Patagonia Provisions Spicy White Anchovies in Extra Virgin Olive Oil


What’s better than anchovies prepared like sardines? Spicy anchovies prepared like sardines!

These are not the salt-cured anchovies you may be used to, these are the same type of fish but processed more like the way sardines are typically processed, tinned in olive oil.

  • Sourced from thriving, well-managed populations in the Bay of Biscay, off Northern Spain
  • Small-scale purse seines reduce bycatch and prevent overharvest
  • Anchovies reproduce fast, making them a more renewable resource than many larger fish
  • Our fishermen belong to centuries-old cofradias, or guilds, which share profits and encourage cooperation
  • Processed, seasoned and canned by a family-owned certified B Corp, also in northern Spain, that employs mostly women

120g (4.2 oz) tin

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Ingredients: White Anchovy (Engraulis encrasicolus), Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Organic Apple Cider Vinegar, Organic Red Bell Pepper, Salt, Organic Spanish Paprika, Organic Cayenne Pepper.

Contains: Fish.

May Contain: Crustaceans.

WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm —

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We understand that fixing the broken food chain means sourcing ingredients that are grown, raised and harvested using methods that are friendly to our home planet.

But it doesn’t work if the foods we create aren’t mouth-wateringly, plate-lickingly delicious. That’s why we work with our favorite chefs to create foods that we love to eat and share.

If you ever order Provisions and aren’t 100% satisfied, we will happily refund you in full. In other words, we’re proud to stand by the flavor, nutrition, sourcing and quality of everything we make.

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.


  1. romaisa (verified owner)

    The oil here is AMAZING. Super flavorful and vibrant and studded with many pieces of bright red delicious peppers. The anchovies are tender, with no fishy flavor at all. They taste completely different than your typical salty anchovy fillets —they’re a lot milder. These were perfect in spaghetti with garlic & chili!

  2. Stacy Rosenfeld (verified owner)

    This was my first tin of anchovies and I think this was the best first experience I could have asked for! The heat is nice and doesn’t really hit until a few seconds late and you get a nice burn on the back of your throat. The anchovies only smell like fish if you almost dip your nose into the tin (yes I almost did this). They’re much plumper than I’ve ever seen anchovies and they’re so flaky and tender. No sign of bones that I could sense. I flaked them up on top of some sourdough with black olive tapenade, kerrygold butter and salsa espinaler. I also popped them on a cheese pizza my partner made for us! I would definitely recommend this to someone new to tinned fish or even the most seasoned tinned fish aficionados! And for a price point of $8, you can’t find a better deal!

  3. Vargas (verified owner)

    With a lack of canned anchovies that aren’t salt packed, these were great to try. Tender, slim fish and excellent to try side by side with sardines. These seem to be in between the typical canned salt-packed anchovy size and a sardine size. Bones aren’t noticeable. Skin wasn’t very intact, but the fish were. The oil in these cans is one of the best I’ve tasted, excellent with bread. Pleasantly spicy and doesn’t disappoint like many “spicy” tins – if I restock on this its for the oil more than the fish as good as they were.

  4. Hream McDan (verified owner)

    Excellent spices, seasoning, and overall flavor to go along with the quality you expect from Patagonia. I’d rank the heat level at a pleasant 2 out of 5, which was more than I was expecting. The texture and moisture are both comparable to the other Patagonia anchovy varieties – texturally more similar to traditional canned tuna, without much flake or fattiness. To be honest, it’s not an ideal tin to eat straight out of the tin -as I did- due to its lower moisture content. However, I’d happily have this tin again as a component of a larger dish. If you’re a fan of other Patagonia anchovies (like the roasted garlic tin) then you’ll absolutely love this new variety.

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