Ferrigno La Bonne Mer Sardines in Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Fleur de Sel

(1 customer review)


Sardines packed in EVOO with Fleur de Sel, which means “flower of the sea”, it is the salt that forms as a thin, delicate crust on the surface of seawater as it evaporates, containing all the minerals and aromatics that are the scent of the sea.

115g (4 oz) tin

In stock


Ingredients: Sardines (Sardina pilchardus) 70%, extra virgin olive oil, Camargue fleur de sel 0.5%.

1 review for Ferrigno La Bonne Mer Sardines in Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Fleur de Sel

  1. Jeff (verified owner)

    The whimsical playfulness of the artwork on this tin (which I admit is one of the things that drew me in) is betrayed by the aromatic punch that jumps out at first crack of the tin. Wow. Strong and heavy, this fish did not come to play. This is the type of thing, that if you weren’t already salivating, will get the the juices flowing.

    The tin I cracked had five fish in it – four moderate sized fellows and then a thick overachiever. I fished them out of the tin and found a couple of them to fracture and break easily while the others held together.

    I tried one straight out of the tin and oh my, I had no idea… These are salty in the most pleasant way possible – not salty like the top fell off your salt shaker, but salty maybe like you dipped the sardine into the ocean before taking a bite… salty in a “I’m not sure what this new hipster salt is but I’m here for it” way.

    After eating one straight, as-is, I tried it with some standard accompaniments: a slice of sourdough toast, some pickled red onions, and some Espinaler sauce. It turns out that just a bite of the fish with some strands of pickled red onions was the perfect bite. I’m skipping past the point of mentioning that the quality of the fish was top notch – great texture – not too firm, not too soft.

    This is a surprising tin – fun artwork, strong aroma, and unique salty/mineral-like flavor profile. This is an experience tin, which you don’t always get at this price point – I recommend you give it a try – I’m definitely going to pick up some more to keep in the pantry.

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