Ferrigno La Bonne Mer Anchovies in Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil


Whole fish, processed like sardines not like pizza anchovies.  A perfect little snack size.

69g (2.43 oz) tin

Pictured on buttered grain toast with fresh tomatoes, basil, and balsamic vinegar.

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Ingredients: Wild anchovies (Engraulis encrasicolus) 70%, extra virgin olive oil*, salt.

* 29.2% of agricultural ingredients come from organic farming.


  1. Jeff (verified owner)

    These anchovies prepared like sardines are delicious. They have a fairly strong but pleasant aroma, medium firm texture, and I’d say a slightly complex flavor. At first bite they’re a touch salty and, well, fishy, and then I get the next level of the flavor, which I may lack the vocabulary to describe so I’ll say it’s umami.

    Given the texture and flavor profile, I’d guess that these would work fairly well in a pasta dish, though I was happy to eat them with an accompaniment of fermented and pickled vegetables and some crackers. I think I’ll keep a tin or two of these around for the days where I want something a touch above my daily driver sardines.

  2. haziago (verified owner)

    If you are looking for the typical tinned sardine style but with more flavor, try these. Usual amount of saltiness but SLIGHTLY more fishiness with a bigger amount of umami. Depending on the amount of sardines needed in a recipe I would definitely use these over most sardines.

    One thing to note – this is about half the usual sardine tin size. I realize the 69g size should be explanatory enough but I’ll throw it here in case anyone missed it. Perfect snack/ingredient/single serving size. You won’t worry about finishing this one. I found it was the perfect amount for one sitting by myself.

  3. twa101 (verified owner)

    Eight small fish of various sizes that just barely survived an intact extraction. The texture was a little bit dry and the taste was milder than one would expect from anchovies. A spritz of lemon brightened everything nicely. The olive oil was really good and had a nice hit of salt. Overall, I liked the Ferrigno Fisherman’s style anchovies better, and I think their lemon, parsley, and garlic are a big reason why. Definitely going to be trying more sardine style anchovies down the road.

  4. Nicole Gehan (verified owner)

    These anchovies are similar to sardines (aka delicious), though I have to say I prefer Ferringo’s sardines or Patagonia’s anchovies.

    Compared to sardines, these anchovies are smaller, meatier, and slightly more fish forward. These are a nice pairing with some boiled potatoes and capers.

    As other reviewers mentioned, the tin itself is smaller, but it is well packed with 8 or so anchovies. Are these my favorite tin? No. Would I purchase again? Yes. They are a nice simple staple when I am looking for a little change from a sardine.

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