King Oscar Sardines (Sprats) in Extra Virgin Olive Oil, White Wine Vinegar and Capers


This flavor from King Oscar made its debut in 2021 and has quickly become one of the most sought after tins in the line. Capers add a briney but tart sea flavor, and we all know how vinegar partners with olive oil. Try pouring off the liquid and whisking it together to turn it into a vinaigrette that you can dress the sardines and/or a salad with. It doesn’t make a thick sauce, but will definitely emulsify enough to coat mixed greens.

One layer, 8-12 fish

106g tin

Pictured with a fresh herb roll.

In stock


Ingredients: Lightly smoked brisling sardines (Sprattus sprattus), extra virgin olive oil, white wine vinegar, capers, salt.

Product of Poland

See what Matthew Carlson has to say about these sprats compared to King Oscar Sardines (Sprats) in Extra Virgin Olive Oil with Lemon and King Oscar Sardines (Sprats) in Dijon Mustard.


  1. jfeyes (verified owner)

    Delicious! I Like KO for quality, flavor and value!

  2. Todd King (verified owner)

    Really tasty. Good flavor from the capers and White wine vinegar. The fish were a little on the softer side for my taste. That may be because of the vinegar. Overall, I would get again.

  3. twa101 (verified owner)

    I got a big hit of vinegar upon opening, barely any fish scent with this tin. And holy cow! Big capers! They look like big, homegrown garden peas. This 8-12 tin had 8 fish, a bit fragile, and tended to break in the middle. They were soft, but still with some texture to the flesh, and not at all mushy. However, this is easily the most assertive tin of KO that I have tried to date. The vinegar is strong with this one, which I love, and has some of the floral notes from the capers. The vinegar also tames the fishy flavor of the sprats, but does not dominate it. Others may disagree. If you have a kid that likes salt & vinegar chips, this would be the ideal tin to introduce them to the sardiney universe.

    The oil in this tin is thinner than a normal King Oscar, but that is expected with the white wine vinegar. Could easily be made into its own vinaigrette. In fact, I think the entire tin could be made into a great dipping sauce by popping it into a blender. I’m betting that it would be good with raw or roasted cauliflower.

    Overall, I loved it, and this might be my favorite sprat from King Oscar. Really wish that the local stores stocked this flavor.

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