The Portuguese Sardines in Vegetable Oil were just awesome. Totally and otherwise. I don't know what they have going on in Portugal but they churn out some of the best canned fish on the planet. These sardines were buttery and smooth yet not mushy. They tasted clean and beautifully mild. Love was in the air.
The Eel on the other hand were NOT awesome. I love unagi when out for sushi and this stuff was just weird. Dry and sweet and, although I am thankful for the gesture, I will be avoiding canned eel in the future.
Last night we tried the Sumaco Sardines in Tomato Sauce that were given to me by the same friend who gave me the Eel. The same ones A23 reviewed last month. I agree with him on the amount of tins given (three) but without regard to packaging and on the merits of taste alone. The graphic was super cool, however.