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Sardines (Sardinops sagax or Sardinops melanostictus), extra virgin olive oil, water, sea salt, aqueous natural smoke.
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Reviews For Non-GMO Wild Sardines in Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Based on 64 Reviews
Better than they looked
I was a bit "creeped out" as I was opening the can and saw two or three big, fat black sardines lying there, probably because the last few cans I've eaten were labeled as "Finest Brisling" and contained many silvery little sardines complete with their tails. Since I'm aware that all canned sardines aren't necessarily the same species of fish, and they otherwise looked and smelled fine, I went on to enjoy them and would buy them again.
Sardines in EVO
Great way to get fish and love the way they taste.
- David Nochella
Best sardines I have ever eaten.
- Jason Stoermer
Love the eco-friendliness. Definitely love that it's wild caught and not farm raised.
These are delicious!! Perfect size for eating at home or on the go, and great on my AIP diet.
Great for Fish Oils
I give this to my dogs so they get healthy Omega 3, EPA, DHA and they LOVE it!!
Non-GMO Wild sardines in Olive Oil
Best sardines I have found yet---except maybe those packed in water by the same brand.
I always liked sardines, though usually winced just a little with the flavor. But these sardines in olive oil are decadent. I find myself craving them!
Healthy, tasty, safe, convenient
Great tasting sardines (and such a convenient source of healthy protein!) I appreciate all the care Thrive has taken to ensure the sustainability and quality of this product!
- Peggy La Cerra
These sardines have a nice, clean taste. Not too fishy.
I'm not a sardine lover but these make a tasty, nutritious meal.
- Ann Franzino
These sardines are yummy. Totally loved them. Will order again!!!
- Nancy Klein
Trust me, the best (and tastiest) around!
I have always loved sardines then stopped eating them due to "source" concerns plus the strange low cost oils some were being packed in. These met all my expectations plus GMO is SCARY when attached to nourisment for MY body so was pleased to see it not a concern either!
Best sardines ever!!
These are good and healthy. The Non-GMO wild factor is my go to product whenever possible.
Wild Planest sardines
These sardines are fantastic. The only ones I like to have - delicious.
healthy and yummy
These sardines are really tasty and they are
also extremely healthy.
Protein and Omega-3s for Pregnant Ladies
This is one of my favorite foods for pregnancy. So much protein and omega-3s packed into these little fish. One box of Wild Planet's sardines makes a great on-the-go meal for me and my growing baby.
A company you can trust
Healthy and delicious from a company you can trust.
Absolutely wonderful. ... such a better flavor than other canned sardines
excellent pantry item
I mash with avocado and chili pepper or capers and use as a spread for a fast snack.
A GREAT deal packed with nutrition. Love these.
very good test
I like the test and yes it is in oil.
Sardines - GMO Wild in Olive Oil
Good taste. The texture was not as firm as i am used to, but it was okay. I like to mash them up and spread them on crackers. I haven't yet tried the other can I ordered which is packed in water. I'll probably order these again.
Love these! Sardines are such a great skin food. These are the best tasting, and are in olive oil rather than a highly processed vegetable oil.
- Elizabeth D
A little different tasting. Almost bitter maybe. Otherwise tasted fresh and quantity was excellent.
Non GMO Wild Sardines in E.V. Olive oil
- Nancy Brooks
Best Sardines Ever!!
I am 54 years old and have been eating sardines since I was a teen with my dad. Up until now I didn't know what GOOD sardines were. These not only LOOK fresh right out of the can but they don't smell as fishy as other brands and they taste GREAT!!! They have a slight smoky flavor and a clean mouth feel to them.
If you always just "liked" sardines you will really enjoy these. I highly suggest you start off with 2-3 cans because you will run out like I did before you can get more...lol.
I gave a can to a co-worker the other day and he came back in the next day just bragging on them and repeating everything I just told you guys.
So you better get some before I buy out the whole company....
I love sardines
I would honestly eat a can every day
Sardines that taste Great!
These can sardines are so good! They taste like fresh and don't have that smell. Ordered more. Us them for packing in the back country.
My son loved them!
Delicious, though unexpected
I'm used to other canned sardines where they're deskinned and deboned. Luckily it's quite easy to remove the bones from these. They were quite delicious as well; the taste was a bit different from other canned sardines; less fishy but a bit more salty.
Ordered only one because I wasn't sure if I was gonna like, so just placed an order for 10 more.
These were perfect
These are the best canned sardines I've ever had. Nice firm texture and very good flavor.
