Tuesday, January 24, 2012

HADDON HOUSE -57

HADDON HOUSE: LIGHTLY SMOKED WITH LEMON SLICE


APPEARANCE:


NUTRITION:
Calories- 144
Fat Calories- 94
Sat. Fat- 2.6g
Cholesterol- 18mg
Sodium- 127mg
Protein- 12g

PRODUCT OF:
Morocco

INGREDIENTS:
Lightly Smoked Sardines, Olive Oil, Lemon Slice, Salt

PRICE:

OVER ALL:
Four plump scaled fish to the tin, a very faint lemon aroma upon opening.
Lemon and smoke flavor very noticeable. If you ate burnt wood pine coals from a fire pit, I believe they would taste like this tin of fish. A slight twang after taste. A very firm texture. Still possess roe. A unique flavor they do posses. Would I eat again?, I'm not sure. I could see these guys in a salad. 2 sardines.










HADDON HOUSE: SKINLESS & BONELESS IN WATER


APPEARANCE:

NUTRITION:

Calories- 90
Calories Fat- 45
Total Fat- 5g
Sat Fat- 1,5g
Cholesterol- 25mg
Sodium- 35mg
Protein- 12g

PRODUCT OF:
Morocco

INGREDIENTS:
Sardines, Water

PRICE:

OVER ALL:
A very mild aroma upon opening. Four plump fish to the tin. A semi dry fish, they are not completely boneless. Slight fishy taste is detectable, they have a very firm texture. May would eat again, but not alone. 3 sardines





HADDON HOUSE: LIGHTLY SMOKED HOT SPICED IN PURE OLIVE OIL


APPEARANCE:


NUTRITION:
Calories- 124
Fat Calories- 70
Total Fat- 8g
Sat Fat- 1,8g
Cholesterol- 12mg
Sodium-110mg
Protein- 14g

PRODUCT OF:
Morocco

INGREDIENTS:
Lightly Smoked Sardines, Olive Oil, Carrots, Gherkins, Red Chili Pepper, Cloves, Salt

PRICE:

OVER ALL:
No aroma upon opening, four scaled fish to the tin. An almost pickled taste hits you on first bite, followed by a sudden rush of heat. As the heat begins to disperse, the cloves make its presence known. A firm textured fish, very spiny, has a strong heat to it that lingers.Roe is present, the heat alone makes this tin, spiciest tin of sardines I've had yet. (Nice)
I give these guys 3 1/2 sardines, would eat again with beer.






HADDON HOUSE: SKINLESS & BONELESS IN PURE OLIVE OIL


APPEARANCE:


NUTRITION:
Calories- 144
Fat Calories- 93
Total Fat- 10g
Sat. Fat- 2,5g
Cholesterol- 28mg
Sodium- 110mg
Protein- 12g

PRODUCT OF:
Morocco

INGREDIENTS:
Sardines, Olive Oil, Salt

PRICE:


OVER ALL:
No aroma upon opening. Six very meaty fish. Has a slight off taste to the oil. Bones are still present. I was not impressed at all. May would eat again, in something. 3 sardines.

COLE"S- 56

COLE'S: IN PURE OLIVE OIL


APPEARANCE:


NUTRITION:
Calories- 230,5
Total Fat- 18g
Sat Fat- 3,6g
Trans fat- 0,1g
Cholesterol- 62mg
Sodium- 400mg
Protein- 23,5g

PRODUCT OF:
Portugal

INGREDIENTS:
Portuguese sardines, Olive Oil, Sea Salt

PRICE:

OVER ALL:
Three large scaled fish to the tin, no strong aroma upon opening. A very soft textured fish, they possess a fishy taste. Slight fishy after taste. roe filled fish. Would not eat again. no sardines



COLE'S: IN PIRIPIRI SAUCE


APPEARANCE:


NUTRITION:
Calories- 230,5
Total Fat- 18g
Sat Fat- 3,6g
Trans fat- 0,1g
Cholesterol- 62mg
Sodium- 400mg
Protein- 23,5g

PRODUCT OF:
Portugal

INGREDIENTS:
Portuguese sardines, Olive Oil, Piri-Piri, Sea Salt

PRICE:
Thanks to Sally E. for this tin. The non sardine eater, sardine eater.

OVER ALL:

Three tightly packed, scaled fish, to the tin. A mild fish aroma upon opening. A very soft textured fish. a very faint heat is detected in taste. A roe filled fish, scales are not too noticeable, not a spiny fish. The fish struggles to keep its shape while removing from tin. A flavorful fish, yet lacks on texture. one chill i pod is present in tin. I would not eat again,alone from the tin. A spread maybe.  2 sardines.                          






