Thursday, June 2, 2011

PORT SIDE-10

PORT SIDE:IN MUSTARD APPEARANCE:

NUTRITION: 
N/A 

  PRODUCT OF:
 CANADA

  INGREDIENTS:
sardines,water,mustard flour,acetic acid,modified corn starch,salt,turmeric &turmeric extactive,xanthan gum & spices. 

  PRICE:.89

  OVERALL:
No odor upon opening. Six to a tin. Mild mustard sauce, fish on the soft side, decent taste. Other than an extra tail just laying in the tin. Pretty good little tin of fish, for the price. Would eat again. 2 1/2 sardines.







PORT SIDE: IN SOYBEAN OIL APPEARANCE:
NUTRITION: PRODUCT OF: 
Canada 

  INGREDIENTS: 
 Sardines, Soybean Oil 

  PRICE: 

OVERALL: 
 A sardine aroma upon opening. Three large fish to the tin. A very meaty fish, not the firmest fish out there, Just a classic North American tasting Sardine. Just plain simple and filling. No fishy aftertaste nor taste. Not a spiny tin of fish. A good tin of fish. I would eat again. I'm going to give these guys 4 sardines, for taste, and half a sardine for having that classic Sardine taste that I remember eating as a kid.




PORT SIDE: IN HOT SAUCE APPEARANCE:
NUTRITION: 

PRODUCT OF: 
Canada 

  INGREDIENTS: Sardines, Water, Maltodextrin, Acetic Acid, Spice Extractives, Salt, Paprika, Modified cornstarch, Xantham Gum, Polysorbate 80, Caramel Color. 

  PRICE: 

OVERALL:
A very faint spice aroma upon opening. Four medium fish to the tin. A meaty fish, a mild taste upon the first bite. The heat does not rush up on to you, it only creeps. The fish is a tad on the soft side, not a spiny fish, nice heat flavor. Not a vinegary sour sauce. I would eat again. 4 Sardines.

9 comments:

  1. The old saying: 'They don't make 'em like that anymore.' describes the new Port Side sardine offerings. They are now 2 or 3 big chunks of herring not little fishes. I suspect they're produced by the Brunswick cannery as they are identical to the Holmes brand of canned crap.

    James

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    1. Yeah, canneries are always messing with a good thing. I may do a revisit to a port side tin. Thanks for the heads up.

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  2. Just had a can of portside with hot sauce. 2 thumbs up. Spicy heat lingers. Pretty good taste. 4 sardines.

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  3. It's been a while since you posted about Port Side. Right now the label on the can has changed and so is the sardines in the tin. More scales are noticeable and aroma upon opening is stronger. You need to go get a tin of these and do an update on this brand.

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    1. Thanks for the update. I'll re-review these when i run across them again. Keep popping those tins!

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  4. Everyone has different tastes. Lots of people like the taste of metal and residue of cadmium and lead. As for me, I like the old 1950's taste of sardines from unpolluted waters. Port Side from Canada tastes very close to the old original Holmes sardines that were canned in Maine (before it went downhill). So now these are my favorite brand of 'dines but they're extremely difficult find in northern Michigan. I'd appreciate knowing of a store chain that carries them now.

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  5. Save A Lot grocery store, has been the only place I've located Port Side.

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