These sardines appear to retain their bodily integrity more than other commercially canned ones I've had; they don't splinter into little pieces as easily.
- Robert Walker
Was so excited, I was very impressed on how good they were.
Wild Planet Sardines
The only sardines I will eat. The flavor is wonderful.
Best canned sardines I have ever tasted. Rich in flavor and easy to digest. These are a winner!!
- Thrive User
Awesome value and healthy!
These are a great high-protein snack with good Omega-3 fatty acids, lower sodium than other brands, and at a great price! I've found that anything at a comparable price does not come in extra virgin olive oil. Just a warning, these are filled to the top with olive oil so be prepared for that when opening on the go!
I definitely recommend these, I've had countless cans and have yet to be disappointed!
- Katrina W
Saltier than expected.
I was not expecting the larger size of these sardines, but I am not complaining one bit...totally compensated for the price!
I am a huge fan of olive oil and thought the combination of the two would be great, offsetting the saltiness of the usual sardines. However, that was not the case. They were still saltier than I imagined, but a little extra olive oil certainly did the trick. Plus, they are non-GMO and Paleo friendly!
Sustainably Caught, Yes!
When I studied Marine Biology, I was shocked to learn about the horrible lack of sustainablity in the seafood industry. I love fish, and I want future generations to be able to love fish! So I started getting VERY particular about my purchases and eating habits. I check Seafoodwatch.org to find brands that fish with sustainable methods, and Wild Planet is their "Best Pick" for Sardines.
As for taste, they are meatier than some others I've tried, and they have a nice slightly smoked flavor. I like to put them on my salad, and use the leftover olive oil in my vinaigrette! Just mix it with some rice wine vinegar and lemon, it's delish!
- Julie Brown
Delicious, nutritious all-star sardines from an A+ company
First off, this company is truly environmentally conscious. Not only are these wild-caught, but Wild Planet factors in things like catching method and impact on the surrounding ecosystems when choosing how and where to catch their sardines.
Second, sardines are incredibly nutrient dense with tons of iron, immune boosters, calcium, proteins, omega 3s and more.
I consider myself something of a sardine connoisseur and Wild Planet's sardines are absolutely delicious. The scales are always fully removed and they are very clean. They're lean, moist, and have a subtle but yummy smoke flavor to them. You can't go wrong with these and Thrive Market offers the most competitive prices I've seen so far.
- Marlene R.
Unique Flavor for a Great Product
First off, I love sardines! These particular sardines are Pacific sources which gives them a unique flavor that you can't find in the Atlantic variety. If you are used to, or enjoy, this smokey flavor- buy these regularly. These sardines get 4 stars because of the uniqueness.
Sardines are great for your body and are a very healthy protein. Adding Non-GMO and Non-Farm Raised to the product made these even better. Great for salad dressings, Italian food and alone!
- Leona Ellis
One minute they were there, then they were gone
I must confess that no one else in this household will have an opportunity to sample these. Even if I buy more.
These sardines taste pretty good when they're warmed up and mixed with rice. Its a little slimy and pungent when it's not warmed up though.
These are great mixed into salads or on their own as an emergency snack.
This is very tasty - I eat straight from the can!
The only sardines I'll eat
I friggen love these little fishies. They used to sell them at Costco, but stopped, and I cried as I searched for an alternative to no avail. Thank you Thrive Market for bringing my fishies back to me.
Meh, just ok
I don't know what I expected, but reading a lot of Wild Planet reviews, I think I wanted these sardines to be outstanding, and they were just ok. I thought they had too much salt, which I know is a quality of the sardines themselves, but this had a lot of salt in my opinion. I also thought the oil didn't add as much flavor as I wanted, and make the sardines taste heavier than normal. I prefer Wild Planet's non GMO tuna to the sardines.
Contributes to a responsible food processing
I like Wild Planet's commitment to the environment and to sustainable methods of obtaining food. On top of that, their food is very good and healthy, especially their tuna.
I like these sardines for a change of pace. They're big and chunky and have a nice moist texture that is perfect eaten by itself or in a salad. Thrive beats Amazon on price per tin, saving me about a dollar fifty. I'm hoping Thrive sticks around as it's becoming one of my favorite online sites to get healthy food at a decent price.
- B. Santino
Can't get enough
Sardines are a great source of protein and Omega 3, and most people don't get enough Omega 3 as it is. I like these Wild Planet sardines a lot. They are very flavorful, and though you'd think the olive oil would be greasy, it's not. It's actually quite smooth and adds a nice Mediterranean zest to the sardines. These are great right out of the can or in a stew with a side of rice.
