDIENTS:
Sardines, Extra Virgin Olive Oil


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Olive oil aroma upon opening. A good looking tin of fish. A soft textured fish, delicate texture not a mushy soft. A very mild tasting fish. No strong taste or after. Oil still posses a faint green flavor to it. Not a spiny fish. A good tin of fish. I will eat again. 5 Sardines. More info click HERE



KING OSCAR: VINTAGE 2007 IN EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL




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NUTRITION:
 Calories 758kj/181kcal
Fat, total 13g
Saturated 3g
Protein 16g



PRODUCT OF: Norway


INGREDIENTS:
Sardines, Extra Virgin Olive Oil


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KING OSCAR: IN PURE SPRING WATER



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NUTRITION:
 Calories 150
Fat Calories 90
Fat, total 10g
Saturated 3.5g
Trans 0g
Polyunsaturated 3g
Monounsaturated 4G
Cholesterol 60mg
Sodium 200mg
Carbohydrate, total 0g
Fiber 0g
Sugars 0g
Protein 15g
Vitamin A 6%
Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 30%
Iron 6%

PRODUCT OF: Norway
Packed in Poland

INGREDIENTS:
Bristling Sardines, Water

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A faint sardine aroma upon opening. Eight small fish to the tin. A soft textured fish;not a spiny fish. No strong after taste, even in water this tin has a good flavor. I would eat again. (Not a easy tin to locate in my area) 4 Sardines









KING OSCAR: IN EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL WITH SPICY CRACKED PEPPER



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NUTRITION:
 Calories 230
Fat Calories 170
Fat, total 19g
Saturated 3.5g
Trans 0g
Polyunsaturated 2.5g
Monounsaturated 12G
Cholesterol 55mg
Sodium 270mg
Carbohydrate, total 1g
Fiber 0g
Sugars 0g
Protein 14g
Vitamin A 6%
Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 15%
Iron 8%





PRODUCT OF: Norway
Packed in Poland


INGREDIENTS:
Bristling Sardines, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Whole and cracked peppercorns (red, white, green, black). Salt , Black Pepper Oil

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A strong pepper aroma upon opening. The flavor of the fish attempts to come out on first bite, it is quickly knocked down with a burst of pepper  KO, is not stingy with the pepper; a very nice heat to this tin, pepper really over powers the fish, while just eating them from the tin; these would be killer in a dish of sorts. No fishy taste or after, just the lingering heat and taste of pepper. as much as I like this tin, I don't see it making it; it's to spicy for the average sardine eater. ( Based on comments and e-mails I receive on spicy sardines) When these become more readily available in the market, locale, I will stockpile these guys. I give these guys 5 sardines.















KING OSCAR: IN OLIVE OIL SKINLESS & BONELESS



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NUTRITION:
 Calories 210
Fat Calories 130
Fat, total 15g
Saturated 3g
Trans 0g
Polyunsaturated 8g
Monounsaturated 4g
Cholesterol 13mg
Sodium 260mg
Carbohydrate, total 0g
Fiber 0g
Sugars 0g
Protein 20g
Vitamin A 2%
Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 10%
Iron 10%





PRODUCT OF: 
MOROCCO

INGREDIENTS:
Sardines, Olive Oil, Salt

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A faint oil aroma upo opening. four and a half very tightly packed fish to the tin. Almost a sweet taste on first bite; a dry fish; no fishy taste or after. A firm textured fish. Oil does not over power the fish. I would eat again. (not alone) 4 1/2 sardines.









KING OSCAR: IN EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL WITH HOT JALAPENO PEPPERS





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NUTRITION:
Energy: Calories 180
Fat Calories 130
Fat, total 15g
Saturated 3.5g
Trans 0g
Polyunsaturated 2.5g
Monounsaturated 9g
Cholesterol 60mg
Sodium 330mg
Carbohydrate, total 0g
Fiber 0g
Sugars 2g
Protein 13g
Vitamin A 4%
Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 15%
Iron 6%





PRODUCT OF:Norway
Packed in Poland


INGREDIENTS:
Bristling Sardines, extra Virgin Olive Oil, Sliced Jalapeno Pepper, Salt, Chili Paprika flavor

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A very faint pepper aroma upon opening. Three pepper slices to the tin. Fourteen fish to the tin. A soft textured fish, but not to the mushy point; holds it's shape well. A nice even heat, no fishy taste or after taste. This would have to be my favorite king Oscar tin, to date. A nice lingering heat. I will eat again; I will be stocking up on these before they disappear. 5 sardines.












