Ingredients: sardines (70%), olive oil (24%), chili pepper (1%), cucumber, carrot, pepper seed, clove, and salt.
The terms “spiced” and “spicy” are used pretty much interchangeably in the tinned fish world, to mean two different things: with a hot pepper (or hot pepper flavor), and with cloves/bay/carrot/hot pepper. There are many examples of both terms being used to mean both things.
We are so frustrated by how widespread this confusing inconsistent usage is that we’ve gone through our entire product line to correct the incorrect ones such that our description of “spiced” or “spicy” will always indicate which it really is, regardless of the packaging. “Spicy” = with hot pepper flavor. “Spiced” = with the cloves/bay/carrot/hot pepper flavors.
Sam Chakmakian –
This tin was very tasty! The product description is very apt, as these deens have a very similar flavor profile to Nuri. The main difference was an extra peppercorn kick in the Briosa tin that left my mouth tingling once I was finished. There were also a few more scales in the tin compared to Nuri, but at the end of the day, it’s a tin of fish, so no big deal. Will definitely get again!
Hream McDan (verified owner) –
Big win. Felt like a small step up in quality/flavor from Nuri spiced as there was an extra flavor nuance that made the spice a tiny bit more interesting … perhaps a future side-by-side will need to decide this winner for sure. Regardless, the fillets were huuuuge, huge. Both moisture and texture were on point, an absolute ideal firmness without any hint of dryness. Spicy quotient was about a 3 out of 5, I’d say, the perfect amount to compliment flavors without overwhelming them. Easy thumbs up. Get these, try these.
Fisheye (verified owner) –
Two of the three sardines in my tin had roe! It was such a delightful surprise. These were surprisingly spicy and they had all the hallmarks of a quality tin, from mild and pleasant olive oil to plump little fillets neither too dry nor too mushy. I would recommend to anyone who enjoys the spiced style.