It just doesn't pay to be Mrs. Hillbilly Mom. Oh, what a wonderful world THAT would be, to draw a paycheck for simply being! Being me. Mrs. Hillbilly Mom. Could my pay be docked if I wasn't feeling like myself one day? Could imposters get a share of my salary? We'll never know. Because once you read this, nobody will want to be Mrs. Hillbilly Mom.
Remember when I was bemoaning the change in Sardines in Mustard Sauce since I remembered them as a younger, future, Mrs. Hillbilly Mom? Well. Be careful what you bemoan the change in, is all I have to tell you! Okay. Not all. Of course I have more to tell you.
A few days ago, I bought more Sardines in Mustard Sauce, because I was running out. Wednesday, I opened up a can of the newest purchase. I know they were the newest, because I stacked them on a different shelf in my pantry, and the expiration date is newer. Or older. However that works.
They look quite the same on the outside:
But on the inside, there's one major difference.
See it there? ONE EXTRA SARDINE! Now there are four, instead of three. That's fine with me. But there's actually MORE than one major difference. The taste has changed, due to the mustard. Oh, the mustard itself is pretty much the same. But the sardines used to come with one end full of mustard, and the other end full of oil. I guess it has something to do with shipping, or how they were packaged.
Anyhoo... those sardines were quite tasty. But NOW, the oil end is a watery liquid. That's right. Thin and watery, kind of mustard-tinted. But not tasty. And there's not as much mustard. That photo is misleading, because that's the majority of the mustard right there. In fact, I had to bring a bottle of Dijon with me, to supplement my Sardines in Mustard Sauce.
Just sayin'. I bought SIX cans of them. Four are left. I might have to try the brand at Country Mart next time.
I can't help but believe I would still be chowing down on my delicious sardines if I hadn't complained about them coming three to a can rather than four...