Monday, February 11, 2019

Goldilocks Goes Fishin' Again

You might recall my quest(s) to find the perfect sardine. Not even the perfect sardine. I'd settle for a palatable sardine. My current brand had become TOO BIG. But I couldn't be happy with what I had. The taste was great. Good enough. Just right. But no, I had to go and complain, and the very next tin of sardines that I opened were different! Smaller, and more watery! Not enough mustard!

Woe was me. I thought I might actually have to sample the sardines from Country Mart, rather than my usual staples from Save A Lot. But a funny thing happened as I walked by the sardines in Save A Lot on my next shopping trip. I looked. Just to see if the dates were the same as the two tins I had left at home. The ones I didn't like. And do you know what I found?


Beach Cliff instead of PortSide! Of course I bought two tins. I'd taken a sardine break for a few days, having my old lunch of Chicken Bacon Ranch Pinwheels instead. But THEY had changed, too. So I went back to try my sardines on Sunday.

They're the big ones again. Three to a tin. But lots of mustard, and the same mustard taste as the previous brand. Not watery. So I give them two thumbs up. Since I only have two thumbs.

Let the record show that I also bought two tins of sardines in oil. I might try one of them next...


Kathy's Klothesline said...

So happy for you and your taste buds!

Hillbilly Mom said...

They were having a party in my mouth!

River said...

Yay for decent sardines with the right amount of mustard. Remember when I said I'd buy some here for comparison purposes? I haven't done that yet and probably won't. I need to save my pennies.

Hillbilly Mom said...

My excitement was short-lived, because yesterday in Save A Lot, I saw that the old PortSide brand was back! It looked like they were running out, only one box, partly full. We'll see what happens after "truck day" on Thursday.

River said...

Perhaps the "new" box of PortSide is what remains of the original stock and the BeachCliff is what will be replacing them from now on.

Hillbilly Mom said...

That's what I was thinking. Otherwise, why would there have been a whole box of the BeachCliff sardines when I bought them? And furthermore, it looks like Save A Lot sells many more sardines than I imagined!