Maria Organic Small Sardines in EVOO
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About Maria Organic: Maria Organic takes an opposite approach of many present-day canneries; rather than relying on tradition and nostalgia to create their brand, they’re working to refurbish and modernize the idea of traditional canned foods to captivate new generations of tinned fish eaters. With innovative flavors and sustainable fishing practices, Maria Organic has created a richer flavored product that’s better for the environment.
Producer: José Gourmet
Proprietor: Adriano Ribeiro & Luís Mendonca
Where it's from: Matosinhos, Portugal
Why it’s unique: In an effort to stand out on shelves and differentiate themselves from other brands, Adriano and Luís collaborated with twelve of Portugal’s most well-known children’s illustrators to create the packaging, making the tins both recognizable to local, and captivating to tinned fish newbies. They’ve even worked with a renowned Portuguese chef to create a set of recipes for both adults and children to go with the tins.
Ingredients: Sardines, Extra Virgin Olive Oil
How it tastes: These boneless sardines are delicate and approachable, perfect for sardine beginners! The olive oil gives a soft, fruity flavor, almost like a lemon poppyseed cake.
How to use it: The oil from the can would make a perfect, slightly sweet and lemony dressing for a salad. Throw the sardines on top!
What you get: One 3.2 oz (90g) tin
WARNING: Consuming this product can expose you to chemicals including lead, which are known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to: www.P65Warnings.ca.gov