Wednesday, July 13, 2022

Brunswick- 255

 

BRUNSWICK: FILLETS IN WATER





APPEARANCE:




NUTRITION: 
Calories- 140cal
Total Fat- 8g
Sodium- 320Mg
Protein- 18g



PRODUCT OF:
Canada

INGREDIENTS:
Herring, Spring Water


OVERALL:
A faint sardine aroma upon opening. A firm-textured fish. Fish are bland with no strong taste or after. A dry fish. I wouldn't eat again, alone from the tin. A blank canvas fish. 1 Sardine from the tin. 




Brunswick- 254

 

BRUNSWICK: SARDINE FILLETS IN OLIVE OIL



APPEARANCE:



NUTRITION: 
Calories- 200
Total Fat- 15g
Sodium- 370mg
Protein- 16g



PRODUCT OF:
Canada

INGREDIENTS:
Herring, Olive Oil


OVERALL:
Three nice butterflied Sardines to the tin. The top fish of the tin had an almost "storage" taste to it. The last two fillets possessed a milder taste. No strong flavors or aftertaste, a firm-textured fish. a mild-tasting olive oil. 3 Sardines




Brunswick- 253

 

BRUNSWICK:  SKINLESS BONELESS IN OLIVE OIL


APPEARANCE:




NUTRITION: 
Calories- 210
Total Fat- 14g
Sodium- 290mg
Protein- 21g



PRODUCT OF:
Morocco

INGREDIENTS:
Pilchards, Olive Oil, Salt

OVERALL:
A faint oil aroma upon opening. A mild-tasting fish, tasty, not too salty. A slightly dry fish as most skinless/boneless are. A clean-tasting fish. No strong flavors or aftertaste. A good tin for anyone on the Sardine fence. 4 1/2 Sardines. 



Monday, July 4, 2022

Aiko Chan-252


AIKO CHAN: IN WATER




APPEARANCE:


 NUTRITION: 
servings x3

Calories- 150
Total Fat- 14g
Sodium- 180mg
Protein- 7g
Sugar- 0g



PRODUCT OF:
Japan

INGREDIENTS:
Sardines, Salt


OVERALL:
A faint sardine aroma upon opening. A can full of Sardine chunks. A mild-tasting fish. No strong flavors or lingering aftertaste.A medium-textured fish.A clean-tasting fish. Not a spiny fish. A consistent tin of fish. Not as plain as some sardines in water tend to be. 4 1/2 sardines

Aiko Chan-251

 


AIKO CHAN:  IN SOY SAUCE


APPEARANCE:


NUTRITION: 
servings x3

Calories- 140
Total Fat- 11g
Sodium- 220mg
Protein- 8g
Sugar- 2g



PRODUCT OF:
Japan

INGREDIENTS:
Sardines, Sugar, Soysauce


OVERALL:
No aroma upon opening. A mild-flavored fish, from the first bite to last. Seven large loin chunks to the can. No lingering after taste. Not overly sweet or salty as some Japanese tins lean toward. A clean-tasting fish.  A good can of fish. 5 Sardines




Saturday, July 2, 2022

Dorita-250

 


DORITA: IN SPICY TOMATO


APPEARANCE:


NUTRITION: 
Calories- 221kcal
Total Fat- 15g
Sodium- 1g
Protein- 21g



PRODUCT OF:
Portugal

INGREDIENTS:
Sardines, Water, tomato concentrate, sunflower oil, onion, flavor, salt and sugar


OVERALL:
A faint yet robust tomato aroma upon opening. Three fish to the tin. A trace of light bitterness is detected on the first bite, followed by a creeping heat that slowly increases, then disappears. No lingering after taste, just a faint heat detection is left lingering. Scales are present but not noticeable. 3 Sardines



Dorita-249

DORITA: IN TOMATO




APPEARANCE:

 

NUTRITION: 
Calories- 221kca
Total Fat- 15g
Sodium- 1g
Protein- 21g



PRODUCT OF:
Portugal

INGREDIENTS:
Sardines, Water, tomato concentrate, sunflower oil, onion, salt, sugar and flavour


OVERALL:
A faint tomato aroma upon opening. Three plump fish to the tin. A mild tomato sauce, not sour. The sauce does not overpower the fish. No strong flavors or aftertaste. Not a spiny fish. The sauce has a nice medium consistency to it. I would eat again. 3 1/2 sardines. 



