Begin with Jeff de Bruges belgian ones in a nice drawer can filled with really good black chocolate sardines… Too bad we ate the sardines before I thought of taking pictures !
And then try a DV chocolate sardine can from Nantes, nice can and tasty sardines.
Then try an average Cluizel copy, with a nice can but with very common chocolate sardines.
In France, around Easter most of the bakeries and pastries and candy shops sell chocolate sardines of their own. You know sardines have always been associated in the catholic religion with the fast before Easter. Chocolate sardines are then a reward for your efforts in eating dried and salty sardines during 40 days ! But sardines have no monopole : chocolate eggs, chicken, bells, rabbits and hares are also hidden with sardines in the gardens for kids to find them on Easter Sunday after mass.
And then Vendée's chocolate sardines (for the fun of it) that you can find everywhere…in Vendée ! (Vendée is known to be the most catholic and traditionalist place in France, ruled by a still aristocrat -le vicomte Joly de Villiers- antieuropean governor, and with a quota of 20% of royalists among the population…) . Who said there's no politics in sardines studies ?
I won't review all chocolate sardine cans that are in the Musée Imaginaire de la Sardine as there are dozens, even from the beginning of the 20th century sold by Amieux… Here are only the ones I brought back last week !
And I wish to add a little sample of my wife's work as she is using sardine wrapping paper for years now in her paintings. Only Cluizel's of course, noblesse oblige ! (this picture is to be signed Nadine Morel, thanks)