Ferrigno La Bonne Mer Sardines à la Tapenade (Black Olives, Anchovies, Capers)


Sardines in a paste of black olives, anchovy, and caper. Just add toasted slices of rustic bread, a jug of wine, and a friend. Friend and wine optional.

115g (4 oz) tin

Pictured on toasted everything bread with fresh tomatoes and parsley.

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Ingredients: Sardines (Sardina pilchardus) 70%, tapenade 26% (black olives, extra virgin olive oil, anchovies, capers, aromatic plants), sunflower oil, salt.


  1. fibersides (verified owner)

    Oooo! La la! These French fish were fantastic. Five fabulous French sardines packed in a delicious tapenade with black olives and capers.

    Savory, salty, delicious. I took one bite and went right back for more. These were my favorite Ferrigno sardines I’ve had so far, and as soon as they’re back in stock, they’re going back in my pantry.

    Make sure you get notified when RTG has them back in stock, and dive right in. Once again, these Ferrigno French fish are proving to be a huge hit! Go getcha some!

  2. Odinn O Oskarsson (verified owner)

    I really like these alot, straight from the tin they were great, the Tapenade is flavorful and complements the sardines very well. I tried them on some crusty bread with mashed figs and fresh tomato slices and (unsurprisingly in hindsight) the olive overpowered the figs.
    I really like how they treated these in the can, good firm fish, ample Tapenade and I look very forward to sampling some of the brands other offerings.

  3. Hream McDan (verified owner)

    Pro: The tapenade is legit and you’ll want to eat every last bit of it.
    Con: You have to count ALL of the calories from the nutrition label.

    The tin was an *easy* 4.25 out of 5 stars, quality fish with good texture and very few scales (but nothing to be worried about). Felt like they really put as many sardines in as they could fit. So much tapenade in the tin that there was plenty to go around for every single bite, plus it was thick enough to be able to manipulate onto the fish with chopsticks. I thought the sauce was less olive-forward than some other tapenades I’ve had but still a 4.5 star sauce. I couldn’t help myself getting a spoon to get every last bit out and pop it on a few crackers.

    If you love King Oscar mediterranean sardines and/or olive tapenades, you’ll love this. If the tapenade was sliiiightly chunkier, saltier, olive .. ier(?) then it’d be an easy 5 star tin for me. As it stands, it’s still something I might add to every second or third order – a truly excellent tin worth trying.

  4. haziago (verified owner)

    If you like delicious great quality sardines and black olives then get these. The capers are largely lost so I would say these are sardines with a black olive spread. That’s not a bad thing and I loved these. If you love black olives and sardines then you really need to get these.

  5. NoseWalrus (verified owner)

    These were fantastic. The quality of the fish was excellent. The tapenade was flavorful, just the right balance of salty & savory. I was surprised at the amount of tapenade in the tin. There was enough to spread on my bread while eating.

    I should note that I am not an unbiased reviewer here. Olive tapenade is high on my list of favorite flavors. The tapenade flavor met my expectations beautifully and even included delicious, high quality sardines as a bonus.

    These are well deserving of their popularity. Pick them up if you like olive tapenade like I do.

  6. Sarah Voorhees (verified owner)

    The dines were packed very tightly and broke up a little bit upon removal from the tin. The fish itself was good quality but I was not a big fan of the tapenade. I normally like olives and brine-y flavors but there was an earthiness to the tapenade that was not to my taste. Definitely a unique can worth a try, but will not be a repeat purchase for me.

  7. Riley Mitchell (verified owner)

    These were good, the fish were firm, yet tasty, the oil was excellent, and the tapenade had good flavor, was excellent on a cracker after the fish were gone.

  8. twa101 (verified owner)

    I could smell the tapenade when I opened this can and some of it was resting on top of the four fat fish inside. The tapenade is more of a finely ground paste, than the chopped variety you would make at home or buy in a jar, but it has a really good flavor and the olives and herbs paired really well with the fish. The oil itself is sunflower, thin, and light, but ample enough given the flavors from the tapenade. Initially, I was thinking that the different flavored Ferrigno tins would be a bit gimmicky, but so far, they seem to strike a good balance and compliment the fish. I scooped some of the oil and olive mixture onto a piece of toast to round out this breakfast snack. I also this tin could be made into a quick pâté or spread for appetizers.

  9. ADT (verified owner)

    First time I have had sardines in tapenade and it was delicious. These sardines were in an order I asked Dan to pick out and it is the first tin I ate from the order. I cannot wait to sample more! This particular tin contained 3 sardines but they were large and filled the whole can. The fish flavor and texture was top notch. Thank you Dan!

  10. UncleOscar (verified owner)

    The sardines themselves had good flavor and a pleasant, medium-firm texture. The tapenade soaked up all the oil in the can, and was very rich and flavorful. This is tin would probably be better served on some bread than eaten right out of the tin.

    Notably, the fish in my particular tin were extremely scaly, perhaps the most I’ve ever encountered. The other reviewers don’t seem to mention this, and it wasn’t the case for the other can of Ferrigno sardines I had. Could be a fluke.

  11. luke (verified owner)

    I am obsessed with these, a perfect meal in a can. I can eat these straight, with crackers, or just dump the whole can right onto a nice baguette. Really meaty luscious fish and the tapenade adds a nice creamy component with a little acidity. Worth licking the plate clean.

  12. toolndie (verified owner)

    Three large fish in abundant Tapenade…very fresh looking, beautiful undamaged fish…they were still swimming!…
    The fish has an Excellent flavor and is perfectly done with a great firm texture, including some noticeable but very soft bones which I love…the tapenade is delicious with a distinctly Mediterranean style seasoning and olive umami…salt level is perfect…everything works together…excellent on toasted garlic bread…use the bread to get every last bit of that delicious tapenade…a very satisfying tin…
    Had with Nina’s Cucumber & Seaweed Salad and glasses of the leftover Treveri Brut…what an excellent snack…

  13. jcharlesw (verified owner)

    I was a bit nervous to try this, due to the mention of anchovy and capers. My last attempt at anchovies was a tad… salty. Like, really REALLY salty. This was nothing like that. The tapenade was a thick smooth paste that was very mellow, very earthy, and only a little salty. Paired with the three fat sardines, it struck a very nice balance. We ate it on some toasted baguette and thin Triscuits, with black olives and cornichons on the side. My wife cleaned out every last drop of the tapenade with a bit of bread and declared it to be awesome.

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