Asda Smartprice Sardines in Tomato Sauce, a fishy challenge

On the chopping block today is Asda Smartprice Sardines, another sadistic request from Mr. Stone of Canterbury. Well that’s what he thought. I was a strange child growing up in rural isolation in the 70’s, who would eat a lot of strange things. One of those was Sardines on toast back when they used to be called Pilchards, so this can held no fear, well a little, they are Asda Smartprice after all and the product of Morocco, not these fair shores.

Asda Smartprice Sardines, the tinAfter taking the can out of the cardboard packet, the first thing I noticed is that there was no key to roll back the top of the can. Instead I spent a couple of messy minutes hacking my way into the can with a can opener and a knife. By this time, my partner was asking what the disgusting smell was.

Asda Smartprice Sardines, openingOn opening the can, this is what they looked like. They smelt a lot better than they looked, well to me anyway. I toasted a couple of slices of bread and buttered them ready for a fishy treat.

Sardines on ToastSo what do they taste like? Well they were OK, but I could see most people probably gagging on them if the only fish they ever eat is Cod from a chip shop or fish fingers. There was way too much oil in the can. They taste instantly took me back to being a kid again, but I have no desire to buy them in the future, especially as I had to remove all trace of them from the house as soon as I had finished tasting and fumigate the house on the orders of my fish hating partner. If you want to try these yourself, you are going to have to get in training. Try a Shiphams fish paste first!

Appearance: 2/10
Taste: 5/10 (2/10 for normal people)
Value: 4/10
Overall: 11/30

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