Friday, October 25, 2013

MINERVA-118

MINERVA: IN TOMATO SAUCE



APPEARANCE:


NUTRITION:
Calories- 185,1
Total Fat- 10g
Sat Fat- 2,8g
Protein- 21,5g

PRODUCT OF:
Portugal


INGREDIENTS:
Sardines, Tomato, Olive Oil, Salt

PRICE:




OVER ALL:
A tomato aroma upon opening. Three plump fish to the tin. A soft textured fish, falls apart very easily  No strong taste or after. Tomato sauce posses a nice flavor, not sour. The sauce flavor really blends well with the sardines. I would eat again. 5 Sardines.






MINERVA: LIGHTLY SMOKED SARDINES IN OLIVE OIL


APPEARANCE:



NUTRITION:
Calories- 218
Total Fat- 13g
Protein- 24g


PRODUCT OF:
Portugal

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

PRICE:




OVER ALL:
A faint oil aroma upon opening. Five medium fish to the tin. A good textured fish, a mild tasting fish. Fake smoke flavoring is very subtle. not a spiny fish; no strong taste or after taste. A nice neutral tasting fish. No overpowering oil flavor. I would eat again. 5 sardines.





MINERVA: IN OLIVE OIL



APPEARANCE:


NUTRITION:
Calories- 240
Total Fat- 16,4g
Sat Fat- 2,8g
Protein- 23,0g


PRODUCT OF:
Portugal

INGREDIENTS:
Sardines, Olive Oil, Salt

PRICE:




OVER ALL:
Oil aroma upon opening, three plump fish to the tin. A mild flavored fish, not a spiny fish. Fish does not hold it's shape well while removing from the tin.(this is made up by the flavor) No strong fishy taste or after. A clean after taste, a flavorful fish, oil not green, oil adds to the fish and does not take away from it. Not a spiny fish. A meaty fish. I would eat again. 5 Sardines











MINERVA: IN HOT TOMATO SAUCE



APPEARANCE:


NUTRITION:
Calories- 185,1
Total Fat- 10g
Sat Fat- 2,8g
Protein- 21,5g

PRODUCT OF:
Portugal

INGREDIENTS:
Sardines, Vegetable Oil, Tomato, Chili, Salt

PRICE:




OVER ALL:
A peppery aroma upon opening. A very flavorful tin of fish. a nice even, lingering heat, to the the tin. Pepper pods are present at bottom of tin. The tomato sauce is very flavorful, and compliments the fish. Not a spiny fish; no fishy taste or after taste. The heat really makes this tin. Will eat again. 5 sardines.



* Warning:
As good as these are, 3 out of 4, the tabs broke off while attempting to open.




Luckily, I had my work keys to finish the job. (cleaned first)


2 comments:

  1. I bought Galleon sardines lightly smoked in olive oil, at Ocean State Job Lot in central Mass. I thought they were fabulous. However, I'm somewhat of a beginner sardine connoisseur.

    Galleon are canned by A Poveira in Portugal. So I guess they're the same as the Minerva lightly smoked in olive oil. Look the same as your photo.

    Someone else reviewed them here:

    http://davescupboard.blogspot.com/2014/08/fishy-delights-50-galleon-sardines.html

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  2. Great to hear. I've yet to try those, I need to add those to my "to acquire list" Thanks for the link, It's always great to see other Sardine Eaters reviews. Everyone's palate is different.

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