Pollastrini di Anzio Millesimate (Vintage) 2021 Spicy Sardines in Olive Oil


The only spicy vintage sardine we’re aware of, which makes it automatically the best, right? All kidding aside, this is a wicked good tin of spicy sardines. Vintage 2021 so they’re ready to eat now, but these tinned sardines will improve over the coming years.

100g (3.5 oz) tin

Pictured with toasted pita bread and fresh lemon.

In stock


Ingredients: sardines (Sardina pilchardus), olive oil, red pepper and salt.

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. peteraclark (verified owner)

    Delicious. Just the right amount spicy!

  2. Suzanne Jackson (verified owner)

    So good. We pulled these out before going out with some friends for the night (risky move, I know). Friends weren’t very familiar with tinned sardines beyond what can be found at a typical grocery store– I think these were a pleasant surprise! Though packed in oil, the meat itself isn’t oily. There’s a lot of meat, too, and the fish held together beautifully. We ate them straight out of the tin. The flavor of the fish and the amount of spice struck an absolutely perfect balance. I’ll be ordering these again to share… along with an extra, just for me.

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