Pinhais Sardines in Tomato Sauce


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Story: Cloaked in tradition and family values, Conservas Pinhais has been operating for over 100 years on the Portuguese coast.  Jakob Glatz is focused on preserving the original method of canning by hand, using 37 unique steps.

Producer: Jakob Glatz | Conservas Pinhais

Where it's from: Matosinhos, Portugal

Why it’s unique: Currently, Pinhais is one of the only canning companies that remains faithful to the traditional methods of canning and is committed to carrying through 37 individual steps required to produce each can solely by hand.  By minimizing the use of industrial machinery in favor of manual labor, the company is reducing emissions and energy consumption for a greener footprint.  Plus, they maintain that their employees can even carry out the steps blindfolded. Pinhais proudly employs generations of women in its canning facility, grandmothers, mothers, and daughters, who have perfected the craft over several decades. They even have a secret tomato sauce recipe that is known by just a few staff members and is passed down verbally!

Ingredients: sardines, 100% refined olive oil, tomato pulp and salt

How it tastes: The tomato sauce recipe is a company secret, handed down by generations. We get aromas of Grandma cooking tomato sauce in the kitchen, that meet delicate, tender sardines.

How to use it: Since these sardines are packed in their own tomato sauce...just add pasta and dinner is ready.

What you get: One 4.4oz (125g) tin

Shelf stable. Lasts 2-3 days refrigerated after opened.

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: