Friday, September 30, 2011

LA FE- 45

LA FE: IN TOMATO SAUCE


APPEARANCE:


NUTRITION:
Calories- 90
Fat Calories- 25
Total Fat- 3g
Cholesterol- 35mg
Sodium- 410mg
Carbohydrates- 1g
Protein- 14g

PRODUCT OF:
Spain

INGREDIENTS:
Sardines, Vegetable Oil, Tomato, Salt

PRICE:
1.39

OVER ALL:
A very deep tomato stew like aroma hits you upon opening. Wild fished is listed on the box. LOL
Four nice plump scaled sardines to the tin. Fish is very dry and crumbly, has a stew taste quality to it. They have a slight bitter after taste that hits you afterward, a very spiny fish. Would not eat again. 1/2 a sardine



LA FE: IN HOT TOMATO SAUCE


APPEARANCE:


NUTRITION:
Calories- 67
Fat Calories- 2.5
Total Fat- 0.5g
Cholesterol- 50mg
Sodium- 267mg
Carbohydrates- 2g
Sugar- 1.1g
Protein- 8.8g

PRODUCT OF:
Thailand

INGREDIENTS:
Sardines, Tomato Sauce, Water, Salt

PRICE:
.59
OVER ALL:
A very strong fishy tomato aroma upon opening. Four curled looking fish to the can. Sauce is a little sweet. Spice/hot, nor spine is detectable. After taste hits you hard, an aquarium fish store after taste. Would not eat again. no sardines.


LA FE: IN TOMATO SAUCE



APPEARANCE:


NUTRITION:
Calories- 50
Fat Calories- 5
Total Fat- 0.5g
Cholesterol- 45mg
Sodium- 15mg
Carbohydrates- 2g
Sugar- 1g
Protein- 8g

PRODUCT OF:
Thailand

INGREDIENTS:
Sardines, Tomato Sauce, Chili, Water, Salt

PRICE:
.59

OVER ALL:
Same as the hot above, only five to the can, and it has more a bland fish aquarium store taste. Would not eat again. No sardines

VIGO- 44

VIGO: SKINLESS & BONELESS IN SOYBEAN OIL & OLIVE OIL


APPEARANCE:


NUTRITION:
Calories- 130
Fat Calories- 70
Total Fat- 8g
Saturated Fat- 3.5g
Cholesterol- 20mg
Sodium- 250mg
Protein- 14g

PRODUCT OF:
Morocco

INGREDIENTS:
Sardines, Soybean and Olive Oil, Salt

PRICE:
2.48

OVER ALL:
Pleasant aroma upon opening, five meaty, semi firm fish to the tin. They are not lacking in salt at all. A clean tasting fish, no fishy after taste. The taste from the oil lingers a bit. The fish are a tad dry, a decent tin. I would eat again. 5 sardines






VIGO: IN SOY AND OLIVE OIL


APPEARANCE:


NUTRITION:
Calories- 130
Fat Cal- 80
Total Fat- 9g
Sat Fat- 2g
Cholesterol- 20mg
Sodium- 250mg
Protein- 11g

PRODUCT OF:
Spain

INGREDIENTS:
Sardines, Soy and Olive Oil, Salt

PRICE:
2.19

OVER ALL:
Three medium sized fish to the tin. A lovely amber color to the oil, no aroma upon opening. All still possessed their scales, fish are semi soft. Scales and skin removes very easy. A very spiny fish but the spines slide right out of the fish. A very mild fish, I would eat these again. Three sardines.





VIGO: HOT SPICED IN SOY AND OLIVE OIL


APPEARANCE:


NUTRITION:
Calories- 130
Fat Cal- 80
Total Fat- 9g
Sat Fat- 2g
Cholesterol- 20mg
Sodium- 250mg
Protein- 11g


PRODUCT OF:
SPAIN

INGREDIENTS:
Sardines, Soy and Olive Oil, Cayenne, Carrot, Cucumber, Salt

PRICE:
2.49

OVER ALL:
No aroma upon opening, three nice plump sardines to the tin, patchy scales. With one slice of a cucumber, and carrot each. One cayanne pepper pod hid in the bottom of the tin. A very faint heat is present. The fish has a good texture, they have a slight wang, that I just can't place my finger on. Not a bad tin of fish. I would eat again if they were free. 2 sardines.