Thursday, June 23, 2022

Vital Choice- 248

 

VITAL CHOICE: IN WATER



APPEARANCE:







NUTRITION: 
Calories- 160
Total Fat- 9g
Cholesterol- 85mg
Sodium- 50mg
Protein- 20g



PRODUCT OF:
Portugal

INGREDIENTS:
Sardines, Purified Water


OVERALL:
A faint Sardine aroma upon opening. Four fish to the tin. A roe-filled fish: roe not gritty or noticeable. A bland-tasting fish. No strong flavors or aftertaste. Not spiny. It would hold any sauce great. A bit plain straight from the tin. 3 Sardines.

Nuri- 247

NURI: EXTRA SPICED IN OLIVE OIL
 

APPEARANCE:

 
NUTRITION: 
Calories- 310
Total Fat- 5g
Cholesterol- 35mg
Sodium- 1g
Protein- 26g



PRODUCT OF:
Portugal

INGREDIENTS:
Sardines, Olive Oil, Chilli, Cucumber, Carrot, Salt, Cloves, Black Pepper, Laurel


OVERALL:

A chili oil aroma upon opening. Three plump fish to the tin. A medium-textured fish. A nice little heat is present, does not overpower the fish, and the heat compliments the fish nicely. A clean-tasting fish with no strong flavors or aftertaste. Not a spiny fish, a lingering heat remains as the only aftertaste. An excellent tin of fish. 5 Sardines. 





Friday, May 27, 2022

Russian Fish World -246

 


RUSSIAN FISH WORLD:





APPEARANCE:





 
NUTRITION: 
Calories- 240kcal

Protein- 19g



PRODUCT OF:
Russia

INGREDIENTS:
(round sardinella, cutting type- pieces) Vegetable oil, salt, sweet pea pepper


OVERALL:
A fish aroma upon opening. Multiplechunks of fish to the can. A medium-textured fish. The flavor of the fish reminds me of a tin of sardines in water more than oil. No fish taste or after. Just a hint of bitterness lets itself known. Not a spiny fish. Oil is neutral and flavorless. 3 1/2 Sardines.



Vital Choice -245

VITAL CHOICE: IN TOMATO SAUCE




APPEARANCE:

 NUTRITION: 
Calories- 170
Sodium- 250g
Protein- 20g
Cholesterol- 85mg


PRODUCT OF:
Portugal

INGREDIENTS:
Organic tomato paste, water, organic extra virgin olive oil, natural sea salt


OVERALL:


A subtle, almost undetectable tomato aroma upon opening. Three plump fish to the tin. A firm-textured fish, A mild tasting sauce, not bitter or sour. Salt is prominent. No fishy taste or after. A clean-tasting fish. A roe-filled fish. Roe is not gritty or noticeable. A decent tin alone, Add some hot sauce or fresh peppers, would be great with this tin. 
4 1/2 Sardines 

Natural Catch- 244


NATURAL CATCH: LIGHTLY SMOKED IN EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL




APPEARANCE:



NUTRITION: 

Calories- 140
Fat- 7g
Sat Fat- 2g
Cholesterol- 55mg
Sodium- 300mg
Protein- 18g


PRODUCT OF:

Caught in the North Pacific- Processed in Vietnam

INGREDIENTS:
organic extra virgin olive oil, Water, Sea salt, Aqueous natural smoke

OVERALL:
Three large fish to the tin. A smoke flavor aroma hits you upon opening. A meaty medium textured fish, with no strong flavors or aftertaste. The smoke flavor Is subtle and does not overpower the fish. Not a spiny fish. oil is neutral. would eat again. 4 1/2 Sardines

 

Thursday, May 26, 2022

Fangst- 243

 FANGST: MARINATED WITH NETTELS

                         




APPEARANCE:





NUTRITION: 


Sodium- 1,4g
Protein- 11,8g


PRODUCT OF:

Canned in Latvia

INGREDIENTS:
70 % cold-pressed rapeseed oil, apple vinegar, Salt, nettles 0.6%

OVERALL:

A nice sardine aroma upon opening. Unable to determine the amount of fish in the tin, fish are extremely soft, almost mushy due to the vinegar (why they discontinued this line) No strong flavors or after, I can't even detect any vinegar flavor. Nettles seem to be there for appearance, don't get much more out of them.  I ate half the tin: with my nine-year-old finishing off the tin commenting on how great they are and wishing they still made these. A good tin of fish. lacking in texture but not flavor. 5 sardines. 



