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Anybody seen tinned sprats around the GTA?

graydyn Jun 28, 2010 01:26 PM

My family loves "Sprats in smoked oil". Every once in a while they get stocked in the big chain grocery stores, but I haven't seen them around in a long time. Anybody seen some lately? They come in a short but wide round tin.

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    Julia_K RE: graydyn Jun 28, 2010 01:44 PM

    Try any Russian store, for example Yummy Market on Dufferin south of Finch.

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      ngmatthe RE: Julia_K Dec 3, 2013 05:46 PM

      A month or so ago it was on sale (something ridiculous like 70 cents a can or something like that) so I ended up buying a few dozen can. It makes a quick tapa in a jiffy

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      jnine RE: graydyn Jun 28, 2010 02:10 PM

      I used to buy them for my cats on Roncesvalles. Try any of the Polish deli's or grocers.

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        mrsleny RE: jnine Jun 29, 2010 09:44 PM

        Aren't they also the same as brisling sardines? LOL ... I give them to my cats too.

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          graydyn RE: mrsleny Jun 30, 2010 12:42 PM

          Hey, I didn't know that. Can anybody confirm that brisling sardines and sprats are the same thing?

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            pescatarian RE: graydyn Jun 30, 2010 09:35 PM

            Seems so, according to this: http://www.answers.com/topic/sprat

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            jayt90 RE: mrsleny Jul 1, 2010 07:44 AM

            Cats are just as happy with the cheapest Brunswick's.
            The only difference I see between Norwegian brislings and sprats is the much higher level of smoking in the Riga product. Plus the nicely hand layered circular formation n the round can.

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              ilinda RE: jayt90 Nov 25, 2013 07:57 PM

              Too good for cats!! :-)

        2. jayt90 RE: graydyn Jun 28, 2010 02:44 PM

          Metro and Highland Farms carry them in my area.

          Highland Farms
          850 Ellesmere Rd, Toronto, ON M1P, CA

          1. pescatarian RE: graydyn Jun 28, 2010 07:57 PM

            If you're in the east end, try Victoria European Deli. (416) 423-7713 - 1013 Pape Ave,

            Victoria European Deli
            1013 Pape Ave, Toronto, ON M4K3V8, CA

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              graydyn RE: graydyn Jun 29, 2010 07:03 AM

              Well that gives us a nice spread around the city. Thanks for the help everybody!

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                Vinnie Vidimangi RE: graydyn Jun 30, 2010 10:36 PM

                Does Pusateri's carry them?

                1539 Avenue Rd, Toronto, ON M5M, CA

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                  slacker1 RE: graydyn Jul 1, 2010 01:02 PM

                  I saw some at Denninger's in Burlington about a month ago. I'm pretty sure they're still there - Latvian if I remember rightly.

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                    ilinda RE: graydyn Nov 25, 2013 07:59 PM

                    Of course, you can always get them and a selection of brands and quality priced accordingly at Starsky's:


                    You can get just about any good northern seafood product there.

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                      vidal_sassooon RE: graydyn Dec 2, 2013 09:18 PM

                      i've seen "Smoked sprats in oil" at No frills in the Junction. Riga brand IIRC.

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