VIGO: IN OIL WITH LEMON


APPEARANCE:


NUTRITION:
Calories- 125
Fat Calories- 80
Total Fat- 8g
Sat. Fat- 2g
Cholesterol- 20mg
Sodium- 250mg
Protein- 11g

PRODUCT OF:
SPAIN

INGREDIENTS:
Sardines, Soy Oil, Lemon, Salt

PRICE:
2.19

OVER ALL:
No strong aroma upon opening. Three plump scaled sardines to the tin, this brand, the scales are so soft and just peels away so easy, its really no issue at all. One slice of lemon is present in the tin. A very soft crumbly fish. The lemon flavor hits you hard on first bite, fish dissolves in your mouth, no fishy after taste at all. Not my cup of tea. Would not eat again. 1/2 sardine.




VIGO: IN TOMATO SAUCE


APPEARANCE:


NUTRITION:

PRODUCT OF:
Spain

INGREDIENTS:
Sardines, Tomato, Soybean Oil, Salt

PRICE:
2.09

OVER ALL:
Sweet aroma upon opening. Two large scaly fish to the tin. A semi soft fish, very salty. They have a slight fishy after taste, with a hint of Wang. Would not eat again. No sardines

PORTHOS -43

PORTHOS: SPICED IN SOYA OIL



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NUTRITION:


PRODUCT OF:
Portugal

INGREDIENTS:

PRICE:
2.99

OVER ALL:
No aroma upon opening, three plump, scale covered sardines, two lovely peppers and stems in the tin. They have a very nice heat, the texture however is a little off putting. A very chewy, rubbery texture. Would not eat again. No sardines







PORTHOS: IN HOT VEGETABLE OIL




APPEARANCE:


NUTRITION:


PRODUCT OF:
Portugal

INGREDIENTS:
Sardines, Vegetable Oil, Chili Pepper, Salt

PRICE:
2.99

OVER ALL:
Oil and chili aroma upon opening. four, scaled fish to the tin. Scales not noticeble, a mild tasting fish with a very subtle heat presence. one chili to the tin. Not a spiny fish, no strong taste or after. A neutral after taste, would be good with extras. I would eat again. 4 Sardines








Thursday, September 29, 2011

Birthday 2011



Yesterday was my Birthday. I turned another damn year older. I told every one I didn't want no cake. Instead, I get a personal keg and candles. Smart ass's.. LOL (Not even a five sardine tin!)

Monday, September 19, 2011

ATLANTIC PREMIUM BRAND- 42

ATLANTIC PREMIUM BRAND- IN CRACKED PEPPER


APPEARANCE:


NUTRITION:
( 3 servings per tin)
Calories- 110
Fat. Calories- 70
Total Fat- 8g
Sat. Fat- 1.0g
Cholesterol- 35mg
Sodium- 230mg
Protein- 11g

PRODUCT OF:
Caught in Maine, produced in Canada

INGREDIENTS:
Sardine fillets, Cracked Pepper, Salt

PRICE: 2.00

OVER ALL:
Slight hint of a smokey flavor aroma upon opening the tin. The skin are still present. Several large fillets to the tin. This appears to what becomes LARGE sardines. Instead of calling them boneless sardines they just split em and call them fillets. Making them all fancy. A semi firm texture, the pepper is very detectable. It really adds a good flavor to the fish. A very mild tasting fish. No fishy after taste nor taste at all. A very good tin of fish. Would be a very good tin for a first timer wanting to eat sardines. If you like the sardine taste and know you are eating sardines, then you won't like these. I'll give these guys 4 1/2 sardines.









