Ingredients: Sardines (Sardinus pilchardus), olive oil, red chili pepper, carrot, pickled cucumber, salt, chili flavoring.
Product of Morocco
The terms “spiced” and “spicy” are used pretty much interchangeably in the tinned fish world, to mean two different things: with a hot pepper (or hot pepper flavor), and with cloves/bay/carrot/hot pepper. There are many examples of both terms being used to mean both things.
We are so frustrated by how widespread this confusing inconsistent usage is that we’ve gone through our entire product line to correct the incorrect ones such that our description of “spiced” or “spicy” will always indicate which it really is, regardless of the packaging. “Spicy” = with hot pepper flavor. “Spiced” = with the cloves/bay/carrot/hot pepper flavors.
This particular tin is a bit of both, as it has the vegetables and the hot pepper but doesn’t have the bay and clove.
Donald Justin (verified owner) –
I tried these as my first step into the world of sardines and was delightfully surprised. I was expecting a fishy strong flavor and was hesitant to try them due to preconceived expectations, instead I tasted a nice mild flavor that was much better than I could ever have imagined. This was a stepping stone for me and I hope to expand on my choices of “dines” and work my way up to a bit more adventurous offerings. Thanks RTG!
kstarling224 (verified owner) –
A hell of a tin. Decently sized sardines, with a light fishy aroma but not pungent by any means. The oil was pleasantly spicy, and imparted a rich and smoky spiciness to the fish. I sautéed these with onion and garlic until heated through, and then served with a fried egg and chili oil on top of plain rice. An excellent value, and filling meal. Will be adding this to my regular sardine rotation.
lsaporitocollege (verified owner) –
This was my first time trying sardines and they exceeded my expectations. For the price point, it was even better! I love fish and spicy foods, so having the nice fishy flavor–not overwhelming in my opinion–with the added kick of the spiced olive oil was very good. My girlfriend and I had this as is for a late night snack and it sure hit the spot, with ten grams of protein for us both. Our tin came with a couple sliced carrots, a picked cucumber and a chili pepper. For the next tin, I hope to use the leftover spicy olive oil for cooking, such as adding it to rice to give it an extra kick or to a mediterranean salad dressing to spice it up a bit.