Monday, December 14, 2020

Great value -201

 GREAT VALUE: IN LOUISIANA-STYLE HOT SAUCE



APPEARANCE:




NUTRITION:

Calories-
Fat Cal-
Total Fat-
Sat Fat-
Protein- 
Cholesterol- 
Sodium- 

PRODUCT OF:
Thailand

INGREDIENTS:

Sardines, Water, Maltodextrin, Acetic Acid, Salt, Paprika, Modified Corn Starch, Spice. Xanthan Gum, Polysorbate 80, Caramel Color, Tricalcium Phosphate)


PRICE: .89


OVERALL:

A faint hot sauce aroma upon opening. Nine little fish to the tin. A medium textured fish. the sauce lets itself known on the first bite, the sauce actually has a mild heat to it. No strong flavors or aftertaste. The hot sauce flavor and heat stick around for a few seconds or so. Not a spiny fish, no scales detected. I would eat again. 3 sardines.












 GREAT VALUE: IN LOUISIANA  HOT SAUCE



APPEARANCE:



NUTRITION:
serv. 1 piece drained
Calories-
Fat Cal-
Total Fat-
Sat Fat-
Protein- 
Cholesterol- 
Sodium- 

PRODUCT OF:
Thailand


INGREDIENTS:

Sardines, Chili Paste, (water, maltodextrin, acetic acid, salt, paprika, modified corn starch, spice. xanthan gum, polysorbate 80, caramel color, tricalcium phosphate)


PRICE: .89


OVERALL:

No strong aroma upon opening. Five medium fish to the tin. A firm-textured fish. A meaty fish, no strong fish taste or after taste. Hot sauce does not completely overpower fish, a mild flavor tasting hot sauce. I would eat again. 3 sardines




 GREAT VALUE: IN OIL


APPEARANCE:






NUTRITION:
serv. 1 piece drained
Calories-
Fat Cal-
Total Fat-
Sat Fat-
Protein- 
Cholesterol- 
Sodium- 

PRODUCT OF:
Thailand


INGREDIENTS:
Sardines, Soybean oil, Water, Salt, Natural Smoke flavor


PRICE: .89


OVERALL:

A faint smoke aroma upon opening. Five good looking, uniformed fish to the tin. A firm fish, the smoke flavor hits you on the first bite, does not overpower the fish. Not a spiny fish, a clean-tasting fish. I'm pleasantly surprised, no fishy taste or after taste. The only after taste I detect is the smoke flavoring. 3 sardines. Would eat again. 






 GREAT VALUE: IN OIL





APPEARANCE:




NUTRITION:
serv. 1 piece drained
Calories-
Fat Cal-
Total Fat-
Sat Fat-
Protein- 
Cholesterol- 
Sodium- 

PRODUCT OF:
Thailand


INGREDIENTS:
Sardines, Soybean oil, Water, Salt, Natural Smoke flavor


PRICE: .89


OVERALL:

A faint smoke aroma upon opening.  Eight fish to the tin. A soft textured fish, not much flavor to this tin of fish. A mild tasting fish with no strong fish flavor or aftertaste. Spines are not noticeable. May would eat again. 2 1/2 sardines. 












 GREAT VALUE: IN WATER


APPEARANCE:


NUTRITION:
serv. 1 piece drained
Calories-
Fat Cal-
Total Fat-
Sat Fat-
Protein- 
Cholesterol- 
Sodium- 

PRODUCT OF:
Thailand


INGREDIENTS:

Sardines, Water, Salt

PRICE: .89


OVERALL:

No strong aroma upon opening. Not as visually appealing as the other tins. Nine fish to the tin. A firm fish, a dry fish. Not spiny, no strong fish flavor or after taste. A mild tasting fish with hints of bitterness after taste. Almost to the point of being bland. 1 1/2 Sardines may eat again





 GREAT VALUE: IN WATER







APPEARANCE:




NUTRITION:
serv. 1 piece drained
Calories-
Fat Cal-
Total Fat-
Sat Fat-
Protein- 
Cholesterol- 
Sodium- 

PRODUCT OF:
Thailand


INGREDIENTS:
Sardines, Water, Salt


PRICE: .89


OVERALL:
A faint fish aroma upon opening. almost reminds me of a canned tuna aroma. Five fish to the tin. A medium textured fish. A spiny fish, spines are noticeable. No strong flavors or aftertaste. I would eat again. 2  sardines. 



 









Even though both tins are Great Value brand, both are a product of Thailand, and both can be found sharing the same shelf at the market, the tins with the double green fish art, is the better tin of fish of the two labels. 