ATLANTIC PREMIUM BRAND-NATURALLY SMOKED


APPEARANCE:


NUTRITION:
( 3 servings per tin)
Calories- 110
Fat. Calories- 70
Total Fat- 8g
Sat. Fat- 1.0g
Cholesterol- 35mg
Sodium- 230mg
Protein- 11g


PRODUCT OF:
Caught in Maine, produced in Canada

INGREDIENTS:
Sardine Fillets, Salt

PRICE:
2.00
OVER ALL:
A very faint smoke aroma hits you when opened. Fish are a little on the soft side. They have a pleasant taste, a tad salty. Six to seven large fillets to the tin. The skin is not firm at all. They are all packed skin down, little slippery in the mouth. A good decent tin of meat. Four sardines.





ATLANTIC PREMIUM BRAND-IN STONE GROUND MUSTARD




APPEARANCE:


NUTRITION:
( 3 servings per tin)
Calories- 110
Fat. Calories- 70
Total Fat- 8g
Sat. Fat- 1.0g
Cholesterol- 20mg
Sodium- 230mg
Protein- 8g

PRODUCT OF:
Caught in Maine, produced in Canada


INGREDIENTS:
Sardine Fillets, Mustard (white vinegar, water, salt, tumeric, mustard seed, spices)Evaporated cane juice, Native Tapioca starch, Canola Oil, Salt
PRICE:

OVER ALL:
No strong aroma upon opening. A very soft fish, falls apart while trying to get t out of the tin. Several large pieces of fillets in the tin. No mustard flavor at all. You would never know these where in mustard if it wasn't for the yellow hue and the fact the box says so. This tin of fish has no flavor at all. Just a tin of meat. Not a bad tin at all just not a flavorful tin at all. Would eat again, if i needed some type of filler in a recipe or the sorts. Two sardines

PINGO DOCE- 41

PINGO DOCE


APPEARANCE:

NUTRITION:
Calories- 272
Protein- 22,2g
Cholesterol- 32,8mg
Salt- 0,250g

PRODUCT OF:
Portugal

INGREDIENTS:
Sardines, Olive Oil, Salt

PRICE:
2.50

OVER ALL:
Received these from Portugal. Some of my translation on things on the tin may be a tad off. I love the art on the front of the tin. Oil runs out when the tin was popped open. Four medium sized sardines to the tin. A very mild flavorful fish, very clean tasting. No after taste al all. Some of the fish had small patches of scales left on. The fish still possessed their lungs. A very meaty succulent fish. I would definitely eat again. I give these guys five sardines. I would like to see these come to the states.



PINGO DOCE: IN TOMATO


APPEARANCE:


NUTRITION:
Cholesterol- 32,8mg
Kcal- 166
Protein- 17,3g

PRODUCT OF:
Portugal




INGREDIENTS:
Sardines, Veg Oil, Tomate, Salt

PRICE:

OVER ALL:
A very strong tomatoey aroma upon opening. Four plump scaled sardines to the tin. Scales are unnoticeable, not spiny at all. The fish is on the dry side. Fish crumbles while taking out of the tin. Probably would not eat again. 2 1/2 sardines







PINGO DOCE: IN VEGETABLE OIL


APPEARANCE:


NUTRITION:
Kcal-292
Protein- 21g


PRODUCT OF:
Portugal




INGREDIENTS:
Sardines, Veg Oil,  Salt

PRICE:

OVER ALL:
A very oil filled tin, three plump, scaled fish to the tin. A slightly dry fish. scales are noticeable  A roe filled fish; roe has a mealy texture. Not a spiny fish.  A very bland tin of fish. Not a tin to eat by its self. 1 sardine.





Friday, September 16, 2011

CHIN HUAY- 40

CHIN HUAY


APPEARANCE:


NUTRITION:
Calories- 110
Fat. Calories- 30
Total Fat- 4g
Sat. Fat- 1g
Cholesterol- 65mg
Sodium- 570mg
Protein- 15g


PRODUCT OF:
Thailand

INGREDIENTS:
Sardines, Tomato Sauce, Salt

PRICE: 1.15

OVER ALL:
No strong aroma upon opening, seven medium sized fish to the can. A very wangy sauce really hits you on the first bite, followed by a sour after taste, which is then followed by a fishy after taste. The fish crumbles in your mouth. A slightly spiny fish. Would not eat again. No sardines