- Sardines in olive oil
- Easy to open
- High protein
- Lemon flavor
Salty, Not Hot at all as expected
These sardines are so over salted and no even hot at all…
So scally and smells funny….
I bought 2 packs of these and ended up giving it to my friends
who have thesame coment as I….
I am still looking for the one perfect or if not, at least near perfect
“HOT” sardines around…. Amazon has the best deal by far….
flavorful, delicious, amazing
i looked on amazon and found a case of reese skinless boneless saltless in water (my husband is on a health kick), and roland skinless boneless saltless in water–both the cheapest on subscribe and save. after ordering these two cases, i thought, well- i actually like oil packed. As an accommodation to my salt-avoiding husband, i also ordered the crown prince brisling oil/no salt. BUT, just to round out my midnight sardine buying spree (that one can- or maybe the Blue Planet series- really wet my appetite, i guess), i also ordered these Viga oily, salted, skin and bone fish for myself.
ok. well. i’ve eaten nearly (my husband stole some of one can as i was scarfing) 4 cans of the viga since yesterday when i got the shipment….. i know it’s not good to have too many omega-3s, so i’ll try to control myself now. But, YUUUUUUMMMMMM!!!!!! i went back on-line today, and ordered what turns out to be the last case… sorry folks. i’m really hoping Amazon brings these back. i can’t believe how delicious these Viga lemon are. the slice of lemon (in the can, as noted by one reviewer) is similar to the moroccan preserved lemon (i love moroccan food)-very soft, very mild, nearly sweet lemon slice. the flavor of the fish is a thing wonderously oily and richly satisfying- as only skin and bone can add, i believe. Although I also liked all the other sardines i bought, the no oil, no salt, no skin and no bones….well, it’s a health thing i guess- but i prefer those with hot sauce or onions or mustard, etc…. the reese and roland also tasted like tuna in a can- not bad for that kinda thing- i was thinking i’d need to actually mix them with mayo for a sardine-fish sandwich – again, not bad- still feels good after eating, but not something quite i’m craving– unlike this viga with lemon. i think i could eat this everyday, easily. quite delicious. Re: the brisling crown prince variety, i think those who like the size/shape and lightly smoked “traditional” flavor will like the crown prince.
I enjoyed one review (can’t remember which sardines) from a guy who mentioned that he started his cat on sardines, and that his cat is like a “new cat.” I love these so much— i wonder if i’ll become like a new cat?
anyway, if you like, as another reviewer said, “the real thing,” i would highly recommend these. Since i’m not an expert on spanish sardines, i just don’t really know if these are not as complex as yet another reviewer noted (see other non-lemon Viga reviews)- but, all my Viga cans and boxes were clean with expiration dates (unlike the reese) and, i thought they were just super scrumptious fabutastic. if these are the less flavorful /less complex types of spanish sardines, i really will make an effort to try other varieties!
Flavor and value PLUS
I have tried many sardines over the years. Most of them are very high in sodium and high cholesterol. Quite a few of the inexpensive brands have large chunks of sardines that are also bland to the taste.
The Vigo in oil with lemon fits the bill. They are packed 3-4 per can but the flavor is very good! They are low sodium and somewhat lower in cholesterol than many that I have tried. The price is right and delivery fast. I recommend them.
Skinny, Boney, and Juicy (Lemon That Is)
Before going any further I have to disclose that I eat sardines every day for lunch. I’ve tried `em all, and these plump pilchards are right up there among the best.
Generally I’ve operated from the premise that Portuguese sardines are superior, but these are increasingly expensive and sometimes hard to find. So when the local gourmet food store forgot to place my order I looked for an alternative and came across this Spanish substitute. At this juncture my knowledge of geography stood me in good stead as I realized that the Atlantic waters off of Portugal are contiguous with those of Spain, and clearly the fish know no boundaries in between. How different therefore could they be at less than one third the price?
This seemed too good to be true and when I noted that they are packed in a combination of soy and olive oil rather than olive oil alone, my suspicions were aroused. Subsequent research into the matter uncovered the finding of the American College of Chest Physicians that soy oil contains omega 3 fatty acids. Sardines themselves are rich in these most beneficial substances so immersing them in more of the same could only seem to make a good thing better. And, with the addition of lemon (a real lemon slice right in the tin) the eater also benefits from the intake of vitamin C.
Anyway, to cut to the chase I’ll simply say that these fish taste great.
I do, however, perform a quick dissection prior to indulging.
Price great and taste fine, presentation not so much.
Here, I get four sardines with extra room (so the fish are smaller) and the tails still on and some partially dissolved organic goop on top which had me worried until I figured out it must be the lemon.
I really didn’t like looking at these sardines, but I was hungry and I’ve got ten cans of these, so I pretended to be a penguin at the zoo and wolfed them down as fast as I could. They actualy taste pretty good.
Nine cans to go, and quickly.
Sardines were Excellent
Finally, Spanish sardines at an affordable price
More than just a hint of lemon. Flavorful.
I could wish that the bones had been left in as I value them for the calcium. But perhaps they’d be a bit too rugged for brawny sardines like these? I’d also love to see a version of these in spring water but the oil is remarkably light. I’ve really no complaints at all since I ordered these for a very tasty B-12 boost.
My cat doesn’t like the lemon… -shrug- That much more for me!
You won’t throw these back!!!
Delicious and they smell a lot better than most
OK product. Not in olive oil though.
Made in Morocco
The last batch shows sardines are made in Morocco now, and quality is is by a notch lower.
On top of it, the package had one or two cans crashed with oil damaging the whole pack. Lower quality of cans, perhaps.
I will try other brands before coming back to ordering these ones.