Big and tasty sardines
If you like sardines, then Wild Planet's version in virgin olive oil is a great buy. These are big sardines that are steeped in healthy virgin olive oil. I usually drain them, but leave the excess oil on the sardines, so I have additional moisture when I'm making my fish cakes. These have a great pure fish taste that doesn't taste fishy if that makes sense. They are pure sardines with nothing else added.
- Brian S.
I like sardines a lot and Wild Planet apparently does too. These are delectable, thick sardine pieces that are all natural, scale free and juicy.
I like the virgin oil better than water because it adds a flavor that makes the fish taste rich and moist. I make sardine sandwiches with these, and I also put them on a cold salad. They are fantastic and packed with Omega 3 and protein.
- Bob Schmidts
Healthy and Delicious
I really love these sardines! They are healthy to begin with then add the extra virgin olive oil and they are even more healthy. I absolutely love them on crackers and sandwiches. They are affordable and delicious and the health benefits are great as well.
These sardines are definitely snack ready. The Extra Virgin Olive Oil makes them even better. I love that I can get them cheaper on Thrive than anywhere else and they are much bigger than typical sardines. They are really a great catch! I love to eat them as a snack and they are always great on crackers!
- S. Holiday
I am trying to go Paleo, so when I found these sardines I was excited to find them. They taste pretty good! I like the olive oil and that they are larger than other brands' sardines.
My favorite part is that I can get them here on Thrive! I have never seen this brand anywhere else, and it is so affordable. I have never seen a more affordable sardine than these here on Thrive market!
- S. Darling
These Sardines taste amazing! I really enjoy the EVOO flavor added by being canned in it and they are even more healthy because of it. These sardines are larger than other brands and are amazing on sandwiches. I really enjoy them !
- Stephen P.
Prefer Mine in Water
I like sardines and I like olive oil, so the assumption was made I would like them together. Sadly, I did not..I love them in water however. I will continue to by the Wild sardines in water and know now that all things I love apart taste great together. (to me-give them a try, this is just my opinion)
- Sarina D.
Another great product
Thrive Market strives to carry some of the healthiest products on the planet. They do it well. Sardines are full of healthy fats that works towards heart health and more. I love these, and they are one of the better brands I have tried.
I am sad that they are currently out of stock and will be ordering some again as soon as they are back.
- Rolf R.
Pretty good sardines
These aren't number one on my shopping list, but they are a close second. I like that they always come with nice big sardines. The olive oil adds to their health benefits.
I still haven't been able to convince my husband to try them though. Hopefully I can find a recipe to sneak them in sometime! These would be great with his Paleo diet!
EXTRA virgin olive oil
Every other brand I have looked into for sardines just use virgin olive oil. I was so happy when I found Wild Planet and learned that they use extra virgin olive oil.
I think that the olive oil just adds to the wonderful flavor of these sardines. They are great on picnics, for quick snacks, and I often take them to work with me when I want a light lunch. They go great with bread, crackers and even salads.
- Bella P.
Really, really good sardines. While I'd probably eat them just because they're non-GMO, I really really have taken a liking to them for their taste. They have a very distinct and enjoyable flavor that lots of other sardines don't. They taste really meaty, and I love snacking on them by the can.
This is a really good price on these too. I normally have to buy them for over $5 at my local health food store. I'm glad I found Thrive.
- Brian B
Not my first choice
I purchased these when the sardines in water were out of stock. Although I was happy that they were in healthy extra virgin olive oil, I prefer the sardines in water. Not a fan of the greasy texture added from the oil.
They tasted just as good as all of the rest of Wild Planet's products: great quality, great taste. If you like your sardines in oil you will love these.
Great for sardines
I don't eat sardines very often, but when I do it's usually these, 9 out of 10 times. I like them because they use extra virgin olive oil, which is a healthier choice. They seem to be one of the only companies doing this.
These sardines have a great flavor, they are always nice and juicy and they are a great choice when it comes to healthy alternatives. They do pack a good amount of salt, but that's just a sardine thing.
Best Sardines for any Meal!
This wonderful alternative to tuna is packet with protein and flavor. Some of the can sardines I've purchased in my grocers either taste like metal from the can. They also have too much salt to be healthy. This brand is low in sodium.
Another reason I will continue to purchase this brand is because they are caught wild and fresh. This method not only preserves the goodness, like omega fatty acids, it is better for the environment.
- Keith Collins
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