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.
Used to be great - the change in the sauce has ruined this product. I think it's the sunflower oil which makes it weirdly orange and oily.
Seem a change of sauce for the worse.
The sauce has been changed. Last tins, thin, greasy and distasteful sauce. I emailed the producer twice. No reply to a straight forward question..have you changed the recipe.
New sauce - lost our weekly custom forever!
We also have been eating these once a week for years. The sauce recipe has definitely changed and we find it quite unpalatable - will never buy again, the end of an era. Maybe they think they will make more money with an alternative sauce... YUK
New 'sauce' has ruined Glenryck pilchards
Used to be brilliant, pilchards with lovely tomato sauce. We ate these once a week for years. Recently Glenryck changed to ring pull can and replaced tomato sauce with a disgusting orange 'sauce'. Absolutely awful and makes the fish tastes off. The sauce is oily, bright yellow-orange and definitely not tomato sauce. Inedible, will not be buying this again.
Fish tastes off and sauce thin and tastes metallic
This the first tin of Glenryck pilchards I have eaten since the tin did not require a tin opener but had a pull ring instead. I have eaten this brand twice a week for many years and this tin definitely did not taste right! The fish tasted off and the tomato sauce was much thinner than usual and had a strange metallic taste to it. In case Tesco wish to contact the supplier, the markings on the bottom of my can are as follows:- MA 5898 L 357M MH BBE: 12/2023 STS If the second tin (Identical markings) that I purchased at the same time has a similar unpleasant taste, then I will have to try something else for lunch! I would be interested to know if anybody else has had the same experience and also any comments from Tesco themselves.
The tins have seriously shrunk since I last bought
The tins have seriously shrunk since I last bought this item!