Fangst Blåmusling No. 1, Limfjord Blue Mussels Marinated w/ Dill and Fennel Seeds


Ranked #25 on the Overall list.

Limfjord blue mussels marinated with dill and fennel seeds.

In the cold water of the Danish inlet Limfjorden, ‘blåmuslinger’ (blue mussels) grow slow to acquire a particularly fine taste and texture. Most are then shipped off to foreign kitchens but some they keep. With a marinade of cold pressed rapeseed (canola) oil, apple vinegar, dill and fennel seeds, Fangst brings you their version of the blue mussel.

110g tin

Pictured on fettuccini with scallions.

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Ingredients: Blue mussels (Mytilus edulis) (76%), cold pressed rapeseed (canola) oil, apple vinegar, dill seeds (0,5%), fennel seeds (0,5%), salt

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  1. Jeff (verified owner)

    If you’re looking for the perfect bite straight out of the tin, you’ll find that here.

    These are super nice! Great texture – slightly soft, easy to chew, consistent texture throughout – not mushy, not grainy, not rubbery – just a nice small meaty bite. They have a very pleasant, light vinegar / classic pickled flavor to them – just the right note, not intense, nothing that bites back, but a great light cider vinegar / dill note that accompanies the natural flavor and texture of the mussel perfectly.

    Given the great flavor and texture, I think they’re great straight out of the tin, though dropping them onto something crispy or mixing them into some pasta or rice wouldn’t be wrong. The only note of caution I’d offer about this tin as that it might ruin other tinned mussels or shellfish for you – it’s that good. Order at least two tins of these lest you’ll be sad when the first one’s gone – I know from experience.

  2. Odinn O Oskarsson (verified owner)

    Thase are some fantastic mussels. I have had many other brands and these blow them all away. I tried them both straight out of the can and on a green leaf salad with figs and tomatoes topped with some of the oil from the can and a bit of nice balsamic, I couldn’t tell you which preparation was better.

    I agree with the other commenter that you want to buy 2, I can’t recommend these enough. This is probably the best tin of fish that I have ever had.

  3. Hream McDan (verified owner)

    Really, REALLY delicious and vinegar-forward. Clearly high quality. Lots of visible fennel seeds and beautifully seasoned. Needs no additional flavors at all, each mussel is a complete experience by itself that you don’t need to adjust in any way. I did eat half of it on almond/wheat crackers and of course, it was fantastic.

    The brightness and acidity of this tin was a surprise to me. Hits you right away and immediately takes you to a different place than other mussels I’ve had (e.g. most recently, Patagonia lemon mussels in broth). Is that different place a markedly *better* place? No, I don’t think, it’s just a different one. These are so very different from Patagonia lemon (which are equally amazing) that it’s nearly impossible to compare. While you want to drink the leftover Patagonia liquid like soup, instead you want to use this leftover Fangst liquid on a salad.

    Overall, it’s a 5 star tin. If you’ve had Fangst tins before, then you probably expect nothing less than this … and you’d be right. The price here seems fair for the quality that you’re getting and it’ll certainly be an occasional splurge item for me in the future.

  4. shortysgirl182 (verified owner)

    Prior to this, I’d only ever had smoked mussels in a can, usually stuffed in a stocking at xmas as a gift from my dad. Sadly, they were never any good so my opinions of canned mussels has always been tainted.

    Fast forward to my first order at RTG – and these are now quite possibly my favorite snack of all time. These are so jam packed with flavor and have a fresh taste. The texture is amazing – not mushy or rubbery. And I especially loved the fennel seeds. I ate it with arugula and cheese and to cap it off – I even drank the juice at the end! Which isn’t something I was expecting to do, but every bit of it was so exceptional! Don’t even hesitate for one second to buy these.

  5. rmm59 (verified owner)

    Long story short – some of the best mussels I’ve ever had, period. This was my first Fangst product and I was incredibly impressed. Overall, very flavorful. I found that the dill and fennel complemented the flavors perfectly, while not being too overpowering. I enjoyed several of them on their own, straight out of the tin, but was also delicious when accompanied with fresh bread.


