Thursday, November 24, 2016

National Sardines Day 2016


Tuesday, November 8, 2016

La Perle des Dieux- 177


LA PERLE DES DIEUX: IN EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL



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NUTRITION:
N/A



PRODUCT OF:
France

INGREDIENTS:
N/A

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OVER ALL:
A faint oil aroma upon opening. Five fish to the tin. A mild,  soft textured fish. Fish possesses a good flavor. No strong taste or after. A clean tasting fish. A flavorful oil, not a spiny fish. One of my favorite French tins to date. 5 sardines

Kerbriant - 176

KERBRIANT: IN OLIVE OIL





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NUTRITION:
N/A



PRODUCT OF:
France

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N/A

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OVER ALL:

A fish aroma upon opening. Five medium fish to the tin. A medium textured fish, saltiness lets itself known. A mild flavor fish, after taste is a watery oil taster hat dispenses quickly. A meaty fish, would be a great tin for newbie sardine eaters. 4 sardines.

Sardinas del Guey mar- 175

SARDINAS DEL GUEY MAR: BBQ




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NUTRITION:
N/A



PRODUCT OF:
Spain

INGREDIENTS:
N/A

PRICE: 
Received these from Restaurant Gueyu Mar



OVER ALL:

A faint oil aroma upon opening. Seven pretty circle aligned fish to the tin. A very mild fish with perfect  texture. The fish taste like what AD campaigns try and make food taste like.  Not a spiny fish. This is a tin of prime cut sardines, oil is flavorful and compliments the fish. A great dipping oil (I soaked all the oil up with bread)  If you can get these, get several! 5 strong sardines

La Brujula- 174

LA BRUJULA: IN SAUCE



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NUTRITION:
serv.2
Calories- 183
Fat Calories- 99
Sat. Fat- 1g
Cholesterol- 77mg
Sodium- 180mg
Protein- 8g



PRODUCT OF:
Spain

INGREDIENTS:
Sardines,Olive Oil, Tomato,Onion, Red Pepper, Flour, Spices and Salt

PRICE: 
Received these from Wixter Market



OVER ALL:
The aroma upon opening causes instant hunger pains. A flavorful aroma of peppers and onions deliciously hits you. A flavorful ton of fish, no fishy taste or after, not even a hint of fishiness to this tin. The peppers and onions adds a great flavor. A clean tasting fish, with good texture. This tin leaves you wanting more. 5 strong sardines.





LA BRUJULA: IN OLIVE OIL


 APPEARANCE:

NUTRITION:
serv.2
Calories- 109
Fat Calories- 60
Sat. Fat- 1g
Cholesterol- 26mg
Sodium- 181mg
Protein- 12g


PRODUCT OF:
Spain

INGREDIENTS:
Sardines,Sunflower Oil, Lemon, Salt

PRICE: 
Received these from Wixter Market


OVER ALL:
No aroma upon opening. A very attractive tin of fish. A double layer of tiny fish. 19 fish to the tin, fish holds it's shape well. A mild tasting fish, no strong flavors or after taste. The olive oil compliments the fish. Not a spiny fish. 5 sardines.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Operation Brain food





Little Free Libraries are becoming a popular thing in communities: a person erects a miniature library in their neighborhood where people can take and leave books. The libraries promote literacy and are a way to bring the community together. With October being National Seafood Month, what better way to promote sustainable seafood and delicious sardines than to begin Operation Brain Food, Mouth Full of Sardines' program to give out free sardines.



 I've started placing tins of sardines in the Little Free Libraries.


This Little Free Library has Dog treats also.
 You can check out a free book and leave with a healthy, delicious snack. I hope that in doing this it will turn people onto sardines, or even be a meal for someone who is homeless or food insecure and passes the Little Free Library on the street. (No Sardine Eater should be without sardines.) 



All the sardines are wrapped in little inconspicuous packages.

The brands will change with each donation, from imported sardines to sardines found easily at your local market. I always say, "Sardines are for everyone. As long as I'm able, I will always share the little fish." 
You may find a tin in your local Little Free Library.




 If you have Little Free Libraries in your area, think of leaving tins in them. In addition, there is also the Little Free Pantry, a grassroots project that launched pilot location in May of 2016. It is based on the Little Free Library concept, only with food items. 



Donate to one or even create one. With National Sardine Day coming up next month (November 24th), it's food (sardines) for thought!  Keep popping those tins Sardine Eaters!  For more information on Little Free  Libraries click HERE. More info on the The Little Free Pantry click HERE. 

I added more book to this one too. 

Monday, September 5, 2016

Tomer- 173

TOMER: IN SUNFLOWER OIL WITH LEMON


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NUTRITION:
N/A


PRODUCT OF:
Morocco

INGREDIENTS:
Sardines,Sunflower Oil, Lemon, Salt

PRICE: 



OVER ALL:
No aroma upon opening. Four large, tightly packed fish to the tin. A medium textured fish, lemon flavor is subtle; yet lets itself known followed by a hint of saltiness. No strong taste or after; a mild tasting fish with a nice balance of flavors. 4 1/2 sardines.








