Saturday, July 27, 2013

"Les Sardines"

Unless you've been living under a tin some where, you may have heard of a popular song storming France this summer, "Les Sardines" by Patrick Sebastian. A very catchy tune.


Here are the lyrics in case you are French speaking impaired (as I am).

  SARDINES - PATRICK SEBASTIEN 

 To make an easy song, easy, Should first words morons, morons, A little melody that takes you well head, and a choreography to party, in this one, we get together, 5, or 6 or 7 and we all stick together, singing out loud. Ha! What we are tight at the bottom of this box, sardines Sing, sing sardines, Ha! What we are tight at the bottom of this box, Sing sardines between the oil and the spices. (2x) Of course, it really is easy, easy, It is even completely stupid, moron, it's not made to think it is for a party, this is done to touch, rub the edges , then we get together, 5, or 6, or 7, and then we jump all singing out loud, Ha! What we are tight at the bottom of this box, sardines Sing, sing sardines, Ha! What we are tight at the bottom of this box, Sing sardines between the oil and the spices. (2x) And ... for a breath p'tit it differs in holding hands, And ... to be even more happy is doing there, there, there, singing my chorus! There, there, and hands in the air, there, there! There, there, there, there, there, there, there, there, there, there, there, there, there, there, there, ........ (Spoken 8 measures) And now we are all tightening! It tightens, and now we had known, we will sing the song of sardines! Caution! Come on! Ha! What we are tight at the bottom of this box, sardines Sing, sing sardines, Ha! What we are tight at the bottom of this box, Sing sardines between the oil and the spices. (2x) Ha! What we are tight at the bottom of this box, sardines Sing, sing sardines, Ha! What we are tight at the bottom of this box, Sing sardines between the oil and the spices. (1x) there, there, there, there, there, there, there, there, there, there, there, there, there, there, there, ........ (8 measures) there, there, there, there, there, there, there, there, there, there, there, there, there, there, there, ........ (8 measures)


As with most popular songs, it has spread all over You Tube here:


There is no short supply of self-made videos to the song. I'm not sure if it will ever arise in the States, "unfortunately." But who says sardine eaters can't promote it! Go out and make a video, submit it, and I'll post it on here.


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.