Monday, October 15, 2012

JOSE GOURMET -81

JOSE GOURMET: IN TOMATO SAUCE


APPEARANCE:

NUTRITION:
Calories- 220
Protein- 19g
Fat- 16g
Cholesterol- 53mg
Sodium- 0,22g
Calcium- 416mg

PRODUCT OF: 
Portugal

INGREDIENTS:
Sardines, Tomato, Salt

PRICE:

OVERALL:
Love the art to these tins; the art is what caught my eye on these. I'm sure I paid double for what they generally go for. These are distributed by Jose Gourmet; each tin packaging of their canned foods has a separate piece of art drawn for the cover.

 Here is the description of this tin.
A certain sardine wanted to transform itself into a tomato. The transformation was done, however it lost its entire aroma and did not find its red and plain appearance to be very charming. So it decided to go back to its original form and invited the tomato over to converse: conversation about conservation.
 Illustration Marta Madureira

Upon opening the tin, I was disappointed upon first look; I thought they were like your typical scaled sardines you find from Portugal; I was wrong. A slight fishy tomato aroma upon opening, three large-scaled fish to the tin, the scales are not noticeable at all; salt is prominent yet not too overpowering. A very meaty fish, a nice texture, the sauce has an excellent flavor, good consistency,  the sauce really compliments the fish. No fishy taste or after taste. A mild tasting fish, A delightfully surprising good tin of fish. They leave you craving more. I would and will eat again. Just have to locate some more now. If you know where these can be ordered or found in the states, drop me a line. 5 sardines.



JOSE GOURMET: IN OLIVE OIL WITH LEMON




APPEARANCE:

NUTRITION:
Calories- 249
Protein- 24g
Fat- 17g
Cholesterol- 60mg
Sodium- .37g
Calcium- 376mg

PRODUCT OF: 
Portugal

INGREDIENTS:
Sardines, Olive Oil, Lemon, Salt

PRICE:

OVERALL:
 Here is the description of this tin.

A lemon and a sardine fell in love. She would visit him on land, and he would go see her at sea. Passion rhymes with sardine and lemon. And it is proven that sardine is good for the heart…one that is passionate.
 Illustration Inês Oliveira


A very faint lemon aroma upon opening. Three large scaled sardines to the tin. Scales are not noticeable. A very meaty fish. A very light lemon flavor to the fish, not overpowering, is a nice compliment. A perfect textured fish. No fishy taste or after taste. Not a spiny fish at all. A clean-tasting fish. This tin leaves you craving more. I would and will eat again. 5 strong sardines.






JOSE GOURMET: IN EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL





APPEARANCE:
NUTRITION:
Calories- 263KCAL
Protein- 24g
Fat- 19g
Cholesterol- 60mg
Sodium- 0,23g
Calcium- 376mg

PRODUCT OF: 
Portugal

INGREDIENTS:
Sardines, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Salt

PRICE:

OVERALL:
Faint oil aroma upon opening, three fish to this tin. (4 average) A soft textured fish. Oil does not overpower the fish. A clean-tasting fish. What patches of scales are left on the fish are not noticeable. A mild-tasting fish. Would eat again. 4 1/2 sardines.






JOSE GOURMET:



APPEARANCE:

NUTRITION:
Calories- 251
Protein- 24g
Fat- 19g
Cholesterol- 60mg
Sodium- 1,4g
Calcium- 376mg

PRODUCT OF: 
Portugal

INGREDIENTS:
Sardines, Extra Virgin Olive Oil,  Salt

PRICE:

OVERALL:
Faint oil aroma upon opening. Six little fish to the tin. A great-tasting mild oil. Fish has a medium texture. A flavorful little fish. No strong flavors. A clean-tasting fish. An outstanding balance of flavors. 5 Sardines.










JOSE GOURMET:






APPEARANCE:






NUTRITION:
Calories- 251
Protein- 20g
Fat- 19g
Cholesterol- 57mg
Sodium- 0,56g
Calcium- 370mg

PRODUCT OF: 
Portugal

INGREDIENTS:
Small Sardines, Sunflower Oil, Red Pepper, Carrot, Cucumber, Laurel, Clove, Salt

PRICE:

OVERALL:
A peppery aroma upon opening. Four fish to the tin. A soft textured fish. A sound balance of flavors to this tin. A subtle heat slowly creeps up while eating. A clean-tasting fish tin leaves you wanting more. 5 Sardines.






So what do you do with the box tops? You turn them into Sardine decor. 

6 comments:

  1. I love these cans! Thank you fo ryour review...where did you find these beautiful sardines?

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    1. Thanks! I got these sardines from a private seller. I'd like to find a distributor that sells these since I'd like to have the other two varieties of sardines that they produce too.

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  2. Try this site: http://www.sardining.com/collections/sardines

    They have a few additional types of Jose Gourmet sardines, plus some tuna and mackarel.

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    1. Thanks for the link, great site! I'll be placing an order soon!

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    2. All Jose Gourmet sardines and seafood are available through WixterMarket.com or call at (312) 248-2800.

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  3. I managed to find these at my local market. I bought the ones in Tomato Sauce. The tin contained 4 whole fish. Great presentation and texture, but IMO the flavor of the tomato sauce was not "absorbed" by the flesh. I normally drain off most of the sauce when I eat canned fish, so my only conclusion is that maybe the flavor and the saltiness that Drew mentioned was in the sauce. Pricey at $6.99 a tin...and TBH the store I bought them at had a special on Season Brand sardines at 10 cans for 10 dollars. I would probably choose the Season Brand over the Jose Gourmet.

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