Great flavour and delicious when served with pickl
Great flavour and delicious when served with pickled baby beetroots.
The last 2 tins I purchased tasted awful and the tomato sauce was thin and greasy. If this is a permanent recipe change I won't be buying any more
BEEN CHANGED TO INFERIOR PRODUCT
Eaten this for years and years from a child and I'm now nearly 60. It was far superior to it's rivals. Twice the price but worth it. Last two tins have been ring pull. Inferior fish, loads more bones left in where the head has been taken off, what was a red thick tomato sauce is now runny and orange. I once tried an aldi version when this was out of stock (due to covid) and threw the other 2 tins away (such a waste, even the dog refused them). This is now like that awful aldi one.
The Sunflower Oil has been Banished. Hooray.
I've actually been in contact with Glenryck and to be fair, their customer service is really great. In January I fed back to them how disappointing their new formulation was (ie the addition of sunflower oil). They explained that they had moved production from Thailand to Morocco and that's why the oil had come into the recipe. I think they picked up on the critisism as they had already organised a product review. I picked up a can the other day and I see that the oil has now been removed. Of note, the labels haven't been updated to change the calorific values but they're going to do that. The sauce still isn't what it used to be, but it is better. Hopefully they'll work on it as Glentyck used to be the (affordable) Gold Standard as far as I am concerned. Must say though, I'd not want to be the person who caused this pilchard-based angst!
Used to be amazing - I have been eating these for
Used to be amazing - I have been eating these for 35 years and love them. However the new tins with the plastic lining have ruined these. The bones are now hard and crunchy and the tomato sauce tastes different. So disappointed as I will not be buying these again after 35 years of my go-to lunch!
new recipe is horrible
these used to be lovely but new tins with ring pull taste horrible in some horrible orange slop used to be tomato sauce and fish really salty avoid
Appalling slop ! - these used to be reliable, and
Appalling slop ! - these used to be reliable, and consistent. Bought a tin a few days ago, and most of it was mush. What has happened to quality & standards in UK food retailing is evident inside this tin.
Disappointed with taste
I buy this product all the time as I enjoy Pilchards on toast for lunch. Recently I have been disappointed with the quality of the taste. Last couple of cans i have opened. One had no tomato sauce at all and the pilchards was dry and very salty. Today I opened another can and though the tomato sauce was there, again it was very salty. I like salt on food but this was so salty I have to throw both cans of pilchards away. I will have to find an alternative fish product for lunch from now on.
What has happened to what used to be a tasty tin of fish? When I first enjoyed this product the tomato sauce was thick. It was then changed to a thinner one. Now it has changed again to an orage coloured something and the fish is salty and inferior. I threw it away it was so bad. Will not be buying again . Not worth one star.
Spoilt by Change
Orange, greasy sauce. Does not taste pleasant. I won't be purchasing again.