Sunday, September 30, 2012

LA CHOL IA-78

LA CHOLIA: IN SOYA OIL




APPEARANCE:

NUTRITION:
Calories- 80
Fat Calories- 20
Total Fat- 20g
Sat. Fat- 1.0g
Cholesterol- 33mg
Sodium- 170mg
Protein- 10g
V.A- 4%
V.C- 2%
Calcium- 20%
Iron- 6%

PRODUCT OF: 
Ecuador

INGREDIENTS:
Fish, Soya Oil, Salt

PRICE:
1.28

OVER ALL:
Oil aroma hits you on opening, followed by fish. Four plump sardines to the tin. I really don't see seven servings in this tin as the can says. *Perhaps that's why Americans are so over weight.* Salt is very prominent, fish has a nice texture, the fish is a tad on the chewy side alone. No strong after taste, only oil. I would eat again 2 Sardines.





MASAGARA -77

MASAGARA: IN TOMATO SAUCE


APPEARANCE:

NUTRITION:
Calories- 110
Fat Calories- 50
Total Fat- 6g
Sat Fat- 2.5g
Cholesterol- 55mg
Sodium- 680mg
Carbohydrates- 3g
Protein- 13g
Vitamin A- 2%
Calcium 6%
Iron- 10%

PRODUCT OF:
Philippines

INGREDIENTS:
Sardines, Water, Tomato Paste, Soya Oil, Modified Starch, Iodized Salt, Spices


PRICE:
.72

OVER ALL:

A very strong fish aroma upon opening. A very watery tomato sauce, four sardines to the can. Scales are in patches and floating through out the sauce. A roe filled fish, a very salty fish, taste is as if it came from a MRE. A soft textured fish, no real strong fish taste or after taste, a slight fish after taste, yet nothing a drink of beer won't wash away. I would eat again. 2 sardines.






Saturday, September 22, 2012

What special!?

Drew's Three S special, that special....

My area PPD Autumnal equinox festival was today, and some dear friends of mine were running the concession. They sent out a menu via the Internet letting everyone know what they could expect to enjoy today,



As great as the menu appeared, I only saw one problem, no sardines.. So I demanded they put sardines on there. Okay, in reality, I jokingly said they needed sardine wraps. * My  friends hate sardines. So wraps were out of the question; but we are still friends. * Minutes later they update the menu and send this out. 


How great is this!? Killer ass great! That's how.  I was told I better *had to* buy some, then again, I told them if they didn't have sardines at the event, I would write a formal complaint  for false advertising. And I know they would of told me where to stick my complaint letter; for that's how great they are.  Then it occurred to me!  What kind of Sardines do non sardine eaters buy!? At this point I was expecting the worse. Here is the sign at the event.

Lunch time came around and I ventured up to the concession stand.   I asked my buddy, Raven, what kind they were.  He hadn't a clue. He just set out three stapled bags in front of me.  They read:  soybean oil, mustard, and water. Decision, decisions. I knew they had to come from a super market locale, which means depending on what brand they were , would determine a two dollars well spent. 

I chose the mustard, then Polar sardines popped in my head.   I put them back and went with the soybean oil. *buying tinned fish in a poke is very different* 

Ah, Northern Catch.. You also get 13 crackers in every bag.  Gracious with the crackers, I knew Crystal was not a sardine eater when she packed these. Sardines, crackers, and a drink, for two bucks. Now that's a deal. I asked about utensils, but to keep cost down they had to be left out. *But who needs utensils to eat sardines with anyhow?* 


 Then other people got the Drew's three S special, so I made them pose... 

Here is Robin M. with a tin in mustard.. She had almost  killed the tin off before I noticed she got 
em... Northern Catch is good in mustard by the way..
                                                    I caught Chris A. as he was opening his bag... 

Now that's a mouth full of sardines....



Being a community event, they also run a food drive for the locale food banks. They collected almost 1000 pounds of food today.  Great job guys!  Seeing that Canned Fish is one of the most needed items, I was happy to give... 

Before you call me a cheap bastard, I gave a lot more than just two tins of sardines-- a bag of nice imports and several 5 sardine tins. *Not to mention, the bags of mundane canned goods my wife took.*

It was a great day and event; wonderful people and happenings. I even received the Drew's three S specials that didn't sell. Two is all that didn't sell. 

SOL-MEX- 76

SOL-MEX: IN TOMATO SAUCE



APPEARANCE:

NUTRITION:

Calories- 45
Fat Calories- 10
Total Fat- 1g
Cholesterol- 35mg
Sodium- 290mg
Protein- 8g
Calcium- 20%
Iron- 4%


PRODUCT OF:
Thailand


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

PRICE:
.50

OVER ALL:
Strong fish aroma hits you on opening, five fish to the can. All posses their scales, a very soft mushy fish, the only texture they posses is the scales, a very faint heat from the chili i, a very bland almost flavorless fish; a thick sauce. I would not eat again. No Sardines.

