Wednesday, July 24, 2013

STARKIST GOURMET SELECTS -114

STARKIST: SKINLESS & BONELESS IN TUSCAN STYLE TOMATO SAUCE



APPEARANCE:


NUTRITION:
servings-2
Calories- 70
Total Fat- 6g
Cholesterol- 30mg
Sat Fat- 1g
Sodium- 270mg
Protein- 8g

PRODUCT OF:
Thailand


INGREDIENTS:
Sardines, Diced Tomatoes, Water, Tomato paste, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Salt, Garlic, Onion, Canola Oil, Black Pepper, Basil, Parsley, Crushed Red Chili Peppers, Xanthum Gum, Roasted Garlic, Natural Flavors.

PRICE:
2.28


OVER ALL:
A very faint tomato aroma upon opening. A firm textured fish; a thick sauce, sauce is very flavorful;sauce does over power the fish, being a skinless boneless variety that's easy to do. Fish is a tad dry. This fish placed on toast, pasta or any number of hosts would be great. I would eat again. 4 1/2 Sardines.



  
STARKIST: SKINLESS & BONELESS IN WHOLE GRAIN DIJON MUSTARD



APPEARANCE:


NUTRITION:
servings-2
Calories- 90
Total Fat- 4g
Cholesterol- 30mg
Sat Fat- 1g
Sodium- 350mg
Protein- 10g

PRODUCT OF:
Thailand

INGREDIENTS:
Sardines, Water, Vinegar, Soybean Oil, Sugar, Mustard Flour, Mustard Seed, Salt, Corn Maltodextrin, Xantham Gum, Garlic Powder, Mustard, Citric Acid, Modified Corn Starch, Natural Flavor, Onion Powder, Spices, Autolyzed Yeast Extract.


PRICE:
2.28


OVER ALL:
A very faint mustard aroma upon opening, Mustard seeds are not spared. A sweet taste on first bite, followed by a tart/sour note. Flavors are nicely balanced. A firm textured fish; A tin full of variable size fillets.. No fishy taste or after. I would eat again. 4 1/2 sardines.






STARKIST: SKINLESS & BONELESS IN EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL



APPEARANCE:


NUTRITION:
servings-1
Calories- 250
Total Fat- 20g
Cholesterol- 70mg
Sat Fat- 3.5g
Sodium- 460mg
Protein- 18g

PRODUCT OF:
Thailand

INGREDIENTS:
Sardines, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Water, Salt, Natural Hickory Smoke Flavort

PRICE:
2.28

OVER ALL:
A faint smoke aroma upon opening. A firm textured fish; slightly bitter tasting. Tin would be much better with out the smoke flavoring added  ( Another tin of fish in Olive oil, ruined by the canned sardine tariff rule. Now that there are no canneries left in the states, they should lighten up on the tariff.) Perhaps this tin would be better in a dish. This tin is not as dry as the other two. No strong taste or after taste; oil flavor does a little lingering. I would not eat again "alone" 3 1/2 sardines

* Thanks to Donald Gilbreath for acquiring these tins for me. 

2 comments:

  1. Does the tariff rule require the sardines be smoked? I tried google but the info was from 1968. Please enlighten us.

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    1. The fish has to be smoked or at least one drop of liquid smoke added per tin to avoid the tariff. 15% is added to non smoked or smoke not added to the tin. A 20% is added on to skinless boneless sardines. Why most S&B comes from Morocco.(free trade)

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