Surprise Me

Excited to try tinned fish but overwhelmed with options because you don’t even know enough to know what you might like? No problem. Just tell us how much you want to spend (not including shipping) and we’ll build a box for you that won’t suck. I mean, face it, we have a vested interest in delighting your taste buds enough that you come running back, right? Pick a number, any number, and we’ll make it happen.

This item is set up such that you can only add one to an order. If you want to order multiple boxes, please create multiple orders.

Can be sent as a gift, if you create a new order for each gift recipient.

Can be added to an order for other items you know you want. We’re super-flexible, just ask.

If you have a history of ordering with us, you may also ask us to send “no dupes” and we will ensure that nothing in the box is something you’ve ordered from us previously. You don’t need to say “no dupes” on a first order, because we’re actual thinking, caring humans and wouldn’t send items that duplicate items already in the box.

If you have any allergies of any kind, please add a note during checkout. If no note, we will assume no allergies.

Surprise Me orders for more than $100 receive a free copy of Eat From the Tin Like a Heathen, or try Tinned Fish with Something, by Helen Kaucher.

All orders receive copious amounts of serving suggestions. You’re gonna love it.

If you would like a Surprise Me box on a regular basis, just set a reminder on your phone to shoot us a new order, and remember to say “no dupes” if you don’t want repeats.

Again, if you are wanting to have more than one box shipped to more than one address, please create a new order for each distinct order. Don’t change the billing address…that’s you! Just change the shipping address.

If shipping to an address outside the USA, the shipping portion will be so expensive that it makes no sense to order this item for under $250-$300 (plus shipping).

Suggested price: $0.00

Minimum price: $50.00


  1. Emma Armstrong (verified owner)

    If you’re new to tinned fish (like I was), this is a great place to start. Dan reached out and asked me a few questions to help guide the curation of this box and let me tell you, every single one of these cans showed me a different side of tinned seafood to explore. Based on Dan’s suggestions as well as the educational papers attached to each box I now have a long list of tins I want to try next sitting in my cart! I was so excited about my first box I even got the address of a friend of mine so I can send these as a gift, the world needs to know about the magic of tinned fish!!

  2. Brianna Donato (verified owner)

    Dan is super thoughtful with these boxes. I am still new to tinned fish so I let Dan pick out some starters for me. After my first order, I realized that I had some developed some preferences so I added a note with what I thought of the first box he sent and what I would love in the next one. Needless to say the second box has been amazing. He took all of my requests into consideration, and I’ve tried some tins that I would otherwise have never tried. I’m definitely going to be a customer for life 🙂

  3. Larissa (verified owner)

    If you are open-minded to all different kinds of tinned fish, this is an amazing option for you! Personally, I’m indecisive and love surprises, so I’m happy to let Dan throw together a delicious arrangement for us. We haven’t been disappointed with anything we’ve received, and will definitely continue to order from Dan for a fancy tinned fish desires.

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