Ferrigno La Bonne Mer Sardines à la Camarguaise (w/ Chorizo sausage)

$5.50

Sardines packed in sunflower oil with chorizo. Do we need to say “Warning, contains meat”? It’s chorizo. That’s sausage. That’s meat. Don’t eat these if you are pescatarian.

115g (4 oz) tin

In stock

Description

Ingredients: Sardines (Sardina pilchardus) 70%, sunflower oil, chorizo 8.5% (pork meat and fat, pork rind, salt, dextrose, sweet pepper, spices and aromatic plants, natural flavourings, stabilizers: diphosphates — triphosphates, antioxidants: ascorbic acid — sodium erythorbate, preservatives: potassium nitrate, colour: carmine, ferments), salt.

Reviews

  1. Odinn O Oskarsson (verified owner)

    This was my second tin from Ferrigno, both have been very good and I will continue to explore thier somewhat unusual flavor combinations. The sardines were pretty fantastic if a little soft. The only reason I didn’t give this 5 stars is that the chorizo wasn’t as prominent a flavor as I would have liked, it was julienned into the can and flavored the oil nicely, on its own was just good sausage. Did I mention that the fish was delish, so maybe I’m overthinking the role of the chorizo it is a tin of fish after all.

  2. Hream McDan (verified owner)

    Fun tin, solid but not a game-changer. Totally agree with Odinn that the chorizo flavor was not front and center, it was more of a background note. I’m not sure I’d have been able to guess what it was in a blind taste test?

    A lot of little chorizo batons so you could get some in every bite. Great quality of sardines as you’d expect from Ferrigno (although I noticed a few more scales on this one, if that bothers you). But honestly … not that much sausage flavor and the chorizo didn’t take this to any new plane of existence. It’s a 3.5 star tin for me, good enough to recommend for something new but also probably not something I’ll rebuy. It’s totally fine but you should get the liver sausage one instead if you want to buy just a single tin for a really unique meat+sardine experience.

  3. Greg L (verified owner)

    These were ok. Middle of the road, for me. Upon opening the tin, the sardines looked a bit beat up. There were 4 sizable fish with many tears in the otherwise silvery skin. There were a fair few scales in the batch. Upon extracting the fish (they were quite firm), the underside of each was perfectly intact. And underneath them were many chunks of Spanish chorizo. Nice. The disappointment started with the chorizo. Tough and not particularly flavorful. I thought perhaps they had given their flavor up to the oil. Not so; the oil tastes very mildly of chorizo. Just a hint. The sardines themselves were firm and a bit dry. The flavor was just ok. The summary of the flavor is “I’m eating a dry-ish sardine with a hint of something”. I didn’t hate these, but I probably won’t purchase again.

  4. jjf1295 (verified owner)

    These were pretty good! I concur with other reviewers that the chorizo did more to flavor the oil then the sardines themselves, but this is a tinned fish product, so it makes sense that the tinned fish was front and center. The sardines themselves were very nice in both taste and texture, but the fish did not pick up a lot of the chorizo flavor (again, it was mostly in the oil). Served it on top of some warm polenta, and it was delicious. I’d probably get it again eventually, but there are other products I want to try first.

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