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Latest places for good canned sardines

MaryT Mar 13, 2008 10:03 PM

I've checked older threads and wondered if anyone knows current places to buy some of these higher rated sardines. My sister says the more recent brand at Traders is bleh, and I went to Whole Foods Hastings and they didn't even have olive oil base except $20/pound French and I'm just looking for good source for something like Nuri, Bela, and better known/liked e.g. Portugese sardines in a good olive oil with the bones.


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    Bruin2 Mar 13, 2008 10:52 PM

    Surfas in Culver City

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      poggibonzzi Mar 13, 2008 11:45 PM

      Nuri and Tome canned sardines are available at Hawaiian Supermarket on Valley corner Del Mar, also at Seafood Supermarket in Carson. About $1 a can.

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        Diana Mar 14, 2008 08:10 AM

        Gelson's carries a good tin of Sardines. At a good price, too. Try there first, always!

        Sometimes you find them at Cost Plus.

        I've seen them at Vallarta.

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          mlgb Mar 14, 2008 08:36 AM

          Try looking in the regular supermarkets in the Jewish foods section. Can't remember the name but there's usually an olive oil Mediterranean one.. greenish color tin. Don't know what the "higer rated" brands are.

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            smfoodie Mar 14, 2008 09:41 AM

            My Portugese family buys them at 99 Ranch Market - yes, the Asian grocery store! The price is great and they are the same brand that I've seen at Surfas and Bay Cities for twice as much. Sorry, we ate the last tin last week so I can't tell you the brand name, but they are the ones with the yellow wrapper.

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              mlgb Mar 15, 2008 07:53 PM

              I just bought some there yesterday. They were the "Mascato" in a yellow wrapper, $1.79 on sale (from $1.99). They have the olive oil and piri piri hot sauce.

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                mlgb Mar 26, 2008 04:21 PM

                I was at 99 Ranch and they did have the Nuri as well. However this time I bought a Moroccan product which goes for about 70 cts a can (Flower). That was olive oil/piri piri, there wasn't much spicy flavor and the sardines were nice, with bones and skin. I did love the piripiri flavor in the Mascato, though.

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                JBC Mar 16, 2008 09:54 AM

                Not the most convient of locations; but I would call L.A. County's ONLY Portuguese Restaurant ~ Deli ~ Inporter in Claremont (scroll down to "canned goods"):


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