- Angelo Parodi Brand
- Portuguese Sardines in Olive Oil
- Portugal’s top rated brand
- 120 gram tin
supplier did not ship balance of order
They did not ship these, so I am not inclined to do business with them again.
Very Salty Sardines
I tried two tins thinking that it could have been a tin of sardines that were over salted. The can was also difficult to open but I’ve noticed this problem with other sardines from Portugal. A difficult can does not bother me as long as the sardines are worth the effort to get the can open.
I had read a review online about these sardines and wanted to try them. I usually do not write reviews but wanted to warn others. I would suggest buying one can and trying it before buying anymore.
One of my favorite sardines for the price is the Matiz Gallego Sardines in Olive Oil […] The Matiz sardines are nice and plump and have an excellent flavor with great texture. The quality to price is excellent for these sardines.
Da Morgada sardines are my favorite as this current time, but Amazon does not carry these and they are expensive at other online retailers. I would suggest trying a can of Da Morgada, if you have a chance to pick up a can.
Not too bad!
(1) More substance – this can of sardine weighs 120g, only slightly more than the boneless/skinless (105g), however, they actually have a lot more sardines than the other one because the other one only have a few sardines floating in a lot of olive oil. This one actually have more “meat” and at a price of $ 2.89 comparing to the $ 3.69 for the boneless/skinless version, this one is a better buy.
(2) Taste – it has a really good and firm texture. The sizes of the sardines are a little big. They remind me of the Delmonte sardines in tomato sauce I used to eat when I was young. They did not have any fishy taste. (*I cannot stand any fishes that have fishy taste) It is just a little bit too salty for me but really not bad.
Like the can of the boneless/skinless sardines, it is very difficult to open the can by pulling the ring. It is very easy to cut yourself if you are not careful.
The Real Thing
A recent flurry of studies on the inconsistencies of professional blind tastings of wine calls things into question. If highly trained experts can’t routinely get it right when rating expensive vintages, how much credence should anyone be placing on the sardine selections of Amazon reviewers?
It’s up to you. Now, having issued this disclaimer I’ll jump right in.
These fish just taste great.
Their flesh is both fat and firm, with a delicate aroma (though my daughter would argue they stink), and a fine lingering finish.
Presentation is impeccable. The plump pilchards are tightly packed into a heavy-duty rip top tin. You’ll be amazed at the metallic sheen of their delicate skin. It attests to the freshness of these bad boys at the moment of their canning.
Does this seem over the top as it relates to lowly sardines?
Not at all. In fact this is a case where the last will indeed be first. Being at the bottom of the food chain sardines are free from concentrations of all manner of toxins. At the same time, they score high in their content of Omega-3 fatty acids.
What could be better?
But are these any better than all the rest?
You bet. I eat `em every day.
How’s that for hubris?
not an expert, but thought they were great
high in Omega 3s, low (compared to tuna etc) in mercury, fast generation times and low on the food chain and relatively well-managed fisheries…
anyhow, I’ve had two other brands, and these were easily the best so far. will order more.