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Crown Prince-

CROWN PRINCE: SKINLESS & BONELESS IN WATER





APPEARANCE:

NUTRITION:
Calories- 140
Fat Calories- 45
Total Fat- 5g
Sat. Fat- 1.5g
Cholesterol- 30mg
Sodium- 200mg
Protein- 23g

PRODUCT OF:
Morocco



INGREDIENTS:
Sardines, Water, Salt

PRICE:


OVERALL:

No strong aromas upon opening. Four plump fish to the tin. A mild-tasting fish, a bit on the dry side as most skinless boneless are. No strong flavors or after taste. Almost a  bland tasting fish. would be good on rice, salad, etc. Would eat again. 3 sardines.









CROWN PRINCE: MEDITERRANEAN STYLE





APPEARANCE:

NUTRITION:
Calories- 200
Fat Calories- 140
Total Fat- 16g
Sat. Fat- 4g
Cholesterol- 100mg
Sodium- 290mg
Protein- 16g

PRODUCT OF:
Scotland


INGREDIENTS:
Naturally Wood Smoked Brisling Sardines, pure olive oil, sunflower Oil, Black Olives, Red Pepper, garlic, basil, oregano, salt, pepper

PRICE:


OVERALL:

A smoky, olive aroma hits you upon opening. A faint bell pepper taste hits you on the first bite, followed up with hints of smoke flavor and rounding out with the olive flavor lingering in the background. Eight fish to the tin.  A medium textured fish it holds it's shaped well while removing from tin. No strong flavors or after taste. A lingering oil and smoke flavor is the only lingering after taste. Not a spiny fish. Would eat again. 3 1/2 Sardines. 










CROWN PRINCE: IN MUSTARD





APPEARANCE:

NUTRITION:
Calories- 210
Fat Calories- 150
Total Fat- 16g
Sat. Fat- 6g
Cholesterol- 45mg
Sodium- 710mg
Protein- 14g

PRODUCT OF:
Scotland


INGREDIENTS:
Naturally Wood Smoked Brisling Sardines, Water, vinegar, mustard Seed, Salt, Tumeric, Red Pepper, Garlic, paprika, Natural Flavor

PRICE:


OVERALL:

A faint mustard aroma hits you upon opening. 8 1/2 fish to the tin. Not as flavorful as tin as I would expect. A mild tasting mustard, a slightly dry fish. not a spiny, or a fishy tasting fish. No strong flavors detected. Mat would eat again. 3 Sardines. 













CROWN PRINCE: IN SOY BEAN OIL


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APPEARANCE:

NUTRITION:
Calories- 210
Fat Calories- 150
Total Fat- 17g
Sat. Fat- 5g
Cholesterol- 50mg
Sodium- 320mg
Protein- 15g

PRODUCT OF:
Scotland


INGREDIENTS:


PRICE:


OVERALL:

Olive oil aroma hits you upon opening. Eight little fish to the tin. A medium textured fish, no strong fishy taste, or after. A mild flavor oil that does not overpower the fish, oil is not bitter. a clean tasting fish. Would eat again. 4 Sardines.






CROWN PRINCE: IN EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL





APPEARANCE:



NUTRITION:
Calories- 210
Fat Calories- 140
Total Fat- 16g
Sat. Fat- 6g
Cholesterol- 70mg
Sodium- 420mg
Protein- 16g

PRODUCT OF:
Scotland


INGREDIENTS:


PRICE:


OVERALL:

Olive oil aroma hits you upon opening. 22 little fish to the tin. A medium to soft textured fish, no strong fishy taste, or after. A mild flavor oil that does not overpower the fish, oil is not bitter. A clean tasting fish. Would eat again. 4 Sardines.









CROWN PRINCE: SKINLESS & BONELESS IN PURE OLIVE OIL



APPEARANCE:
NUTRITION:
Calories- 170
Fat Calories- 90
Total Fat- 10g
Sat. Fat- 2g
Cholesterol- 15mg
Sodium- 230mg
Protein- 21g

PRODUCT OF:



INGREDIENTS:


PRICE:


OVERALL:

A faint oil aroma upon opening. Four plump fish to the tin. Oil adds an almost sour/bitter flavor to the fish. No strong fish taste or after, A firm-textured fish. Would eat again. 4 sardines.






CROWN PRINCE: SKINLESS & BONELESS IN OLIVE OIL



APPEARANCE:

NUTRITION:

Calories- 170
Fat Calories- 90
Total Fat- 10g
Sat. Fat- 2g
Cholesterol- 15mg
Sodium- 230mg
Protein- 21g




PRODUCT OF:
Morocco


INGREDIENTS:
Sardines, Olive Oil, Salt


PRICE:


OVERALL:
A faint oil aroma upon opening. Four plump fish to the tin, salt hits you on the first bite. A meaty fish; no strong taste or after. Salt does overpower the fish. 3 1/2 sardines based on salt.



