Nuri Spiced Sardines in Olive Oil 3/5


When you hear people talk about how you need to try Portuguese sardines, chances are these are the ones they mean. Often referred to as a “cult classic” brand, Nuri’s recent showing at the rankings (this style was ranked #23 overall) is proof that their devoted followers are right.

“Not with machines, hands.”

120g (4.3 oz) tin

In stock


Ingredients: Sardines (Sardina pilchardus), 100% Refined Olive Oil, Cucumber, Piri-piri, Carrot, Laurel, Clove, Black Pepper

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  1. Arielle McManus (verified owner)

    So yummy! A great everyday sardine. I ate mine over toast with a fried egg, and it was delicious. Not too fishy, not too spicy. Perfect.

  2. jfeyes (verified owner)

    Certainly one of my top tin of deenz! My first Nuri experience and hopefully of many more !!!!!!

  3. Jeff (verified owner)

    You don’t need to know Nuri’s history, how they are still made in a family-like setting in a traditional manner, and that they’re ranked well as a top tin in the world, to know that you just had a special tin of fish when you finish your last bite of these delicious and perfectly spiced sardines.
    This is the tin that convinced me to start trying tins of seasoned fish, having previously focused on simple oil and salt varieties, with the idea that I could always do better in adding my own seasoning and condiments than what anyone could put in a tin. It turns out that Nuri could do it far better than I ever could. Great texture, great flavor, consistent quality – you can’t ask for more, but you get it in the history and tradition that comes in every tin.
    Nuri spiced sardines can serve as both a special occasion treat and as daily driver tin. If you buy a tin of these, the only regret you may have is that you didn’t buy more than one.

  4. preciaharthcock (verified owner)

    Great tin of deenz!

    These were flavorful without being overly fishy. The heat was nice, a little spice but not much. Good chili flavor and well salted. The fish were plump and firm, about 5 in the tin. The pickled veg was mushy though, and not worth eating in my opinion. But thats ok, Im really just here for the fish. I had these with triscuits. The crackers were on the salty side to pair with these sardines, still delicious though. I feel like this is going to be a trustworthy “fall-back” tin for me. Definitely going to become a staple in my pantry.

  5. Patrick Hachey (verified owner)

    This was the first can I knew I had to try on my first order. The flavor is excellent; they’re nicely salty and the slight spice creeps up as a really nice aftertaste. Texturally they are firm, however they are only slightly dry. Granted, I would prefer that to being overly mushy, but I think its worth noting. Ultimately has me looking forward to more spice!

  6. Jonathan (verified owner)

    Worth the hype. Will buy again. Will eat again. Will enjoy again.

  7. Max Davis (verified owner)

    This is my benchmark tin of sardines, I’ve probably eaten 15 or 20 over the years.

    Great sardine, flavorful, good texture, not overly fishy. Good oil. A bit of spice.

    Whenever I try a new can of sardines (especially one that’s >$6) I’m partly asking myself “would I rather be eating Nuri Spiced in Olive Oil?”

  8. haziago (verified owner)

    If you’re going to start with tinned sardines, or just want to try something better than your usual grocery store ones, get these. The price point to quality ratio is outstanding with Nuri and from now on you will know what quality you should be looking for. If you’re a traveled sardine fan and haven’t tried Nuri then try them now. I can now see why they have a following and are a staple for many.

    Great minimally fishy flavor, firm texture, great looking, and if you are worried about too spicy then these aren’t anything to worry about.

  9. Jacob Rosch (verified owner)

    A great can of fish! Like other said it’s not too fishy or over poweringly spicy, but there’s lots of great flavor. I ate it with crackers, olives, and some nice bread to soak up the delicious oil.

  10. Matt Garlick (verified owner)

    These were delicious! Just the right amount of spice, great texture and great flavor. Will definitely be ordering more soon!

  11. nrobinson (verified owner)

    Flavor is salty and overly warm spiced upon first bite. As you eat it all the flavors meld for a really interesting journey. Heat level on this tin was pretty hot, although I imagine it varies based on the individual pepper. Texture varied based on size of fish. Smaller ones were more creamy and larger ones a touch dry. Overall a really nice tin. Very heterogeneous overall in flavor and texture… like a symphony. Over hyped? Maybe… But a really good tin.

  12. Jason Abercrombie (verified owner)

    Easily one of my absolute favorite deenz! The consistancy is is perfection, firm yet soft. The olive oil is of high quality, and the level of spice is a light/medium level as to tingle the taste buds of those who only want a subtle nuance rather than a full mouth feel of burn. I would highly recommend these to anyone, seasoned deen lovers or someone exploring a fine new delicasy!

  13. Matt (verified owner)

    Great tin! Just the right amount of spice and the texture was perfect.

  14. Gabriel Siciliano (verified owner)

    Absolutely delectable. Some of the best sardines in oil I’ve ever had. The fish flakes easily with a sardine fork but still had a toothsome bite, and the spices added not just heat but a number of delicate undertones that flavored the oil, which was delicious drizzled on some roasted brussels sprouts from my farm. The carrot under the fish was a nice little finishing bite for this delicious tin.

  15. rmm59 (verified owner)

    Delicious! Was pleasantly surprised by the bold flavors, and the olive oil helped to bring out their natural taste. The texture was also perfect. Overall, a great option for those looking to explore the world of tinned fish and add some variety to their pantry.


  16. Lawrence Kalinowski (verified owner)

    is there anything new I can add to the discussion?

    3 meaty, moist, toothsome fillets. the fish is extremely satisfying, very clean, melts in your mouth. the aromatic spice blend was mild & exotic to my palate, very appealing; the taste follows the nose. My first experience with the brand, I ate the fish with sourdough bread and ended up slicing more bread to sop the olive oil. ate everything incl. piri-piri & clove – cleaned the tin.

    so darn good

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