Thursday, September 16, 2021

Delamaris- 220

 


DEALAMARIS: IN OLIVE OIL


APPEARANCE:



NUTRITION:


Calories- 201
Sat Fat- 2.9g
Protein- 11g
Cholesterol- 15mg
Sodium- 220mg
Sugars- 0g


PRODUCT OF:
Croatia


INGREDIENTS:
Olive Oil, Edible Salt


OVERALL:
A faint oil aroma hits you upon popping. A pretty tin of fish. A soft to medium textured fish, they do not hold their shape well while removing from tin. Oil flavor is prominent to the fish ratio of flavor. Not a spiny fish, no strong flavors or after. 4 1/2 Sardines.








DELAMARIS: IN SUNFLOWER OIL


APPEARANCE:
NUTRITION:

Calories- 155
Sat Fat- 1.7g
Protein- 9g
Cholesterol- 13mg
Sodium- 391mg
Sugars- 0g


PRODUCT OF:
Croatia


INGREDIENTS:
Sunflower Oil, Edible Salt


OVERALL:
No aroma noticeable when popped. A tin of little pretty fish. Fish holds their shape well, a medium-textured fish No strong flavors or after-taste on the first bite. A clean-tasting fish- oil is light with no overpowering flavors. Not a spiny fish. 5 Sardines. Would eat again!








DELAMARIS: SPICY


APPEARANCE:

NUTRITION:

Calories- 168
Sat Fat- 2.1g 
Protein- 10g
Cholesterol- 11mg
Sodium- 347mg
Sugars- 0g


PRODUCT OF:
Croatia


INGREDIENTS:
Sunflower Oil, Edible Salt, Chili


OVERALL:
Faint oil aroma upon opening. Six fish to the tin. A medium-textured fish. No strong flavors or after-taste. I can not detect any spice in this tin. Oil does not overp[ower the fish. 3 1/2 sardines.








Monday, August 30, 2021

Zona Ocean- 219


ZONA OCEAN: IN ORGANIC EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL



APPEARANCE:




 NUTRITION

Varied (2) servings per container

Calories- 130
Fat Cal- 12g
Sat Fat- 2.32g
Protein- 17g
Cholesterol- 55mg
Sodium- 130mg
Sugars- 0


PRODUCT OF:
Spain


INGREDIENTS:
Sardines, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Sea Salt


OVERALL:
Three plump fish to the tin, A subtle, almost undetectable oil aroma upon opening. Fish holds shape well while removing from tin. A medium textured fish, a meaty fish. Scales are present; not detectable. A roe-filled fish; not detectable. A clean-tasting fish and oil. no strong flavors or after taste. Oil compliments the fish. This tin leaves you wanting more. 5 Sardines


Saturday, August 14, 2021

Fish Wife- 218



FISH WIFE: IN EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL WITH PRESERVED LEMON


APPEARANCE:



 NUTRITION


Calories- 200
Fat Cal- 14g
Sat Fat- 3g
Protein- 18g
Cholesterol- 35mg
Sodium- 340mg
Sugars- 0


PRODUCT OF:
Spain


INGREDIENTS:
Sardines, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Preserved Lemon, Salt


OVERALL:
A subtle lemon aroma upon opening. four plump fish to the tin. Fish holds their shape well, some of the fish possess roe, roe is not noticeable. A mild yet flavorful tin. Lemon does not overpower the fish. A clean-tasting fish. No strong flavors or aftertaste. This tin can carry itself without any crackers, bread, or any medium. The oil is light and clean tasting that compliments the fish well. Would eat again. 5 Sardines










Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Atlantic- 217




ATLANTIC: IN SPRING WATER


APPEARANCE:




NUTRITION:


Calories- 9okcal
Fat- 3g
Sat Fat- 0,8g
Protein- 15g
Cholesterol- 0g
Sodium- 290mg
Sugars- 0g


PRODUCT OF:
Latvia


INGREDIENTS:
Blanched Sardines, Water, Salt

OVERALL:
A faint, deep, musk/fish aroma upon opening. Six fish to the tin. Fish does not hold their shape well. Sardine flavor is strong on the first bite, with no lingering flavors. A dry textured fish; crumbles while chewing, almost mealy-like. A med-textured fish. That becomes slightly chewy as you finish up, followed by a saltiness making itself known. Not a fav. Maybe good in a dish of sorts. 1 Sardine.,


Thrive Market- 216

 

THRIVE MARKET:


APPEARANCE:






NUTRITION:


Calories- 160
Fat- 11G
Sat Fat- 3G
Protein- 17G
Cholesterol- 35MG
Sodium- 240MG
Sugars- 0


PRODUCT OF:
Thailand



INGREDIENTS:
Sardines, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Water, Sea Salt, Aqueous Natural Smoke


OVERALL:

A faint oil aroma upon opening. Four plump fish to the tin. A medium textured fish, a roe-filled fish. Taste is neutral, with no strong flavors or after taste. Oil has a watered-down consistency and taste to it. A bland tin of fish, alone. I wouldn't buy again, but I'd eat again. 3 Sardines.