Friday, July 3, 2020

TEST TIN


Many tins of sardines are truly a "Fish" story.
These Sardines are Mexican Sardinops Sagax. They were acquired by a "sardine agent" (That's all I can say, I've already said too much!)  for the Connors Bros. cannery. They are a west coast fish. 



Any time new sardines are brought in, they do several test runs. 




I was fortunate enough to get a test run tin. At the time of this tasting and their own tasting at the cannery, I was told two containers sold! I do not know what label picked these up. The quality of these fish, and the taste alone... trumps anything I've had from the Connors Bros.  Most of their fish are imported from Morocco and labeled a product of Canada. As these fish will be labeled a Canadian product as well.









The texture and firmness of this fish remind me of the tins I use to eat as a kid. The Pacific Sardine holds its own against Its Atlantic kin. 






I will attempt to find out what label or labels picked this shipment up, for all you sardine eaters. 






The only thing negative I can about this tin, there was only one. 

Saturday, March 28, 2020

Dagim- 200

DAGIM: IN LEMON PEPPER SAUCE




APPEARANCE:




NUTRITION:
serv. 1 piece drained
Calories-
Fat Cal-
Total Fat-
Sat Fat-
Protein- 
Cholesterol- 
Sodium- 

PRODUCT OF:
Tunisia


INGREDIENTS:


PRICE:


OVERALL:

A faint lemon aroma hits you upon opening. 7 1/2 fillets to the tin. A faint lemon flavor hits you on first bite. A medium textured fish, not to dry. No strong flavors or after taste. A clean tasting fish. would eat again. 3 1/2 sardines.








DAGIM: HOT & SPICY





APPEARANCE:





NUTRITION:
serv. 1 piece drained
Calories-
Fat Cal-
Total Fat-
Sat Fat-
Protein- 
Cholesterol- 
Sodium- 

PRODUCT OF:
Tunisia


INGREDIENTS:



PRICE:


OVERALL:

Three plump fish to the tin. A faint pepper aroma upon opening. A meaty, medium textured fish. No strong flavors or after taste. Heat is very mild; almost undetectable. A flavorful oil, and fish. Fish holds its shape well. Would eat again. 4 sardines.










DAGIM: IN TOMATO SAUCE





APPEARANCE:




NUTRITION:
serv. 1 piece drained
Calories-
Fat Cal-
Total Fat-
Sat Fat-
Protein- 18G
Cholesterol- 
Sodium-

PRODUCT OF:
Tunisia


INGREDIENTS:
Sardines, Tomato Sauce, Salt


PRICE:


OVERALL:

Tomato aroma hits you upon opening. Six fish to the tin, a slightly tart tasting sauce, a bit on the watery side. Lacks flavor by itself. A plain tasting fish, meaty, yet soft textured. A faint tomato aftertaste lingers. May would eat again. 3 1/2 sardines.













DAGIM: IN SOYA OIL




APPEARANCE:




NUTRITION:
serv. 1 piece drained
Calories-
Fat Cal-
Total Fat-
Sat Fat
Protein- 
Cholesterol-
Sodium- 

PRODUCT OF:
Tunisia


INGREDIENTS:
Sardines, Soya Oil, Salt


PRICE:



OVERALL:
A faint oil aroma hits you upon opening. Three plump, patchy scaled fish to the tin, with extra sheets of scales as a surprise under the fish. A meaty fish, no strong fish taste or after. A faint oil flavor lingers afterward. May would eat again. 2 1/2 sardines.








DAGIM: IN OLIVE OIL





 APPEARANCE:
NUTRITION:
serv. 1 piece drained
Calories-220
Fat Cal- 140
Total Fat- 16g
Sat Fat-2g
Protein- 18G
Cholesterol- 40MG
Sodium- 300g

PRODUCT OF:
Tunisia


INGREDIENTS:
Sardines, Olive Oil, Salt


PRICE:


OVERALL:

No strong aroma upon opening. Three plump, scaled, fish to the tin. A meaty fish, scales are noticeable. No strong fishy taste or after taste. A light tasting oil. Would eat again. 3 1/2 sardines






DAGIM: OLIVE OIL WITH LEMON WEDGE






APPEARANCE:
NUTRITION:
serv. 2 
Calories-130
Fat Cal- 77
Total Fat- 8.5g
Sat Fat-1.5g
Protein- 13G
Cholesterol- 25MG
Sodium- 200mg

PRODUCT OF:
Morocco


INGREDIENTS:
Sardines, Pure Olive Oil, Lemon, Salt


PRICE:


OVERALL:
A faint oil/lemon combo aroma upon opening. Five fish to the tin; A meaty fish, a subtle lemon flavor hits you on the first bite. Salt is very detectable. Not a dry fish. no strong fish flavor or after. 4 1/2 Sardines