Friday, May 13, 2022

Serrats- 242

 

SERRATS: IN OLIVE OIL




APPEARANCE:

NUTRITION: 

Calories- 102
Fat- 5.5gg
Sat Fat- 1.1g
Cholesterol- .15mg
Sodium- 435mg
Protein- 10g


PRODUCT OF:

Spain

INGREDIENTS:
Small Sardines, Olive Oil, Salt


OVERALL:
A faint Sardine aroma upon opening. Eleven fish to the tin ( I tried four, both my daughters enjoyed the rest!) A firm-textured fish, a mild-flavored fish with no strong flavors, a crisp, clean-tasting fish. These little sardines were in pristine condition; they appeared as if they were tucked in and told a bedtime story! 5 Sardines


Varina- 241

 


VARINA: IN OREGANO OLIVE OIL AND GINGER WITH BLACK PEPPER GRAIN, AND CORIANDER

APPEARANCE:


NUTRITION: 

Calories- 200
Fat- 14g
Sat Fat- 2g
Cholesterol- 30mg
Sodium- 340mg
Protein- 19g


PRODUCT OF:

PORTUGAL

INGREDIENTS:
Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Oregano, Ginger, Black Pepper, Coriander

OVERALL:
A faint oil aroma upon opening. Five fish to the tin. A firm textured fish A meaty fish, flavors balance out nicely. No single flavor shines above the other. A clean-tasting fish with no strong flavors or after. I ended up eating the whole tin with no bread or crackers. 5 Sardines.




Varina- 240

 

VARINA: IN PARSLEY OLIVE OIL AND GREEN MINT WITH CARDAMON AND PINK PEPPER


APPEARANCE:

NUTRITION: 

Calories- 200
Fat- 14g
Sat Fat- 2g
Cholesterol- 30mg
Sodium- 340mg
Protein- 19g


PRODUCT OF:

PORTUGAL

INGREDIENTS:
Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Parsley, Green Mint,  Cardamon, and Pink Pepper

OVERALL:
A faint green oil aroma upon opening. Three plump, scaled, tightly packed fish to the tin. Mint flavor is subtle on the first bite but noticeable. Not overpowering, followed by a hint of pepper with the cardamon letting itself known, then all disappear as if never there, a clean aftertaste. A clean, meaty fish. Scales are not noticeable, not a spiny fish. Oil pairs well. 5 Sardines.


  1. VARINA- PARSLEY OLIVE OIL & GREEN MINT WITH GREEN CARDAMON AND PINK PEPPER
  2. VARINA- OREGANO OLIVE OIL AND GINGER WITH BLACK PEPPER GRAIN AND CORIANDER
  3. VARINA- MINT OLIVE OIL WITH GREEN CARDAMON AND PIRI-PIRI
  4. VARINA- BASIL OLIVE OIL WITH SWEET CHILI PEPPER & SPICY SMOKED PAPRIKA
  5. VARINA- BASIL OLIVE OIL WITH JAMAICA PEPPER & CINNAMON
  6. VARINA- LEMON THYME OLIVE OIL
  7. VARINA- IN OREGANO OLIVE OIL AND CHILI PEPPER

Friday, April 29, 2022

MIA










 






















"Have you quit blogging again?"

"Where are you?"

"Are you okay?"

"Do you have COVID?"

"Hello"

Etc.



Thanks for all the inquiries, Sardine Eaters; I've been unable to pop many tins. I hurt my wrist to my favorite hand, my tin popping hand! 

I'm pretty sure Tuna Eaters had something to do with it!







After weeks of healing and images of future tin popping happily in my head, bad luck struck again. Tuna Eaters sent their beast after me! 

 

 

Perhaps the hit on me from Tuna eaters may be a fish tale... But the injuries are all true, just brought upon myself.  


I hyperextended a tendon in my wrist, battling a coil spring. 




When I'm not popping tins or doing my day job, I run a rescue and rehab for Eastern Box Turtles. Even though my main focus is Box Turtles and other reptiles, I occasionally help other rehabbers with the furry critters. 














One such furry angel is this jewel. All is well, and she is healthy and good to go!




 


New reviews will be up soon! Keep popping those tins, Sardine Eaters!