Tuesday, September 17, 2013

ORLEANS -115

ORLEANS: IN SOYBEAN OIL



APPEARANCE:

NUTRITION:
N/A

PRODUCT OF:
Canada

INGREDIENTS:
Sardines, Soybean Oil

PRICE:
1.00

OVER ALL:
A slight musty aroma upon opening. Five fish to the tin. A very bland tasting fish. A soft, dense textured fish. A slight musty after taste. I would not eat again. No sardines.





ORLEANS: IN MUSTARD



APPEARANCE:

NUTRITION:
N/A

PRODUCT OF:
Canada

INGREDIENTS:
Sardines, water, Mustard Flour, acetic Acid, Modified Corn Starch, Annatto (color)

PRICE:
1.00

OVER ALL:
A mustard aroma upon opening. Five fish to the tin. A sweet mustard flavor hits you on first bite; A very firm textured fish, has an unnatural consistency to it. A faint mustard after taste. I would not eat again. No sardines.









ORLEANS: IN SOYBEAN OIL






APPEARANCE:


NUTRITION:
N/A

PRODUCT OF:
Poland

INGREDIENTS:
Sardines, Soybean Oil, Salt, Natural Smoke Flavoring

PRICE:
1.00

OVER ALL:
Faint oil, fish aroma upon opening. Ten fish to the tin. A soft textured fish. No strong taste or after. Not a spiny fish. (tins packed in Poland are very different than the ones packed in Canada)  Not a great tin, but for the price, these are hard to beat. I would eat again. 3 1/2 sardines.






ORLEANS: IN MUSTARD

APPEARANCE:


NUTRITION:
N/A

PRODUCT OF:
Poland

INGREDIENTS:
Sardines, water, Mustard Flour, acetic Acid, Modified Corn Starch, Annatto (color)

PRICE:
1.00

OVER ALL:
A faint almost non-existent mustard aroma hits you when opened. Nine fish to the tin, no strong fish taste or after.  Mustard sauce has a bit of tart after taste.; does not overpower the fish. Not a spiny fish. A soft textured fish. I would eat again. 3 1/2 sardines.



24 comments:

  1. I loved Underwood sardines in mustard sauce. They are no longer making them. After trying every other brand, these are the closest to the old Underwood brand! I buy every can I can find & at $1.00, they can't be beat for flavor & price!

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  2. I've never got to try the Underwood brand. It's great you were able to find some similar.

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  3. Omg. It's like tasting paper! I'm quite sure it's healthy with the Omega 3 and all but, geez, mushy. I've only tried the soybean oil.

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  4. I bought five tins of this brand from the Dollar Tree that were a product of Poland. The fish are smaller (~8 to a can) and softer than the fish in the Canadian cans. I even got some roe, which was nice. No scales in any of the cans- HUGE bonus.

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    1. I'll have to give the Poland cans a try,

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  5. I just bought 10 cans of Orleans brand in oil product of Poland. There must have been 10 to 12 in the can, and on crackers they taste real good. For $1.00 at Dollar store you can't beat the price.

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    1. Sounds great! Can't beat that price at all. I've yet to try the ones from Poland.

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  6. Good information but I sure would like to know if the soybean oil is partially hydrogenated. The address provided on the can where one can request nutritional information is incomplete - no street address or P.O. box number. A web search says that address is for a restaurant. Anyone have further information?

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  7. Just tried for the first time and I love em! Added more mustard and ate with pretzel sticks...I was in heaven. Shout out to Tom Hanks (THE 'BURBS)!

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    1. That's great! Were they from Poland or Canada?

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  8. I was impressed with the polish made soybean oil tins. Not bad for a buck. Skip the mustard and hotsauce. Just plain Narsty!

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    1. I've yet to try the ones from Poland, Alex. I need to do that.

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  9. Dollar Tree in my area has Orleans in mustard sauce from Poland. This is the same tin that may come with an Orleans, Beach Cliff or Bumble Bee label. They are small, probably brisling, sardines in very good mustard sauce. I consider them a bargain at $1. Truth be told these same fish with a different label might be sold as King Oscar. Not many canneries left and they'll put your label on their product.

    James

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    1. I just tried the ones from Poland, better tin of fish. True, now that Thai union group owns Bumble Bee, King Oscar, as well as Chicken of Sea (We've seen what happened to Chicken of the Sea) I'm curious to see how quality continues or degrades among these brands.

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  10. Just tried Orleans (Poland not Canada variety) and had 9 little guys all lined up. Drained excess oil & really liked the flavor. Perfect texture, not spiny

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    1. Great to hear! Thanks for the review,keep popping those tins!

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  11. A dollar for a tin of fish from Poland with mustard, a couple beers, a slab of onion, crackers and an assortment of cheese and olives... not bad, I tell you. Not bad at all. Classic and well deserved sardine breath afterwards.

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    1. I have to agree! Keep popping those tins!

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  12. I got 2 cans to try this past weekend and they are the Poland variety. Thanks for the reviews, I will report back when I dig in.

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    1. Sounds great! I look forward to your thoughts on them!

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  13. I just bought two cans this weekend and am looking forward to trying them. Thanks for the reviews I will get back when I finally get to dig into them.

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  14. I am confused... you revied the Orleans mustard twice: one time giving it zero sardines then again with 3 1/2 sardines. What is the difference between the two?? They look the same to me...

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    1. One is a product of Canada, the other Poland.

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