COLE'S: SMOKED PORTUGUESE SARDINES IN OLIVE OIL

APPEARANCE:





NUTRITION:
Calories- 168
Total Fat- 14,4g
Sat Fat- 2,4g
Trans fat- 0g
Cholesterol- 40mg
Sodium- 160mg
Protein- 14,4g

PRODUCT OF:
Portugal

INGREDIENTS:
Portuguese sardines, Olive Oil,  Sea Salt

PRICE:


OVER ALL:
A smoke aroma hits you upon opening. Six medium sized fish to the tin. A good textured fish. A nice smoke flavor creeps up on you as you eat these fish. Not a spiny fish, no strong taste or after taste. A good (real) smoked fish. No crackers are needed for this tin, I had finished off this tin before i realized it. I would and will eat again. 5 Sardines

Friday, January 20, 2012

MIGHTY POWER OF SMALL FISH EXPLORED IN NEW TV DOCUMENTARY





MEDIA ADVISORY- FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -

MIGHTY POWER OF SMALL FISH EXPLORED IN NEW TV DOCUMENTARY





Halifax, Nova Scotia - January 9, 2012 – Most people have tried them at least once and we often claim to feel squeezed like one. Some people eat them daily while others can’t stomach the smell or their texture. They pack a healthy punch of omega 3 fatty acids and mega doses of vitamin D. Love or hate them, sardines are one amazing fish.

The Last Sardine Outpost is a half hour documentary that explores the last remaining sardine processing plant in North America located in Blacks Harbour, New Brunswick. The survival of Connors Bros. cannery and the associated fishery defies the odds and is due primarily to the resourcefulness and determination of the 900 residents of this tightly knit coastal community.


The film reveals the world of sardines: from the pristine waters of the Bay of Fundy to the fishing boats that deliver their silvery bounty to the cannery, and from the bustling processing line to store shelves around the world.

The Last Sardine Outpost is written and directed by Latonia Hartery and produced by Edward Peill from Halifax-based Tell Tale Productions Inc.

“This story is all about heart. The people in Blacks Harbour are doing everything possible to keep a 120 year old industry alive - it’s very impressive,” says director Latonia Hartery. “The community is very passionate about maintaining its way of life and if anyone can adapt and make it work it’ll be them.”
In 2010, facing cheaper imports from Asia and South America, the last sardine cannery in the United States closed its doors. This catapulted Connors Bros. into the position of North America’s last remaining – and the world’s largest - sardine processor. Blacks Harbour is hailed as the “Sardine Capital of the World” but the longevity of that title is uncertain. The company was recently sold to a group of UK venture capitalists. The future of the cannery – and the entire community – now hangs in the balance.


The Last Sardine Outpost will be broadcast on CBC Television’s Land & Sea on Sunday, January 22, 2012 at 12 Noon. Following the broadcast, the documentary can be watched on the CBC TV website at: Player   www.cbc.ca/landandsea. Land & Sea is one of CBC’s longest running TV series and can be followed on Twitter: @cbclandandsea
(Photo credit: Latonia Hartery)



TRATA -55







TRATA: IN MINERVA OLIVE OIL

APPEARANCE:

NUTRITION:
Kcal- 347
Protein- 20g
Total Fat- 29.7g
Sat Fat- 5,4g
Cholesterol- 65,5mg
Sodium- 0,19g
Mono sat, 3,7g
Polyunsaturated- 3,7

PRODUCT OF:
Greece

INGREDIENTS:
Sardines, Olive Oil, Salt

PRICE:

OVER ALL:
Slight, pleasant aroma upon opening. five fish to the tin, very good textured fish, good crisp clean tasting fish, no after taste at all. A mighty fine tin of fish, best I've ate all year. Not dry at all, flavors just so intense. Would and will eat again. 5 strong sardines.







TRATA: IN VEGETABLE OIL




APPEARANCE:

NUTRITION:
Kcal- 377
Protein- 18,2g
Fat- 33,8g
Sat. Fat- 6,05
Cholesterol- 0.5g
Sodium- 0.2g

PRODUCT OF:
Greece

INGREDIENTS:
Sardines, Vegetable Oil, Salt

PRICE: 3.00


OVER ALL:
Seven plump, and one small scaled fish to the tin. Interesting aroma upon opening, slight oily fish aroma. Scales glide right off with ease. A great texture to the fish. a clean tasting fish, no fishy after taste nor taste, nor spiny. I would and will eat again. These guys get 5 sardines.






TRATA: IN SOYBEAN OIL WITH CHILI PEPPERS



APPEARANCE:



NUTRITION:
Cal- 210
Protein- 10g
Fat- 19g
Sat. Fat- 3.5g
Cholesterol- 150mg
Sodium- 220g

PRODUCT OF:
Greece

INGREDIENTS:
Sardines, Soybean Oil, Chili Peppers

PRICE: 


OVER ALL:
Eight fish to the tin; faint oil aroma upon opening. A soft textured fish, heat is subtle... almost questionable. A mild flavor fish. No strong taste or after. Not a spiny fish. 4 sardines.



