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Anybody seen tinned sprats around the GTA?

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

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    1. re: Julia_K

      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

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

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      1. re: jnine

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

        1. re: mrsleny

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

          1. re: graydyn

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

          2. re: mrsleny

            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.

            1. re: jayt90

              Too good for cats!! :-)

        2. Metro and Highland Farms carry them in my area.

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

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

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

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

              1. Does Pusateri's carry them?

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                Pusateri's
                1539 Avenue Rd, Toronto, ON M5M, CA

                1. 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.

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

                    http://www.starskycanada.com/aboutus.php

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

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