Wild Portuguese Sardines

Wild Portuguese Sardines

2 oz pocket tins, no added salt or oil | Product #CPS706

Our premium Portuguese sardines — packed in purified water — are a delicious, full-flavored source of protein, vitamin D, minerals, and omega-3s.

These smaller, snack-size sardines in pocket tins make it easy to savor their superior nutrition and succulence at work and school — or while traveling, hiking, canoeing, and camping!

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Number of 2 oz tins


  • Pocket-size
  • EZ-open lid
  • Gluten-free
  • Low Sodium
  • Edible skin and bones
  • Packed in purified water
  • Product of Portugal

Our premium Portuguese sardines  — packed in purified water — are a delicious, full-flavored source of protein, vitamin D, minerals, and omega-3s.

They’re custom-packed for us at peak freshness by a family that's been perfecting their craft for more than 150 years.

These smaller, snack-size sardines in pocket tins make it easy to savor their superior nutrition and succulence at work and school — or while traveling, hiking, canoeing, and camping!

What People Say
Our Portuguese sardines draw high praise:

  • "Your sardines in olive oil are outstanding and nothing compares to them ... better than the fresh charcoal broiled sardines I had in Morocco.” – Artemis Simopoulos, M.D., author of The Omega Diet
  • "... these are the BEST sardines I have ever eaten!” Jean Singer, Eustis, FL
  • "A clean tasting fish. No fishy taste or after taste. Oil taste is very subtle and almost hidden. A meaty, tender fish. I would eat again.” Rating: 4.5 sardines (out of 5)” – Drew, author of the Mouthful of Sardines blog

Vital Choice video: Sardine harvesting and packing
We visited our Portuguese sardine partners, video camera in hand, and captured the harvest, landing, and packing. Check it out at YouTube.


Average Ratings: 5

"PERFECT PET TREATS" Ginny on 04/12/2019 03:57 Review: My 16-year-old kitty needs omega-3s but refuses to consume fish oils, and I feed her a raw food diet, not commercial pet foods. These small-can sardines (in water) are perfect for her because one tin of these small sardines provides two good meals per day, and she loves the sardines and the water/oil they come in. As a result, her fur is silky smooth, she stopped itching/scratching and shedding excess hair. Her slight limp from an old injury has also improved greatly. I'm so glad Vital Choice introduced this size, and the only fish I'd ever consider giving my cat is from Vital Choice. By the way, my chickens also love these sardines as a periodic treat.

"Skin 'n' All" Regina on 01/24/2019 07:59 Review: This mini-can of wild sardines was a Christmas gift for my husband. His diet is low-salt, so this preparation was ideal. He liked the sardines so much that we have already re-ordered. They are his favorite go-to for a lunch.

"Sardines" Mark L on 06/24/2018 10:12 Review: Perfect size for lunch snack. Great taste. Will definitely reorder.

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Wild Portuguese Sardines, Purified Water.

Nutrition Facts
Portuguese Sardines in Water ~ Snack Size
Serving Size 1 can drained (41g)
Number of servings: 1

Amount Per Serving
Calories 70 Calories from Fat

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 1.25g 6%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 35mg 12%
Sodium 20mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 0g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 0g
Protein 9g 17%

Vitamin D 3 mcg • 15%
Calcium 161mg • 10%
Iron .8mg • 4%
Potassium 98mg • 2%

Contains 1,400mg Omega-3 fatty acids per serving
EPA: 525mg, DHA: 730mg
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


Keep canned fish in a cool place. Consume by the date stamped on each can. 

Serving Tips

Sardines are scrumptious alone, in pasta dishes, served on crackers, and as delicious additions to salads and pizza.


For sardine recipes, click the Recipes tab on this page.


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