Tuesday, January 17, 2012

BELA -54







BELA-LIGHTLY SMOKED IN OLIVE OIL


APPEARANCE:


NUTRITION:
Calories- 120
Fat Calories- 70
Total Fat- 7g
Sat Fat- 1.5g
Cholesterol- 20mg
Sodium- 130mg
Protein- 13g

PRODUCT OF:
Portugal

INGREDIENTS:
Sardines, Olive Oil, Salt

PRICE:

OVER ALL:
faint smoke aroma hits you upon opening. Four medium, patchy  fish to the tin. Fish have a firm texture, holds shape very well while removing from tin.. . A faint  fish taste hits you one moment then gone the next.  Not spiny, a decent tin. Will eat again 5 sardines




BELA:



APPEARANCE:

NUTRITION:
Calories- 120
Fat Calories- 70
Total Fat- 7g
Sat Fat- 1.5g
Cholesterol- 20mg
Sodium- 130mg
Protein- 13g





PRODUCT OF:
Portugal

INGREDIENTS:


Sardines, Olive Oil, Salt



PRICE:



OVER ALL:
A faint oil aroma upon opening. Three plump fish to this tin. (Four on average) A meaty, firm fish, a very subtle heat that's followed by a subtle smoke flavor is present. Both balances out nicely. A clean tasting fish with no strong fish flavors or after taste. Salt is noticeable. Would eat again. 5 Sardines.








BELA:



APPEARANCE:

NUTRITION:
Calories- 120
Fat Calories- 70
Total Fat- 7g
Sat Fat- 1.5g
Cholesterol- 20mg
Sodium- 130mg
Protein- 13g

PRODUCT OF:
Portugal

INGREDIENTS:
Sardines, Olive Oil, Salt

PRICE:

OVER ALL:

Saturday, January 7, 2012

TRADER JOE'S- 53





APPEARANCE:



NUTRITION:
Calories- 220
Total Fat- 7g
Sat Fat- 2g
Cholesterol- 35mg
Sodium- 190mg
Protein-15g

PRODUCT OF:
Tunsia


INGREDIENTS:
Soy Oil, Harissa


PRICE:

OVER ALL:
Pepper oil aroma upon opening. Four medium fish to the tin. A meaty fish; a very subtle heat is present, almost unnoticeable. No strong taste or after. Sauce is a tad on the watery side, along with the consistency and taste. Not a spiny fish. I would eat again. "With hot sauce or pepper" 3 Sardines















APPEARANCE:
NUTRITION:
Calories- 130
Fat. Cal- 70
Total Fat- 7g
Sat Fat- 1.5g
Cholesterol- 90mg
Sodium- 200mg
Protein-17g

PRODUCT OF:
Canda


INGREDIENTS:
Sardines, Spring Water


PRICE:

OVER ALL:
A very pleasant, faint sardine aroma upon opening. Four fish to the tin. A plain tasting fish, spines are noticeable; no strong taste or after. A soft textured fish. I would eat again. "not alone"
3 1/2 sardines.









TRADER JOE'S: LIGHTLY SMOKED SARDINES IN OLIVE OIL


APPEARANCE:


NUTRITION:
Calories- 120
Fat. Cal- 70
Total Fat- 7g
Sat Fat- 1.5g
Cholesterol- 30mg
Sodium- 130mg
Protein-13g

PRODUCT OF:
Portugal

INGREDIENTS:
Sardines, Olive Oil, Salt, Natural Smoke Flavor

PRICE:

OVER ALL:
Three large fish to the tin, nice aroma upon popping. In the Portuguese style, all possessed their scales. Packed full of roe. A mild tasting fish, texture is a tad on the chewy side. Crap line still inside the fish. An ok tin, would not eat again. 1 1/2 Sardines



TRADER JOE'S: SKINLESS & BONELESS SARDINES IN OLIVE OIL


APPEARANCE:


NUTRITION:
Calories- 120
Fat Cal- 60
Total Fat- 7g
Sat fat- 1.5g
Cholesterol- 10mg
Sodium- 160mg
Protein- 15g

PRODUCT OF:
Morocco

INGREDIENTS:
Sardines, Olive Oil, Salt

PRICE:

OVER ALL:
Four loosely packed fish to the tin, no really noticeable aroma upon opening. A tad dry, not as clean tasting of a tin as I had expected. A slight oil after taste. Definitely needs to be used in a dish or the sorts. (But that's not how I rate them, only on their own) Would eat again, just not alone. 3 Sardines