Saturday, March 31, 2012

RugenFisch Smoked Kieler Sprats

Price: $1.99 for a 3.88 ounce can - $8.21 per pound of smoked sprats as of March 19, 2012.

RugenFisch Smoked Kieler Sprats come in a handsome, mostly black can with an image of the product emblazoned on the tin. Hopefully the truth-in-advertising laws are stronger in Germany than they are here because I am still haunted by my past experience with Hormel's canned ham. There is no nutritional information on the can, but RugenFisch does offer nutritional information on their website if you can read German. (14.7 grams of protein, 0 grams of carbohydrates, 25.9 grams of fat, and 292 calories per 100 grams or about 3.5 ounces)

Pleasant smell of smoked fish and olive oil upon opening the tin. The lid rolled back to reveal ten beautiful and intact small fish tightly packed in the tin. Fish are firm and hold up well on fork. The flesh is firm and the bones are completely undetectable when eating. There is no “fishy” taste, but rather a nice smoky and subdued quality fish flavor. The fish had just the right amount of salt too.

A good tin of fish.

This was really good.
The smoke really compliments the flavor of the fish on this one because it is not overdone nor underdone. I finished this tin with the help of an avocado, some saltines and lime juice. This is perhaps the best tin of fish I have ever had, very well done. I will definitely buy these again and would serve them to guests. Rugenfisch Smoked Kieler Sprats get 5 Avocado-Lime-Sardine Saltines out of 5.


  1. I have to agree with the complete assessment on these tasty morsels. Most surprising was the lack of perceptable bones. These are very good and the price is right.

    1. Tasty morsels indeed, Anonymous!

  2. I'm just about to try these at lunch, in a few moments!

  3. I just scarfed down my first tin of these about 2 minutes ago. SO DARN TASTY.

  4. I found these in Germany and didn't know what to think. One night I got in late and had them for part of a quick and easy dinner. These are the most delicious tinned fish I have ever had!