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The Sardine Diet

Monday, June 16th, 2008 4:00 am by RCW
Offer of the Day (06/16/2008):
Crown Prince
Natural Two Layer (Crosspacked)
Brisling Sardines in Olive Oil
3.75-Ounce Cans (Pack of 12)
User Review:
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Sardines are NOT just a sailor’s breakfast. Sardines are great because you can eat them straight from the tin can without any preparation.

Sardines are delicious and also very healthy1. Most nutritionists consider sardines one of the healthiest foods available because they’re high in protein, iron, phosphorous, potassium, vitamin B6, niacin, calcium2, and Omega 3 fatty acids. They are also low in carbohydrates and have zero trans fats.

There used to be a stigma around eating sardines because you’d see bums eating them all the time; in fact, that’s about the only thing you’d see them eat. At OfferOfTheDay.com, we’re stating with confidence that bums have GREAT taste.

Here is an email conversation about sardines we think you’ll find interesting:

Ryan Starts Off…

Joe,

Another great snack idea…

I keep a can of sardines handy when the munchies arrive. All I have to do is reach in the cupboards, open the can and dig in. An instant meal “fit for a king”. I like the sardines in oil and the ones in tomato paste. They are also good with crackers. Brian, you’re a dumbass if you don’t try this! Brian and Chris mocked me when I opened a can of delicious sardines and started eating in front of them. They were obviously jealous.

-rw

Joe Replies…

He’s (referring to Ryan) a genius! As a sardine first-timer, I must say I’m impressed with the sheer convenience of this dining experience. I picked up a few tins at Albertsons last night: Brunswick mustard, Louisiana hot sauce & bumble bee mustard, oil. I had dinner already, so I waited until this morning for a true sailor’s breakfast. As I brewed up some coffee, I thumbed though the four cans of sardines I had purchased the previous night. The hot sauce was calling my name, so I tore open the top of that beauty and dug right in upon Ryan’s suggestion. I found a box of wheat thins to make the meal complete. I’m pretty sure all four food groups are covered in each tin, but it doesn’t hurt to diversify with crackers and such. I usually munch on a few peppermint Tums tabs for ‘dessert.’ A+, Ryan.

NB: This may make a nice spaghetti enhancer.

I can’t wait to try out the other flavors. Any brands that stand out as better than others?

keep it real.

.joe

Ryan Replies…

Joe,

I believe the brands that I’ve tried are:
Yankee Clipper, Crown Prince and King Oscar.
I’m going to try them all…

-rw

Sardines In A Tin

OfferOfTheDay Advice? Just get some DAMN sardines!

By far the best tasting sardines we have tried are the ones form Crown Prince packed in olive oil. Try taking a tin can with you when you go rafting or camping. The shelf life of canned sardines is also quite long (~3 years) so it’s perfect to stock your cupboards or even bomb shelters with. Also, try their SARDINES PACKED IN TOMATO.

Product Description

Hand packed. Packed at the peak of freshness. 2 Layer naturally wood smoked. Excellent source of calcium & protein. Contains 2 g of Omega-3 fatty acids per serving. Ready to eat. Especially produced for the natural product industry. Product of Scotland. Naturally Wood Smoked Brisling Sardines, Pure Olive Oil, Salt.

About the Crown Prince Brand

Since 1948, Crown Prince Inc. has provided the finest-quality canned seafood available to customers across the nation. As an American family-owned business, three generations of the Hoffman family have dedicated themselves to meeting the needs of the consumer. Today, the Crown Prince brand is well-known throughout the country.

Product Features

  • 3.75-ounce cans with pull-top lids (Case of 12 - total of 45 ounces)
  • Naturally smoked over hardwood chips, hand-packed in pure cold pressed olive oil
  • Contains 2 grams of omega-3 per serving; excellent source of protein and calcium
  • Zero carbohydrates, zero trans fat; kosher
  • Wild-caught; product of Scotland
  1. Great for low-carb dieters. [^]
  2. Because the bones are eaten as well [^]
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By Andy Wang's Overhand Right on 10/23/2007 at 7:20 pm -

You’ve piqued the interest of this warrior with your tales of sea-bourne goodness.

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