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Loved Smoked Fish Spread?

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I've found an unbelievably awesome one at Albertson's (of ALL places). :p

Smilin' Bob's Smoked Fish Dip. It's insanity on a cracker. I've been snarfing smoked fish spread from Key West (where this one originates) to WPB, and from Naples to Dunedin for 20 years...and this is truly the "shiznit". Just sayin'.

I had already been marveling over this juxtapositional supermarket product, when I ambled in for wine a couple of weeks ago, and lo & behold...Smilin' Bob himself was demo-ing his product in the meat department. My butcher block boy-toy motioned me in his direction, and I immediately began singing praises and diving head-long into the product. before I was aware of who was shmearing my cracker. Thank goodness...it could've been very embarrassing.

I digress...but this has been a public service announcement. ;)

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  1. I'll pop in to my Albys tomorrow at Waters Ave. & Dale Mabry in Tampa and grab some if they have it...
    Great thing to have for the weekend, thanks for the heads-up!!

    1. I tried it once and liked it too but then Albertsons went and closed most of their locations in South Fl a few weeks ago.

      1. Is it mullet? And did you find out the ingredients?

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          1. re: Veggo

            Amberjack and kingfish...nice size chunks, too.

          2. A family member from the East coast brought the fish dip you describe to our house back in 2004 when a conga line of hurricanes came through Florida...it was DELICIOUS!!! Our Albertson's has been closed here for a while now but I had never tasted smoked fish dip before that and man, I loved it.

            1. How does it compare to Ted Peters for instance?

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              1. re: wubba

                Ted Peters has a much higher percentage of fish, and is consequently much less creamy, more like tuna fish mixed with a little mayo in consistancy but tends to be a bit blander for lack of spices, if you are looking for pure fish taste I would put Ted's on top. Smilin' Bob's has a creaminess that is almost overpowering in it's richness, while still maintaining some chunkiness, and has a bit of heat in its spices. I like it a lot and wouldn't turn it down but if I had Smilin' Bob's and Ted Peters on the table in front of me I would have to give the nod to Teds. the thing is that with Smilin' Bob's available conveniently in the Albertsons down the block and ted peters requiring a drive that would be substantial for some people on this board (thankfully not for me, they are about 20 minutes from my house) that has to factor in as well.

              2. I finally tried Smilin' Bob's Smoked Fish Dip today, thanks to this thread, and I loved it. I thought it was a little expensive, at $5.99 for such a small container, but it was well worth it. I opened it in my kitchen and dipped in half a Ritz cracker, and before I knew it, I had eaten the entire container and half a sleeve of Ritzes while still standing up in the kitchen! I've never been to Ted Peters so I can't compare the specific dip to anything, but I am a "J-O-O," so I love smoked fish in all its forms. I'll definitely buy this again, as a treat for myself.