IBERIA- 75

IBERIA: IN TOMATO SAUCE


APPEARANCE:

NUTRITION:
Calories- 70
Fat Calories- 45
Total Fat- 5g
Cholesterol- 5mg
Sodium- 202mg
Protein- 6g
Calcium- 23%
Iron- 3%

PRODUCT OF:
Indonesia

INGREDIENTS:
Sardines, Tomato Sauce, Water Salt

PRICE:
.59

OVER ALL:
A very faint sardine aroma upon opening, four plump fish to the tin. A very soft textured fish, fishy taste hits you on first bite; yet disperses as quickly. No strong noticeable after taste, not spiny, sauce is a little on the watery bland side. Not a bad can of fish. I could eat these again. 2 1/2 Sardines.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

SHIDA-74

SHIDA: IN OIL WITH CHILL I




APPEARANCE:

NUTRITION:
Calories- 380
Fat Calories- 320
Total Fat- 36g
Sat. Fat- 4.5g
Protein- 14g

PRODUCT OF:
Japan

INGREDIENTS:
Sardines, Safflower Oil, Salt, Chill i Pepper

PRICE:
2.88

OVER ALL:
A very deep oil aroma upon opening. Three plump sardines to the tin, with two chili pods. Fish posses patches of scales. A very meaty fish, scale are not noticeable. No fishy taste or after taste. A very good textured fish. A nice clean crisp heat to the fish, the heat really compliments the fish. A very damn good tin of fish. I will be eating these again. Five strong sardines.





SHIDA: IN SOYBEAN PASTE




APPEARANCE:

NUTRITION:
Calories- 180
Fat Calories- 80
Total Fat- 9g
Sat. Fat- 2g
Cholesterol- 55mg
Sodium- 520mg
Total Carb- 8g
Sugars- 8g
Protein-16g

PRODUCT OF:
Japan

INGREDIENTS:
Sardine, Soy Bean Paste, Sugar, Soy Sauce, Almond Paste, Palm Oil, Guar Gum,Wheat Flour


PRICE:
2.88

OVER ALL:
No noticeable aroma upon opening. Two large fish to the tin, a slightly sweet tasting fish with an almost floral after tones. a very meaty fish, not a bad tin of fish. Not spiny at all, posses a good consistency; i may would eat again. 4 sardines.





SHIDA: IN SOY SAUCE


APPEARANCE:

NUTRITION:
Calories- 170
Fat Calories- 70
Total fat- 7g
Sat. Fat- 2g
Cholesterol- 55mg
Sodium- 940mg
Carbohydrates- 10g
Sugars-10g
Protein- 16g

PRODUCT OF:
Japan

INGREDIENTS:
Sardine, Soy Sauce, Sugar, Kelp Extract

PRICE:
2.69

OVER ALL:
No noticeable aroma upon opening. Three large plump fish to the tin. A very meaty fish, slightly on the sweet side. No fishy taste or after taste, a very clean tasting fish. A roe filled fish, roe is not noticeable while eating. Very good textured fish. I would eat again. 5 Sardines.

Monday, September 3, 2012

KYOKUYO IWASHI SHOGA NI-73

KYOKUYO IWASHI SHOGA NI: IN SOY SAUCE WITH GINGER


APPEARANCE:

NUTRITION:
Calories- 230
Fat Calories- 120
Total fat- 15g
sat. fat- 15g
Cholesterol- 85mg
Sodium- 610mg
Sugars- 6g
Protein- 18g

PRODUCT OF:
Japan

INGREDIENTS:
Sardine, Water, Sugar, Soy Sauce, Ginger, Guar Gum

PRICE:
2.80

OVER ALL:
A very faint sweet ginger aroma upon opening. two large fish to the tin. A roe filled fish, a good textured fish. Holds it shape very well. A very sweet tasting fish, spines not noticeable, a clean tasting fish, no fishy after taste. Sauce really compliments the fish, would and will eat again. Five sardines.





KYOKUYO IWASHI SHOGA NI: IN SOY BEAN PASTE


APPEARANCE:

NUTRITION:
Calories- 230
Fat Calories- 140
Total Fat- 15g
Cholesterol- 44mg
Sodium- 610mg
Total Carb- 6g
Sugars- 5g
Protein- 18g

PRODUCT OF:
Japan

INGREDIENTS:
Sardine, Water, Soybean Paste, Sugar

PRICE:
2.80

OVER ALL:
Very faint sardine aroma upon opening. 3 medium fish to the tin, a good consistency , a sweat almost fruity flavor to the fish. Not spiny, a very meaty fish. No after taste, a decent tin of fish, I may would eat again. 4 sardines.