KING OSCAR: IN GOURMET CHIPOTLE SAUCE





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NUTRITION:
Energy: Calories 167
Fat Calories 110
Fat, total 12g
Saturated 3.5g
Trans 0g
Polyunsaturated 4.5g
Monounsaturated 4g
Cholesterol 40mg
Sodium 340mg
Carbohydrate, total 2g
Fiber 0g
Sugars 2g
Protein 12g
Vitamin A 2%
Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 20%
Iron 12%





PRODUCT OF:Norway
Packed in Poland


INGREDIENTS:
Brisling sardines, tomato sauce with chipotle paprika (water, tomato paste, chipotle paste [water, sugar, tomato paste, salt, caramel color, vinegar, garlic, onion, hydrogenated palm oil, modified corn starch, chipotle flavor (paprika extract, artificial smoke and salsa flavors]), citric acid (to control acidity), disodium ribonucleotide (to enhance flavor), coriander, cumin, cloves, cinnamon, sulphur dioxide (preservative), soybean oil, salt, white pepper, ascorbic acid (to promote color retention).


PRICE: 1.00

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Tomato aroma hits you upon opening. The sauce is very dark in color. Medium sized fish. All still possessed their tails. Sauce is a little on the sweet side, a small hint of heat is present. 11 to a tin, a hint of smoke flavor creeps up on you. Not to bad of a tin. I'll give them 4 sardines.






KING OSCAR: MEDITERRANEAN STYLE



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NUTRITION:
Energy: Calories 150
Fat Calories 100
Fat, total 10g
Saturated 2.5g
Trans 0g
Polyunsaturated 2.5g
Monounsaturated 5g
Cholesterol 110mg
Sodium 320mg
Carbohydrate, total 0g
Fiber 0g
Sugars 0g
Protein 13g
Vitamin A 8%
Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 20%
Iron 4%


PRODUCT OF:Norway
Packed in Poland


INGREDIENTS:
Brisling sardines, olive oil, black olives, sunflower oil, spices, garlic powder, red bell pepper, salt.



PRICE: 2.59


OVER ALL:
Pleasant aroma, fish a tad on the soft side, a medium sized fish. All, still possessed their tails, spices are very prominent, yet they don't over power the the fish.. Disappointed the bell pepper was so finely chopped. I must admit, this tin grew on me as I ate it. I'll give them 4 1/2




KING OSCAR: IN DIJON MUSTARD




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NUTRITION:
Energy: Calories 160
Fat Calories 100
Fat, total 11g
Saturated 4g
Trans 0g
Polyunsaturated 2.5g
Monounsaturated 5g
Cholesterol 125mg
Sodium 710mg
Carbohydrate, total 0g
Fiber 0g
Sugars 0g
Protein 14g
Vitamin A 11%
Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 20%
Iron 6%




PRODUCT OF:Norway
Packed in Poland


INGREDIENTS:
Brisling sardines, water, vinegar, soybean oil, mustard powder, sugar, turmeric, salt, modified food starch, xanthan gum, black pepper

PRICE: 2.22

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Appearance is very off putting. After digging around the mustard to find a sardine, there really is not much flavor at all, actually a bland tasting fish, with the mustard. About ten to eleven sardines to a tin, hard to tell actually, fish crumbled as I stirred around the thick mustard in search for fish. all appeared to posses their tails. Would not eat again. One sardine







KING OSCAR: IN OLIVE OIL (Two Layer)



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NUTRITION:
Energy: Calories 150
Fat calories 100
Fat, total 11g
Saturated 2.5g
Trans 0g
Polyunsaturated 2.5g
Monounsaturated 5g
Cholesterol 120mg
Sodium 340mg
Carbohydrate, total 0g
Fiber 0g
Sugars 0g
Protein 14g
Vitamin A 9%
Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 20%
Iron 5%





PRODUCT OF:Norway
Packed in Poland

INGREDIENTS:
Brisling Sardines, Olive oil, Salt


PRICE: 2.98


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Attractive aroma and appearance, 20 to a tin. Lovely amber hue to the oil. no fishy after taste, nor taste. A pretty cut and dry flavor, there one minute gone the next. fish a little on the soft side, but not to the point of being mushy. can't detect any spiney bones in them. They all posses their tails, (all but two) Not a bad tin of fish. I give these guys 5 sardines
















KING OSCAR:IN OLIVE OIL (Cross Pack)




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NUTRITION:
Energy: Calories 150
Fat Calories 100
Fat, total 11g
Saturated 2.5g
Trans 0g
Polyunsaturated 2.5g
Monounsaturated 5g
Cholesterol 120mg
Sodium 340mg
Carbohydrate, total 0g
Fiber 0g
Sugars 0g
Protein 14g


PRODUCT OF:Norway
Packed in Poland

INGREDIENTS:
Brisling sardines, olive oil, salt



PRICE:2.59


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Very appealing, in aroma and appearance. 24 to a tin, semi soft fish, nice little fish. All contain their tails, a mild tasting fish. No strong apparent after taste, has a very good texture, I'd eat again. 5 sardines.






KING OSCAR: IN SOYBEAN OIL


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NUTRITION:
Energy: Calories 150
Fat Calories 100
Fat, total 11g
Saturated 2.5g
Trans 0g
Polyunsaturated 2.5g
Monounsaturated 5g
Cholesterol 120mg
Sodium 340mg
Carbohydrate, total 0g
Fiber 0g
Sugars 0g
Protein 14g



PRODUCT OF:Norway
Packed in Poland


INGREDIENTS:
Brisling sardines, soybean oil, salt.