Thursday, August 5, 2021

Zingerman's -215

 

ZINGERMAN'S: IN OLIVE OIL




APPEARANCE:



NUTRITION:
servings 2 per container
Calories- 143
Fat Cal- 99
Sat Fat-  2.2g
Protein- 14.6g
Cholesterol- 38mg
Sodium- 248mg
Sugars- 0


PRODUCT OF:
Portugal


INGREDIENTS:
Sardines, Olive Oil, Sea Salt


OVERALL:
The fish aroma hits you upon opening. Six plump, meaty fish to the tin. Scales floating a top. A scale-covered, mushy mess. Sardines are soft, soft to the point of being mushy. Scales are not noticeable while eating,  bland flavor, no strong taste or after. I'm pretty sure these sardines wanted to be a pâté. They would be good as a dip or spread and with an additive. I wouldn't repurchase it. 1 Sardine




ZINGERMAN'S: 2017 VINTAGE IN OLIVE OIL



APPEARANCE:



NUTRITION:
2 servings per tin
Calories- 143
Fat Cal- 99
Sat Fat- 2.2g
Protein- 14.6g
Cholesterol- 38g
Sodium- 248g
Sugars- 0


PRODUCT OF:
Portugal

INGREDIENTS:
Sardines, Olive Oil, Sea Salt


OVERALL:
A faint oil/sardine aroma upon opening. Five plump fish to the tin. A soft textured fish, a mild flavor. No intense flavors or aftertaste. Fish does not hold its shape well, falling apart while removing from tin. A clean-tasting fish and oil with a smooth texture. Not a spiny fish. 2017, a good year.
5 Sardines




ZINGERMAN'S: 2016 VINTAGE IN OLIVE OIL



APPEARANCE:




NUTRITION:
2 servings per tin
Calories- 143
Fat Cal- 99
Sat Fat- 2.2g
Protein- 14.6g
Cholesterol- 38g
Sodium- 248g
Sugars- 0


PRODUCT OF:
Portugal

INGREDIENTS:
Sardines, Olive Oil, Sea Salt

INGREDIENTS:


OVERALL:

An oil with a faint sardine aroma upon opening. Three plump fish to the tin. A clean-tasting fish, no bitter flavors. A medium textured fish, a spine fish, spines don't stand out while eating. A roe-filled fish, they are slightly detectable. No strong flavor or after taste. A neutral taste oil does not overpower the fish. If the packaging didn't say "Vintage," I wouldn't have guessed it. Would eat again. 4 1\2 Sardines




ZINGERMAN'S: 2015 VINTAGE IN OLIVE OIL




APPEARANCE:



NUTRITION:
2 servings per tin
Calories- 143
Fat Cal- 99
Sat Fat- 2.2g
Protein- 14.6g
Cholesterol- 38g
Sodium- 248g
Sugars- 0


PRODUCT OF:
Portugal

INGREDIENTS:
Sardines, Olive Oil, Sea Salt



OVERALL:
A beautiful golden oil appearance with an oil aroma upon opening. Five fish to the tin. On the first bite, I'm hit with a bitter flavor. A flavor I've not come across in years, I know precisely what that is—lovely partially undigested veggies from the Atlantic. After removing contents (beautiful green hue), fish possess a mild flavor: a medium-textured fish, firmer than I expected, no strong flavors or aftertaste. Tin does possess a stronger fish taste, no strong after taste. 4 1\2 sardines


Monday, July 26, 2021

A Fish What...

 



A fish tale!


Sardines, drinks, friends, and fish tales go hand in fin! 

Many of the blogs older Sardine Eaters are aware of the fish tales that go into some posts from time to time. 

For the newer Sardine Eaters, I'll explain a bit. 

In a review, I may post apparent wrong descriptions; the number of fish in the tin will be significantly exaggerated more or less, apparent sauces mix up. e.g., tomato, call it olive oil (I never fish tale about quality or taste). When I'm called on or questioned about the very obvious, the sharp-eyed Sardine Eater receives a tin and sticker.

It's been several years since I've done a fish tale of the sorts; the last fish tale was about Sardine lungs! 


I've carried the fish tale over to social media for the first time. What a response I received. Some were quick on the draw; older readers called me on it quick, even sending screenshots of my own blog. I love the passion of Sardine Eaters! 



For the Sardine Eaters not on social media, here's the fish tale.




While canneries do package their tinned fish for other labels, they usually change and or tweak the ingredients a bit. A Brand as Nuri from Conservas Pinhas will not use their brand name for an export with such discrepancies. A label change is all that's occurred. When I first reviewed Nuri in 2014, I received the tins from "Portuguese is Happiness." The old labels and nutrition values were on them then. 



Not all canneries; some commercial canneries will can sardines/products in mass quantity then add a label later. I've been approached many times over the years by said canneries to do a Mouth Full of Sardine label. If I did that, I have a feeling Sardine Eaters from all over would find me and hurl those generic cans at me! But that's another post! 


Congratulations to the sharp-eyed, skeptical, and curious Sardine Eaters that reached out. You'll be receiving a tin and stickers shortly. 

Remember Sardine Eaters, with the uprise in Sardine popularity, new Sardine Eaters, sardine bloggers, reviewers, YouTubers, tiktokers, etc. Research all that you read and see, and most importantly, the taste is subjective! Don't not try a tin, based on someone else's opinion; trying new tins is what being a Sardine Eater is all about! Plus, it gives you great stories to tell, for better or worse!

And most importantly, they're tuna eaters out there pretending to be Sardine Eaters!

Keep popping those tins!