Sockeye Salmon Candy

Sockeye Salmon Candy

6 oz portions, skin-on/boneless | Product #SSC601

Salmon "candy" is a signature of the Northwest, perfected and treasured by the natives of our coastal communities.

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  • Gluten-free
  • Boneless, skin-on
  • Certified Kosher (OU)
  • Sustainably harvested
  • No nitrites or artificial additives and preservatives
  • Product of Canada

Salmon "candy" is a signature food of Northwest coastal communities.

We craft our Sockeye Salmon Candy using traditions perfected by native peoples over many generations.

First, premium wild sockeye is marinated in a light salt brine mixed with organic cane sugar.

Then it's slowly smoked over natural alder wood, where it acquires a sweet, smoky, irresistible glaze.

Learn this food's omega 3/6 balance, and why it matters.

Average Ratings: 4.5

"Tough and chewy" Laurie Francis on 05/15/2018 08:08 Review: Usually, our favorite treat from the sea are smoked salmon “candy”. This order was such a disappointment. The pieces were small, tough, chewy and rather tasteless. Not sure we will order again. Hello Laurie, ​Thank you for sharing your feedback. We are sorry to hear your disappointment in this product. Our Customer Service Team will follow up with you regarding this order. Thank you, The Vital Choice Team

"Delicious!" mary f on 04/26/2018 07:15 Review: Outstanding product.

"not quite candy, but almost!" Marcia C on 01/06/2018 21:54 Review: I was expecting something with a more sugar-y cure, but this is yummy with cream cheese!

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Wild sockeye salmon, organic cane sugar, sea salt, natural wood smoke.

Nutrition Facts
Wild Sockeye Salmon Candy
Serving Size 2 oz. (56g)
Number of servings: 3

Amount Per Serving
Calories 130 Calories from Fat

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4.5g 6%
Saturated Fat .9g 5%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 45mg 15%
Sodium 600mg 26%
Total Carbohydrate 4g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 4gg Includes 4g Added Sugars 0%
Protein 19g 38%

Vitamin D 20mcg • 100%
Potassium 250mg • 6%
Calcium 8mg • 0%
Iron .4mg • 2%
1,300mg of omega-3 fatty acids per serving:
EPA 400mg • DHA 540mg
* 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 frozen at or below 0° F (-18° C). Vacuum-sealed fish held under these conditions should retain its quality for at least six to 12 months. Shellfish and lean white fish (halibut, cod) generally have a longer freezer life than fatty fish (salmon, tuna, sablefish).

NOTE: Seafood stored in frost-free freezers should be used within 3 months.

Thawing instructions

Thaw under refrigeration at or below 38 degrees Fahrenheit (3 degrees Celsius). Before thawing, puncture or remove packaging.

For quick-thawing, place frozen package in cool water for approximately 20 to 30 minutes, just until contents are flexible. Once thawed, immediately cook or refrigerate (if refrigerating, puncture package). Prior to cooking, do not allow fish to reach temperatures above 38 degrees Fahrenheit (3 degrees Celsius).

Serving tips

  • Smoked salmon is as safe as cooked fish, thanks to the natural, salt-mediated curing process and flash-freezing.
  • Serve on a bialy, whole grain bagel, thin-sliced dark rye bread, or crisp rye cracker such as Wasa Bread.
  • Spread the bagel, bread, or cracker with light cream cheese or avocado and top the salmon with thin tomato slices and/or capers and fresh basil leaves.
  • Crumble chunks into scrambled eggs with chopped, quick-sautéed chives, scallions, or bell peppers.

Frozen foods are packed with dry ice
and ship Monday through Wednesday (except holidays).

Frozen foods ship via 2nd Day Air service or 1-3 Day Express Ground service, depending on shipping date and destination.

Free shipping
on orders over $99

Standard Shipping Fees

  • Up to $49.99 = $6.95 shipping
  • $50 - $98.99 = $12.95 shipping
  • $99 and over = FREE shipping

Overnight shipping and other premium services cost extra; for more information, see our Shipping page. (Live shellfish ship overnight at no extra cost.)

  • We cannot ship perishable goods to PO boxes.
  • Free standard shipping applies to all orders of $99 or more sent to any U.S. street address.
  • Perishable shipments to Alaska and Hawaii are subject to surcharges; please see our Shipping page.

When will my frozen foods arrive?

  • Orders placed Saturday, Sunday, Monday, or before 10 AM Tuesday will ship on Tuesday* to arrive 1-3 days later.
  • Orders placed between 10 AM Tuesday and 10 AM Wednesday will ship on Wednesday* to arrive 1-2 days later.
  • Orders placed after 10 AM on Wednesday through 12:00 midnight Friday will ship on Monday* to arrive 1-3 days later.

*Except when a holiday falls on the designated shipping day.

For more information, see our Shipping page.