PRICE: 2.95

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Nice aroma upon opening, no fishy aroma at all. 14 to a tin. A mild tasting fish, they all posses their tails. Fish not firm, they do have a good texture. no strong after taste, decent little tin of fish. I'll give these guys 4 1/2. Would eat again.






KING OSCAR: IN EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL TWO LAYER



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NUTRITION:
Energy: Calories 150
Fat calories 100
Fat, total 11g
Saturated 2.5g
Trans 0g
Polyunsaturated 2.5g
Monounsaturated 5g
Cholesterol 120mg
Sodium 340mg
Carbohydrate, total 0g
Fiber 0g
Sugars 0g
Protein 14g

PRODUCT OF:Norway
Packed in Poland



INGREDIENTS:
Brisling sardines, Extra Virgin olive oil, salt.


PRICE: $3.00


OVER ALL:
No odor upon opening, very damn good looking tin of sardines. First bite, is a littler off putting. The extra virgin Olive oil, it has and adds a green almost bitter taste. Sort of a bad citrus flavor, no fishy taste, nor after taste. Fish a little on the soft side; all still possessed their tails. I'm a little disappointed in these fish. Truly can't judge a tin by its opened cover. 3 sardines. (Revisit: 12/04/2014, the oil was not as green, a faint bitterness is detected.  "Olive oil is much like wine, good and bad years". Fish had a better texture, a slight oil after taste, not overpowering. I'll give these guys 4 1/2 sardines this round. ) I have been aging a case of these sardines for three years now, flipping them ocassionally. They are extremely delicious, no bitterness or green taste. Aged sardines are the way to go, if you are patient enough. The French are big on aging sardines like a fine wine, it does matter.


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NUTRITION:
Energy: Calories 150
Fat calories 100
Fat, total 11g
Saturated 2.5g
Trans 0g
Polyunsaturated 2.5g
Monounsaturated 5g
Cholesterol 120mg
Sodium 340mg
Carbohydrate, total 0g
Fiber 0g
Sugars 0g
Protein 14g

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KING OSCAR: IN TOMATO







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NUTRITION:
 Calories 190
Fat calories 120
Fat, total 14g
Saturated 3.5g
Trans 0g
Polyunsaturated 4g
Monounsaturated 7g
Cholesterol 60g
Sodium 400
Carbohydrate, total2g
Fiber 0g
Sugars 1g
Protein 15g

PRODUCT OF:Norway
Packed in Poland



INGREDIENTS:
Sardines, tomato sauce, water, tomato paste, soybean oil, salt)



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PRODUCT OF:Norway
Packed in Poland



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(A test sample tin. May never come to be, King Oscar was under Bumble Bee when these came out)
A nice faint lemon aroma upon opening. Delicate fish, yet held their shape while removing from tin. Subtle lemon flavor creeps up on you. No over powering lemon flavor or after taste. A clean tasting fish. would eat again. 5 Sardines.









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PRODUCT OF:Norway
Packed in Poland



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(A test sample tin. May never come to be, King Oscar was under Bumble Bee when these came out)
A vinegar aroma rushes you when opening then disperses as quickly as it appeared. Capers add a nice balance to and with the fish. Vinegar ad a dryness to the fish, a craving for a beer is strong with this tin. A firm textured fish, no fishy taste or after,. Would love to se these on the shelf, maybe with apple vinegar. Would eat again. 5 sardines.





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PRODUCT OF:Norway
Packed in Poland



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7 comments:

  1. Why does the same product appear twice on this list; and with two different conclusions?

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    1. Not sure which product you mean. One is in olive oil and one is in extra virgin olive oil. The extra virgin was a bitter tasting tin of fish. They really need to have been aged before eating. The two tins that are almost alike are the ones in olive oil two layer-crosspack. Their conclusions match.

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  2. RE the double layer in Extra Virgin Olive Oil.

    I was more than a bit disappointed as I thought E.V.O.O. would be a good thing along with the beautifully packed small brislings. As much as I really wanted to like them I couldn't get past a bitter taste. Wonder if the bean counters at Bumble Bee found a cheap source of oil.

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  3. Regarding the Black Pepper and Jalapeño sardines, they are the best sardines I have ever eaten---they are to die for!

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  4. The Black Pepper and Jalapeno King Oscar's are the best sardines that I have ever eaten!

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  5. No Spanish style? I bought it & looked on the site before I eat it lol . i love to read your reviews.
    Is there a way to view your data by "star'dines"? Like all 0 sardines or 5s? That would be cool. I could possibly put them in Excel for you to edit if u dont already have it as database format

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    1. I've been unable to locate the Spanish style in my area as of yet. thanks. No, there's no scale viewing system at this time.

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