Which canned fish or brand do you find tastes the best?

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  1. Ch4iS

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    I've always eaten John West Tuna I loveeeeeeeee the Chili tuna, I'll have to give Sirena a try next time.
     
  2. DavoRulz

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    I'm pretty partial to the John West smoked tuna.
     
  3. yoda123

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    Tried a can of Sirena chilli yesterday, love it :D
     
  4. Ekin

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    Tried Sirena its great, nice big chunks and not dry like greenseas.
     
  5. lethoso

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    Final entry in the sardine saga:

    coles value select: not too bad! Probably on a par with the aldi sardines, and the same price, so meh.

    In summary:

    King Oscar: yum but $$$
    John West: almost as yum but almost as $$$
    Brunswick: tastes bad and costs more than coles/aldi brand. I really can't see why anyone would buy this ever. Maybe good for catfood or something :confused:
    Coles & aldi: 65 cents, good for the money but not really a delicacy.
     
  6. Ekin

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    Brunswick sardines is pretty bad. Good thing its cheap.
     
  7. kix

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    I'm going to go with something different and say Sirena...
     
  8. HighLife

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    Used to be Sirena - until I tried Sol Mare, never looked back. :thumbup:

    Sol Mare uses 100% olive oil and the tuna is same quality as Sirena, yet its generally cheaper.
     
  9. sjobeck

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    You want the best tasting canned fish do as follows:

    Go to the local Greek / Italian delicatessan and look for greek or Italian salted sardines or anchovies - They usually come in a tin of about 1kg presses in salt.

    Open said tin - beware of the strong smell. Remove about 10-20 salted fish from the tin at a time. Wrap the rest of the tin in a few layers of plastic bag to stop smell.

    Wash each fish under running water using paper towel to get scales / skin off

    Serve with good quality olive oil and fresh italian bread - absolutely gourmet. One tin should last you a few months. You may be able to buy the fish in smaller quantities at some places

    PS Sirena tuna is questionably not dolphin safe (probably why it tastes so good)
     
  10. Shaetano

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    Generally I prefer Sirena but Sole Mare isn't too far off. Picked up 5 x cans of Sole Mare the other day on sale for $1.5 each!
     
  11. Jay

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    We tend use Sole Mare as an ingredient but prefer Sirena as a from the can type of food. (Because With Chilli in oil is ftw).
     
  12. Grimace22

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    i wouldn't be surprised if the woolies tuna is packed in the sirena factory haha, they taste quite similar(dont think woolies is quite as good though), they at least use the same type of tuna
     
  13. nozila

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    sole mare tuna in beans is the best.
     
  14. Badger

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    insprired by this thread, I've been trying a few different brands/kinds of tuna (previously only really bought cheaper tuna in brine or springwater for cooking)

    So far:
    You'll love coles tuna in olive oil (blend) $4.29 - this was awesome, I kept sneaking back and eating it out of the tin while making sandwiches with it. Consumed the whole 425g in minutes
    John west tuna in olive oil blend 425g- this wasn't as good as the coles one, but was on special for $3.99. Acceptable.
    Woolies home brand tuna in oil (185g, $0.99). Grabbed this to try it out at less than half the price of the cheapest "name" brand. It was ok on a sandwich, inoffensive, but not exciting.
     
  15. Daft_Munt

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    they must have different type of woolies tuna over in SA, the ones here(WA) are woolies select? not homebrand
     
  17. Badger

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    they have both. Woolies select was more expensive than john west , so I didn't bother getting it this time.
     
  18. GettinThere

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    I just want to add Escuris sardines to the list - my local coles carries them in the "ethnic food" section. In olive oil, and really quite tasty. I think they're normally ~$2/can, though they were on special for 1.60 when I bought a bunch the other day.

    best price/taste option I have found so far.
     
  20. Bastard Child

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    My old man eats 5-6 tins a week. I had a couple but the fins put me off :sick:
     

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