I brought one of them in as a snack today, and I was floored by how much better it was than the ones that I usually bring. The brand that I usually buy is Brunswick, which is tinned somewhere in eastern Canada (I might even go as far as to say New Brunswick). They come in a variety of flavours, and I have generally been happy with the quality for the price. The ones I had today were a product of Portugal, and while they were a bit more expensive than the Brusnwick sardines, the quality of the fish was as different as night from day.
I don't know if the important factors lie in the variety of fish itself, the preparation methods, or both. The Brunswick fish is mushy in comparison. It tastes OK, but texturally it's like lightly steamed, fresh-picked broccoli florets versus the processed ones you would find in a frozen TV dinner. Is it worth the difference in price? I guess that depends on how big a price I put on satisfaction.
Mind you, the Brunswick sardines were impressively cheap at Lucky, and I have been living in Winnipeg long enough to be a sucker for a bargain.
Q: How do you get rid of your household trash in Winnipeg?
A: Put it by the curb with a sign reading, "FREE"
I have enough fish to last well into next month, even if I pack it for lunch every day, so I can defer any fish decisions until then.