TOMER: IN TOMATO SAUCE


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NUTRITION:
N/A


PRODUCT OF:
Morocco

INGREDIENTS:
Sardines,Tomato Sauce, Oil, Salt

PRICE: 



OVER ALL:
A faint tomato aroma upon opening. Four fish to the tin; a seet tomato sauce, sweetnes hits you on first bite. a tad dry. some type of heat would complement this tin. Fish does not hold it's shape well while removing from tin. Not spiny. 2 1/2 sardines.

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Conservas Artesanas Maria Jesus -172








CONSERVAS ARTESANAS MARIA JESUS: IN EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL




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NUTRITION:
serv.3
Calories- 70
Fat Caories- 15
Total Fat- 2,0g
Sat. Fat- 1,0g
Cholest. 0mg
Sodium- 15mg
Protein- 13g


PRODUCT OF:
Spain

INGREDIENTS:
Sardines, Olive Oil, Salt

PRICE: 
$13.77


OVER ALL:
A deep oil aroma upon opening. Five attractive, long fish to the tin. Salt hits you on first bite. A flavorful fish. No strong tastes of oil or a fishy aftertaste. Fish has a good medium texture. These sardines would go great with beer. A clean tasting fish. These were a hit with my 3 and 6 year old daughters. I would and will eat again. 5 Sardines.
  


  

Friday, August 26, 2016

Marakkesh -171

MARAKKESH: IN SUNFLOWER OIL



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NUTRITION:
N/A


PRODUCT OF:
Morocco

INGREDIENTS:
N/A

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OVER ALL:
Three fish to the tin, a faint oil aroma upon opening. A meaty fish. A nice balance of flavors; salt is noticeable, does not overpower the fish. No oil or fishy aftertaste. They do posses a skinless & boneless dryness to the the fish. would eat again. 5 sardines











MARAKKESH: IN SUNFLOWER OIL


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NUTRITION:
N/A


PRODUCT OF:
Morocco

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N/A

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OVER ALL:
Three large, scaled fish to the tin, subtle oil aroma upon opening. A meaty fish, scales not too noticeable. No strong fish taste. Oil pairs well with the fish. A medium textured fish, does not hold it's shape well when removing from tin. A bland tin of fish. 3 sardines.











MARAKKESH: IN SUNFLOWER OIL



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NUTRITION:
N/A


PRODUCT OF:
Morocco

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N/A

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OVER ALL:
Three plump fish to the tin. Faint oil aroma upon opening. A meaty fish, dry. On first bite there is a peculiar flavor that hits you ( not a good one) followed by a weak heat, that attempts to make itself known; yet fails. Fish crumbles while removing from tin. No strong after taste. 2 1/2 sardines.

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Venus- 170

VENUS: SPICED IN VEGETABLE OIL


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NUTRITION:
serv. 1
Calories- 224.3
Fat Caories- 133
Total Fat- 14.7g
Sat. Fat- 4.4g
Cholest. 80mg
Sodium- 270mg
Protein- 23g


PRODUCT OF:
China

INGREDIENTS:
Sardines, Soy Bean Oil, Spices, Salt

PRICE: 1.19


OVER ALL:
An attractive tin of fish. Two large, plump fish to the tin, bay leaf and pepper present ( not listed in ingredients, I guess they fall under Spices?) A meaty fish, heat hits you on first bite, A nice even heat. A roe filled fish, roe  not noticeable, no strong fish taste or after; A lingering heat; I love the heat to this tin. Not a spiny fish, tin leaves you wanting more. 5 Sardines











VENUS: IN OIL

 APPEARANCE:


NUTRITION:
serv. 1
Calories-
Fat Caories- 160
Total Fat- 14.7g
Sat. Fat- 4.4g
Cholest. 80mg
Sodium- 270mg
Protein- 23g


PRODUCT OF:
China

INGREDIENTS:
Sardines, Soy Bean Oil, Salt

PRICE: 1.19


OVER ALL:
Three fish to the tin, the oil flavor hits you on first bite. A mild tasting fish, fish falls apart while removing from tin. No strong taste or after. Roe is not noticeable, not a spiny fish. 4 Sardines

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Omelia- 169


OMELIA: IN SPICEY OIL


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NUTRITION:
serv. 1
Calories- 260
Fat Caories- 160
Total Fat- 18g
Sat. Fat- 2.5g
Cholest. 135mg
Sodium- 480mg
Protein- 23g


PRODUCT OF:
Morocco

INGREDIENTS:
Sardines, Soya Oil, Spices

PRICE: 1.89


OVER ALL:
A strong fish aroma upon opening. Two plump, scaled fish to the tin. A soft textured fish, fish possess a nice heat; one chili pod present. No strong fish flavor or after, a faint bitter after taste. A roe filled fish, not spiny, scales not noticeable. Fish falls apart while removing from tin. 2 Sardines





OMELIA: IN SOYA OIL



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NUTRITION:
serv. 1
Calories- 260
Fat Caories- 160
Total Fat- 18g
Sat. Fat- 2.5g
Cholest. 135mg
Sodium- 480mg
Protein- 23g


PRODUCT OF:
Morocco

INGREDIENTS:
Sardines, Soya Oil,Salt

PRICE: 1.89


OVER ALL:
No aroma upon opening. Four plump, scaled fish to the tin. A soft textured fish; falls apart while removing from tin. A mild tasting fish, almost bland. No strong flavors or after taste. Not a spiny fish. 3 Sardines.