Seasons Lightly Smoked Brisling Sardines in Pure Olive Oil, 3.75-Ounce Tins (Pack of 6), in One Layer. 3.75 Ounces per can. A natural source of Omega-3 fatty acids (2g per can), protein, and calcium. Wild caught. (Pack of 12)
- Pack of six, 3.75-ounce tins(total of 22.5-ounces)
- A natural source of Omega-3 fatty acids (2g per can)
- Source of protein, and calcium, wild caught
Amazon Grocery has so many different types of sardines available that I decided to try different varieties. The ones from the Mediterranean and southern Atlantic, places like Morrocco and Spain get large in size and they taste OK but for my money I prefer the sardines that come from colder waters. These are from Norway and they are smaller but they have such a wonderful flavor. They are less fatty. They must be healthier?? I think that they are wonderful!
ARE THESE SARDINES FROM NORWAY OR SCOTLAND ?????????? VERY CONTROVERSIAL ; 340mg SALT/SODIUM = ON THE “HIGH SIDE” = VERY DANGEROUS TO YOUR HEALTH , ESPECIALLY WHEN CONSUMED OVER “LONG PERIOD OF TIME” ; EXCESSIVE AMOUNTS OF SALT/SODIUM ARE “KNOWN” TO CAUSE ALL KINDS OF PHYSICAL ALIMENTS: HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE , FLUID RETENTION , DAMANGE TO VITAL ORGANS (YOU HAVE SEVERAL & IT AFFECTS “ALL”) & ITS “BAD” NEWS , CAUSES “PREMATURE AGING” ; LEAST OF WHICH YOU HAVE TO BE “CONCERNED ABOUT”
MohammadSouth Pekin, IL
“All good things must come to an end” and the end of the great Season sardines is now. Previous years’ Season sardines were too good. Season (Manischewitz Co.) no longer gets these sardines from Norway. Now they supply low grade sardines from Scotland canners. Last year, these were the best northern sardines available; now they are inedible. Amazon’s web page is in error . . . the package now says “PRODUCT OF SCOTLAND”.
They also switched to a much lower grade oil, “pure” instead of “extra virgin”. It doesn’t even taste like olive oil. The fish have a poor texture and worse flavor. I couldn’t finish one can. Other sardine brands have switched from Norwegian to Scottish suppliers to reduce cost before. These are among the lowest quality commodity sardines available. Anything in your local store has better flavor and texture. These Season sardines are rubbery and seem under-done.
Please understand: I’m not just saying these are not up to their previous high standard. I’m saying these Season sardines are AWFUL! Don’t be fooled; the only thing in common with last year’s Season product is the name.
These were great — I went through them quickly. They’re little yummy buddies. I love the “serving suggestions” offered by the other reviewers and will have to try their ideas next time. I just ate these plain from the tin, with fork or chopsticks, and drank the remaining olive oil delite. Boggles my mind that one reviewer complained about not being able to get all the sardine goodness out of the tin — get a rubber spatula for goodness’ sake 😉 But what do I know, there’s probably ergonomics to sardine tins just like everything else.
This was a good match for that je ne sais quoi I’ve been tasting for in my sardines… I’m going to try a different brand next for the sheer adventure of it, but am glad to know I have a standby here on Amazon. The quest continues!
Based on reviews here, I ordered these sardines.
I’ve wanted to add sardines to my diet for a long time but I just couldn’t eat the ones typically found in my local Safeway. They were just too strongly fishy.
But the Season in olive oil is very mild. I just had my first tin in a mixed green salad (spring mixed greens with added Italian parsley, green onions, and canned beets) plus Annie’s Woodstock dressing (basically oil, vinegar, nutritional yeast and soy sauce which yields a very smokey flavor).
If you want a sweet mild sardine, this is it.
SelenaNew Columbia, PA
I agree with Mr. “richo”. The northern Brisling sardines are indeed superior in taste.On top of that this brand claims to use extra virgin olive oil. I tried two cans side by side,both Norwegian Brisling,one in olive oil and one in extra virgin olive oil. The taste difference was quite extraordinary. The better grade oil came through even the strong taste of the fish.
I found these to be the tastiest ones I have bought so far. I will say that the cans I received did not have exactly the same lable as pictured. The ones I received said Brislings, but they are delicious. I bought an expensive can of Crown Prince after I bought these and I could hardly eat them after enjoying these great Season sardines.
I received these sardines as a gift and what a pleasant surprise they were! They are even sweeter than the Canadian sardines I am used to eating. I like to mix them up with some mayonnaise and onions, served on toast for a tasty lunch.
Sardines…you either love them or hate them. There is no middle ground. To those who hate them, dismiss them out-of-hand, or have not discovered them, I say, “Good…all the more for me.” I’ve been eating them all my life and picked up the habit from my father who, out of earshot of my mother, would remind me that one day when I was old enough to be hungover I would understand the benefits of the sardine.
Apocryphal stories aside, Season brisling sardines packed in olive oil and from the cold waters off Norway are a fine, delicate, healthy food which, contrary to popular belief, can be enjoyed in more ways than simply cracking open a tin and slathering them on saltines. They are increasingly difficult to find in retail groceries, so Amazon is the place to go. And the price is right.
At time of writing Amazon is out of stock – I really hope this is a short-term problem because I love these Brislings. I would have ordered more last time if I knew availability was going to be an issue. These are tender yet dense, moist (not dry) and tasty. I’ve tried plenty of Sardines and can highly recommend these.
I like these sardines. They taste good. They are great energy food for working out.
I believe these sardines set the standard by which to judge others. If your favorite brand of Brisling is as tasty and fresh as these, you’re doing well, and if there’s any doubt, then give these a try.
These sardines are small, but plump enough to fill a can with one layer. Sure, there are two-layer and cross-pack packaging configurations out there, but you basically get into the world of tender little tasty brislings in olive oil with these. In fact, I consider these one of the less expensive ways to experience “gourmet” sardines.
I put some ground pepper, sea salt, and a squirt of lime juice on these and microwave them for just about ten to twelve seconds to take the chill off and warm them up a bit. Then I’ve got breakfast, or a healthy snack any time of day.
I’ve purchased Season Brisling sardines for many years after my brother produced an animated TV commercial for them
and to date I have never been disappointed. My choice is the Olive Oil (as opposed to water) packed sardines. These come from the cold waters of Norway.
I ordered these along with one other brand as the grocery stores don’t carry the best brands of sardines. These are a single layer and I generally don’t buy singles, only double layers, but thought I would give them a try. Actually, for a single layer, they are pretty good. I eat mine with a little katchup, saltine crackers and a cold beer. I can recommend them, they have a light smokey flavor and seem to be higher quality than some others. I am still partial to the smaller double layer brands, but these will work for a change.