  6. Greg L (verified owner)

    Great quality, as expected from anything Fangst. You will be able to smell the fennel and dill the second you crack open the tin. You can also smell the vinegar, which was a pleasant surprise to me (if you know what you bought, then this won’t be a surprise). The vinegar, oil, and dill/fennel make for a pretty amazing sauce. Predictably, they are quite firm due to the vinegar, but not unpleasantly so. The mussels are moist and flavorful. I like that these are quite a bit different than most of the tinned mussels I’ve tried. It’s hard to compare them to anything as both their quality and flavor have them in a class of their own. My only regret is that I didn’t use the tin for a full dinner dish. I ate these for lunch on some high quality thin crackers and it was fantastically indulgent. Didn’t think once about adding additional sauces or seasonings. Even if I could afford it, I don’t think I’d eat these every day. But as a treat, I think these are just about perfect.

  7. kcward (verified owner)

    I’ve seen a lot of comments on Fangst products in general, and these mussels in particular, all of them good. These are absolutely spectacular. Very different than the usual mussels in escabeche. (So many of them are, it’s almost hard to find something outside of that realm.) They are small, so be sure to dig the last one out of the corner. Will buy again, no doubt.

  8. gebhard.abby (verified owner)

    First time trying something from Fangst and this was an excellent introduction. Nice pickle-y flavor as well as dill and fennel notes. If you’re at all concerned about the fennel/anise flavor being overpowering, fear not—I feel like I’m fairly sensitive to that flavor and I’m not a fan, but it wasn’t too much at all. It was also nice to try mussels that aren’t in escabeche. Highly recommend to anyone wanting to try tinned mussels.

  9. Sarah (verified owner)

    These are very good, and quite different from other tinned mussels I’ve had. The mussels in the tin I had were significantly smaller than in the picture above, so there must be some variation. The vinegar is prominent. Tangy, sweet, briny, w/ anise notes- yum. I didn’t like these more than the Patagonia mussels (or trader joe smoked mussels for that matter which are suprisingly good) so I probably won’t have them as a pantry mainstay due to the price, but it’s great to have the variety of options!

  10. kholthaus1 (verified owner)

    Fangst does it again with this tin of mussels. Because of the size of the Mussels, I would recommend them in a salad. The flavor is lovely. I will be buying this again.

  11. Kristine (verified owner)

    This was an enjoyable tin for me that I’d rate 5 out of 5. I devoured this with some roasted potatoes and arugula salad. A few things stood out for me from this tin: 1) the mussels were smaller than what I expected which made it easy to enjoy the little morsels on its own, 2) there was a subtle flavor of the mussels that had a hint of the crisp/tangy + licorice flavor imparted from the apple cider vinegar and fennel/dill seed and rapeseed oil sauce, and a 3) firm yet delicate and not gritty texture of the mussels.

  12. Sandra Dixon (verified owner)

    These are very vinegar-forward, so if that’s your thing, you’ll like these. It was an acquired taste for me, but definitely unique with the dill and fennel. It’s a refreshing change from the more classic smoked tins.

  13. Keith Meyers (verified owner)

    A delicious tin of mussels! The texture is not at all off-putting, these guys are super enjoyable to eat. The flavor is so balanced and tasty. I also really like that I can personally get two meals out of this tin. Absolutely recommend to anyone who wants to try mussels!

  14. Sarah (verified owner)

    Probably the best tinned mussels I have had. I loved the flavor- subtle, neither the dill or fennel are very strong, but it just works. Taste is clear and crisp, matching the perfect presentation. Worth the splurge.

  15. Andrew Tolston (verified owner)

    4.5/5 — pretty damn fantastic. Mussels are quite delicate and small, with a not overly chewy texture. The flavor in the liquid is perfection – these can and should be eaten out of the tin, paired with nothing more than a carb delivery mechanism, if anything at all. The fennel comes through boldy and brilliantly and perfectly complements the light natural flavor of the mussels, while the dill is more subtle and rounds out the experience. Will definitely be ordering these again!

  16. Yousif Al-amin (verified owner)

    These mussels are to die for and one of my favorite Fangst tins! The vinegar flavor/aroma is very present in these, with subtler notes from the herbs (though the fennel is more noticeable). The mussels have a great texture and flavor and taste really clean and fresh, no gritty/sandy bits. I preferred the texture of these compared to other tinned mussels because they’re soft while still maintaining their texture and chew! Pairs perfectly with a bag of potato chips and is a 5 star appetizer every time!

  17. Leslie Auerbach (verified owner)

    Aha! Yes indeed, these are truly wonderful: small yet meaty, beautifully flavored, strikingly fresh-tasting. They need absolutely nothing added. Lovely (& quite filling) straight from the tin; equally tasty atop the greens of your choice. Or the breadstuff of choice, Or the greens atop the bread…never mind, just order ’em & eat ’em. And purr.

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